how to share hardrive (Fat32) filesystem

Asked by Rhyan on 2007-10-24

i have Fat32 Filesystem hardrive under Ubuntu 7.10. my problem is how to share it so that the other network (windows)computer can browse it.

tnx

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Diana (diana-artemis) said :
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Rhyan (rhyancute) said :
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ok tnx diana

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Samir Koosah (binlade) said :
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Did you solved your question?? if so mark it as so....

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Rhyan (rhyancute) said :
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samir: i try to install (GUI) samba server configuration but i cant see my share drive in other network

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Best marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :
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Share your fat32 mount point directory, here a good tutorial video:
http://www.ubuntuvideo.com/file_sharing_with_ubuntu_6_10_and_samba

HTH

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Jeroen (c0p3rn1c) said :
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I'm having trouble sharing a perticulary external USB disk of mine with the msdos(FAT32) filesystem:
I executed the following commands:
sudo chown username -R MYBOOK/;#this is not much use though because the filesystem doesn't support this.
sudo chmod +r -R MYBOOK/

sudo fdisk -l:
/dev/sdc1 1 60801 488384001 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)

default mount:
mount | grep MYBOOK
/dev/sdc1 on /media/MYBOOK type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal,shortname=mixed,uid=1000,utf8,umask=077,flush)

Samba log:
[2009/01/22 10:39:28, 0] smbd/service.c:set_current_service(187)
  chdir (/media/MYBOOK) failed

I also tried mounting it in another way:
sudo umount /dev/sdc1 && sudo mkdir -p /media/mybook && sudo mount -t vfat -o rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal,shortname=mixed,uid=${UID},utf8,umask=077,flush /dev/sdc1 /media/mybook

Users on #samba say I should use "force user" or something.
Sadly I don't have the time to digg deeper today, maybe later.
But this is really something ubuntu should do automatically.

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Rhyan (rhyancute) said :
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Thanks marcobra, that solved my question.