Category5.TV Community Forum

Full Version: Connecting a Network Drive to Plexpi
You're currently viewing a stripped down version of our content. View the full version with proper formatting.
Hi,  i have plexpi up and running on my raspberry pi but all my media is on an external drive hooked up to my router. How do I get plexpi to find my network drive? I would rather keep it plugged into my router than directly into the pi if possible. I read some other threads that tried to explain this but just couldn't understand everything. Thanks in advance.
Well first of all, are you able to see the HDD via your computer?

What type of router is it you have? If it is your default router, try going to http://192.168.0.1 via your computer's web browser and see if there is any interface for you to make your HDD discoverable by networked devices. Look into your router's manual online.
(06-28-2018, 01:01 AM)Phil Wrote: [ -> ]Well first of all, are you able to see the HDD via your computer?

What type of router is it you have? If it is your default router, try going to http://192.168.0.1 via your computer's web browser and see if there is any interface for you to make your HDD discoverable by networked devices. Look into your router's manual online.

Yes, I can see and access the hard drive via my computer. My router is a TP-Link Archer C7 AC1750. My router is at 192.168.0.1. The HDD is discoverable. Thanks. 
(06-28-2018, 05:17 AM)steelers1 Wrote: [ -> ]
(06-28-2018, 01:01 AM)Phil Wrote: [ -> ]Well first of all, are you able to see the HDD via your computer?

What type of router is it you have? If it is your default router, try going to http://192.168.0.1 via your computer's web browser and see if there is any interface for you to make your HDD discoverable by networked devices. Look into your router's manual online.

Yes, I can see and access the hard drive via my computer. My router is a TP-Link Archer C7 AC1750. My router is at 192.168.0.1. The HDD is discoverable. Thanks. 

Great. I'm not too sure if it will work, give these instructions a try.
Hi,

I'm experiencing problems mounting shares. I followed the instructions at the suggested website https://www.codedonut.com/raspberry-pi/m...pberry-pi/. But these instructions don't work. I have folders/directories on my NAS shared both as a CIFS-share and a NFS-export. Tried to mount these on the Raspberry Pi, but it didn't work.

sudo mount -t nfs -o username=xxx,password=xxxxxx 192.168.1.xxx:/Movies /home/pi/NAS/Movies/
mount.nfs: an incorrect mount option was specified

sudo mount -t cifs -o username=xxx,password=xxxxx //192.168.1.xxx/Movies /home/pi/NAS/Movies/
mount error(112): Host is down
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs)

sudo mount -t cifs -o username=xxx,password=xxxxxx \\192.168.1.xxx\Movies /home/pi/NAS/Movies/
mount.cifs: bad UNC (\192.168.1.xxxMovies)

sudo mount -t cifs -o username=xxx,password=xxxxxx \\\\192.168.1.xxx\\Movies /home/pi/NAS/Movies/
mount error(112): Host is down
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs)

I tried to add them directly to the /etc/fstab and then rebooted the Pi. This also didn't work. Does anyone have any good suggestions how to make this work.

proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
PARTUUID=ce6fe335-01 /boot vfat defaults 0 2
PARTUUID=ce6fe335-02 / ext4 defaults,noatime 0 1
# a swapfile is not a swap partition, no line here
# use dphys-swapfile swap[on|off] for that
192.168.1.xxx:/Movies /home/pi/NAS/Movies cifs username=xxx,password=xxxxxxx 0 0
192.168.1.xxx:/TV /home/pi/NAS/TV cifs username=xxx,password=xxxxxxx 0 0
192.168.1.xxx:/Music /home/pi/NAS/Music cifs username=xxx,password=xxxxxx 0 0

I have:
Raspberry Pi 3 model B+
PlexPi version 1.3