Sharing an external drive

istimsak saqman2060 at
Fri Jan 30 04:52:02 UTC 2015

On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 10:17 AM, Scott Blair <scott.blair at> 
> On 01/27/2015 09:50 PM, Scott Blair wrote:
>> I am running Ubuntu 14.04. I am trying to share a directory on an 
>> external drive on my network. All the other computers are Windows 
>> computers. The network is workgroup. I have Samba installed. I have 
>> added force user = scott in it. I still get permission denied. The 
>> external drive is formatted ntfs according to Gparted. I have been 
>> working on this for 2 days now and I am getting nowhere with it. 
>> According to properties, the owner is Me the group is scott. This 
>> drive is automatically mounted when I boot up. 
> To share the folder I clicked on the folders properties, then go to 
> Local Network Share.  I then clicked the box marked Share this 
> folder. Shared name is PS3 SHARED. I then clicked on the box Allow 
> others to create and delete files in this folder. I also click on the 
> box for Guest access (for people without a user account). Then I 
> clicked on Modify Share. A box pops up and says: 
> Nautilus needs to add some permissions to your folder PS3 shared in 
> order to share it. The folder PS3 Shared needs the following extra 
> permissions for sharing to work:
> -read permission by others
> -write permission by others
> -execute permission by others
> Do you want Nautilus to add these permissions to the folder 
> automatically?
> Then I click on the button marked: Add the permissions automatically.
> OK here is the smb.conf:
> Here is the workgroup:
> # Change this to the workgroup/NT-domain name your Samba server will 
> part of
> 	workgroup = workgroup
> Here is the part about the external driver:
> # Uncomment to allow remote administration of Windows print drivers.
> # You may need to replace 'lpadmin' with the name of the group your
> # admin users are members of.
> # Please note that you also need to set appropriate Unix permissions
> # to the drivers directory for these users to have write rights in it
> ;   write list = root, @lpadmin
> [PS3 shared]
>     path = /media/scott/My Book1/share/Movies/PS3 shared
>     available = yes    
>     writeable = yes
>     browseable = yes
>     guest ok = yes
>     force user = scott
>     comment = movies
> When trying to access it from any Windows computer I keep getting the 
> following boxed error:
> Windows cannot access \\MAIN\PS3 SHARED
> You do not have permission to access \\MAIN\PS3 shared. Contact your 
> network administrator to request access.
> When I browse the network in Ubuntu, I can access the directory just 
> fine.
> -- 
> Scott Blair
> Save on back up time BackupDevice=Null

Great this is helpful.
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