you are right, I am very sorry about the lack of info. I was testing the samba connection by trying to xcopy all of C drive to the samba share.
unix OS: linux kernel 2.4.21
OS2: ECS (not sure how to tell what version)
I have recompiled the kernel of the unix box to add in handling of extended attributes in filesystems, and have configured the unix filesystem to allow handling of extended attributes (user_xattr, acl). I have also added
ea support = yes
to my smb.conf file to configure samba to handle extended attributes.
I connected using:
net use z: \\unixhost\share
no problems with this. the drive just popped up. As the OS2 machine I am using for testing has no other data on it, I thought I would test it out using xcopy of the C: drive using:
[C:\]xcopy c:\*.* z: /S /V /e /t /h /r
This progresses until the copy reaches the Desktop dir, then it just stops.
Thanks so much for your responses so far.