I have an old dell desktop running ubuntu 11.04, I also have samba installed on it. I'm trying to access the shared folders on the Ubuntu machine from my Mac, so I go into 'Finder', click on 'Go' and 'Connect to Server'.
I type in the ip address of the ubuntu machine
smb://xxx.xxx.x.xx and click connect, I can then see the list of shared folders from the ubuntu machine so I know its making a connection. But when I access the 'Music' folder I get an error message stating:
There was an error connecting to the server "xxx.xxx.x.xx". Check the server name or IP address, and try again.
Any thoughts anyone ?
EDIT I have a external hard drive attached to the server, and the folders I'm trying to access are located on that external hard drive.
The location of the folder is
/media/HD-CELU2/test, so I think the path from Finder should be
smb://xxx.xxx.x.xx/media/HD-CELU2/test, but having tested this, I'm still not getting in.
P.S. I'm using Samba as I have a Windows machine on my home network as well.