When I bought the WD worldBook I was under the impression that i would be able to just hook it up the the network and manipulate the HDD as a whole, but i have been having issues mounting the drive in debian, but i can mount the shares. What my goal is, is to be able to mount the device and manage it from my machine (add delete and arrange files and folders) without using the web interface to make a folder in the drive first. It seems the permissions don't allow me to mount the HDD as a whole but I can still access the shares in the mount point folder i created, If anyone has any insite i would greatly appreciate it. ThX
A small portion of the drive is used for the Linux operating system. The majority of the drive space is available under the /shares/internal directory.
In order to access the device for manipulation from your machine you should use SSH.
Samba is set to share access to the folders under /shares/internal/ provided they are owned by user: www-data and group: www-data.
If you want to create delete and otherwise manipulate files and folders under the shares structure you'll need to ssh into the world book and su to root. From root you can su to www-data (there is no password on www-data so you cannot su from a regular user name). As www-data you can manipulate subfolders from the shared directory to your hearts content. The other option is to simply create the folders and files and
chown -Rv www-data /shares/internal/<folder or file> && chgrp -Rv www-data /shares/internal/<folder or file>
In order to mount the machine. I suspect you'll need to activate the NFS (there are other posts here to that effect).
OK well now i have SSH enabled, MioNet is disabled and i can SSH into the drive but i am not sure on how to use SSH and what to use it for except for changing script files and such, now i just need to get NFS server running which i think I did but I am still not able to mount the drive :/