Ok, Here is my conundrum:
I am using the ReadyNAS as a way to put my new DROBO S (http://www.drobo.com/products/drobo-s.php) on my network.
I use the DROBO to store close to 2TB of Movies/Media and I play this media by having the ReadyNAS wired into the same network as my PS3, but also giving me wireless streaming to any computers in the house.
The DROBO is formatted as FAT32, which means the max share sizes are 2TB. I just added more storage (as my library is constantly growing) and had to spill over into a second 2TB share on the same DROBO because FAT32 wont recognize if I format the whole thing as a giant 16TB drive.
When the DROBO only had one drive on it, the system worked perfectly and flawlessly… but now that there are these two drives, the ReadyNAS has trouble and will only display one of the two shares. Usually the first one alphabetically if I change their names.
SO! I downloaded Ubuntu and installed it with Parallels on my Macbook Pro! I’ve never used Linux before, but I was able to finagle the Drobo-utils to reformat the drive as an 8TB ext3.
Hoewever, I cannot get the Drobo to let me save anything to it… it shows up on my Ubuntu desktop, is labeled Drobo01, and I can get the lights to blink and all the normal functions to work. I used the GUI of Drobo-utils to format it, and the only thing on the drive when I open it is a folder labeled “lost+found”.
Whenever I try to copy a file to it, I get an error:
and when I click for more details:
So, how do I get access to my drive? Please help, I know I’m playing with fire using a new operating system, so hopefully the flames wont go too high.