cifs file share problem?

Windows
Rick
2006-01-02
2013-06-03
  • Rick
    Rick
    2006-01-02

    I am running WindowsXP and and trying to setup MVPMC to play files on the MediaMVP from the windows file share server.  All went fine with the setup as per the windows How To except I do not see the file share on the MediaMVP within MVPMC.

    Following is the code used in the file share:

    #####################################################
    # SECTION 3 Example of Mounting a Windows File Share
    #####################################################

    # a. Create /wxp_video directory on MediaMVP.
    # b. Mount my Windows XP box's mpeg file share
    #
    # The following lines are commented out since they
    # need to be customized on a per-user basis.
    # mkdir /wxp_video;
    # mount.cifs //172.31.1.5/video_share /wxp_video/ -o password=guest;
    #
    mkdir /wxp_video;
    mount.cifs //192.168.1.103/video /wxp_video/ -o password=guest,rsize=34000;

    ##########################################################################
    # SECTION 4

    The file share is setup as in the link provided for a guest account.  Is it possible to debug this issue using telnet?

    Yes, I would perfer to use Linux after I can make it work in windows. :-)

    Keep up the good work and thanks.

     
    • John Honeycutt
      John Honeycutt
      2006-01-02

      Yes try debugging with telnet:
      -Remove the mount.cifs line from you config file.
      -telnet to the mvp.
      -do > ls -l to make sure the wxp_video dir was
      created correctly.
      -do the mount.cifs command.
      Does it pass without error messages?
      If it passes:
      > ls -l /wxp_video
      Are the files there?

      Check your wxp box for error logs.

       
    • Rick
      Rick
      2006-01-03

      I removed the mount.cifs command line and then restated the MediaMVP.  Got it back up and running then went to Telnet, following was the results.

      BusyBox v1.00 (2005.11.02-03:12+0000) Built-in shell (ash)
      Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

      # > ls -l/wxp_video
      -sh: Syntax error: "&" unexpected

       
    • Rick
      Rick
      2006-01-03

      I was able to mkdir /wxp_video using telnet.  I then tried to execute # mount.cifs //192.168.1.103/video/wxp_video/ -o password=guest;

      and the result was: "# mount.cifs //192.168.1.103/video/wxp_videl o/ -o password=guest;
      mount error: can not change directory into mount target -o"

      What is the problem here?

       
      • John Honeycutt
        John Honeycutt
        2006-01-03

        The ls command failed because you need a space between the -l and /wxp_video
        eg: ls   -l   /wxp_video

        Do you have spaces correctly in the mount.cifs command?
        The format is mount.cifs <sharename> <local dir> -o <options>
        eg:
        mkdir /win_files;
        mount.cifs  //172.31.1.1/file_share  /win_files/  -o password=guest,rsize=34000;

        Your command is:
        //192.168.1.103/video/wxp_video/
        I think your windows share is //192.168.1.103/video
        and your mvp local dir is:
        /wxp_video

        The error message seems to indicate you do
        not have a space between your share name and local dir name.
        eg:
        mount.cifs  //192.168.1.103/video  /wxp_video  -o   password=guest,rsize=34000;

         
    • Rick
      Rick
      2006-01-04

      Yes, the lack of a space between the share name and the local directory was the problem.  Works pretty well.

      This may not be the correct place to post this but...

      I am using mvpmc to stream movies and music to the MediaMVP.  Does mvpmc support playback of VOB files.
      I tried to play one and it does play but the video and audio skip every few seconds.

       
      • John Honeycutt
        John Honeycutt
        2006-01-04

        Don't know. Try posting the to developers list.
        John...