PMS doesn't show mounted USB drive

For help and support with issues specific to Linux/Unix
Forum rules
Please make sure you follow the Problem Reporting Guidelines before posting if you want a reply.

PMS doesn't show mounted USB drive

Postby psi » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:08 am

Greetings,

I am new to Linux. Today I have successfully installed PMS on Ubuntu 10.
I use USB drive to store my media files. I can browse files by Nautilus and confirm that it is mounted.
My problem that PMS does not see any mounted drives other than /.
When I press green "Add Files" button in the Navigation/Share Tab, it open traditional "Add folder" dialog box pressing navigation button I can select only / and it's sub-folders; there is no access to other drives. I have no problems adding folders on USB drives in my Windows version of the PMS that I use for many years.
I checked permission of the USB drive and I have read-write access level.

Any ideas how to overcome this issue?

Regards,
psi
psi
 
Posts: 25
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:49 pm


Re: PMS doesn't show mounted USB drive

Postby psi » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:19 am

Hello,
Thanks for clarification about Linux file system.
I was able to point on /media sub folder that prompted showing content of USB drive.
It seems, in the dialog window there is no possibility to pick specific USB drive (not all mounted USBs) or it's sub folder.

Is there any way to pick specific drive/sub folder?

psi
psi
 
Posts: 25
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:49 pm

Re: PMS doesn't show mounted USB drive

Postby chocolateboy » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:49 am

Keep double-clicking on the /media folder in the file browser until the drive(s) wake up. Or you can add the folders you want to share manually to PMS.conf. Open it in a text editor (e.g. Applications -> Accessories -> Text Editor) and change or add the list of shared folders e.g.:

Code: Select all
folders = /media/USBDrive1,/media/USBDrive2/images
chocolateboy
Project Member
 
Posts: 2579
Joined: Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:05 am

Re: PMS doesn't show mounted USB drive

Postby psi » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:34 pm

Hi,
I still can't wake up drives with double clicking and select parts of them, but this is minor inconvenience :D
Keep on doing a good work.
psi
psi
 
Posts: 25
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:49 pm


Return to Linux/Unix Support

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests