I have a Raspberry Pi (though could be any Debian Linux box) connected to an external hard disk formatted as NTFS.
My disk mount in
/dev/sda1 /media/disk ntfs-3g defaults,uid=1000,gid-1000,dmask=007,fmask=007 0 0
where user 1000 is the 'pi' user
/media/disk/shared is my Samba root folder. Must be accessible from Windows and Mac
Now, I can see the share in Windows, but I get permission denied. If I try mapping a drive to it, and attempt login using \machinename\pi the login fails.
Edit-- smb.conf below. I've removed all comment lines (I assume lines beginning # or ; are comments)
[global] workgroup = WORKGROUP server string = %h server dns proxy = no log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m max log size = 1000 syslog = 0 panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d encrypt passwords = true passdb backend = tdbsam obey pam restrictions = yes unix password sync = yes passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u passwd chat = *Enter\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* . pam password change = yes map to guest = bad user usershare allow guests = yes [shared] comment = Ali and Greg Shared Folders writeable = yes public = yes browseable = yes path = /media/disk/shared guest only = yes guest ok = yes read only = no create mask = 0777 directory mask = 0777 [printers] comment = All Printers browseable = no path = /var/spool/samba printable = yes guest ok = no read only = yes create mask = 0700 [print$] comment = Printer Drivers path = /var/lib/samba/printers browseable = yes read only = yes guest ok = no [hdd] comment = Samba server's HDD read only = no locking = no path = /media/disk/shared guest ok = yes