I have a bunch of files I want to share on my second internal drive.
I have file sharing off the primary (system) drive working file - Created a samba share user, and I can right-click on the folders I want to share and turn on sharing and it works.
But when I do the same thing off any folder on the secondary drive, it appears to work. Then when I try to access it over the network, the share appears, but upon connecting to the folder I get a message, "The operation can't be completed because the original item for 'ShareName' can't be found." Where 'ShareName' is the name of my share. That is on a OS/X box but I have similar problems when I try accessing it through my BluRay player (which on a previous install of Ubuntu could access the share just fine).
This question seems similar to mine but it has no answers: https://askubuntu.com/questions/111943/sharing-external-drive
I thought maybe it was because the drive was auto-mounted, so I added the following line to my
fstab to no avail:
/dev/sda1 /media/StorageDrive ext4 rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks 0 0
Then I thought it could be the mount permissions on my second HDD (since I am logging in remotely with an account specifically created for this):
drwx------ 6 mainuser mainuser 4096 May 6 12:46 StorageDrive
But when I
sudo chmod a+r StorageDrive it still doesn't work, despite the permissions changing for that mount session:
drwxr--r-- 6 mainuser mainuser 4096 May 6 12:46 StorageDrive
lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 1.8T 0 disk └─sda1 8:1 0 1.8T 0 part /media/StorageDrive sr0 11:0 1 1024M 0 rom sdb 8:16 0 83.9G 0 disk ├─sdb1 8:17 0 71.9G 0 part / ├─sdb2 8:18 0 1K 0 part └─sdb5 8:21 0 12G 0 part [SWAP] # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices # that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5). # # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass> proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0 # / was on /dev/sda1 during installation UUID=4f2a50b6-078a-4a7f-b194-db2f3d66a050 / ext4 errors=remount-ro,user_xattr 0 1 # swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation UUID=f7925973-e0e7-4b52-a449-0097230d4aa0 none swap sw 0 0 /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0 # StorageDrive (UUID so it always identifies the right drive) UUID="1fe509d8-f4d8-454d-83cc-b74bfb1f1731" /media/StorageDrive ext4 rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks,gid=media 0 0