[mythtv-users] How do you point to a remote folder
rooneyo at iinet.net.au
Wed Feb 16 13:43:32 UTC 2011
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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Nick Rout
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Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] How do you point to a remote folder
On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 9:36 PM, Anthony Rooney <rooneyo at iinet.net.au>
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> bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of jedi
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> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] How do you point to a remote folder
> On Tue, Feb 01, 2011 at 11:53:51PM +1030, Anthony Rooney wrote:
> > Raymond
> > What syntax do you use to point to a location on another network PC
> > with Myth Video?
> > For example if I had video files stored on another PC on my LAN named
> > Capture in a folder named Movies how do I define this in Myth Video?
> You mount that remote folder as a part of the local filesystem and
> like any other local folder.
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On advice from this forum I sought to mount the remote folder using CIFS as
I was told that this was better than using SAMBA.
I sought to mount the remote folder MusicFilms, which resides on a Win7
machine named POSSUM mapped to my MythTv box file system at the location
I added the following to my fstab file having created a .credentials in my
home folder with my windows user name and password:
//possum/MusicFilms /mnt/MusicFilms cifs
I also tried the following line to see if I could mount using SAMBA which I
know is running on the machine
# //possum/MusicFilms /mnt/MusicFilms smbfs guest 0 0
Have you tried mounting from the command line? It may give you some useful
mount -t cifs //possum/MusicFilms /mnt/MusicFilms
>>This gives the following error message:
>>mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on //possum/MusicFilms,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error
(for several filesystems (e.g. nfs, cifs) you might
need a /sbin/mount.<type> helper program)
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so
Note via the Ubuntu "Places" file system interface I can browse and connect
to this share and mount it without any problem however I have no way of
making the mapping persistent.
I would be interested in knowing where in the Linux file system does it
place the remote folder if I user the Network interface of Ubuntu and browse
to the remote folder and chose Mount from the dropdown command list? A
representation of the remote folder appears on the desktop however it does
not appear in the file system inside the Desktop folder.
It looks like I have something wrong with the syntax however I do not have
any boot errors requiring me to skip like I got with previous attempts.
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