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What file system do you create on your shared drive? Looks like you are using wrong FS. I use Ext3 at the same router and connect successfully from my pc and from my mac. I always have necessary permissions to do anything. BTW you should remember, you cannot use Ext3 disk directly with your mac. Only thru the router. To format disk to Ext3 FS you can do it ...
I found that connecting through FTP using Filezilla worked better instead. It doesn't give MacOS the opportunity to make any changes to the file structure there.
There are actually two messages you're referring to: "This operation can't be completed because the item is in use" and "The operation can’t be completed because you don’t have permission to access some of the items." If you see the first one - I sometimes get that message too. Quite often this can be resolved by running: sudo lsof | grep ...
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