So, I got an external, powered HDD attached to the Vero. I can access it from another Linux box via ssh/sftp. What I want though is a persistent mount of the drive on this other PC at startup. I tried it with NFS, SMB (cifs), fuse.sshfs via /etc/fstab but to no avail.
As long as I had this HDD attached to the router I could easily mount it persistently via nfs or cifs
Any ideas what I’m missing. Thanks
Well to answer that question we need to understand what is your problem when you try to persistently mount it from your PC?
Hi, I get different error messages. Mainly, I’d need to check again later, the mountpoint stays empty. At some point I got something w/ re to root privileges depending on the protocol.
Would it make sense to copy the fstab line here?
You can do that.
Also recommend to read this two threads for ideas what might be wrong
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This thread is about OSMC as a client but surely this method works in exactly this way on any linux PC
This how-to describes how to mount your network shares via autofs. Autofs should be as performant as fstab based mounting but has the advantage that your shares are mounted on demand which also should give you more reliability in case of network interuptions.
First install the autofs package
sudo apt-get install autofs
If you already have mounted your shares already via fstab comment out that line in fstab and reboot.
For this how-to we are going to use a directory for each server, if you wa…
So I tried it with
firstname.lastname@example.org:/media/TOSHIBA_EXT/Fotos /media/thomas/Fotos fuse.sshfs delay_connect,reconnect … …
that did not work
Well not a sshfs expert. But I assume you have proper keys for osmc user and the user mounting has access to them?
Check logs for issues.
Alternatively use cifs as it should be straight forward with user/password approach.
I tried it also with cifs - to no avail
//192.168.4.32/toshiba_ext/Fotos /media/thomas/Fotos cifs credentials=/home/thomas/.smbmedia,iocharset=utf8… …
to no avail
Well well well, you really need to provide more details if you want this to be solved.
Check and share your logs.
Also for cifs allways do one step at a time.
Install smbclient on your PC and run
smbclient -u osmc -L 192.168.4.32 and share the output.
But one thing first, did you try the share without folder
What password are you using? Are you aware that the SMB password is different to the SSH password?
need some time before I’m back to that network, and yes
@jb2cool I’m aware of it i’m actually using an SSH key for sftp. Will report back… I’ll also install nfs support or ftp if things don’t work out with smb
hold on, I was too fast,
@jb2cool where would I set this smb pwd?
smbpasswd but what’s the initial username:pwd. Is it osmc:osmc?
Yes osmc/osmc is inital but you can always reset with
boy, this is strange.
HDD1 can be mounted
//192.168.4.32/extHDD/Test /media/thomas/Test cifs credentials=/home/thomas/.smbcredentials_osmc 0 0
HDD2 can’t be mounted
//192.168.4.32/toshiba%20ext/Test /media/thomas/Test1 cifs credentials=/home/thomas/.smbcredentials_osmc 0 0
mount error(2): No such file or directory but I got
HDD1 works fine, HDD2 doesn’t, any idea what i’m missing here?
I can access HDD2 through SMB I just can’t mount it locally.
fstab has its own escape syntax. Instead of
OMG, it worked. Thanks a million.