So I have set up samba successfully and I am using it for file shares but when trying to do media shares I am having issues. Specifically the problem is that I can see the Media folder in Windows but then I can't go into them. I get permission denied. I have changed the /media/username to soft link to a /media/share folder and this is working. The problem is that the file system won't let me change permissions on a media sub directory even as root. As a result, I am trying to see if anyone else is sharing their media from a linux machine to a windows machine. See below my attempt to change the directory perms. My Passport is a WD external hard drive. I can see the My Passport folder in Windows I just can't open it.
root@BigJackFly:/media# ls -ltr total 4 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 5 Sep 25 18:41 bjackfly -> share drwxr-xr-x 4 nobody nogroup 4096 Sep 25 20:48 share root@BigJackFly:/media/share# chmod 777 My\ Passport/ root@BigJackFly:/media/share# ls -ltr drwx------ 1 bjackfly bjackfly 4096 Sep 25 21:04 My Passport smb.conf [mediashare] comment = Public Stuff path = /media/share browseable = yes guest ok = yes read only = no create mask = 0775