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FC4, Samba fileserver, not able to write

DexterJones asked
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Last Modified: 2013-12-06
i can see and open the folder that i have created on the FC4 machine(/shared) but can't write, when i try to paste anything from my windows machine to the said folder it gives me an error message "Access Denied: Source file may be in use". executed chmod 777 /shared command... what could i be missing?
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Dushan De SilvaTechnology Architect

Start --> System Settings --> Server Settings --> Samba -->

Select your particular folder --> Properties.
Make sure you have gave not "Read-only" option and , you should give "Read/ Write" Option.

BR Dushan


I did check and its set to "Read/Write".
Dushan De SilvaTechnology Architect

Then please check, that perticular folder's access groups are in samba group.

BR Dushan


i would assume it is there, since im able to open/read the folder from my windows machine.


I have verified that:
The directory has permissions of:  “drwxrwxrwx”

My smb.conf file contains the following line for the said directory:
comments = shared files
path = /shared/%U
read only = No

I have created a number of shared samba directories and they all work the
same – reading is OK but can’t write.

My samba version is 3.0.14a-2
I am running Fedora Core with kernel 2.6.14
You will probably need to disable the SE Linux Extensions:

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That sounds like an easy one...

RESTART THE SAMBA SERVICE... oh by the way i use chmod 0777 /share then restart samba.

Have fun let me know if it worked.

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