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sudo apt-get install samba smbfs

That worked .. installed.

Is there a gui for it somewhere in Ubuntu?

Lost at the mo. Ive played with samba on Ubuntu before but the desktop looked different, have I installed the wrong version on Ubuntu this time?

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I posted the link to a brand-new guide in your other thread.
Here it is again:
http://www.howtoforge.com/ubuntu-10.10-samba-standalone-server-with-tdbsam-backend
Here's another one:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/ubuntu/install-samba-server-on-ubuntu/

And here's the official one:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Samba
https://help.ubuntu.com/6.06/ubuntu/serverguide/C/configuring-samba.html

There is no Ubuntu Knome - it's either Gnome or Kubuntu.
Samba ios no program that you run from the menu in a GUI, it's a service/daemon that runs in the background and it's configured by editing configuration text files.
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Hi torimar.

Yesterday:
Ive a book on ubuntu with a cd - ver 8.4  I loaded it and installed ubuntu 8.4.
I found what looked like and add/rem and serched for and founf samba - added it.
I was then able to find it Samba on the menu and config shares / user from the GUI.

I thought Id be clever and load the latest 10.10
The desktop looked odd.
I had to find this code
sudo apt-get install samba smbfs
Where is the GUI now to config users/shares?

I took out the hard drive with 10.10 for future ref as Im lost and I dont wasnt to start command line right now.

Tonight/this morn .........
I added a new hdd and Im loading the old version of ubuntu with a cd - ver 8.4  


My question is ........... why is the Samba server GUI hidden in 10.10 when it sinstalled?
and where is the add/rem prog gui in 10.10 ?  
 





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I will give them links on your reply a read thanks.
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In ver 8.4 it called   > Applications - add/remove.
Its called > "Ubuntu Software centre" in 10.10
I had to swap hdds to find it ..........

OK so where is the GUI to add/config shares?  Add samba users?
Surely there is a way to do it using a Samba GUI?  There was in 8.4.  There is in dora Fedora 14, but I dont like Fedora at the mo.





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Try:

sudo apt-get install system-config-samba

This is the only thing I know of that comes anywhere close a "samba GUI". After installation, you should find it in the System > Administration menu.
As you could see for yourself, Ubuntu may differ from version to version, so I cannot say for sure whether this will still work in 10.10.

But if you look at the first 2 links I posted, configuring it manually cannot possible be called a lot of work: one config file that you may also edit with the Gedit graphical editor, and 4-5 CLI commands, that's it for a basic setup.
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torimar:
Agreed but it 5am where I am and Im not used to Linux command line at all.

This give me the GUI for admin of shares / users for Samba
http://www.unixmen.com/linux-tutorials/1060-how-to-configure-samba-using-a-graphical-interface-in-ubuntu

Thanks for those links, everyone seems very happy that they work.
I will give them a whirl tomorrow!

Cheers again.

God Im fighting so hard to learn this stuff!

The processor fan died and I had to dig out an old one and install it.
Between that and swapping hdds!

Later.
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