The 'Compatibilty' list is just for the included software, which is written only for Windows or Mac (not needed for Linux). The OS on the box itself is Linux so if you wanted to connect the pure 'linux way' you could use SSH to bring up a terminal session on the MYBOOK, then set up NFS connections.
However you don't need to go to that level, a simple CIFS mount on your Ubuntu box is sufficient for general use.
The default share on the MYBOOK is named 'Public' and as the name suggests allows anyone to connect to the share.
On your Ubuntu box..
- Create a mount point in /media
- then mount it as a 'CIFS' mount
sudo mkdir /media/mybooklive
(uid is your Ubuntu uid - usually 1000)
sudo mount -t cifs -o username=,rw,users,uid=1000 //mybookipaddress/Public /media/mybooklive
(mybookipaddress is the ip address of the MYBOOK device)
(You may need to install the 'cifs-utils' package first).
- to make it mount at boot, add the mount to the /etc/fstab file.
Note: I have found that when I need to transfer large or lots of files to the MYBOOK, it's best to use FTP because it's more stable. CIFS and NFS mounts are fragile and tend drop out or freeze at the worst possible times.
//mybookipaddress/Public /media/mybooklive cifs rw,username=,uid=1000 0 0