I'm having issues with sharing my external hdd (1 TB, formatted Ext4 file system) over a samba server using Raspbian. I went through all the steps as described here: http://elinux.org/R-Pi_NAS
All went well and I can access my external harddrive on two macbooks (one lion, one mountain lion) and share its media to another raspberry pi running raspbmc, so it is safe to say that all is well with the protocol itself.
However, the mounted volume shows only a size of 6.5 GB and I cannot write large files too it due to the size constrictions. However, all the smaller files that I write to it all work and show up in Raspbian to populate the harddrive. Needless to say that the harddrive shows the full 1 TB in Raspbian. I have a strong feeling that these 6.5 GB that are available on the samba share is in fact the size of the SD card (8GB, class 10, Kingston) where Raspbian runs on. How can I mend this issue? Is it a problem with the mount? I really followed the exact steps in the linked tutorial so that is all I can say about the setup process. Could it be an issue with the EXT4 file system and should I format it differently?
Thanks for the advises!