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Unable to Share Files or Locate Computer on Network


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#1 wishmakingfairy

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 12:10 PM

Right now Im using opensuse (Leap 42.2) inside of virtual box. I can't seem to get the samba sharing to work. Trying to get a basic grasp of it again since its been a few years and I can never get it right.

 

So far I have

 

1. Used the configuration tool that opens all the necessary ports for samba shares on the firewall

2. Created a share in the samba server configuration tool, but it disappears on reboot.

 

I can ping the machine from windows and window from the machine.

The machine does not show up in the network locations on windows

I can't access the shares by tying \\host-name or ip address.

I also can't select the open to allow users to share files. It comes up with "failed to join domain: failed to find dc for domain"


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Posted 28 November 2016 - 07:19 PM

I don't honestly know if it's possible to run a SAMBA server on a virtual machine.

 

Anybody else have any insights into this one?

 

 

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 09:49 PM

I had gotten it to work about 2 years ago when I use to piddle with ubuntu 14.04. I was super happy even if it wasn't correct. I had it so only specific users had access to the folders I wanted them to have access to. However I also used a graphical interface that just said "Samba" had an icon of a monitor with 4 little windows colored squares.

 

But I've always been awful with understand networking. My computer is on a 192.168 network where the virtual machine is on a 10.10 network. I'm thinking i might have done something different than the default network setup so that it had a similar ip address.

 

And come to think of it. Its been years. I know there have been times where I just booted ubuntu from a flash drive when I had downtime and might have fiddled with it there. So I actually might not have been, but if its possible that would be nice to know just for knowing :D


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Posted 29 November 2016 - 05:48 AM

I got it. It was as I suspected with the network settings. I changed it from NAT to Bridge Adapter. As soon as I did that and... reinstalled suse after somehow making it unbootable :P.... I set the samba server back up, this time it allowed me to allow users to share. As soon as I did so the folders and the machine were available instantly.


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Posted 29 November 2016 - 05:48 AM

Mmm.

 

You may have guessed from my sig, and other places, that I run Puppy Linux full-time. Now, although 'full' SAMBA is available for Puppy, most Puppians, like myself, tend to use the Samba-TNG 'fork'.....which is much more lightweight (in keeping with Puppy's nature).

 

It's also way more simplified than the full SAMBA. Therefore, I don't know half the additional parameters that would be required for the full version to work.....and I've only ever tried a virtual machine once (and that was well over a year ago.)

 

You need assistance from somebody who is familiar with SAMBA, and VMs. Which probably include most of the other regulars, apart from myself.....  :rolleyes:  :blush:

 

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EDIT:- You must have posted at the same time as me! Glad to hear you've solved the problem; I do vaguely recall something about the NAT & Bridge adapters myself.....I believe it's to do with how the 'guest' machine 'talks' to the host.

 

(I told you I didn't know much about VMs, didn't I??  :lol:)

 

Anyway, sounds as though you're up-and-running again. Nice one.

 

 

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Edited by Mike_Walsh, 29 November 2016 - 05:55 AM.

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