[Nelug] Sharing CD-ROM over Samba on Fedora 9

Richard Patterson richard at helpquick.co.uk
Sat May 24 22:37:02 UTC 2008

Hi Daniel,

First off, try looking in the logs (in /var/log/samba), it might give 
you a clue as to what the problem is.

Does the directory you are sharing exist?

I copied your [cdrom] section into my samba config, and was prompted for 
username / password, then an error "System error 53 has occurred. The 
network path was not found."

Once I created /cdrom, i was able to connect without a problem...

Hope this helps,


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Daniel Tweedy wrote:
> Hi All,
> I was just wondering if any of you have any experience of sharing a 
> cd-rom over samba, i'm not having very much luck in getting it working 
> you see, have googled and search a lot and I think I am very close to 
> getting it working, but am kinda stuck as to what else I could do from 
> where I am, so I am really looking for a few pointers/tips/ideas.
> [cdrom]
> comment = CD-ROM
> path = /cdrom
> writable = no
> locking = no
> public = yes
> read only = yes
> valid users = %S
> This is what i'm using at the moment and it shows up on the windows pc 
> but it asks for a password when I try to connect, but none of the 
> users set up on the box or in the smbpasswd file work and root doesn't 
> work either, it just keeps poping up asking for the password again no 
> matter what I try.
> Thanks,
> Daniel.
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