March 25, 2017 at 03:20 #11556
I’m running GeexBox on an old PC. I seem to have achieved headless status, accessing the box via telnet.
My goal is to use it to stream over my LAN to a DLNA capable device. It worked fine at first using an external USB HDD and the various media showed up properly in both the media browser on the player, as well as the network shares over LAN.
However, I recently upgraded to a larger storage device (5TB), and copied the contents over. Now the new device appears both in the media player as well as on the network, but the shared drive is showing as empty while I know for fact that it has approximately 3TB worth of media on it.
The drive is formatted NTFS (as was the previous drive).
Other than brand and storage capacity, there really doesn’t seem to be anything different that I can tell.
The drive auto-mounted as expected, but the contents simply will not show.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
March 25, 2017 at 12:07 #11558
- This topic was modified 7 months, 3 weeks ago by Devlah.
let’s try to begin : as you can access geexbox via telnet :
?March 25, 2017 at 20:20 #11560
Thanks for the reply. Here’s what we have:
# cat /proc/mounts rootfs / rootfs rw 0 0 /dev/sda1 / ext4 rw,relatime,data=ordered 0 0 proc /proc proc rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime 0 0 sysfs /sys sysfs rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime 0 0 devtmpfs /dev devtmpfs rw,nosuid,size=1535572k,nr_inodes=383893,mode=755 0 0 tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs rw,nosuid,nodev 0 0 devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,nosuid,noexec,relatime,gid=5,mode=620,ptmxmode=000 0 0 tmpfs /run tmpfs rw,nosuid,nodev,mode=755 0 0 tmpfs /sys/fs/cgroup tmpfs rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,mode=755 0 0 cgroup /sys/fs/cgroup/systemd cgroup rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,xattr,release_agent=/lib/systemd/systemd-cgroups-agent,name=systemd 0 0 cgroup /sys/fs/cgroup/cpuset cgroup rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,cpuset 0 0 cgroup /sys/fs/cgroup/cpu,cpuacct cgroup rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,cpuacct,cpu 0 0 cgroup /sys/fs/cgroup/devices cgroup rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,devices 0 0 cgroup /sys/fs/cgroup/freezer cgroup rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,freezer 0 0 cgroup /sys/fs/cgroup/blkio cgroup rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,blkio 0 0 mqueue /dev/mqueue mqueue rw,relatime 0 0 debugfs /sys/kernel/debug debugfs rw,relatime 0 0 tmpfs /tmp tmpfs rw 0 0 configfs /sys/kernel/config configfs rw,relatime 0 0 fusectl /sys/fs/fuse/connections fusectl rw,relatime 0 0 tmpfs /media tmpfs rw,relatime 0 0 /dev/sda1 /mnt/SATA\040Disk\040#1\040GeeXboX\040(0) ext4 rw,relatime,data=ordered 0 0
# df -h Filesystem Size Used Available Use% Mounted on rootfs 146.5G 878.4M 145.7G 1% / /dev/sda1 146.5G 878.4M 145.7G 1% / devtmpfs 1.5G 0 1.5G 0% /dev tmpfs 1.5G 0 1.5G 0% /dev/shm tmpfs 1.5G 202.4M 1.3G 13% /run tmpfs 1.5G 0 1.5G 0% /sys/fs/cgroup tmpfs 1.5G 20.0K 1.5G 0% /tmp tmpfs 1.5G 0 1.5G 0% /media /dev/sda1 146.5G 878.4M 145.7G 1% /mnt/SATA Disk #1 GeeXboX (0)
Now curiously, it appears that the 5TB drive is not showing in the list of volumes above, however, when I navigate to /mnt it clearly shows up.
# ls SATA_Disk_1_GeeXboX_0 SATA_Disk_2_WabashMedia5TB_0 USB_Disk_2_TOSHIBA_EXT_0 USB_Disk_2_UUI_0
Does this mean I need to manually edit the FSTAB to include the “SATA_Disk_2_WabashMedia5TB_0” ?
I’m not entirely ignorant of Linux, but I don’t use it enough to be as literate as I could be.March 25, 2017 at 21:27 #11561
just to be sure, do you have ntfs-3g package installed ?
opkg update && opkg install ntfs-3g
for , right now unknown reason , your drive is not well mounted
You can off course edit /etc/fstab to force the mount of your usb hard drive, but it should already work, without this.
What version of geexbox do you use ?
Everything should be now mounted on /media
Can you post the results of
(pastebin is your friend here :p)
Cheers !March 25, 2017 at 23:05 #11562
# opkg update && opkg install ntfs-3g Downloading http://download.geexbox.org/binaries/x86_64/latest/packages//Packages. Updated list of available packages in /var/lib/opkg//snapshots. Package ntfs-3g (2012.1.15-1) installed in root is up to date.
If it wasn’t before, then it should be now. :/
The results of DMESG: http://pastebin.com/bjEv7tkw
March 26, 2017 at 07:30 #11565
- This reply was modified 7 months, 3 weeks ago by Devlah. Reason: Using Pastebin
[ 4.642396] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Very big device. Trying to use READ CAPACITY(16).
[ 5.492060] sdb: sdb1 sdb2
[ 5.493146] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Very big device. Trying to use READ CAPACITY(16).
[ 5.495521] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI disk
I think that’s maybe the problem
you can try that just to confirm :
cd /root mkdir sdb1 mkdir sdb2 mount /dev/sdb1 /root/sdb1 mount /dev/sdb2 /root/sdb2
Do you have errors mounting the disk ?
As I can see, you are using a very old version of GeeXbox.
Maybe trying a newer one can solve this issue (http://download.geexbox.org/snapshots/)March 26, 2017 at 07:44 #11566
# cd /root # mkdir sdb1 # mkdir sdb2 # mount /dev/sdb1 /root/sdb1 NTFS signature is missing. Failed to mount '/dev/sdb1': Invalid argument The device '/dev/sdb1' doesn't seem to have a valid NTFS. Maybe the wrong device is used? Or the whole disk instead of a partition (e.g. /dev/sda, not /dev/sda1)? Or the other way around? mount: mounting /dev/sdb1 on /root/sdb1 failed: Invalid argument # # mount /dev/sdb2 /root/sdb2 Failed to write lock '/dev/sdb2': Resource temporarily unavailable Error opening '/dev/sdb2': Resource temporarily unavailable Failed to mount '/dev/sdb2': Resource temporarily unavailable mount: mounting /dev/sdb2 on /root/sdb2 failed: Invalid argument
I’ll see about updating to a newer version of GeexBox. Be back with news when that’s done.March 26, 2017 at 07:51 #11567
Hum, and off course it could be related to 32 bits arch too …
Then you have 2 solutions :
* split partitions to max 2TB
* install a 64 bits version if you canMarch 26, 2017 at 08:04 #11568
Out of curiosity, is there a method I could use to apply the update remotely, or do I need to uproot the machine from it’s place of residence and treat it like a fresh install?March 26, 2017 at 08:16 #11571
You can upgrade using opkg, but I think you will be the first one to test that : ie from a so old version
just edit /etc/opkg/opkg.conf
and point the link to packages ie :
src snapshots http://download.geexbox.org/snapshots/geexbox-kodi-i386-generic/latest/binaries.i386/packages/
But you can’t change the arch …
March 26, 2017 at 08:16 #11572
- This reply was modified 7 months, 3 weeks ago by tomlohave.
opkg update opkg upgradeMarch 26, 2017 at 08:39 #11574
Done. However…When executing “opkg upgrade” every package “has no valid architecture, ignoring.”
It IS a fairly old machine, I’m not entirely certain that the chip architecture supports x64. I’ll have to investigate. If it does, then it’ll be worth it to make a new Live USB and start all over.March 26, 2017 at 08:52 #11575
No valid architecture ?
you were using i386 ? right ?
Maybe starting from a clean install is the best solution.March 26, 2017 at 08:57 #11576
tested : seems to work here : (from a 3.1 release, i386)
# opkg update Downloading http://download.geexbox.org/snapshots/geexbox-kodi-i386-generic/latest/binaries.i386/packages//Packages. Updated list of available packages in /var/lib/opkg/lists/snapshots. # opkg upgrade Upgrading gcc-final on root from 4.7.3-1 to 4.9.3-3... Downloading http://download.geexbox.org/snapshots/geexbox-kodi-i386-generic/latest/binaries.i386/packages//gcc-final_4.9.3-3_i686.opk. Installing glibc (2.23-3) to root... Downloading http://download.geexbox.org/snapshots/geexbox-kodi-i386-generic/latest/binaries.i386/packages//glibc_2.23-3_i686.opk. Removing package eglibc from root... Upgrading libXrandr on root from 1.4.0-1 to 1.5.1-1... Downloading http://download.geexbox.org/snapshots/geexbox-kodi-i386-generic/latest/binaries.i386/packages//libXrandr_1.5.1-1_i686.opk. Upgrading perl-test-deep on root from 0.108-1 to 0.108-2... Downloading http://download.geexbox.org/snapshots/geexbox-kodi-i386-generic/latest/binaries.i386/packages//perl-test-deep_0.108-2_i686.opk. Upgrading xf86-video-virtualbox on root from 4.2.12-84980-1 to 5.1.8-111374-1... Downloading http://download.geexbox.org/snapshots/geexbox-kodi-i386-generic/latest/binaries.i386/packages//xf86-video-virtualbox_5.1.8-111374-1_i686.opk. ......March 26, 2017 at 09:03 #11577
The Original image used to setup this machine was: geexbox-3.1-x86_64.iso. That was back on 2/5/2017
I’ve now downloaded: geexbox-devel-20170215-rabd3c04-x86_64.iso
Hopefully this will make a difference.
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