Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2022 19:57 Post subject: NAS setup - mount point not availble in dropdown
Hi all - loving DD-WRT so thanks to BS and all for ALL the hard work.
But I am trouble shooting a wacky one. I have a Netgear R7800 setup with NAS and an external drive.
So I talked my buddy 1000 miles away into getting one and I am working through setting his up via Teamviewer.
Everything was going great. I actually had SAMBA and one share setup. Then I tried to get elegant and made a new folder for "Guests" so they could deposit files onto the network. I created a new user and directed that to the new share that is a subfolder on the external drive. Even that initially worked fine. But then Windows started getting freaky saying you can not have two user/passwords to the same shared device. Not a concern... But then things just broke. So I reset DD-WRT to factory defaults to try again.
Once I did that - when I get to creating a share - the drop down does not populate with /mnt/sda2. The only path available in the dropdown is /mnt
But the drive shows up below on drive services as tmp/mnt/sda2.
In Services/USB/Disk Info it shows:
Block device, size 3.639 TiB (4000650887168 bytes)
Windows BOOTMGR boot loader
NTFS file system
Volume size 3.639 TiB (4000650886656 bytes, 7813771263 sectors)
/dev/sda2 mounted to /tmp/mnt/sda2
I tried teamviewer-ing into his other PC to see if there was something wacky? No change.
Was using Firefox - Installed Brave and tried that - No change.
Tried private tab - no change.
I started with DD-WRT r47900 because I had the same version working. I downloaded and installed r48208 - no change.
I have tried searching for the answer but I don't even know how to describe my problem.
I understand SAMBA will let Win10 see the shares no matter the drive format. I was just talking maintenance - direct plugging the drive into the pc or taking the drive (and the movies) on road trips with a Win10 laptop.
My r7800/NAS is serving Win10, Android and Linux clients - but I have a ext4 formatted drive. Very dirty unmount tolerant here as we have many power blinks.