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Connect to a NAS drive

Connecting to a NAS drive from a network connected Raspberry Pi is relatively simple. Here is how I did it with my Pi and the Soft-float Debian “wheezy” version of Linux.

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Log into the Pi and do follow these steps:

  • Enter in root mode by typing: sudo –i
  • Install or update cifs by typing: apt-get install cifs-utils
  • Create the following directory. We are going to mount the NAS drive to this directory.
  • home/pi/myNAS/myShare (type: mkdir myNAS)
  • Edit the file /etc/fstab by doing: pico /etc/fstab
  • Add the following line to the bottom of the page:
  • //IP_of_device/name_of_device /home/pi/myNAS/myShare cifs workgroup=WORKGROUP,users,auto,user_xattr 0 0
  • The IP_of_device it that of your NAS device. In my case I have a USB drive connected to the router and therefore I use the IP address of the router here.
pico /etc/fstab
pico /etc/fstab
  • The name_of_device in my case is called: usb1_1
  • If you have a username and password protecting the drive you should include them in the line as name value pairs separated by commas like this: username=your_username,password=your_password
  • Navigate back to the root and mount the drive by typing: mount –a
  • If it asks for a password enter it or press return if there isn’t one.
  • Now the drive is mounted you can now access these files by doing: cd /home/pi/myNAS/myShare/

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