XP didnt see linux ubuntu shared folders!

Asked by aidas66644 on 2007-05-22

my friend didn't see my shared folders in linux ubuntu 7
he try to see me from the net with XP
that I have to do?
Aidas from Lithuania

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Ralph Janke (txwikinger) said :
#1

Thanks for your question.

Ubuntu has no separate root password. You need to use sudo and teh password you use to log into your account.

I hope this helps.

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Philip Paquette (pcpaquette) said :
#2

A default ubuntu installation has no root passwd, you should be able to execute any command as root by typing "sudo command_to_execute". Only members of the admin groups (and special users specified in the sudoers file) can execute sudo commands. It will ask you for YOUR password. If you want to set a root password (NOT RECOMMENDED), you could type

1. sudo passwd
2. if that doesn't work, restart your computer, after a couple of seconds grub will pop up, click ESC, then select the first option with "Recovery mode", it will bring you to a root terminal, then you simply need to type "passwd"...

but has I said, you shouldn't change the root password and should always use sudo to execute commands as root.

Have a look at : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo

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Philip Paquette (pcpaquette) said :
#3

To come back to your question to edit the smb.conf as root, do the following:

1. Press Alt-F2
2. Type "gksudo gedit /etc/smb.conf"
3. Enter YOUR password.

Then edit the file.

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aidas66644 (aidas-ak) said :
#4

thank you so much i solv this problem how to change smb.conf file!
Aidas Karosas from Lithuania
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aidas66644 (aidas-ak) said :
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Thanks Philip Paquette, that solved my question.

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aidas66644 (aidas-ak) said :
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thant you I solved this problem how to change smb.conf file
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aidas66644 (aidas-ak) said :
#7

I edit smb.conf file change user to share but my friend didn't see
my folders in LINUX ubuntu...
he try fo find my folders by the net with XP...
what can I do something else to solve this problem?
Aidas from Lithuania...
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aidas66644 (aidas-ak) said :
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my friend try to see my folders with XP by the net
but didn't see my folders in LINUX ubuntu 7
did you know how to solve this problem?
I change smb.conf file from user to share
but this can't solve problem...
can you that to do something else?
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aidas66644 (aidas-ak) said :
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my friend didn't see me from the net with XP
he try to see linux ubuntu 7 shared folders...
I change before smb.conf file
change user to share but didn't solve this problem
thats happened?

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Philip Paquette (pcpaquette) said :
#10

Instructions on how to set up a samba shared folder are available here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SettingUpSamba

Hope that solves your question.

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