Radarcape:Samba on Beaglebone
|Required Linux/Unix skills to execute this task: Advanced|
If not already done, install the samba package:
opkg install samba
First, you need to edit /etc/samba/smb.conf. Use vi /etc/samba/smb.conf from the command line. With the vi command /public (with a dash, press n for next location, search for the section [public] and edit it to look like this:
[public] comment = home root path = /home/root public = yes writable = yes printable = no guest ok = no
In order to get network access from a Windows PC to the Beaglebone, samba needs some configuration. Even if a user root already exists on the Beaglebone, it must be added for Samba separately:
smbpasswd -a root
then type in a (simple) password, which of course you should remember properly.
After that, you can mount a network drive from Windows to the Beaglebone. The identification on Windows is \\radarcape\public and the account that you have to use is root and your <password>. We're doing that with Total Commander, using Network → Connect Network Drive ending up like this:
Then, as a test, please copy a dummy file to the Beaglebone folder. I did so with the file “hello-there”. On a command window on Beaglebone, excute a ls -l and check if the group and owner are both root and not nobody:nobody.
Link: Samba Documentation