"...don't try and create samba shares on top of NTFS formatted
"Honestly it's been a ongoing problem for the last few months.
My first lot of shares just worked on NTFS so I tried to duplicate
the setup over other machines including my laptop and my ubuntu
home server. Did it ever work? No. So I've finally juggled the data
around and formatted all the drives in my ubuntu home server Ext3
(i was tempted with reiser3 but couldn't see the point) and now
finally setup the shares. As expected, with some tweaking of my
/etc/fstab file its all working correctly..."