[mythtv-users] Mapping to a Windows share

David George david at thegeorges.us
Thu Jan 24 01:41:51 UTC 2008

On 01/23/2008 08:34 PM, Harry Devine wrote:
> I recently put Windows XP back onto my main PC in the house, mainly 
> because I couldn't get any drivers to work for my ATI Radeon X1600 card 
> on FC8, and also because the Flash support for x86_64 was non existant.  
> So I went back figuring I'd try again at a later date.
> Anyway, I have most of my MP3s on my Windows box.  I'd like to allow 
> Myth to access them from there instead of copying them over to the Myth 
> box.  I have a share setup called Music on the Windows box and it's open 
> to Everyone (permissions-wise).  When I try to mount to it from my Myth 
> box, nothing happens.  It just sits there forever looking like it's 
> trying, but never mounts it.  I'm entering:
>              mount /mnt/music
> Any ideas?  I'd really like to not have files duplicated on 2 machines.

You didn't mention what Linux distro you are running on your myth box, 
but as you mentioned F8 for the other system the following should work:

mount -t cifs -o "username=loginname,uid=loginname" 
// /mnt/music

Then just enter your password and you should be good to go.


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