12. November 2017 at 21:29 #32436
In summary, I have an external harddisk on another RPI, mounted via the „filesystem mount“ which does work in Kodi and via the GUI, but doesn’t work in Squeezebox. I think it is a permission issue…
I use one RPI as media server, called „media_server“ with an external 3TB USB harddisk connected. It is formated with NTFS, so I can attach it to a Windows system if I have many bytes to transfer. It is password protected. A second RPI, actually a HifiBerry, is connected to my TV and it is called LivingRoom with M2P installed on it.
After figuring out how to mount Samba network paths, I got it working. At least in Kodi and if I open the mount via the desktop using the TV and keyboard attached to the HifiBerry. I can play music and video files, rename them, etc. The mount isn’t however visible in the Squeezebox Server settings however via http://LivingRoom:9000 > Settings > Basic Settings / Media folders > Browse. If I type the mount „/mnt/media“ and scan it, it returns an error.
After serveral searches on fora, etc. I got it working if I remove the password protection on the external drive and allow everyone to access it (by adding „allow_other“ in /etc/fstab on media_server). This isn’t really an option however, because I also run a Nextcloud server on the same RPI which goes into a protective maintenance mode if the drive is accessible to everyone. On other topics I read that Squeezebox Server approaches the mounts with a user called „squeezeboxserver“ or „lms“. I have added both on the media_server with permission to access the drive, but still the Squeezbox Server doesn’t see the mountpoint.
What shoud I do to get this working?
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