Simple Home File Server (Based On Ubuntu)

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by zaxo, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. zaxo

    zaxo New Member

    Hello all

    First i would like to say great work to all the ones that have made tutorials, they have given me a good start intro to Linux.

    Im totally new to all this linux mumble. But hope you understand me question

    but this one i just cant seem to get working http://howtoforge.com/ubuntu-home-fileserver

    I have made a VMware setup for this one.

    I have followed the guide, but something is wrong, IE i cant get access to the share from windows or ubuntu 7.10 Desktop live cd version.

    Wen i try to Explore the share i get this error in windows xp sp2

    Im getting the pop up for username and password, i have tried to unix accounts but with no luck. But if i understand it correct i should not be asked here ?

    But in the end windows turn up this error

    \\server is not accessible. You might not have permission to this network resource.. etc etc. The group name could not be found

    Here are some files that you probely is going to need the information about

    /etc/hosts
    some fdisk info: fdisk -l
    The sdb1 is made into NTFS with Gparted

    /etc/fstab
    /etc/samba/smb.conf

    I have made one user

    adduser share

    and smbpasswd -a share

    The server has been restarted and samba is running:

    If i boot the server with the ubuntu live cd 7.10 i can access the ntfs partition and create files / folders there.

    I have searched all kind of guides, sites etc. etc. But i just cant find the answer any ware. Im pretty sure its some little thing.

    if you need more info just name the place and i list it here

    Yours Zaxo
     
  2. o.meyer

    o.meyer ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    Hi zaxo,

    add

    Code:
    guest ok = yes
    to the smb.conf . There's also a typo in your configuration - change

    Code:
    force group = no group
    to

    Code:
    force group = nogroup
    Afterwards restart SAMBA - hope this works for you. Btw: Sometimes, when a smb-user has been added via smbpasswd -a %username% the account won't be enabled - you can do it manually via smbpasswd -e %username%.

    Best regards,

    Olli
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2008
  3. zaxo

    zaxo New Member

    Thz alot olli, it worked.

    I knew i was something small.
     
  4. zeezam

    zeezam New Member

    Permission problems

    I have excactly the same problem.
    It didn't solved it with changing smb.conf as zaxo did :'(

    My problem start appear directly when I try connecting to my server with user and password box. After I created a user called 'home' I succed to login and see the share but I can't acces the share.

    Here is my setup

    /etc/hosts
    HTML:
    
    127.0.0.1       localhost
    192.168.0.5 nas
    
    # The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
    ::1     ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
    fe00::0 ip6-localnet
    ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
    ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
    ff02::2 ip6-allrouters
    ff02::3 ip6-allhosts
    
    some fdisk info: fdisk -l
    HTML:
    Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160000000000 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19452 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x56feed17
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *           1        1314    10554673+  83  Linux
    /dev/sda2           18699       18959     2096482+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda3            1315       18698   139636980    7  HPFS/NTFS
    
    /etc/fstab
    HTML:
    
    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
    proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
    # /dev/sda1
    UUID=01a300d6-5fb4-4317-bd21-2ee487696d75 /               ext3    defaults,erro$
    # /dev/sda3
    UUID=40A7110C2E8F18E1 /media/sda3     ntfs    defaults,umask=007,gid=46 0      $
    # /dev/sda2
    UUID=9ab70b63-4b4c-4657-aede-acf9d1c0f7b8 none            swap    sw           $
    /dev/scd0       /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0       0
    /dev/sda3       /media/store  ntfs defaults 0 0
    
    /etc/samba/smb.conf
    HTML:
    [media]
    comment = Public folder
    path = /media/store
    public = yes
    writeable = yes
    create mask = 0777
    directory mask = 0777
    force user = nobody
    force group = nogroup
    guest ok = yes
    
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    The last picture is the permission failed message. It's on Swedish so it's pretty useless here maybe :)

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    Any tips for me to get it work? Really appreciate answers.

    Cheers

    zeezam
     
  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What's the output of
    Code:
    ls -la /media/store
    ? Any errors in your logs?
     
  6. zeezam

    zeezam New Member

    Here is the output.
    Code:
    [email protected]:~$ ls -la /media/store
    total 8
    drwxrwx--- 1 root plugdev 4096 2008-07-24 03:21 .
    drwxr-xr-x 5 root root    4096 2008-07-24 11:23 ..
    [email protected]:~$
    
    Which logs? I'm pretty new with Linux so I don't now where to to look.
     
  7. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    The logs are in the /var/log directory.

    Please try this:
    Code:
    chmod 775 /media/store
     
  8. zeezam

    zeezam New Member

    I did
    Code:
    [email protected]:/home/administrator# chmod 755 /media/store
    [email protected]:/home/administrator# ls -la /media/store
    total 8
    drwxrwx--- 1 root plugdev 4096 2008-07-26 03:27 .
    drwxr-xr-x 5 root root    4096 2008-07-24 11:23 ..
    drwxrwx--- 1 root plugdev    0 2008-07-26 03:27 test
    
    Still got the login screen when I try connect to the server from a XP machine.
    I read somewhere that you need to mount the ntfs partition as r&w. Maybe that's the problem? I did make a NTFS partition on the same disk (/media/store) as Ubuntu server and mounted with ntfs-3g.

    Maybe I must put some permission in the fstab?
    /dev/sda3 /media/store ntfs-3g defaults 0 0

    Here is the log (the XP machine trying to connect to Ubuntu server)
    Code:
    
    [2008/07/24 14:43:52, 0] smbd/service.c:make_connection(1191)
      amd64 (192.168.0.2) couldn't find service hda public hard dis
    [2008/07/24 14:43:52, 0] smbd/service.c:make_connection(1191)
      amd64 (192.168.0.2) couldn't find service hda public hard dis
    [2008/07/24 14:43:52, 0] smbd/service.c:make_connection(1191)
      amd64 (192.168.0.2) couldn't find service hda public hard dis
    [2008/07/24 14:43:52, 0] smbd/service.c:make_connection(1191)
      amd64 (192.168.0.2) couldn't find service hda public hard dis
    [2008/07/24 14:46:53, 0] printing/pcap.c:pcap_cache_reload(159)
      Unable to open printcap file /etc/printcap for read!
    [2008/07/24 14:46:53, 0] printing/pcap.c:pcap_cache_reload(159)
      Unable to open printcap file /etc/printcap for read!
    [2008/07/24 14:59:53, 0] printing/pcap.c:pcap_cache_reload(159)
      Unable to open printcap file /etc/printcap for read!
    [2008/07/24 14:59:53, 0] printing/pcap.c:pcap_cache_reload(159)
      Unable to open printcap file /etc/printcap for read!
    [2008/07/24 15:04:36, 0] smbd/service.c:make_connection(1191)
      amd64 (192.168.0.2) couldn't find service hda public hard dis
    [2008/07/24 15:04:36, 0] smbd/service.c:make_connection(1191)
    

    Thanks!
     
  9. djb132

    djb132 New Member

    I too was pulling my hair out trying to access my drives from XP.

    What solved the problem for me was changing from
    path = /media/store
    to
    path = media/store (this is the way the tutorial actually says to do it)

    and changing
    force group = no group
    to
    force group = nogroup

    Suddenly, everything works!
     
  10. mloberg

    mloberg New Member

    Works with XP, not with Linux

    I see there is a lot of people who are having a hard time connecting to their server with XP, but I'm having problems connecting to it with my Linux machine. Can any help me?
     
  11. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Any errors in your logs?
     

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