[ubuntu-uk] Signing into Ubuntu from Windows

Eamonn Sullivan eamonn.sullivan at gmail.com
Wed May 30 09:16:08 BST 2007

On 5/30/07, peter <peter at peterlj.force9.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi
> I am sure this is finger trouble on my part.  I have a small home
> network.  I can not get into my shared Ubuntu folders from windows.
> SAMBA is running.
> I click on the computer, am asked for a user name and password, and am
> asked for a user name and password, and so on.  Never get passed the
> opening (log on?) screen.
> Thanks in advance.

I believe you need to create a Samba user. Try:

sudo smbpasswd username

(where username is what you want to call the account used to access
the shares from Windows).

Type your password first, then password for the new account twice.


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