just got the Vero 2. Installed Samba. Listed under Services as “(running)”.
Can access Vero via Putty SSH.
Can access the Vero via its internal IP:8080 and see the classic Kodi controls -->remote, accessing movies,tv, etc. (nothing there yet, cause the exHDD is empty)
Cannot access the exHDD (NTFS) via Windows Exporer or any other way. Windows recognizes the Vero in “Network” as “osmc” under “multimedia”, same as my Onkyo Receiver. Double Clicking opens Win Media Player. Right Click, open opens the Kodi interface in the browser.
Sam Nazarko confirmed my exHDD is properly mounted --> /dev/sda1
It’s under listed as /media/“Name of the Drive”
OSMC states the correct amount of space.
What to do? How can I access the exHDD in my Windows network?
If it helps: This is my /etc/samba/smb-local.conf
workgroup = WORKGROUP
follow symlinks = yes
wide links = no
unix extensions = no
lock directory = /var/cache/samba
load printers = no
printing = bsd
printcap name = /dev/null
disable spoolss = yes
log level = 1
map to guest = bad user
usershare template share = automount template
read raw = Yes
write raw = Yes
strict locking = no
min receivefile size = 16384
use sendfile = true
aio read size = 2048
aio write size = 2048
socket options = TCP_NODELAY IPTOS_LOWDELAY SO_RCVBUF=131072 SO_SNDBUF=131072
browsable = yes
read only = no
valid users = osmc
path = /home/osmc
comment = OSMC Home Directory
So when you now enter on your windows machine in the file explorer \\<IP or Name of your OSMC>\ what do you see? Only osmc or osmc and Elements?
Ok, under network you normally have two sections “Computer” and “Multimedia”. Under Computer the Samba part of OSMC is shown under Multimedia it shows the Webremote and UPNP part of OSMC (depending on what you have installed). But UPNP would only show files that are in your library and not just everything you share via Samba
Problem is: If I put the OSMCs IP in the file explorer it loads for a short time, then opens firefox (my standard browser) and firefox says no connection possible (not like it is not allowed or anything, kinda like the error if you do not have internet or the website does not exist).
Yes I have 2 sections under “Network”. Under “Computer” I only see my own desktop computer, nothing more.
“OSMC” is only available under “Multimedia”. Funnily enough, this connection seems to be working one way, because when I double click it and go to OSMC in Windows Media Player, choose “Videos”, “All Videos” I can stream video files located on the the exHDD that is hooked to my OSMC to Windows w/o a problem, given that WinMPlayer knows the format/contatiner/codec.
I am talking about your windows, when you connect your PC to a network the first time you are asked if it is a public or a private network and if you want to activate file sharing.
Ok actually just remember that this might only have been introduced with Windows 8.
Then I am actually out of any thoughts.
Only other idea that comes up, as your windows machine doesn’t see any samba shares try to create a second samba server to check if OSMC is at fault. I believe you can make your router as a samba share by plugging in a USB Stick and enable sharing.
No, this option was introduced in Vista and is there in Windows 7 as well.
To change it later (on Windows 7) go to Start->Control Panel->Network and Sharing Centre. Then under “View your Active Networks” you will see the name of your network, and it will say either “Home Network”, “Work Network”, or “Public Network”. If it is not set to Home network, change it to this. If it is set to Public Network file sharing will be disabled.
That’s what I meant by “Home Connection”. It is set as a private network and everything in the advanced settings is on “activated” or “enabled” → printers, other computers etc. so I thought it should appear
Good news and bad news! OSMC is not at fault and neither is the Vero I presume.
Typing '\OSMC IP in a Laptop connected to our home network running Win 10 (x86 I believe) and having the exact same settings in terms of private network, advanced settings all activated / enabled was able to login
When typing the IP into the file explorer I can use username and password I set for the OSMC and see an “osmc” folder and an “Elements” folder, where I can access everything that is on my External. (OSMC does not appear in the “Network” category on the left though)
And with my desktop PC it is Error Code 0x80004005 still…
I don’t get it.
EDIT: Sooo big news again! Tried it with another Laptop connected to my private home connection running Win 7 x86 with the exact same connection and sharing settings.
And here I can even see the OSMC as a “Computer” in the “Network” department and access OSMC and exHDD!