6 years ago
Use Linux Mint on an old comptuer to share vairous file systems on various harddrives.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libnet-ssleay-perl libauthen-pam-perl libio-pty-perl
apt-show-versions libapt-pkg-perl -y
sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/webmin_1.610_all.deb
Hint! If more prerequisite packages exist, try using apt-get install
https://localhost:10000/ . Accept the risk, Add the certificate.
Hint!: The linux super user with sudo privilages username and password. Or if you set a root password you may use: usename = root with the password set earlier.
From the webmin menu, System:Disk and Network Filesystems.
Mounting the drive correctly can be dificult at first. Perhaps at first, you might want to mount them by selecting the drive in the Devices panel in nautilus. After a refresh the Disk and Network Filesystems page, you can use this list with filetype and location as a baseis for correctly mounting your disks permanently.
Servers: Samba Windows File Sharing
Here you are presented a list of samba shares as well as samba settings, user settings, and the restart samba service button.
Add samba users by converting a system user. For me I chose:
Only listed users or UID ranges: user
Only this password: <password>
Verify Samba User List
Servers: Samba Windows File Sharing: Samba Users
will show nobody and your new users.
That was very easy to use. I noted that when I set up Webmin, it advised that there was a new version and it did this with great ease. Impressive.
lovely tutorial, I am on the new Quira Mint Linux 17 (Cinammon desktop), and installing Webmin works like a charm on here, managed to share files with another laptop machine at home running Mint Linux 16 (Petra), things looking really good.
Thanks once again.
I voted for the tutorial
~Salman~ (aka. Sam)
Today, an interesting alternative for setting up samba is to install Zentyal rather than webmin. See https://wiki.zentyal.org/wiki/Installation_Guide
socket options = TCP_NODELAY
uncommenting this line of may be required otherwise it may give time out errors with linux.
at least with big files i have needed to do this always !