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Old 01-31-2017, 12:09 AM   #1
wolverene13
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Minidlna only able to access drive when mounted from gnome


I am running Debian Wheezy (I can't upgrade to Jessie because I installed some custom packages that are causing dependency issues, but that's a different story) and using minidlna as my DLNA server. I have a partition for the kids stuff and a partition for regular movies. I have an entry in fstab for the kids stuff so it gets mounted every time the machine boots, but I want to mount the other partition only when my wife and I want to watch regular movies, because I don't want the kids watching Saw or the Texas Chainsaw Massacre by accident or something like that. When I mount the partition in gnome, my client (a Roku 3) can access it just fine. However, I don't want to have to get up and go over to the PC and mount/umount the partition every time we watch something, so I figured I would simply do it through JuiceSSH on my phone instead, using terminal commands. However, whenever I mount it using the terminal, the Roku can't access the partition. In either case, I need the root password to mount it. Is the partition being mounted as a different user or with different permissions or something when mounted via gnome vs the terminal?
 
Old 01-31-2017, 02:42 AM   #2
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I have an update: if I use "udisks" and mount it that way, it works fine. I'm still interested in the permissions structure difference between how Nautilus and the terminal functions, however. If anyone has insight as to how that works, it would be greatly appreciated.
 
  


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