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OS 10.4 - Problems connecting to Samba Server

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Ok, I beg you dont flame me! - I know I have posted problems on this before.

I just felt that I might get a better response if I post a more detailed description.

Here goes!

I am trying to share files between my Ubuntu Linux and Mac OS X.

Ubuntu is running on VMWARE - (Virtual Machine).

I have installed Samba -

Created a samba password using:
sudo smbpasswd -a <username>
The username I used was Shane. So I typed:

sudo smbpasswd -a shane
I then added this user to the smbusers file:

sudo vi /etc/samba/smbusers
This is the format I entered it in:

administrator = "shane"
I assume the above maps the ubuntu user "administrator" to the samba user Shane?

For testing purposes I am using the password "support"

I have configured the shared home directories as expected.

On the mac:

Finder -> GO -> Connect to server
I enter the details in the image below.

Then there is a pause when connecting like so:

I am then presented with this window:

I change the fields (using the password "support") like so:

I click connect and this is what I get :

If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate hearing them.
If anyone has spotted that I have done something wrong it would be a great help to point it out.

I think I should add that I am using Ubuntu Server with no GUI (Command Line Only).
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Member Since: Jul 05, 2007
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Try adding the name of one of your Samba shares after smb:// Another thing to check is that you have added "MSHOME" to Directory Access and SMB/CIFS configuration. Directory Access can be found in your Utilities folder.
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