I have tried to find the solution for many days but I couldn't find one. All are posted about auto mount a share folder that come from Window. But my case the backup drive is located on Ubuntu 12.04 desktop and I would like to have my drive (/dev/sda3) mount at boot time then auto share that drive for accessing from Window users. Could you please help me!
I divide it into two parts:
1). Mount the drive at boot time: * sudo vi /etc/fstab * then add this line: /dev/sda3 /media/lnxBackUp ext4 users,user 0 0 In my case, sda3 is the drive that I would like to mount and ext4 is the partition of sda3. 2). Install samba server: * sudo apt-get install samba * sudo vi /etc/samba/smb.conf then edit its config file by adding these information at the end of the page: [lnxBackUp] writable = yes path = /media/lnxBackUp guest ok = yes create mask = 0777 comment = Backup drive directory mask = 0777 * Create a folder in /media * sudo mkdir /medir/lnxBackUp * sudo mount -a
Now, you can access a drive shared (lnxBackUp) from Window.