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dothedog

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Stupid Mount Question
« on: October 21, 2007, 07:45:54 pm »
Hi All,
I had actually asked this question on the PlutoHome forums and never got an answer here:

http://plutohome.com/support/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=1256&highlight=

Hoping someone here can help. Here is my setup. I have a LinuxMCE 0704 dedicated core running. I have a 1.2TB raid array on it. I am currently using it in conjunction with a KnoppMyth r5f27 box. The KnoppMyth box records to the /home/public/data/video directory on the core over a network. The problem I am having is a wierd one. I want to use the KnoppMyth MythMusic to play music that is stored on /home/public/data/audio. This worked before I had KnoppMyth version r5e50. When I upgraded, I ran into a mount problem. When I mount the /home/public/data directory using smbfs I can see everything however, for some reason I get a bunch of smb errors and it takes forever to scan the directory. So I tried to mount using CIFS hoping that that would cause fewer errors. However, when I do a "mount -t cifs" it mounts, however the /home/public/data/audio and /home/public/data/video directories only show a "*" directory and not the actual contents. The /home/public/data/pictures directory is ok. Has anyone ever run into this before?

I've tried synchronizing users, dir_mode=777, file_mode=777, and nothing seems to work. I am hoping I am missing something simple in LinuxMCE.

Rob

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Re: Stupid Mount Question
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2007, 09:35:50 pm »
Ok, I have tried a couple of other things. I can browse and read the missing directories in /home/public/data/audio from a winxp box as well as a Suse 10.2 box (using Konquerer). However, on the Suse box, I get the same behavior (as on the knoppmyth box)  if I try to mount from command line. e.g. I only get a "*" directory after I cifs mount it.

Any Ideas?

Rob

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Re: Stupid Mount Question{SOLVED} Kinda
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2007, 11:43:26 pm »
Ok, I didn't actually solve the CIFS mounting, but I just exported the /home/public/ directory using NFS. All is working now...

Still would like to figure out how to make CIFS work though...

Rob

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Re: Stupid Mount Question
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2007, 12:05:05 am »
Can you post the entire mount statement that you used with cifs?

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Re: Stupid Mount Question {NOT SOLVED}
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2007, 05:05:05 pm »
I thought the NFS mount solved things because I could scan the /home/public/data/audio directory, however, I couldn't get the thing to write recorded tv shows using myth. So I am back to trying to solve the CIFS issue. The wierd thing is before I couldn't get anything in the /mnt/public/audio folder. that is now showing up. Now I can't get it show any files in the /mnt/public/videos folder  :(
The mount for /mnt/public shows up and most directories are read/write - able. All except for the /mnt/public/videos folder...

Thanks for the reply pixelator.

Here is the relevant info:

In /etc/fstab (username and password changed to protect the innocent;)
//192.168.80.1/public /mnt/public/ cifs username=User1,password=PassWord,filemode=0766,dir_mode=0777,uid=User1,gid=public

doing an ls -la on /mnt/public
root@mythtv:/mnt/public# ls -la
total 68
drwxrwxrwx 11 User1 public     0 Oct 30 07:14 .
drwxr-xr-x  3 root      root    4096 Oct  6 15:48 ..
drwxrwxrwx  1 User1 public     0 Oct 21 20:07 audio
drwxrwxrwx  1 User1 public     0 Oct  5 20:51 backup
-rwxrw-rw-  1 User1 public     0 Oct 28 17:33 data
drwxrwxrwx  1 User1 public     0 Oct 25 22:59 documents
drwxrwxrwx  1 User1 public     0 Apr 22  2007 download
drwxrwxrwx  1 User1 public     0 Sep 29 17:01 pictures
drwxrwxrwx  1 User1 public     0 Oct  4  2006 samples
drwxrwxrwx  1 User1 public     0 Oct 26 08:12 tts
drwxrwxrwx  1 User1 public     0 Oct 30 07:04 tv
drwxrwxrwx  1 User1 public     0 Jul 27 06:51 videos

Doing an ls -la on the server returns
dcerouter_35940:/home/public/data# ls -la
total 168
drwxrwsr-x  12 User1 public  4096 2007-10-30 07:14 .
drwxrwsr-x   5 User2  public  4096 2007-09-29 14:23 ..
drwxrwsr-x 290 User1 public  8192 2007-10-21 20:07 audio
drwxrwsr-x   3 User1 public  4096 2007-10-05 20:51 backup
-rw-rw-rw-   1 User1 public  1780 2007-10-29 09:57 channels.conf
-rw-rw-rw-   1 User1 public 10439 2007-10-28 20:47 channels.conf.clean
-rw-rw-rw-   1 User1 public 11495 2007-10-28 20:46 channels.conf.orig
-rw-rw-rw-   1 User1 public     0 2007-10-28 17:33 data
drwxrwsr-x   6 User1 public  4096 2007-10-25 22:59 documents
drwxrwsr-x   7 User1 public  4096 2007-04-22 15:26 download
drwxrwsr-x   2 User1 public  4096 2007-03-06 07:55 knoppmythiso
drwxrwsr-x 101 User1 public  4096 2007-09-29 17:01 pictures
-rw-rwxrwx   1 User1 public   162 2007-05-21 17:57 ~$ree area research paper.doc
drwxrwsr-x   4 User1 public  4096 2006-10-04 20:12 samples
-rw-rwxrwx   1 User1 public 29696 2007-05-21 17:58 Three area research paper.doc
drwxr-sr-x   2 root      public  4096 2007-10-26 08:12 tts
drwxrwsr-x   2 User1 public 53248 2007-10-30 07:04 tv
drwxrwsr-x  57 User1 public  4096 2007-07-27 06:51 videos

Here is an ls -la for the /mnt/public/videos folder:
root@mythtv:/mnt/public# ls -la videos/
total 0
drwxrwxrwx  1 User1 public 0 Jul 27 06:51 .
drwxrwxrwx 11 User1 public 0 Oct 30 07:14 ..
drwxrwxrwx  1 User1 public 0 Oct  9  2006 _2X68P~X

on the server I get:
dcerouter_35940:/home/public/data# ls -la videos/
total 292
drwxrwsr-x 57 User1 public  4096 2007-07-27 06:51 .
drwxrwsr-x 12 User1 public  4096 2007-10-30 07:14 ..
drwxrwxrwx  2 User1 public  4096 2006-10-09 18:29 *
drwxrwxrwx  2 User1 public  4096 2006-12-02 12:13 Movie1
drwxrwxrwx  2 User1 public  4096 2006-12-02 12:13 Movie2
drwxrwxrwx  6 User1 public  4096 2006-10-07 14:15 Movie3
drwxrwxrwx  2 User1 public  4096 2007-04-21 21:08 Movie4
... And lots more

the contents of _2X68P~X are the same as "*".

Contents of /etc/passwd on the server:
User1:x:10000:10000:,,,:/home/user_1:/bin/false

contents of /etc/passwd on client
User1:x:10000:10000::/home/User1:/bin/bash


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Re: Stupid Mount Question
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2007, 06:17:32 pm »
Have you looked at: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Howto:_Using_Network_Shares ?

I don't think you're supposed to mount external disks over /mnt/public to begin with.
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Re: Stupid Mount Question
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2007, 12:38:47 am »
Zaerc,
Thanks for the reply. I am using it like this:

From your link to the wiki.

Quote
Network Share Using LinuxMCE's Directory Structure

In this case LinuxMCE uses separate directories on the share for each user, with media sub-directories in each one. These directory trees are created if they do not already exist on the share.

For a typical Windows share, the storage layout will look like this:

my_share\public\audio
my_share\public\documents
my_share\public\pictures
my_share\public\videos
my_share\<user_1>\audio
my_share\<user_1>\documents
my_share\<user_1>\pictures
my_share\<user_1>\videos


So according to this, it should be ok. I'm just using it as a linux share instead of a windoze share. And in fact it had been working just fine before. And it works fine for most of the /home/public/data directories. It seems like just one doesn't want to play nice.

Rob