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Nov 15, 2010

FreeNAS shares on Ubuntu

So I have FreeNAS running samba shares on my network, for the most part I really don't need to access the data on my actually Linux boxes - only my HTPC.

But I decided I wanted to create mount point on the media folder of my Ubuntu install.

So here is what I had to do in fstab (/etc/fstab)

//freenas_server/sharename /media/localsharedirectory cifs credentials=/home/macleod/smb.credentials,uid=mountuser,gid=mountgroup,iocharset=utf8,codepage=cp437,auto 0 0

My credentials are stored in smb.credentials, like so:


And I got most of the information from here:

Obviously replace mountgroup, mountuser with your ubuntu username and group (group is probably the same as name).  Also replace the appropriate shares and credentials - hopefully you get the picture.

I edited the fstab entry so I now define the iocharset and codepage, this is so foreign characters are displayed correctly in the filesystem, and applications.  I noticed the issue due to having display issues in iSub and Subsonic.

The DOS Charset should be CP437 - CP850 is missing a few which I needed for foreign language music artists.
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