Saturday, 1 June 2013

Mount NAS on boot on the Raspberry Pi

Some time ago I bought a Raspberry Pi to use as a music player. All music is located on a NAS drive. To auto mount a NAS drive on the Pi when it boots, do the following.

Ensure cifs-utils is installed, it should be by default, otherwise simply write:
sudo apt-get install cifs-utils.

Make a directory to mount to (e.g sudo mkdir /media/NAS).

Edit /etc/fstab (sudo nano /etc/fstab) and add the line that will mount the NAS share folder when booting. In my setup the line looks like this:

//NAS/share /media/NAS cifs username=read,password=read,workgroup=WORKGROUP,auto,user 0 0

The share name, username, password and possibly workgroup will of course need to be adjusted to match the configuration of a given NAS.

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