Can't update music library

Hi Guys

Well I’m slowly getting through my list of problems one at a time, so here’s the next one

Since installing Peppermint 4 I can’t download my music library in Clementine from my NAS, oddly enough I managed to download it in Guayadeque which is amazing to me because that’s the first time I’ve ever got that program to work,

I’ve tried Clementine a few times and all it does is get to 1% and no further (on one occasion it got as far as 3%) I don’t get any error messages just an endless spinning circle of nothingness.

I have a feeling I’m gonna have to edit my fstab file to mount the network shares at boot time which I think in the long run mat prevent other network related issues from happening,

I don’t know how to edit fstab but I would like to learn if someone would care to teach me

Many thanks

Graeme

Has the NAS got a fixed IP ?

So you know the network path to the shares ?

Do the shares require authentication ?

Has the NAS got a fixed IP ?

Yes

So you know the network path to the shares ?

Yes

Do the shares require authentication ?

No

Heh, OK, what are they ?

Heh, OK, what are they ?

Oh sorry Mark I thought you just wanted like general answers (or is the right word bolean) :slight_smile:

ok the ip is 192.168.2.100

path is /run/user/graeme/gvfs and there are 7 shares, multimedia, movies, graeme, pat, family tree, backup (all drives) & utilities

it’s not really necessary to mount backup (all drives)

back in 5 mins … whilst you wait …

Install cifs-utils:

sudo apt-get install cifs-utils

Backup your fstab file:

sudo cp -v /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.original

is that the FULL nae of the backup share (with spacces) ?

OK done that

is that the FULL nae of the backup share (with spacces) ?

/run/user/graeme/gvfs/smb-share:server=freenas,share=backup%20(all%20drives)

OK, lets just try one first.

Word of warning … DO NOT reboot whilst we’re doing this

Create a mountpoint:

sudo mkdir /mnt/multimedia

now open fstab for editing

sudo gedit /etc/fstab

add a SINGLE NEW LINE at the bottom that reads:

//192.168.2.100/multimedia  /mnt/multimedia  cifs  guest,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8  0  0

SAVE the file, but leave gedit open.

Back in the terminal run:

sudo mount -a

any errors, STOP, and tell me what … if nothing is returned …

Now try opening that mountpoint:

pcmanfm /mnt/multimedia

are the contents visible?

if so, can you write to the share … try creating a file or directory.

works perfect and I can create and write to the directory :slight_smile:

next one … movies, graeme, pat, family tree, backup (all drives) & utilities

Create a mountpoint:

sudo mkdir /mnt/movies

now open fstab for editing (if it’s still open, you can make your changes in the open window rather than opening a new one)

sudo gedit /etc/fstab

add a SINGLE NEW LINE at the bottom that reads:

//192.168.2.100/movies  /mnt/movies  cifs  guest,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8  0  0

SAVE the file, but leave gedit open.

Back in the terminal run:

sudo mount -a

any errors, STOP, and tell me what … if nothing is returned …

Now try opening that mountpoint:

pcmanfm /mnt/movies

are the contents visible?

if so, can you write to the share … try creating a file or directory.

BTW, don’t get ahead of me here … 2 of the shares need special attention :wink:

I can open the mountpoint but no contents are visible

What’s the output from:

ls -a /mnt/movies

and

ls -a /mnt

graeme@Linux1 ~ $ ls -a /mnt/movies
. …
graeme@Linux1 ~ $ ls -a mnt
ls: cannot access mnt: No such file or directory
graeme@Linux1 ~ $

Are you sure the shared directory (on the NAS) is called movies and not Movies ?

/run/user/graeme/gvfs/smb-share:server=freenas,share=movies

For now … comment that line out in fstab … so it reads:

//192.168.2.100/movies /mnt/movies cifs guest,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8 0 0

SAVE fstab

and run:

sudo umount /mnt/movies

ok done that

What is the output from running this:

sudo mount -t cifs -o guest,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8  //192.168.2.100/movies /mnt/movies

graeme@Linux1 ~ $ sudo mount -t cifs -o guest,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8 //192.168.2.100/movies /mnt/movies
graeme@Linux1 ~ $

Hmm … now navigate to /mnt/movies

anything there?