Ok it didn't take me long to to look for help again but I'm stuck at the first hurdle, I've posted 2 screenshots of the openmedia web gui the first shows the available physical discs installed on the NAS.
From top to bottom
/dev/sda: Storage drive that has a Windows and Linux partition installed (ntfs)
/dev/sdb: Boot drive (ext4)
/dev/sdc: 2gb USB Pendrive (ext4)
/dev/sdd 2gb USB Pendrive (ext4)
The second screenshot shows the filesystems, as you can see the boot drive and the 2 pendrives have mounted ok,
The problem is the 80 gb hard drive wont allow me to create a volume or mount the volume
when I click on "create" I get a box with a dropdown arrow, to select the drive I want to create, but no drives show up (not even the good drives) so I have no way of formatting the ntfs drive or any drive on the system.
EDIT: If I try to mount the ntfs drive an error box pops up saying " The configuration object is not unique" whatever that means, details show this output.
exception 'OMVException' with message 'The configuration object is not unique' in /var/www/openmediavault/rpc/filesystemmgmt.inc:559
#0 [internal function]: FileSystemMgmt Rpc->mount('58707ED2707EB6 7...')
#1 /usr/share/php/openmediavault/rpc.inc(238): call_user_func _array(Array, Array)
#2 /usr/share/php/openmediavault/rpc.inc(97): OMVRpc::exec('FileSystemMgmt', 'mount', Array)
#3 /var/www/openmediavault/rpc.php(43): OMVJsonRpcServ er->handle()
I'm currently downloading peppermint 3 so I can boot the nas with a live disc and re-partition and format the ntfs drive with gparted and see if I can mount it from there, so I thought I would post this while I'm waiting in case someone has a better solution.