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Just set up the samba shares, then map the paths as network drives on your windows machine you are going to be using with it.

Know of any good "how-to's" on doing this?
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Know of any good "how-to's" on doing this?

The link you showed is basically it. The only thing it did not cover is installing a distro of ubuntu. What version were you looking to use? Mint is probably your best bet and is the easiest to work with. Mint has a few things installed already so you dont need to get them. Also:

www.ubuntu.com/support
www.askubuntu.com
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It doesn't seem like you can which is why I am confused but can you not Format a drive in FreeNas? Do you have to format drives prior to adding them?
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It doesn't seem like you can which is why I am confused but can you not Format a drive in FreeNas? Do you have to format drives prior to adding them?

Sorry, not sure about freeNAS. Never have used it. Maybe someone with more NAS/cloud experience could chime in?
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It doesn't seem like you can which is why I am confused but can you not Format a drive in FreeNas? Do you have to format drives prior to adding them?

I've not used FreeNAS, but in Linux and Unix, making / creating a file system will "format" the drives (all Windows does when you perform a regular format is destroy the file system then recreate it. Which is why you can still recover files after it's been formatted)

If you're running ZFS on FreeNAS (which you should be doing because ZFS is awesome), then you don't even need to create a partition table since ZFS uses raw disks. So you don't even need to "format" the disk in the Windows sense of the term.
Edited by Plan9 - 8/11/13 at 11:41am
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