Samba shares empty [Fixed]

Creating a bug report/issue

Installed samba server and can connect using dietpi but share is empty. Tried multiple windows pc, mac and android. It shows up as empty.

Required Information

  • DietPi version | 8.5
  • Distro version | bullseye
  • Kernel version | Linux DietPi 5.15.32-v8+ #1538 SMP PREEMPT Thu Mar 31 19:40:39 BST 2022 aarch64 GNU/Linux
  • SBC model | RPi 4 Model B (aarch64)
  • Power supply used | 5V 3A official
  • SD card used | Sandisk Ultra 64GB

Additional Information (if applicable)

  • Software title | Samba Server
  • Was the software title installed freshly or updated/migrated?
    This was a new dietpi install of the recent image.
  • Can this issue be replicated on a fresh installation of DietPi?
    Did not try.

NVM, deleted smb.conf and resintalled samba. Something happened with the install and did not pull

You mean the config was not pulled on your first try but and the 2nd attempted?

Yes that might have happened. Wasn’t paying attention on the first install so could not tell you exactly what happened. I did install samba client prior to server.

I am not sure. Checked smb.conf to see what was shared. Removed it and reinstalled it got the correct smb.conf this time.

probably the client installation has created an own configuration file. Hence it was skipped on our server install as we check for an already existing file and skip that step once available.