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Link to this post 09 Jul 09

I have a small network at home with 3 computers, 2 are running Ubuntu 8.10 and 9.04 and 1 with windows Xp.
I have no problem accessing the files on the windows computer, but I'm having a hard time to access the computers running Ubuntu's.
When I go to Places and select Network, I can see the windows network but nothing for Ubuntu
How do I share fiiles or folders between the two computers that are running Ubuntu's?
I just tried the following:
From the file browser, I went to properties of the folder to share
& then choose the share tab, click on share this folder & click
on allow other people to write in this folder, then click on
Create Share
Received message: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare: cannot open usershare directory /var/lib/samba/usershares. Error Permission denied
You do not have permission to create a usershare. Ask your administrator to grant you permissions to create a share.

I checked my rights, I have write and deletes permission and I created this folder
Can anyone give me some input on this?

It was easy, everything s under sharing options
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Link to this post 23 Jul 09

First, you need to check if samba has been installed (sudo apt-get install samba). After, you have to configure samba service: add a new user (your user-id), add a network share.
Read this: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SettingUpSamba

Link to this post 23 Jul 09

to check if samba has been installed

dpkg -l | grep "samba"

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