I tried posting this in the Ubuntu part of the Linux distributions, but so far no help there. Maybe someone here can help?
Just starting to try and learn/use Linux. Working through a problem with Ubuntu.
Being a NOOB, I am not sure how to best describe what I am dealing with.
I have a wireless device that streams music from my PC to home stereo. This device uses some type of server software. I knew just barely enough to use the instructions on the device web page to add the installation to synaptic and get it installed. Very cool.
I have all my music files on an external HHD, formated NFTS. I can see the files, and Totem will play the files. The problem is that I need to tell the server where to find the files. I browse to the folder, copy and paste the file path to the server settings, and get the message there is no such directory.
In this thread: http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=35254
, the folks there are thinking it is an issue of the server not having the correct permissions for accessing this external drive. Keep in mind most of this is still over my head, I am so new to Linux and command lines.
IF I understand correctly what folks are telling me, Ubuntu sees my server (slimserver) as a user, and that user needs the proper permissions to access the drive.
Now I don't know if that makes sense to anyone but me, but I think what I am attempting to learn, is how to set automount permissions for this drive, and hopefully any other USB drive. It was explained in the other thread that I do not want a permanent mount, or permissions for this drive only, as I will want to be able to also use USB for camera, thumb drive etc.
So far I am very happy with Ubuntu. I also have PCLinuxOS installed, but have been stuck with this one problem with Ubuntu. I definitely need to figure out this type of issue in order to use Linux as my main OS.
Should I post this in the newbie forum instead of the Ubuntu forum?
Thanks for any help.