It doesn't seem that many others have had this problem so I thought I'd ask here.
Have a server running Ubuntu with 1 internal and 1 external drive. Have a folder shared with samba on the internal drive that can be accessed, however, when sharing the entire external or just a folder on it I get the "You do not have permission to access" error on the Windows clients.
When sharing on Ubuntu I go to properties, share and then tick share, allow others to write as well as guest access. Clicking create share then says it will have to set the permissions and I let it. It's not accessible. When trying to set permissions manually in the Permissions tab it doesn't let me choose anything, when choosing Read and Write for "other" users it reverts back to nothing as soon as it's chosen.
I've tried creating a symlink from the mount point to within the home directory and sharing that, even getting chmod to change the permissions so they're viewable in ls -la, but it still isn't accessible. Is there something really simple I'm missing here like externals not being easily shared? Thinking I might have to crack it open and stuff it inside the server. Oh and the external is NTFS, if that would make a difference.