Install Samba On Ubuntu
First Goto the Terminal Applications>Accessories>Terminal
Inside the Terminal type : sudo apt-get install samba smbfs
When asked for the Password, please type in your administrator password!
After the Installation Finishes, Close the Terminal
Configuring Samba (Using Samba Front End)
In order to configure Samba, as specify users and folders to share, I found it so much easy to use the “Samba” GUI.
So Lets Install Samba (GUI) First!
Goto Applications > Add / Remove Applications
Search For “Samba”
Tick The program Named “Samba” which has the description “Create, Modify, and delete samba shares”
Click Apply Changes
After Installation is Finished, lets start the Samba GUI!
Goto System > Administration> Samba
Provide the correct administrator password to start the application.
First in the Samba GUI Goto Preferences> Samba Users
There You will see the existing users in your Linux OS,
you can create a user specifically to be used to access ones shared in the Linux Computer,
To Do this just Click “Add User” and then provide the Necessary data such as User name and Password for the New User.
After Everything is Done Click OK
Click “Add Share”
Specify the Directory or Partition You Want to Share,
Provide a Suitable Share Name
Tick the “Visible” Radio Button
If you want, Tick the “Writable” button as Well.
Goto the “Access” tab
Tick the Users You want to Give access to this Share,
Or If you want to make in a public share for every one to use, just Tick “Allow Access To Everyone“.