[mythtv-users] Mapping to a Windows share

Harry Devine lifter89 at comcast.net
Thu Jan 24 01:55:18 UTC 2008

David George wrote:
> 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.
Sorry about the Linux distro.  It's FC6.  I entered the following and 
got it to work:
       mount -t cifs -o username=Administrator,password=####### 
// /mnt/music

So, for the next dumb question:  can I somehow put this into my 
/etc/fstab so it can be mounted up automatically?  I'm assuming a line 
similar to the following should be close:
       //   /mnt/music   cifs   
username=Administrator,password=####### 0 0

Thanks for all the help!

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