Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Set Up Share Folder in XBMCLive as NAS (can access from any others computer) [HD Video]

Another great feature in XBMCLive.

My Setup :
- Acer Revo R3610 (dual boot with Windows 7) - HDD 250GB (partiton 25GB for XBMCLive)
- 1TB External Hard Drive (USB)

others computer in my network :
- Sony Vaio SZ4 (Windows 7)
- iMac (OSX 10.5 Leopard + Parallel uBuntu 11 & Windows XP Pro)
- HP Pavillion D430 (Windows XP Pro)

Target :
 I want to access my 1TB External HDD any time from any computer in my network.

So basically I want to make my Acer Revo to be as Network Access Storage (NAS) elsewhere media centre that hook up with 32" LCD TV without need to boot into Windows 7 or other OS.

1. Take note location of the folder you want to share. My external HDD connect into Acer Revo via USB, and I want share that HDD. So check into 'File Manager', my External HDD locate at '/media/Seagate'



2. On XMBC Home Screen : Ctrl+Alt+F1 (enter login & password)

3. Install Samba (as XBMCLive 11.0, Samba already build in)

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3. Edit smb.conf (/etc/samba/smb.conf), I use 'sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf'

smb.conf :

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I didn't touch anything under '[global]' except workgroup = 'my network group' (default : WORKGROUP).

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Last line add this :

path = /media/Seagate
comment = Seagate 1TB
public = yes
inherit permission = yes
only guest = yes
guest ok = yes
read only = no

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then Ctrl-X > Y

4. To make sure you can access/modify/edit your share folder, set that folder permission to '777'

 'sudo chmod 777 /media/Seagate'

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Important :
check spelling...

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5. Then reboot...

Here I manage to access my share folder 'Seagate' from :

- iMac



- Sony Vaio



1 comment:

pollostar said...

nice sharing man good for knowledge thnx .
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