Connect to a NAS drive
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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.
Log into the Pi and do follow these steps:
- Enter in root mode by typing:
- 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:
- Edit the file /etc/fstab by doing:
- 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.
- The name_of_device in my case is called:
- 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:
- Navigate back to the root and mount the drive by typing:
- 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: