17.14.1 I Give My Root Password but I Do Not Get Access
Do not confuse the root password which is valid for the UNIX system (and in most cases stored in the form of a one-way hash in a file named /etc/shadow ), with the password used to authenticate against Samba. Samba does not know the UNIX password. Root access to Samba resources requires that a Samba account for root must first be created. This is done with the smbpasswd command as follows :
root# smbpasswd -a root New SMB password: secret Retype new SMB password: secret
17.14.2 My Print Jobs Get Spooled into the Spooling Directory, but Then Get Lost
Do not use the existing UNIX print system spool directory for the Samba spool directory. It may seem convenient and a savings of space, but it only leads to problems. The two must be separate.