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I have tried installing Samba using these commands:

sudo apt-get install samba smbfs,
sudo apt-get install samba, 
sudo apt-get install samba4,
sudo apt-get install samba smbclient,

But it will not install?

It tells me that is missing, obsolete or only available from another source?

Please take it easy one me as i am a first time user. Any help would be greatly appreciated :)

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Do you want to install Samba to access a samba share (e.g., Windows) or provide a server (i.e., allow others access your stuff using SMB)? – Marcos Roriz Junior Feb 11 '12 at 15:35
I was hoping to use it as a file server for 3-5 other Windows 7 based PC's. I have 4 1TB disks already full and another 2 2TB disks empty. I slapped the hardware together out of a VIA Epia M10000N and 1GB of RAM. I'm not sure it is going to be enough but i'd like to try before spending money on new hardware. – Luke Feb 11 '12 at 15:41
The hardware is fine for a server I use a celeron 1.1 ghz with 512mb of ram works fine. Can you add the error message to your question it will help a lot and also which version of Ubuntu you are using. – Allan Feb 11 '12 at 17:17
Probably you don't have all the required repositories activated. I prefer to manage repositories using the Software Center or Synaptic, so if you only have a command line you'll have to look for the commands to view/modify the repository list youtrself. – devius Feb 11 '12 at 17:24
Looks like i got it to work using the GUI instead. All up to date now as far as i can tell. Using 11.10 at the moment. It's painfully slow compared to my i7 rig but that is no fault of Ubuntu's. I'll report back if i'm wrong :) Thanks guys. – Luke Feb 11 '12 at 17:55

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