The Supreme Linux Mint 13 Media Server (NAS)

  9 years ago


Network connections are to be made to a install of Windows 8 and Linux Mint 13. It is assumed that a working DHCP server provides IP addresses for each comupter behind the router.



Hard drives need to auto mount at boot.



With a fresh install of linux mint 13, proceed to upgrade using mint update and install the video drivers through the "additional hardware" menu item.


Create a standard linux user for network connections.

Menu-> Administration -> User Accounts, Click unlock and add a standard user, Click OK, Click password, set password.


In terminal Add the username=main to groupname=sambashare, type:

sudo usermod -a -G sambashare main


Install Samba GUI using the terminal command:

sudo apt-get install system-config-samba


Run Samba's GUI:

sudo system-config-samba

-> create user

-> add shares, add user to share