I'm extremely noobish here and am having trouble getting my folders to share through my home router.
I have a desktop with Mint 14 64 bit. It's running dual boot with Win 7 and also has a second HDD with all my music on it which is formatted as NTFS (from the Windows days). This computer is wired to the router.
I have a laptop running Mint XFCE 64bit. It's using WIFI to connect to the router.
I am at my wits end trying to share the music from my NTFS' Music folder to the laptop. After trying and failing (due to the noob status) at Subsonic, I decided to just share the folder over the network. I've installed Samba4. NTFS partition is mounted as such:
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/dev/sdb1 on /media/lazarescu/HIVE type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,default_permissions,blksize=4096)
I have no problems seeing the drive after I start up, although each time I click on it in the file browser it appears on my desktop and then gains the little eject button next to it, does this mean it is not auto-mounting at startup?
Now, when I share this folder and browse to it via the network (either on this desktop or the laptop) I get "Unable to mount location, Failed to mount Windows share". I should add that I am also trying to share a folder on my desktop and it gives the same error message.
I have searched and searched and searched and read so many threads that just end up giving 60 ways to do the same thing. I can't tell if this is a mount issue, a samba issue, etc. Half the time the guides give instructions which are not compatible with what I see on screen or commands available to me.
I know this has been covered for so many people, but none of their threads have helped me in the slightest - the overload of information is only serving to push me deeper into the Linux hole with no understanding of how I got there.