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Interesting Outcome Connecting to RPi Network Drive on Win7

Hello - I just followed this guide & successfully figured out how everything works and got the NAS up & running - awesome/super-easy!!

However, when I map the public network drive on my Win7 machine, it sees the available space as the SD card, not the 2TB USB drive... I'm not sure why this is. I'm going to attempt to copy over a file >8gb (the size of the SD) to see what happens but I might break something.

Is there any way to rectify this identification error in Windows? Or did I do something wrong? I can post the conf files & anything I edited in Raspbian if that's helpful.

  • Edit: It appears that the Drive is storing files properly (i.e. it actually is functioning as 2tb) - but Windows still reporting that the drive's total size is 8gb. I'm sure I'm just not understanding something basic but at least everything is working as it should. I will delete this section if I figure out this is an id10t error.

How to easily move the home directory to a large external disk?

Must be very easy and guaranteed to work.

Must not destroy any current files in the home directory.

Any ideas? Add your text below, please also add your name so we know who wrote what.

Suggestion 1: Only move public files to the external hard disk

bredman 12 March 2012

The easiest solution is to place the public files on the external hard disk and leave the home directory on the SD card.

Very easy, but it limits the amount of space available to the private areas.

May be good enough to keep 90% of people happy. Would it be good enough for a classroom?

bredman 14 March 2012

As suggested by error404, use usbmount to automount the external hard disk to /media/usb0 and serve this directory as the public area.

Enable security on the Samba server on the RPi

Could someone who is knowledgeable about samba server setup add a line or two at the end of this section clarifying whether the new user's user password and samba passwords should|could|must be the same.

Linux Guided Added

I've added a guide on accessing samba shares under Linux, any feedback positive or negative would be very much appreciated :) --Joshun

Issue at Configure private storage areas on the RPi

heisenberg 6 August 2012

The command smbpasswd is not supported by default samba installation. can be used instead. This may confuse users who are new to linux.

edit: just saw that this is mentioned a few lines ahead...