The long and short of my problem is that i am unable to access the shared folder of a windows 7 machine on the same network.
I click on the network icon in places, then i can see the
Windows Network option, but when i click on this, i get the message
Failed to retrieve share list from server.
Ok, ive tried to install samba (
sudo apt-get install samba) and ive also installed sbmfs. Ive set the workgroup in
/etc/samba/smb.conf to WORKGROUP - the same as the other windows computers on the network. as far as im aware i should now be able to get access to the shared folders on the windows 7 computers, but no luck, i cant even get past the 'windows network' icon.
When i check the list of processes in system monitor theres no sign of anything called samba or smb. When i go to start samba via
/etc/init.d/samba start. i get the message
command not found.
As regards the network architecture, its a simple home network running through a router, i dont know if itll make a difference but the router is a dlink dir-615. Windows machines can share files without any problems.