This is part of our series on building a NAS. In this article we will get the box set up with a static IP address, and get your drives set up for RAID 1.
We are assuming that at this point you have Ubuntu installed. We are gong to install software raid in a moment. The first thing I want to do is make sure we have a static ip address. Usually Ubuntu will start up with a dynamic ip address. This can make it more difficult to transfer files to this box, so lets make it static.