Re: how to turn my PC into a RAID hard drive
The RAID part have already been explained. However, if you have a spare drive, you might want to use it for system drive and keep the RAID array for data seperate. In that case, just do a normal install on the smaller drive and well help you setup the RAID array later.
Originally Posted by anorphirith
For filesharing you want to setup Samba and a FTP server like PureFTPD, both are included in the Ubuntu repositories. There needs to be some configuration once the RAID is active.
I'm not sure if you can access your filesystem via USB from another machine as a normal drive. You would need special USB drivers that allows the host to switch to slave mode, and you would have to use NTFS on the RAID, which is way down the ladder of excellent filesystem choices for a setup like yours. You're better off with Samba over network.
What? I'm not allowed to say fsck? Then how is i supposed to help people fix their filesystems?