mount remotely external usb drive with ubuntu
I hope I am the right forum.
I finished installing Lucid (Ubuntu 10.04) on two desktop PCs formerly running Windows XP. Both installs went like a charm.
Machine A has an external USB drive connected to it that I previously used for MS Windows backups. I can see the contents of the external drive from A's "file explorer" and navigate its directories.
I would like to have machine B auto-mount A's external USB drive.
A while back, I did something similar with a RedHat host that would automount a connection to an external USB drive shared by a MS Windows machine. My "/etc/fstab" was updated to mount a CIFS share.
I used CIFS since RedHat does not support NTFS, which is the format of USB drive. It worked perfectly.
Can I do the same thing or is there a simple way? I am thinking that I may need to setup NFS server and client but I am not sure.
Is there a how-to on NFS and Ubuntu?
I welcome any pointers or suggestions. Thanks.