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I'm currently setting up a samba server on an old school computer for my photo class but I tried to setup samba and it didn't allow me to install the necessary things to get samba rioting. I was wondering if I could make a live cd of ubuntu server with all of the proper things installed so I can install it and just start creating users.

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Please add the steps you took and the error messages you got to the question, that'd be very helpful. –  Stefano Palazzo Dec 1 '10 at 19:26
If this turnkey thing works I won't need to but I won't be able to post them until tomorrow anyways. :/ –  user6797 Dec 1 '10 at 21:17

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Making a live CD is a possibility. Have you tried the turnkey Linux live distro that includes Samba? More than you need, but it's here: http://www.turnkeylinux.org/domain-controller

Edit: to address the adding of users, here's the really short version: http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2072

There's more configuration to do in setting up the shares if you want to share more than home directories. A more in depth discussion is here: http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/newbie/17948-samba-configuration-cant-configure-smb-conf.html

Essentially the workflow is: create Linux user, add to smbusers, if you want more shares than home directories configure them.

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This actually looks perfect for what I need! Thanks you! I'll have to try this out when I get home on a virtual machine so I can figure it out then I'll install it on the computer at school If I like it. –  user6797 Dec 1 '10 at 21:16
Alright I just setup a turnkey domain controller on a virtual machine and I am trying to figure out how to setup users and everything. If I get this working correctly I will probably use this! –  user6797 Dec 2 '10 at 4:05
added some links and an overview of the workflow –  hbdgaf Dec 2 '10 at 14:34
Thanks for the links! I got the users to work and now for some reason I can't login. I was able to log into the original administrator account the was made. I am making progress though! –  user6797 Dec 3 '10 at 4:54
details on can't log in...to the linux or the windows host? –  hbdgaf Dec 3 '10 at 12:22

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