How to install Samba and share folders in Ubuntu
Here is a simple manual to install Samba and share files between and within Ubuntu/Linux and Windows systems.
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1. First you will have to install Samba, open a Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal) and type:
sudo apt-get install samba
2. After installing, edit the smb.conf
sudo gedit /etc/samba/smb.conf
What to Change?
Search for: workgroup = and change the workgroup to your home network name (workgroup = yournetworkname).
Then save and close the file.
Now Right click the folder that you want to share and choose sharing options.
Check to share this folder and guest access.
3. Restart Samba
sudo /etc/init.d/samba restart
Now your shared folders will visible in your Windows network.