WD Live cannot see USB hard drive on Suse 11.3

I just setup an old computer with Suse 11.3. My goal is to store all my movies and stuff on the Suse box and access them through my home network. I have 11.3 installed, got the network setup and working, can access the internet, access files to/from my laptop to Suse box, and can even access movies/files on the Suse box from my WD Live media box. The problem is: when I add an external drive to the Suse box my WD Live does not totally ‘see’ it. The external USB drive is accessable on the Suse box as I’ve moved files to and from this external USB drive. The drive is a WD MyBook. I setup sharing in Samba and the WD Live sees the drive but cannot see the files. Is this a permission thing? Pretty sure I setup Samba correctly as I share several directories in the Suse box. - Thanks Sandy97

You may need to enable guest browsing. I’m pretty sure samba wants to know the user accessing the shares by default. Please post the content of your /etc/samba/smb.conf

I setup Samba share to point to the usb hd and added ‘guest ok - yes’ in the profile. WD Live sees the usb hd it just doesn’t see the files in the hd. Thanks Sandy97

Hered is my smb.conf file. Hope this helps.

smb.conf is the main Samba configuration file. You find a full commented

version at /usr/share/doc/packages/samba/examples/smb.conf.SUSE if the

samba-doc package is installed.

Date: 2010-07-05

workgroup = WORKGROUP
passdb backend = tdbsam
printing = cups
printcap name = cups
printcap cache time = 750
cups options = raw
map to guest = Bad User
include = /etc/samba/dhcp.conf
logon path = \%L\profiles.msprofile
logon home = \%L%U.9xprofile
logon drive = P:
usershare allow guests = Yes
add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd -c Machine -d /var/lib/nobody -s /bin/false %m$
domain logons = No
domain master = No
security = user
wins support = No
usershare max shares = 100

comment = Home Directories
valid users = %S, %D%w%S
browseable = Yes
read only = No
inherit acls = Yes

comment = Network Profiles Service
path = %H
read only = No
store dos attributes = Yes
create mask = 0600
directory mask = 0700
guest ok = Yes

comment = All users
path = /home
read only = No
inherit acls = Yes
veto files = /aquota.user/groups/shares/
guest ok = Yes
browseable = Yes

comment = All groups
path = /home/groups
read only = No
inherit acls = Yes
browseable = Yes
comment = All Printers
path = /var/tmp
printable = Yes
create mask = 0600
browseable = No
comment = Printer Drivers
path = /var/lib/samba/drivers
write list = @ntadmin root
force group = ntadmin
create mask = 0664
directory mask = 0775


comment = usb
guest ok = Yes
inherit acls = Yes
path = /local
read only = No

guest ok = Yes
inherit acls = Yes
path = /media/MyBook
read only = No
inherit permissions = Yes