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I seem to have some issues sharing folders from my Ubuntu 12.04 machine to a Win7 machine. After playing around with the settings, I decided to revert to Samba's original setting by reinstalling it:

sudo apt-get purge samba
sudo rm -rf /etc/samba/ /etc/default/samba
sudo apt-get install samba

just to be sure I also run:

sudo apt-get install samba samba-common system-config-samba winbind

Now, I can't find /etc/samba folder any more. Even when I try to share a folder through Nautilus, I get:

Samba's testparm returned error 1: Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf
rlimit_max: increasing rlimit_max (1024) to minimum Windows limit (16384)
params.c:OpenConfFile() - Unable to open configuration file "/etc/samba/smb.conf":
    No such file or directory
Error loading services.

Same when I try to list:

xxx@xxx:~$ ll /etc/samba
ls: cannot access /etc/samba: No such file or directory

Any ideas what I did wrong, or what other package am I missing?


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up vote 3 down vote accepted

I think you need to purge the others, not only samba before reinstalling.

apt-get purge samba samba-common system-config-samba winbind
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great man, thx. That was it ;) – bioShark Oct 14 '12 at 14:37
Now I don't have the share tab included in Nautilus when I right click -> Properties on a folder. – bioShark Oct 14 '12 at 18:59

All you do is right click on any folder and click share and it installs all the apt files needed to make samba server run fine.

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That's all fine and good, but for some reason it doesn't work. Windows can't detect the shared folder. – bioShark Oct 14 '12 at 17:17

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