What I Want To Do:
Make a permanent mount point for applications to have a save location across the network.
What I Can Do:
Under Gnome I can physically access the HDD over the network. Read, write, and outright delete things. However, applications e.g. Iceweasel can not save across the network. The option just isn't there. But if I download a file to say /home/Downloads I would have to physically cut&paste the file to drive via the file manager. This is OK, but I want to cut out the "middle man."
Here's what I've tried:
Googling - Has lead to me a lot of dead ends or links that lead me to information on how to permanently mount a Windows share. Not exactly what I am looking for.
I've tried 'mount' (specifically; mount /192.168.1.105/USB /mnt/drool) and this is what I get
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on //192.168.1.105/USB,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error
(for several filesystems (e.g. nfs, cifs) you might
need a /sbin/mount.<type> helper program)
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so
This leads me to believe that I may need to edit /etc/fstab in some way which brings me to...
Putty - I've SSH connected to the Pi and looked under the /etc/fstab for Raspbian thinking I could just copy&paste the NTFS info my Debian's /etc/fstab but I am hesitant because I've no idea what a broken /etc/fstab could do to my system so I've treaded lightly here and did nothing with Debian's fstab. Also, I don't really know the ins & outs of fstab so I haven't touched it at all.
I think this about covers everything I have done and yet, applications can not save across the network. It seems easier than it should be and I probably could've found it with Google, but maybe I am not getting the terminology correct and that is why it keeps sending me to Windows related pages (even though I specifically mention Debian or GNU/Linux).
Thanks in advance!