trying to set up Samba/NFS for linux + 1 windows machine through a 4-hub lan-get the error message 'database cannot open

Posted on 2004-11-06
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
I am trying to set up Samba/NFS for linux + 1 windows machine through a 4-hub lan.
I have installed in the packages using urpmi including nfs & nfs utils [rpc] I get the error message 'database cannot open'. I think someone in my team forgot to add the mac address of my machine [with samba intalled] in the router's list of reserved ip's. I can browse but not ping other machines on the lan. What does the error message mean, and how do I fix ? running Mandrake 9.2

Question by:icedancer
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    > I can browse but not ping other machines on the lan
    What do you mean "browse"? With what kind of application?

    > database cannot open
    How or where did you see the error message?

    The more details, the more help you will get.

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    "the error message 'database cannot open'" sounds like it might be a problem with the RPM database.

    Can you do an 'rpm -qa'?

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