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Lamp Samba help [cant login in to share from windows] (SOLVED)

I installed the samba module form the webin and it seems to be working fine. I created 2 shares and cant seem to be able to login into them from windows. I see the shares but says I dont have permissions. I limited experience in linux so I am using the webmin for all configuration. I attached screenshots of what I have configured now. I did find out from another post that users and passwords for samba are separte so I all myself in samba as a user and still no luck. Help!!!!

Log file: Has my pc name as the file name but dont see errors pertaining to the shares.

[2010/01/31 13:13:21, 0] printing/print_cups.c:cups_connect(69)
  Unable to connect to CUPS server localhost:631 - Connection refused
[2010/01/31 13:13:21, 0] printing/print_cups.c:cups_connect(69)
  Unable to connect to CUPS server localhost:631 - Connection refused
[2010/01/31 13:21:10, 0] param/loadparm.c:lp_do_parameter(3558)
  Global parameter guest account found in service section!
[2010/01/31 13:21:10, 0] printing/print_cups.c:cups_connect(69)
  Unable to connect to CUPS server localhost:631 - Connection refused
[2010/01/31 13:21:10, 0] printing/print_cups.c:cups_connect(69)
  Unable to connect to CUPS server localhost:631 - Connection refused
[2010/01/31 13:21:10, 0] printing/print_cups.c:cups_connect(69)
  Unable to connect to CUPS server localhost:631 - Connection refused
[2010/01/31 13:21:10, 0] printing/print_cups.c:cups_connect(69)
  Unable to connect to CUPS server localhost:631 - Connection refused

I tried restarting samaba after every change and rebooting my pc on some. Not the tunkey lamp is installed on a separte pc not a virtual machine.

Note: I love turnkey linux, but I wish there was more documentation. I understand that samba isnt made by turnkey but there should be a manual on how to use it from there webmin.

Explain This!!!

I lost power 20 mins ago. After I made the post above. (power outage not related to post) I now try to connect to the folders again and printers and guess what it worked. I am assuming that after setting up shares in samba u need to do a hard shutdown and reboot. It is now working, go figure.

Jeremy's picture

No need to reboot

but you do need to restart the samba service (which was acheived in your case by a full reboot). Webmin has a "restart samba" button if you are using webmin, or you can do it from the command line, off the top of my head:

/etc/init.d/samba restart

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