I have a need to make a link to a document from a machine where the network is all set up to run as samba windoze shares (there are some windows desktops out there).

When I try to "make link" I'm told the target doesn't support symbolic links.

Needless to say any attempts with ls -s have met with similar frustration. This is in a Ubuntu/Gnome environment for what that's worth. I have not yet looked into permissions and am wondering if the problem is inherent with using Samba and what the best workaround may be?

Possibly this should be in newbies corner, but I thought maybe it could go in here.