[Bug 125687] Re: Samba does not start on boot.

BikeHelmet BikeHelmet at gmail.com
Thu Sep 24 05:11:17 BST 2009

Hi. I experienced this exact problem in Ubuntu 9.04, today.

While attempting to try to fix it I killed my network connection somehow
and had to remove & purge package network-manager.

All is well now, though. For anyone that's a newbie like me, here's how
I fixed it.

These three terminal commands were necessary:

sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
sudo gedit /etc/resolv.conf
sudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces

1) Restarts networking. Saves you a reboot after changing settings and trying to get it to work. Also spat out helpful debug messages - helpful in the sense I could google them, and ended up here. ;) 
2) Opens config file, where you can enter your router IP. I entered this:


3) Opens a config file, where you can set up static IP stuff. Note that
I have two gigabit ethernet ports. Internet won't work unless you add
"auto eth#" for the port you have plugged in. Also, according to an
article I read, if your connection ever breaks after a kernel update,
the kernel may have flipped how it orders interfaces, so you should try
plugging the cable into the other port. I entered this:

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static

iface eth1 inet static

Works like a charm now, and Samba starts correctly at boot.

Samba does not start on boot.
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