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bookedirl
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Samba Client

Post by bookedirl »

Hello,

I had many problems before using DietPi getting my network drive to mount on boot even with netdev option. I just used the Samba Client setup in network options and I noticed it installed several things... what exactly are the workings of this? I ask because I set it up and it immediately it mounted and even was there on boot. Just that works amazes me :D

Any difference in setting up Samba Client from software list vs from network set up?

Also, for future versions would it be possible to add an option of the mount point of the network drive during the set up instead of /mnt/samba. I know I can modify in fstab but this would save a couple steps if it was an input box during set up.

Thanks dietpi:)
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Fourdee
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Re: Samba Client

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bookedirl wrote:Hello,

I had many problems before using DietPi getting my network drive to mount on boot even with netdev option. I just used the Samba Client setup in network options and I noticed it installed several things... what exactly are the workings of this? I ask because I set it up and it immediately it mounted and even was there on boot. Just that works amazes me :D

Any difference in setting up Samba Client from software list vs from network set up?

Also, for future versions would it be possible to add an option of the mount point of the network drive during the set up instead of /mnt/samba. I know I can modify in fstab but this would save a couple steps if it was an input box during set up.

Thanks dietpi:)
Hi bookedirl,

Thanks for the feedback.

DietPi basically automates the whole process you would do normally.It installs samba-client using apt-get, then takes your details and pops them in /etc/fstab. The sourcecode is available on Git: https://github.com/Fourdee/DietPi

The /mnt/samba mount point is used throughout DietPi scripts. If you change your samba client mount point, DietPi will assume its not connected. This will not break the system, however, you wont be able to select "samba client" as a directory in dietpi-sync for example.
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fritzg
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Re: Samba Client

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Fourdee wrote:
bookedirl wrote:Hello,

I had many problems before using DietPi getting my network drive to mount on boot even with netdev option. I just used the Samba Client setup in network options and I noticed it installed several things... what exactly are the workings of this? I ask because I set it up and it immediately it mounted and even was there on boot. Just that works amazes me :D

Any difference in setting up Samba Client from software list vs from network set up?

Also, for future versions would it be possible to add an option of the mount point of the network drive during the set up instead of /mnt/samba. I know I can modify in fstab but this would save a couple steps if it was an input box during set up.

Thanks dietpi:)
Hi bookedirl,

Thanks for the feedback.

DietPi basically automates the whole process you would do normally.It installs samba-client using apt-get, then takes your details and pops them in /etc/fstab. The sourcecode is available on Git: https://github.com/Fourdee/DietPi

The /mnt/samba mount point is used throughout DietPi scripts. If you change your samba client mount point, DietPi will assume its not connected. This will not break the system, however, you wont be able to select "samba client" as a directory in dietpi-sync for example.
I started a new topic before I found this. My samba client won't come up on boot. I have to go through and add it each time. Thoughts?
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