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Dec. 25th, 2009 11:29 pm
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Ok, somebody please help me before I go insane[er]...

How do I set up an External USB NTFS HDD to act as a Samba share? [or at least accessable via a wireless network froma windows xp & vista box]

I've *done* all the recommended steps, set it up within samba-server with full read/write permissions and enable ntfs external write support. Does it work? No it does not...both linux and windows boxes come back with 'network access denied' error. They can *see* the drive, and sub-directories on it..but they cannot access it. Even logging with my root password won't get me access. It refuses to acknowledge any and all passwords as viable.

And when I remote in VNC and use the properties menu on the drive, the permissions tab for drive comes back a "permissions for drive 'My Book' are unable to be determined" I'm sorta assuming that it defaults to 'paranoid-as-hell' mode and denies access to the network unless told otherwise.

And yet...the internal drive is just problems.

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