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How can I create a file server (probably smb) so I can access a folder or drive from a windows computer on the same LAN?

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Have you tried installing samba like this?

 sudo apt-get install samba

I Think this would solve your problem.

  • I did try samba after I posted this. I got it installed but I am having trouble configuring it from a CLI... I don't have a gnome installed because I'm just using the Pi as a media server for my PS3. I just want a way to add videos to it from my windows computer. – Sponge Bob Dec 29 '12 at 21:46
  • You don't need gnome, you just have to edit the samba configuration file /etc/samba/smb.conf . This post and this blog are helpful. – Frepa Dec 29 '12 at 23:53

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