I have a brand new installation of Volumio Beta 1.1 on an R Pi Model B. It’s unclear to me how to create and populate a music library from within the Volumio UI. So far, I’ve had two problems.
First, I’ve been completely unsuccessful mounting the NAS disk where most of my music files live. I consistently receive the error message: Last system mount error mount: cannot mount block device //192.168.1.1/My_Passport/music/ read-only . I have tried changing the mount command to RW, and changing the NAS permissions to RO, neither of which has any effect. Since this is where my music collection resides, it’s very frustrating. Here are my settings:
Source name RadioMike
fileshare protocol SMB/CFIS
IP address 192.168.1.1
Remote directory /My_Passport/music/
The NAS is accessible by other computers on my network just fine, including another small linux machine. I’ve been up and down the configuration choices in Volumio and can’t find any combination that will mount my NAS.
The second problem is that I tried to circumvent the NAS problem by plugging a portable USB drive directly into the R Pi, and Volumio doesn’t seem to see that drive, either. At least, when I click Update MPD Database (I’m guessing here, because I haven’t found any documentation yet), wait a while, then click Browse and USB, there is nothing displayed other than a blank page with a Back icon, so I’m assuming that Volumio is not mounting the USB drive? Or something else?
So far the ONLY sound I’ve been able to achieve is via web radio, which works well. But I want to access my music collection! Any advice would be appreciated.