MyWorldBook NAS drive only came with Mac and Windows installation software (which turns out to be nothing more than a way to run the admin software via a browser, did not know that at the time).
So in order to setup the NAs drive I need a windows environment, hence, I start up XP using virtualbox (virtualXP I referred to). So everything is OK from XP I can see the Public folder and the 3 shared medi specific subfolders as previously mentioned. I can transfer data from PCLOS to the drive via a shared folder between XP and PCLOS (very awkward but possible).
Back in PCLOS where I really want to have access to the drive. I used Configure My Computer > Network Sharing > Configure Windows(R) Shares, to setup the two folders, the private folder I created called Malcolm and the default Public folder. This works for the private folder but not the public folder. I have tried various combinations of settings and username/passwords but to no avail.
I can access the Public folder via a web browser (not recommended) and FTP (OK for upload only) but not as a network drive. I can access the private folder using Dolphin. So the bit that is missing is that the Public folder does not seem to be correctly mounted or has some permissions set that prevents me from accessing it. The odd thing is that the private folder works fine.
PCLOS access to NAS Public folder using Dolphin does not work.
PCLOS access to NAS Public folder using ftp and web browser works fine.
PCLOS access to NAS private folder using Dolphin,ftp,web browser etc works fine.
XP (thru PCLOS virtualbox) access to NAS Public folder using Explorer,Internet Explorer and Firefox works fine.
XP (thru PCLOS virtualbox) access to NAS Private folder using Explorer,Internet Explorer and Firefox works fine.
IPad access to Public folder works fine
PS3 access to Public folder works fine.
In fact everything in my house can access that Public folder except PCLOS.
One thing I did notice last night was that if I have my private folder mounted in PCLOS I cannot access it from anywhere else. Which is OK and makes sense. However this did make me think that the mounting of the Public drive has to be done differently since it needs to be shared. At this point I have no idea.