I can see my Pi on the network; SMB server is working fine.
My OSMC can not browse, nor can i input a valid share URL such as:
23:04:38.275 T:1958748160 ERROR: SMBDirectory->GetDirectory: Unable to open directory : ‘smb://192.168.1.187/3.0GB-Movies’
unix_err:‘1’ error : ‘Operation not permitted’
23:04:40.578 T:1958748160 ERROR: GetDirectory - Error getting smb://192.168.1.187/3.0GB-Movies
I used to be able to browse the windows workgroup and machines in the past; but when I restored my Pi’s SD card to use OSMC again, it needed the folder share locations updated because I had since reformatted and renamed things on my pc. This is where I ran into the issue of not being able to browse SMB shares given I can see the SMB share from the pi on my machine.
I am using windows 10 to share the folders. I have tried with/without password protected sharing. With/without homegroup sharing. and I have tried high and low encryption settings.
I have read many other posts here about similar issues, but no answers worked for me.
when I ran this command:
smbclient -L 192.168.1.187 -U my_username
it connected but errored out:
osmc@RaPi:~$ smbclient -L 192.168.1.187 -U Z270
Enter Z270’s password:
Domain=[Z270-PC] OS=[Windows 10 Pro 15063] Server=[Windows 10 Pro 6.3]
Sharename Type Comment
--------- ---- -------
ADMIN$ Disk Remote Admin
C$ Disk Default share
D$ Disk Default share
E$ Disk Default share
F$ Disk Default share
F-My Stuff Disk
IPC$ IPC Remote IPC
J$ Disk Default share
K$ Disk Default share
L$ Disk Default share
Connection to 192.168.1.187 failed (Error NT_STATUS_RESOURCE_NAME_NOT_FOUND)
NetBIOS over TCP disabled – no workgroup available
osmc@RaPi:~$ sudo systemctl daemon-reload
osmc@RaPi:~$ sudo systemctl restart remote-fs.target
osmc@RaPi:~$ cd /mnt/Movies
-bash: cd: /mnt/Movies: No such device
osmc@RaPi:~$ sudo mount /mnt/Movies
Couldn’t chdir to /mnt/Movies: No such device
All typos as per above notes have been corrected (the movies folder name) as I have renamed some of the shares that being one of them; thus its not seen the same in the printout directly preceding this note.
Part of my typo was the fact that I forgot I renamed a share on my host machine.
The final result of this whole issue:
The SMB function simply can’t be used to browse out; but the SMB server works fine.
I had to create a mount point,
sudochmod 777 /mnt/movies
add the fstab mount information as per above tutorial
then I was able to add the local directories as folders in the osmc GUI.
So for people trying to use the smb:// feature; looks like its simply not worth the time. It used to be the easy way to do it. I tried to get the smb:// feature to work so I could browse, but at this point, i give up and will settle with this.