Samba Server Problem

when I enter your command, what do I need to be able to see or check?

do i still have to mount the share fileserver in the drive manager?
as a samba drive?
I can see the share in Windows, I also see a folder with lost&found, but I don’t have write permissions.

I guess the drive is already mounted. Just check following

df -h

Drive manager is not mounting an HDD drive specifically as Samba share. Both have nothing to do with each other. Drive manager is making the drive available for the operating system. Doesn’t matter what you do with it. Samba as application is going to make file/folders available on the network. Doesn’t matter what folder it is and where it is located.

Can you check current permission on the share?

ls -la /mnt/fileserver
root@DietPi:~# df -h
Dateisystem    Größe Benutzt Verf. Verw% Eingehängt auf
/dev/root        15G    784M   14G    6% /
devtmpfs        1,9G       0  1,9G    0% /dev
tmpfs           1,9G       0  1,9G    0% /dev/shm
tmpfs           769M     11M  759M    2% /run
tmpfs           5,0M       0  5,0M    0% /run/lock
tmpfs           1,9G       0  1,9G    0% /tmp
tmpfs            50M     16K   50M    1% /var/log
/dev/mmcblk0p1  127M     32M   95M   26% /boot
/dev/sda1       234G     28K  234G    1% /mnt/fileserver
root@DietPi:~# ls -la /mnt/fileserver
insgesamt 24
drwxr-xr-x 3 dietpi dietpi  4096 28. Jan 11:00 .
drwxr-xr-x 6 root   root    4096 28. Jan 11:01 ..
drwx------ 2 dietpi dietpi 16384 28. Jan 11:00 lost+found

This is what it looks like when I have checked

this looks all good. Which user you use to login into SAMBA from Windows?

i use the specially created user joerg for this purpose

in this case, the permission we set are incorrect, as we allowed user dietpi only. Question: is joerg the only one going to access the share? Who should access the share/ file system.

joerg is supposed to be the only user with access rights

I created the user joerg with adduser and assigned a password for him.
This user should be the only user who can use the samba.

this should assign user right for the specific folder

chown -R joerg:dietpi /mnt/fileserver

how can I test this?
Do I have to reboot the raspi or restart the samba for the change to take effect?

should be affective right away. Theoretically you can create a demo file

sudo -u joerg touch /mnt/fileserver/demo.file
ls -la /mnt/fileserver

Joulinar You are really the best.
It worked and I have full access to the fileserver.
Many many thanks for your help

can I delete the lost+found folder?

leave it there. It doesn’t hurt.

Thanks again for your help.
I will log out now.
Have a nice weekend.