I just rebooted and tried the share again.
Now I have a different but similar error as follows:
‘net user’ returned error 255: net usershare add:
cannot convert name “Everyone” to a SID. (Access denied} A
process has requested access to an object but has not been
granted those access rights…
Thank you for the link, but didn’t help.
If “Everyone” on Linux gets translated to “S-1-1-0”, they why do I get the error
“cannot convert name Everyone to SID”?
I think that this is a Majaro problem as I had no such problem, on the same machine, the same partition settings, on Linux Mint. I installed Linux Mint a week before Majaro but then discovered that there are rolling release distros.
Maybe my work around this problem will have to be going back to Linux Mint or trying another distro. Linux Mint also had much more and better GUI settings.
My reason for installing a linux distro was that my HDD crashed and after replacing the HDD, had to install something - I could have just restored Win 7 from my backup but decided to try win 10. It took about 1 hour and worked fine. Unfortunately, it is too slow on this machine to use, so decided to try a linux distro. I looked at a number of them and decided on Linux Mint. Took a week to get it to look like what I am used to and work properly. Then discovered that there are such things as rolling release distros and that’s when I decided to try Majaro. I’ve been trying to get this installation to work properly for about a week. You can see why windows users are so reluctant to even try Linux. I have actually restored my win 7 and now dual booting with Manjaro.
Sorry for the long story but it probably doesn’t belong in this thread.
Yeah I totally understand that, but ArchLinux and all ArchLinux based Systems like Manjaro share the same common goal: Simplicity, but not beginner friendliness. While you can fix problems with ease, also samba and apparmor, you need knowledge, even if it is simple. It needs more maintenance compared to Linux Mint and especially debian-based systems, because it always updates your system to the next new version while Debian often do only security updates and not feature updates.
Manjaro itself is made to be easily installed and also to configure, compare to bare ArchLinux, but it is by all mean not beginner friendly like debian based systems: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, PopOS.
Let me explain it in short:
Apparmor is a module that uses kernel techniques to sandbox samba. Apparmor rules locks samba into a jail, where it is only allowed to do what the rule says. Therefore, if it doesn’t allow samba to convert it, then it will result in an error here.
However… did you install manjaro-settings-samba ?
I can only say, that samba work perfectly well on my system, without snap and without apparmor. I don’t need both when I run this in my local network.
Thank you. That did the trick. Now removed.
I rebooted, tried the share again in the context menu and guess what, it worked.
Now it shows that it is sharing.
Unfortunately that’s as far as it goes.
In the file manager, and Networks, the computer is visible now but selecting that required the password and then an error:
Unable to mount location.
Failed to retrieve share list from server: Invalid argument.
On the other computers there is no sign of this computer.
linux-aarhus, I tried your suggestion to enable avhi-daemon.
It didn’t work. However, looking into your links I found another link about sharing NTFS on Majaro:
I tried to complete the instructions but I received ‘Failed’ in terminal.
But when I tried to access the partition on my windows machine, there it was.
It looks like it is now working as I expected in the first place.
Thank you everyone for helping.
I can now go to the next problem - I’ll start another post.
Thank you again.