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[ubuntu] unable to see samba share from client machines

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi, I just set up an ubuntu 9.10 server (no desktop environment, command line only) and I'm unable to see my samba share. I followed these instructions. Here are the relevant parts of my smb.conf file: Quote: workgroup = JASONGROUP # I un-commented this security = user ## I created this at the bottom [share] comment = Ubuntu Server Shared Files path = /media/shared-files/root browsable = yes guest ok = yes read only = no create mask = 0777 The instructions say to enter these commands: sudo mkdir -p /srv/samba/share sudo chown nobody.nogroup /srv/samba/share/ but when entering the "chown" command, I get this: Quote: sudo chown nobody.nogroup /media/shared-files/root chown: changing ownership of `/media/shared-files/root': Operation not permitted The client machines (a desktop with an ubuntu and windows partition and a mac laptop) are able to see that a shared folder exists, but are unable to open it or write to it. From the ubuntu desktop machine I enter smb://<ip address>/ but when I double-click on the "share" folder, I get "Unable to Mount Location -- Failed to Mount Windows share" ideas? thanks, bp (HowTos)