So I'm trying to understand how to change permissions on an external drive. It seems like only 1 user can connect via the Samba share.

I've read some things about installing PySDM, so beginners (like myself) don't have to edit the /etc/fstab.

Would this be something I need to change the permissions to allow other users to access the external drive?

  • Are you trying to set up more samba users? If so, then PySDM is not the tool. Try gadmin-samba instead. – mikewhatever Mar 6 '12 at 6:07
  • I'm just trying to get the permissions on the external drive set for all samba users. Only one user can currently access the drive. Thought this might be a route to go with. – Muhnamana Mar 6 '12 at 14:00

You can add samba users with the smbpasswd command:

sudo smbpasswd samba_username

That should ask you for your admin password, and then for the samba_user password.

You can also install and use gadmin-samba, check out the howto.

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