pop it in
at shell prromt fdisk the drive, i.e. fdisk /dev/hdc
the hit n to create a linux partition - (type 82) - this is for ext2 or ext3.
make sure it is type 82 by hitting t and entering 82. to see what you have hit p - you can accept the defaults and you will have one partition.
hit m if you need help. then hit w - it it written.
okay - now we have one big partition called /dev/hdc1
to make it ext3 type
to make it ext2
now we can put an entry in fstab - lets call it mp3s
it can look like this:
/dev/hdc1 /mp3s ext3 defaults 1 2
to share it with linux boxes put an entry in the file /etc/exports for it - mine looks like this
be sure to ahve NFS running.
/mp3s sparches(ro) pookie(ro)
for the windows computer you need something in your smb.conf file