Assigning an IP address to a Network Drive

Jay Ridgley jridgley2 at
Wed Jan 6 02:48:35 UTC 2010


I have a newly acquired Western Digital 1TB My Book World Edition. What 
I want to do is add it to my local network and use it for storage under 
NFS. I use a small hub(6 port) in a wired network. I do not have a 
router nor do I have any MS software installed and do not use Samba, 
just Ubuntu.

My question is how do I assign an IP address to the device without some 
sort of identifier for the physical device?

Assume the address would be, hostname koala (if needed).

I have done some reading and understand the need for an /etc/fstab entry 
and an /etc/exports entry but I still do not see what would set the IP 
address to the device.



Jay Ridgley
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