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The second partition of the drive was already formatted during the base install process, so we can skip the formatting step and proceed to establish a mount point. Select Disks > Mount Point from the left-hand menu bar and click on + to add a mount (Figure 15).

The Mount Point Menu showing the second partition mounted
Figure 15: The Mount Point Menu showing the second partition mounted

The mount desired is /dev/ad0s2. Specify the second partition. The file system type is UFS. I simply called the mount freenas (Figure 16).

Adding the mount point for the second partition
Figure 16: Adding the mount point for the second partition

The next step is to create & enable a CIFS share so that we can put media on the drive. Select Services > CIFS/SMB from the FreeNAS menu. On the Settings tab enable CIFS/SMB sharing and select an authentication type (Figure 17). To get started, I allowed anonymous file sharing although user permissions can be established locally, or the server can integrate with a domain.

Enabling CIFS/SMB sharing
Figure 17: Enabling CIFS/SMB sharing

The last step is to add an SMB share point. On the CIFS/SMB menu, select the Shares tab, then click + to add a share (Figure 18).

Figure 18: Creating the CIFS/SMB share to hold the music

Give the share a name and select the path offered, which is the previously established mount point. Save the settings.

At this point, you should be able to connect to the NAS from another system. In Windows XP, I typically use the Start > Run box and enter \\freenasipaddress to confirm that I can connect to the remote share. Figure 19 shows the result on my system.

Connected to the new share on FreeNAS from a Windows PC
Figure 19: Connected to the new share on FreeNAS from a Windows PC

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