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    alexswoopdesk, May 4, 2012

    I am new here, so sorry if I missed something.

    I installed freenas (twice), I create my volume, but when I goto create my share, I use the gui to select the path, then I get an error "path does not exist" It does this for apple, windows, and unix shares. PLEASE.. what am I missing. this is making me go crazy
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    ben, May 4, 2012

    What version of FreeNAS? Can you take a screenshot of the error and what the path selection dialogue looks like before it happens?
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    alexswoopdesk, May 5, 2012

    it's the most recent version FreeNAS-8.0.4-RELEASE-p1-x64

    When I attempt to create a share, I name it, then click on browse. I select /mnt/vol1 ( I named the volume, vol1), then either depending on what type of share (win, apple, unix) is how long before I get the error, for unix, it take a few seconds, then in red letters above the path, I get "path does not exist" for a windows share, I browse, to select the path, just as I click on vol1, it closes and I get the red letters "path does not exist" I am sure it's me, but I am at a loss. I have tried on two systems with diffrent hardware and same results
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    ben, May 5, 2012

    Is that a ZFS or UFS volume?
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    alexswoopdesk, May 6, 2012

    Either. I have tried both and get the same results.

    the 1st computer was a duel core with 2 gig's of ram (test box), then 2nd computer is (2) quad cores (8 total) with 16 gig's of ram.
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    joeschmuck, May 6, 2012

    In the console windows (on the machine running FreeNAS) enter 9 for shell. Note: you can run this from a SSH window if you know how.

    Type this command and report back what it says: df

    it should look something like this (values will be different):

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    2. Filesystem          1K-blocks       Used      Avail Capacity  Mounted on
    3. /dev/ufs/FreeNASs1a     948903    431413     441577    49%    /
    4. devfs                        1         1          0   100%    /dev
    5. /dev/md0                  4663      1922       2368    45%    /etc
    6. /dev/md1                   823         2        755     0%    /mnt
    7. /dev/md2                152791     20059     120509    14%    /var
    8. /dev/ufs/FreeNASs4       20263      1186      17456     6%    /data
    9. vol1                3890046721     54312 3889992409     0%    /mnt/vol1
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    Post the results. We can help you from there.

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