XBMC the Thecus N3200 NAS and NFS Redux

I’ve been meaning to post about this for ages, but for some reason I’ve always had something better to do, like washing my hair. As I detailed in my previous post about XBMC the Thecus N3200 NAS and NFS, I couldn’t get it working, as XBMC couldn’t mount the NFS shares and I couldn’t adjust the mounts via the Thecus N3200 OS. I gave up in the end and switched my XBMC distro from OpenELEC to Raspbmc mainly so I could get access to the underlying Debian OS and thus edit the /etc/fstab file.

Installing Raspbmc is a breeze, just download the install script, stuff your SD card into your computer, run the script and then go and enjoy a beer while it does its stuff. Then all that was left to do, was ssh into the Raspberry Pi and edit it’s copy of /etc/fstab and create some local folders to mount the shares to. As I’d previously done all of that on my laptop, it was just a case of copying the relevent bits from one /etc/fstab to the other. A reboot later and XBMC was happily adding all the media from what it thought was a local folder.

Just in case you find yourself in a similar position, here’s the entries in the /etc/fstab on my laptop:

# Thecus N3200 mount points, assuming your NAS has a fixed IP of /home/boba/nas/bob nfs rw /home/boba/nas/photos nfs rw /home/boba/nas/music nfs rw /home/boba/nas/video nfs rw
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