I've moved on from my first post "What Are The Basics?"
For context, my HW:
Raspberry Pi 3 B+ and a 16Gb mSD card with LITE imaged onto it
Pi-Desktop and a Kingston 480Gb mSATA
USB Keyboard/Mouse combo
10.1” TFT LCD Colour Monitor and a 20cm HDMI cable
For context, my environment::
Cat5e with RJ45 ports leading to a HP hub.
(Wi-Fi useless in my old house with thick walls. Not willing to spend a fortune with Wi-Fi extenders. Tried one - doesn't work well.)
PARTUUID=5daf9610-09 /mnt/MYLABEL vfat defaults,auto,umask=000,users,rw 0 0
where 09 is either 01, 02 or 03 and MYLABEL are the three associated folders in /mnt that are my mountpoints.
When I issue a "mount" command I get:
/dev/sda9 on /mnt/MYLABEL type vfat (rw, nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,fmask=000,dmask=000,allow_utime=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=asci,shortname=mixed.errors=remount-ro)
where 9 is either 1, 2 or 3 and MYLABEL are the three associated folders in /mnt that are my mountpoints.
The options "nosuid, nodev and noexec" are unexpected, as I thought the opposite values are set by the "default" option.
I have confirmed that these mounts are owned by root.
I have updated the smb.conf with the following:
case sensitive = auto
preserve case = yes
short preserve case = yes
netbios name = Pi
server string = RaspFS01
workgroup = MYWKGRP
# share for the partition MYLABEL
path = /mnt/MYLABEL
comment = My sharing folders
browseable = yes
writeable = yes
only guest = no
create mask = 0777
directory mask = 0777
valid users = MYUSERS
force group = MYWKGRP
where 9 is 1, 2 or 3. MYLABEL is the same as the mountpoints above. MYUSERS is a comma seperated list of accounts I created including the user pi (See my next step). MYWKGRP is the workgroup I have on my PC.
I have set up users using "adduser" command
I have also made them members of the same groups as user pi