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by autumnleaves
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Unable to set up Samba networking - need fresh start
Replies: 27
Views: 2052

Re: Unable to set up Samba networking - need fresh start

You're probably tired of this by now, as I know I'm getting pretty exasperated. The last experiment ended in disaster, when with the newly reinstalled Samba I created shares using system-config-samba on Mycenae. As soon as I hit the button one of my drives disappeared. Rebooting did not bring it bac...
by autumnleaves
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Unable to set up Samba networking - need fresh start
Replies: 27
Views: 2052

Re: Unable to set up Samba networking - need fresh start

As it turns out one of my neighbours has experience maintaining huge networks on linux, so he volunteered to look at the problem. Eventually by purging samba-common before reinstalling he was able to reinstate the /etc/samba directory and obtain a complete install. If I again manage to create a rats...
by autumnleaves
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Unable to set up Samba networking - need fresh start
Replies: 27
Views: 2052

Re: Unable to set up Samba networking - need fresh start

Correction: Mycenae is 18.2
by autumnleaves
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Unable to set up Samba networking - need fresh start
Replies: 27
Views: 2052

Re: Unable to set up Samba networking - need fresh start

Troy is a 17.3 Cinnamon 64 bit (2.8.8 with 4.4.0-109-generic kernel) that has been running for a few years. Mycenae is at 18.3 Cinnamon with updated kernel that was recently imaged and cloned on a new partition. I rebuilt the swap file by hand. But the network problem (and slow booting on Mycenae) d...
by autumnleaves
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Unable to set up Samba networking - need fresh start
Replies: 27
Views: 2052

Re: Unable to set up Samba networking - need fresh start

As it turns out, even though samba installed without error messages on Troy, there is no /etc/samba directory on that machine either.
by autumnleaves
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Unable to set up Samba networking - need fresh start
Replies: 27
Views: 2052

Re: Unable to set up Samba networking - need fresh start

Thanks for your suggestions. Unfortunately there is no /etc/samba directory because the reinstallation of Samba did not complete due to errors priam@Mycenae ~ $ sudo apt-get install samba Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Suggested packages: bin...
by autumnleaves
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Unable to set up Samba networking - need fresh start
Replies: 27
Views: 2052

Re: Unable to set up Samba networking - need fresh start

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priam@Mycenae ~ $ testparm -s
Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf
rlimit_max: increasing rlimit_max (1024) to minimum Windows limit (16384)
Error loading services.
by autumnleaves
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Unable to set up Samba networking - need fresh start
Replies: 27
Views: 2052

Re: Unable to set up Samba networking - need fresh start

Perceiving that drastic measures my be in order, in a fit of apoplexy I decided to purge and reinstall samba in the hope of getting over the hurdle that confronts us. All went well with Troy, but not so with Mycenae. Samba takes a dive before it reaches the finish line. Here's the diagnostic. -- Uni...
by autumnleaves
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Unable to set up Samba networking - need fresh start
Replies: 27
Views: 2052

Re: Unable to set up Samba networking - need fresh start

Having tried your suggestion altair, here is the current status. Troy: Under Network, Troy sees itself and can mount the shared drives. It also sees Mycenae SMB but cannot mount (Failed to see share list from server...) Under Windows Network there are still Achaeans and Workgroup. Under Achaeans is ...
by autumnleaves
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Unable to set up Samba networking - need fresh start
Replies: 27
Views: 2052

Re: Unable to set up Samba networking - need fresh start

Now back on the Mycenae machine. (Note that I did not delete usershare files on the Troy machine.)

I am able to ping Troy from Mycenae.

If I click on Networks in Nemo I see Windows Network. Clicking on WIndows Network produces the same message as previously (Unable to mount location...).
by autumnleaves
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Unable to set up Samba networking - need fresh start
Replies: 27
Views: 2052

Re: Unable to set up Samba networking - need fresh start

Thank you all for your help. I have verified that all the packages you recommend are present. This is being written on the second of the two machines, with hostname Troy. On Troy via Nemo the shared Troy is visible when I click on Network, as well as a Windows Network. Shared drives on Troy show up ...
by autumnleaves
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Unable to set up Samba networking - need fresh start
Replies: 27
Views: 2052

Re: Unable to set up Samba networking - need fresh start

Sorry for the delay, and thank you for the detailed explanations. However, after carrying out the changes you mention (including deletion of files in /var/lib/samba) there is no sign of any shares in Windows Network, or anywhere else. Error received is: Unable to mount location. Failed to retrieve s...
by autumnleaves
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Unable to set up Samba networking - need fresh start
Replies: 27
Views: 2052

Re: Unable to set up Samba networking - need fresh start

Thanks for your recommendations Altair. I wonder though if it might be preferable to wipe out the shares completely and start from scratch. That way I will know the proper way to execute the setup rather than just patch an existing problem. If it simplifies matters I wonder if I should change the us...
by autumnleaves
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Unable to set up Samba networking - need fresh start
Replies: 27
Views: 2052

Re: Unable to set up Samba networking - need fresh start

Thanks for the detailed responses. I will have to take some time to figure out NFS. Meanwhile, here is what the diagnostics show for my first computer. I had uninstalled Samba prior to running. Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf rlimit_max: increasing rlimit_max (1024) to minimum Windows...
by autumnleaves
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Unable to set up Samba networking - need fresh start
Replies: 27
Views: 2052

Unable to set up Samba networking - need fresh start

Several unsuccessful attempts to activate a Samba connection between two Mint 18.2 machines. Seem to be going in circles and getting nowhere. Permissions can't be set, fail to add shares, Operation not permitted. When open drive as root, shares appear, but Nemo can't handle networks. Is there a way ...
by autumnleaves
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Hardware upgrade from Intel to AMD Ryzen
Replies: 3
Views: 437

Re: Hardware upgrade from Intel to AMD Ryzen

Thanks Deep, but I'm not sure that would be of any help. What I am wondering is if the existing installation on an HD will work if I change the motherboard and CPU. It is a system upgrade.
Or is a full reinstallation required.
by autumnleaves
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Hardware upgrade from Intel to AMD Ryzen
Replies: 3
Views: 437

Hardware upgrade from Intel to AMD Ryzen

Hello,
I am considering an upgrade of my motherboard and CPU from an Intel to Ryzen. Will a full re-install of Mint 18.2 Sonya be required? Note that I have upgraded the kernel to 4.11.12-041112-generic as recommended in another thread on Ryzen based systems.

Thank you for your attention
by autumnleaves
Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Cinnamon Mint . Sharing NetworkFolders/Partitions??
Replies: 6
Views: 1233

Re: Cinnamon Mint . Sharing NetworkFolders/Partitions??

Thank you very much Cosmo. I'll give it a try.
by autumnleaves
Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Cinnamon Mint . Sharing NetworkFolders/Partitions??
Replies: 6
Views: 1233

Re: Cinnamon Mint . Sharing NetworkFolders/Partitions [SOLVE

It appears to work like a charm. Thank you very much for the pointers.
One last matter. Now that the machines are talking to one another, can anyone recommend a good folder/file syncing program?
Thanks
by autumnleaves
Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Cinnamon Mint . Sharing NetworkFolders/Partitions??
Replies: 6
Views: 1233

Re: Cinnamon Mint . Sharing NetworkFolders/Partitions??

Thank you again for your input, Altair. Since I had already re-installed Mint on the machine that hosts the VBox, I will do the same with the other machine so that we are working with completely new installations. I hope this simplifies matters. I think that a peer-to-peer type system is perfect, as...

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