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andreweverton

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Mounting Shares on a basic Sheevaplug Development kit
« on: 23 March 2011, 02:56:57 pm »

Hi,

yet another Linux n00b, struggling through...

I have a Sheevaplug development kit plug and a Buffalo Linkstation.

I am trying to mount a folder as follows.

\\buffalo\share\music to the local folder of //media/music
I've tried a multitude of options editing fstab, manual mounting etc, and recieve

mount error: cifs filesystem not supported by the system
mount error(19): No such device
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g.man mount.cifs)

With my limited knowledge I assume that cifs interoperability is not included in the kernel ?!?! - I have installed all SMBFS apps.

my questions are:

Is there an alternative way of permanantly mounting the share, if not;

How do I get my sheevaplug to play with cifs?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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NewIT_Marcus

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Re: Mounting Shares on a basic Sheevaplug Development kit
« Reply #1 on: 23 March 2011, 05:22:46 pm »

AFAIR ntfs-3g is the replacement for cifs.

apt-get install ntfs-3g

If this doesn't make a difference you are going to have to details precisely what commands you have used, what configuration files you have changed (and what their contents are - you should delete any passwords / sensitive data first), and information about the remote system you are trying to connect to.
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andreweverton

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Re: Mounting Shares on a basic Sheevaplug Development kit
« Reply #2 on: 23 March 2011, 09:42:16 pm »

Thanks for the quick reply Marcus  :D

I have modified the fstab file to reference:

//buffalo/share/music /media/music ntfs guest,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8,code$

and I get the error below(which seems to be a step along hopefully)  I have tried directly referencing the IP address to the same effect.

ntfs-3g: Failed to access volume '//Buffalo/share/music': No such file or directory

am I missing a trick?
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NewIT_Marcus

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Re: Mounting Shares on a basic Sheevaplug Development kit
« Reply #3 on: 23 March 2011, 09:48:16 pm »

Can you resolve Buffalo?

If not, refer to it by IP address instead of by name.
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sfzhi

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Re: Mounting Shares on a basic Sheevaplug Development kit
« Reply #4 on: 23 March 2011, 10:00:04 pm »

AFAIR ntfs-3g is the replacement for cifs.
ntfs-3g is not a replacement for cifs. NTFS is not a network file system, and it is unrelated to CIFS.

With my limited knowledge I assume that cifs interoperability is not included in the kernel ?!?! - I have installed all SMBFS apps.
You are probably right that it is not included in the kernel. In the context of Linux SMBFS is not the same as CIFS. They are kind of compatible, but different implementations. If you want to use CIFS you need to have support in the kernel. User mode apps will not help.

If modifying kernel configuration is not an option for you then you could try one of the FUSE-based SMB clients (there are a few). Although I didn't try any of those myself, so can't tell how well they work.
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andreweverton

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Re: Mounting Shares on a basic Sheevaplug Development kit
« Reply #5 on: 24 March 2011, 05:25:39 pm »

Thanks for the help guys, I looked at fuse client to no joy.

In the end I have installed Debian to an SD-card using the link below as a reference guide,  I can now do all I wanted to do and more.

http://www.cyrius.com/debian/kirkwood/sheevaplug/plugs.html
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