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Let me preface by saying that I've been using Linux in some way for the last 15 years...yes, I began tinkering when I was 10. The reason that I need to switch to Linux is that the small business is growing, and we're reaching the connection limit placed by Windows 7 Professional.

I've run into a problem that I've never seen before. I installed 11.10 on my small business server, it's overkill for its purpose.

It consists of:
i5 2500k
Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P
2x4GB Corsair 1600MHz RAM
Onboard Video
Running a Raid10 (0+1) 4x 1TB WD Enterprise Drives
OCZ SSD for Boot Drive

I can install and update 11.10 without any issue save for a small video driver concern. Considering it's a file server, I'm not concerned with this.

I install samba with:

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sudo apt-get install samba samba-common system-config-samba
I try and edit the samba share in two different ways. First by:

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Alt+F2 then typing gksu system-config-samba
I'm prompted to enter my password, and nothing ever opens/happens.

I've also tried editing the conf file manually with:

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sudo gedit /etc/samba/smb.conf

Adding the lines:

[MyShare]
path = /media/samba/
browseable = yes
read only = no
guest ok = yes
force user = samba
force group = samba
I then try and connect with ip or computer name from either Windows XP or 7. This works perfectly fine on the hardware in my sig rig, I did it yesterday. But it does not work on the machine above. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
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use gksudo instead of gksu in ubuntu.

as for your problem, i'd imagine this machine is on a network, i would check the router config, and verify the correct ports for samba are open to that machine.
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use gksudo instead of gksu in ubuntu.

as for your problem, i'd imagine this machine is on a network, i would check the router config, and verify the correct ports for samba are open to that machine.
Thanks for your reply. I've added all of the port exceptions to the router, I will report back about using gksudo. For now, I've reinstalled Windows 7 so that we can limp along, just closing connections as we can. But I'll be installing a version of Linux tomorrow at noon.

Having said that, I'm torn as to which distro to install. Does anyone have any reason for liking one distro over another?

Also, +Rep!
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Thanks for your reply. I've added all of the port exceptions to the router, I will report back about using gksudo. For now, I've reinstalled Windows 7 so that we can limp along, just closing connections as we can. But I'll be installing a version of Linux tomorrow at noon.

Having said that, I'm torn as to which distro to install. Does anyone have any reason for liking one distro over another?

Also, +Rep!
I use slackware on my server, it is a headless unit. i found slackware easier to strip down to nothing but the essentials i needed.

i know a lot of folks that like debian and centos for their servers. they like debian for its stability and they like centos cause it basically rhel.
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I use slackware on my server, it is a headless unit. i found slackware easier to strip down to nothing but the essentials i needed.

i know a lot of folks that like debian and centos for their servers. they like debian for its stability and they like centos cause it basically rhel.
Do you think that Ubuntu Server has any place in the small business environment? Or do you think that I should make the full switch to something like CentOS? I know RHEL is much more widely accepted in larger businesses.

Also, I really appreciate your help.
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ubuntu server should do quite well in a small business environment, but i wouldn't use 11.10, i'd go with their 10.04 lts server.
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ubuntu server should do quite well in a small business environment, but i wouldn't use 11.10, i'd go with their 10.04 lts server.
Thanks for the heads up. I'll report back after all is said and done!

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