[SOLVED] Help - installing HD with existing music collection?
First post from long term Squeezebox user (from SB1 days, up to Transporter today) on Windows and (latterly) Clark Connect/ClearOS (then temporarily back to W7 when my ClearOS box died) but now transferring to Vortexbox. I've successfully installed Vortexbox on the original 250GB HD which came with my HP Proliant Microserver 40L and can log in to HTTP:\\vortexbox. I'd hoped I could somehow mount the 1TB drive I've been using in my W7 system which has all my music ripped to it. Is this possible, or will I have to copy my music over? (Apologies, Linux novice).
Is the 1 TB drive an internal SATA drive or an external USB drive?
It's an internal SATA drive Ron. It was originally installed as a second HD in my W7 PC for media storage.
Originally Posted by Ron Olsen
It may be possible to use the drive, but it will require some Linux skills to make it work.
The drive is likely formatted with an NTFS filesystem. You will have to install the drive in your HP Proliant Microserver, and then modify /etc/fstab to mount the drive at the appropriate mount point.
Logitech Media Server on VortexBox is set up to look for its music library in /storage/music/flac. If you did a normal VortexBox install, you'll have a lv_storage Logical Volume on your 250 GB drive that's mounted at /storage. You will have to either remove the mount of lv_storage and replace it with a mount of your 1 TB drive, or else mount the 1 TB drive at a subsidiary point under /storage, like /storage/music/flac.
What you should do depends on the directory structure on your 1 TB drive.
Thanks for that Ron, I'll have a look at that tonight. From memory, the drive is structured /music/(letter of alphabet)/artist/album/. I think I'll go for a mount at a subsidiary point under /storage.
Originally Posted by Ron Olsen
Update: I think I just figured out where I've been going wrong. I assumed that the 1.0TB was formatted as NTFS when it looks in fact as if it is exFAT. Doh! I'll have another go at mounting it later this week.
See http://hacknplay.com/software/how-to...-on-fedora-16/ for instructions on installing the necessary packages to mount exFAT partitions on Fedora 16. You will need the i686 versions of the packages instead of the x86_64 versions from http://code.google.com/p/exfat/downloads/list
Google "mount exfat fedora 16" for more info.
Also see the Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ExFAT
Thanks Ron, I'll be trying that over the next couple of nights. Much appreciated.
Ok, linux novice remember. I downloaded exfat-fuse and tried to install but failed dependencies were reported. Any advice? -
[vortexbox.localdomain ~]# rpm -ivh fuse-exfat-0.9.7-1.fc16.x86_64.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
fuse >= 2.6 is needed by fuse-exfat-0.9.7-1.fc16.x86_64
libc.so.6()(64bit) is needed by fuse-exfat-0.9.7-1.fc16.x86_64
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.14)(64bit) is needed by fuse-exfat-0.9.7-1.fc16.x86_64
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.2.5)(64bit) is needed by fuse-exfat-0.9.7-1.fc16.x86_64
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.3)(64bit) is needed by fuse-exfat-0.9.7-1.fc16.x86_64
libfuse.so.2()(64bit) is needed by fuse-exfat-0.9.7-1.fc16.x86_64
libfuse.so.2(FUSE_2.2)(64bit) is needed by fuse-exfat-0.9.7-1.fc16.x86_64
libfuse.so.2(FUSE_2.5)(64bit) is needed by fuse-exfat-0.9.7-1.fc16.x86_64
libfuse.so.2(FUSE_2.6)(64bit) is needed by fuse-exfat-0.9.7-1.fc16.x86_64
You want the i686 version, not the x86_64 version; see post #7.
Also use "yum localinstall" to install the package, not "rpm -ivh", to pick up the required dependencies.