Dummies guide to getting samba working

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Dummies guide to getting samba working

Post by dan12345 »

Hi,

Apologies for a dumb newbie question, but does anyone have an idiot's guide to getting samba working on my C1? I need to give other macs/PCs on the network access to the C1. I'd hoped I could use system-config-samba, but that doesn't start. Attempts to use the terminal haven't been successful...

a step by step guide would be really appreciated

thanks,

Dan

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Translated from my favourite guide: http://jankarres.de/2013/11/raspberry-p ... tallieren/
Its usually a good idea to check for raspberry pi tutorials and modify for odroid. Its the same base system but raspberry pi has most topics already covered.

1) INstall samba

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sudo apt-get install samba samba-common-bin
2)Edit config

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sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf
2a)uncomment or add

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security = user
2b)Add to config for your share folder

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[TestShare]
path = /path/to/folder
writeable = yes
guest ok  = no
(ps. nano is an editor for command line. You can save changes with ctrl+o and exit with ctrl+x)

3)Add your user (odroid usually) to allow samba access giving him a password:

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sudo smbpasswd -a odroid
4)Restart Samba to re-read changed config

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sudo /etc/init.d/samba restart

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Post by dan12345 »

thank you!

When I type "udo smbpasswd -a odroid" I get an error: "failed to open: /var/lib/samba/private/secrets.tdb"

Have I done something wrong?

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Its sudo instead of udo. maybe thats the problem?
Are you running the official odroid image? Everything updated?

Anyway, the commands before worked just fine?

You can try to fix it this way:
sudo mkdir /var/lib/samba/private

sudo touch /var/lib/samba/private/secrets.tdb

then you can add your user

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Re: Dummies guide to getting samba working

Post by jalcaid001 »

smbpasswd is not found even after doing 'sudo apt-get install samba samba-common-bin'

What is my problem?

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