I’ve had to wait until the system allows me to post another message because I’m a new member. So, please pardon me for the long delay in my response.
Thank you for your assistance and persistence throughout my experience so far. Despite my best efforts, I was unable to make the “fstab method” work. This morning when I tried to “Add videos” through OSMC, I was able to navigate to the /mnt directory in OSMC and I found my LaCrosse_Other TV Shows directory, but there was nothing in it. I apologize for my lack of ability. I sense growing frustration in your responses to me, and, frankly, I don’t blame you for that.
I’m giving up on the fstab method. I changed the SMB protocol to smbv1 as noted by Tom above and was able to browse immediately to my videos and make them available to OSMC. I have no idea what security fears I should have or what performance issues I should expect, but at least this method works for me.
A couple points for your consideration, and perhaps to help others trying to configure a Pi with OSMC: First, I’ve proven to myself that the fstab method is a real stretch for anyone with limited Linux command line skills.
Second, probably related to the first, I think the “spaces” problem is a real limitation of the fstab method, especially for anyone who has previously defined share names with spaces in them. Some of us, myself included, have multiple devices on our networks that use names with spaces just fine. Changing the share names to remove spaces requires changes to all the network devices using the shares. On the other hand, the way to deal with spaces on the Linux command line varies with the command you’re issuing. It was really easy for me to make mistakes. I think you may have made a mistake yourself in one of your recommendations to me.
Also, you were critical of my use of “systemctl stuff” (see above). I pointed out why I was doing that by referring to a previous post I was referred to here, but you may not have noticed who wrote that post. (Hint: You did.) So, if the “systemctl stuff” I did is wrong or should not be done, maybe you could clarify your documentation? That might help others.
So, I’m moving on to other setup issues. I’ll start new threads if I need help with any of these. For anyone following along, here’s where I am:
I’ve installed codec licenses correctly (verified on the command line).
I have some buffering watching Live TV, especially on one TV channel. I need to look into how to fix that because that channel is unwatchable now
I need to figure out how to configure Wake On Lan settings. I want OSMC/Pi3 to wake my Windows 10 PC but it’s not doing that right now
I have a Flirc USB dongle I’m going to use with my remote. I’ve got it configured with the Windows 7 laptop and it works well. I’m expecting to plug it into the Pi’s USB port and have it work without any further issues (fingers crossed)
Again, my thanks to everyone who helped me get set up.