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I have installed ubuntu on a 3 TB internal hard drive. I want to use it as a server. How do I share the entire internal hard drive on my network?

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as a note, sharing your entire hard drive, including OS files, is a bad idea security-wise. Anyone with write access to the share would be able to wreck your computer, either accidentally or intentionally. – ImaginaryRobots Dec 14 '12 at 19:18

Create a Samba share with Nautilus

This is probably the easiest way.

Create a samba share with nautilus

  1. In nautilus right click on the hard drive in question

  2. In the resulting context menu click Properties

  3. There select the tab Share

  4. Check the box Share this folder

  5. Optionally you can check any of the other boxes

  6. Click Create Share

The first time you do this, you will be asked if you want to install samba. Your password will be needed to do so. And on a more general note: This is very basic. Next time, try a google search.

There are other methods such as creating an FTP server or using ssh and sftp. I will be happy to go into details on those if you request it in a comment.

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