Assuming that you only messed up your fstab file and not other things you would need to mount the ext4 partition on your sdcard to be able to correct the fstab file.
Therefore when you only have windows you either can install paragon extfs or maybe easier just boot a live Linux (e.g. Ubuntu) from DVD or USB and then mount the sdcard and change the file
As a side note on OSMC you don’t need to change fstab file to connect external hard drive as they are auto mounted
Thank you Sam and fzinken for your help that is really appreciated.
I’ve already re-installed osmc as I suspected I had already made a mess of it, I might as well start from scratch.
Fzinken, I’ll keep a note of Paragon extfs, which can be found at ExtFS for Windows | Paragon Software should I need to access ext4 partition on my sd card.
Fzinken, I assume external hard drive are auto-mounted when they’re formated as ext4, right?
Mine is formated as ntfs.
Gee I might have inserted a lot of instructions and configs for nothing. Wondering whether I should not reinstall osmc (again!). In the meantime, here’s the log: http://xbmclogs.com/pabaegtyw
Thank you, fzinken
I just figured out I am talking to you in two threads and this get’s a bit strange.
So what I can see your second partition on the external harddisk is automatically mounted as /media/RPi HD, so what exactly is your problem now?
Or are you missing your first partition?
Configure Deluge torrent client so that torrents are downloaded on my usb external HDD. Problem is I just don’t know where my HDD is. I thought I would just need to enter “/media/RPi HD/completed” in Deluge as the location where the torrents should be downloaded. It does not work: it still downloads on my sd card rather than the HDD.
Being able to access this same HDD from Windows using Windows explorer. Again, same problem, I don’t know where the HDD is. I entered '192.168.1.4/media/RPi HD", but it says “File not found”.
I am not sure what you are doing wrong. Only thing I can tell you that your harddisk is mounted at /media/RPi HD
And the only advice I can give you that you might want to change the label of that partition as having a space in the name always can lead to trouble.
Fzinken, I just re-read your last message: you’re saying I have 2 partitions on my external HDD? How is that possible? I just re-formated it this morning and I am sure there was one partition (sorry, I’m getting a bit frustrated )
Ok, it might be it. I’ll reinstall osmc tomorrow, rename the external hdd and will just plug it as it should be auto-mounted (without any further instructions), right?
To be continued…
In the meantime, tahnk you for your time and your help.