I think (perhaps, maybe, possibly) the problem may be related to the spaces in the share path. I cannot verify this possibility due to the hard coded top level folders on the GoFlex. I can’t create a new top level folder such as “test” to attempt the mount on that rather than “GoFlex Home Public”. Perhaps this is not the problem at. Just a guess because…
I successfully mounted the share using fstab and needed to escape the spaces with \040:
# Network Mounts
//192.168.2.240/GoFlex\040Home\040Public/DigitalMovies /media/DigitalMovies cifs credentials=/home/critter/.smbcredentials,iocharset=utf8,sec=ntlm 0 0
At any rate, the share is mounted which makes using movie subtitles less complicated as for some reason VLC won’t allow the use of subtitles on a remote partition (they must be “local”).
If someone else runs into a similar problem, the steps are fairly simple as summarized here for my situation…
first create your mount point directory (in my example “DigitalMovies”)
if your share requires username/password then create a hidden credentials file in your home/username folder, e.g., /home/username/.smbcredentials which contains only
Change the permissions of the file to prevent unwanted access to your credentials:
chmod 600 ~/.smbcredentials
then edit your /etc/fstab with root permission adding your mount particulars (similarly to mine above)
dealing with spaces in the path:
The share is mounted and working now and PLEASE correct me here if something is amiss, or offer suggestions for a more efficient way of doing this.
EDIT: forgot to mention - prior to the fstab mount, I also deleted and attempted to create with escape code \040 in the path spaces within sambamounter, but the result was the same as before. It still didn’t mount properly…