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Guys, I've got CIF working on my setup. You need to create a 'share' on your windows pc, but no other software is required.

Then you just go into the dream and set it up under the "Expert Settings" and "Communications Setup" menu. Press the blue button for "Mounts" and put the details in there.

IP address: The IP of your Windows PC
Dir: the name of the share you created
LocalDir: /mnt
Options: either ro or rw
Extra: just leave this how it defaults
User: Your Windows PC user name
Password: Your Windows PC password for that user name

Then select Auto-Mount and save it (yellow button), then you should get a message confirming it has been mounted. If you get an error, then the details are incorrect or you haven't created your share correctly on the Windows PC.

Cheers,
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PS - I have a hdd mounted, so I don't record to my pc, but this works for me to view jpg images and play mp3's.
If you change the LocalDir to /hdd, you can use the enigma GUI to record TS streams directly onto the PCs HDD, this makes recording very easy.
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This seems to be the most comprehensive tutorial for this topic (CIFS mounting) i've found.

I have a problem though after 6 days 5 hours and 136 cups of coffee i still can't get it to work.

I'm using;
*Latest Hydra image or Original image on 7020
*Win XP Pro (firewall turned off)
Followed all the instructions :-(

Would a "netgear" router stop the dream from seeing the PC? i can see the dream from the pc by entering it's IP in my web browser.

The "failed" message after pressing mount appears very quickly as if it hasn't even tried.

Should i change the brand of coffee i'm drinking, get a good nights sleep or use a size 15 pair of steel toe capped Dr Martin's as a new kind of boot device..........

Any suggestions appreciated or send 20 cents to the address below and i will forward you a brand new 7020-s and get my life back :-)))))

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The "failed" message after pressing mount appears very quickly as if it hasn't even tried.
You need to install cifs plugin unless the image has it included already.
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Thanks for the reply, a little more info.

DM7020S, HYDRA 1.09
PC Running WinXP Pro.
PC IP address 192.168.0.3
Firewall turned off.

Created a user called "dream" password "dream"
Enabled simple file sharing under the "Folder Options Icon" in Control Panel.

Created a folder called "dreambox" on my C drive and shared it using the same name (got a little hand under it).
Created a sub folder in it called "movie"

MOUNT MANAGER (1/8)
IP : 192.168.0.3 Selected CIFS from drop down list.
DIR : dreambox
LocalDir : /hdd
Options : rw,nolock
Extra : Blah Blah Blah
User : dream
Pass : dream


Press mount and !

CIFS mount'192.168.0.3/dreambox /hdd' FAILED

Should this image have a cifs plugin already installed?
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Thanks for the reply, a little more info.

DM7020S, HYDRA 1.09
PC Running WinXP Pro.
PC IP address 192.168.0.3
Firewall turned off.

Created a user called "dream" password "dream"
Enabled simple file sharing under the "Folder Options Icon" in Control Panel.

Created a folder called "dreambox" on my C drive and shared it using the same name (got a little hand under it).
Created a sub folder in it called "movie"

MOUNT MANAGER (1/8)
IP : 192.168.0.3 Selected CIFS from drop down list.
DIR : dreambox
LocalDir : /hdd
Options : rw,nolock
Extra : Blah Blah Blah
User : dream
Pass : dream


Press mount and !

CIFS mount'192.168.0.3/dreambox /hdd' FAILED

Should this image have a cifs plugin already installed?
You didn't mention whether or not you set NTFS permissions? You will have to do that...

I always recommend people telnet into the box and issue the mount command manually. That command syntax is in the guide at the begining of the thread. that might help debug your problem.
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Failed Over and Over and Over ... AGAIN!!!

I have a DB7020 but with a GEMINI 7000 mounted. I tried to used the guidleines in this thread to share my PC hd with dreambox. I did everything using the DOS commands and it seemed that everything is working, until I tried to the fiinal step on DB where it always states FAILED, no matter how much I try.

Maybe I have to try 2 things:

1. Do I have to go to miniroot and make a special prepatation for hd sharing?
2. I've read about this TELNET. Sorry I only have owned dreambox for 8 days now. Am I missing something? Is TELNET a software? Explain more please.

Thanks
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Me again

By the way. Are you sure the command "mount" exists in DOS?
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@Maxgen and pcd
thanks for all the advice and tips..I can confirm that your method works on DM500 running hydra phoenix and WIN XPpro PC.


@popetts

I had exactly the same problem with a DM500 when trying to mount a drive via the dreambox. I kept getting the failed message.I followed instructions and advice from Maxgen and pcd.

i then tried mounting the drive using the enigma interface and this seemed to work for me. I found some unusual behaviour when trying to delete mounted drives using the interface (cannot delete mount points....mount points change attributes....very strange).

The only things i can add are some very obvious points
1) Make sure your pc is ON and you are logged in ( you dont have to be logged in as dream...i logged in with an account with administrative priveledges)
2) Make sure the information entered into the share folder is correct...( i found that although the shared folder was named dreambox, it could be shared as another name, so i named it dreambox at the share as option too)
3) Make sure the information you enter into each field is correct

I can now record (using the enigma interface on the pc to start recording) and playback (some video controls pop up on the screen relating to the coloured buttons on the remote)

A question for the experts...as 7020 has provision for internal harddrive...would the line "Localdir: /hdd" (which i assume would point to the internal harddrive) have to be changed to refer to an external harddrive mount point?

@pcd

what is the correct way to mount a drive other than C: (I have more than 1 harddrive on the pc and C: is getting a liitle tight for space)
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@Maxgen and pcd

@pcd

what is the correct way to mount a drive other than C: (I have more than 1 harddrive on the pc and C: is getting a liitle tight for space)
If I understand your question correctly, you can mount a folder in any drive provided you make it shared first. Regards, pcd.
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If I understand your question correctly, you can mount a folder in any drive provided you make it shared first. Regards, pcd.
i will go and try this later today....

my question is ...I have drive E: on pc and my folder dreambox is located at E:\dbox utilities\dreambox

at dir, do i put in "e:/dbox utilities/dreambox" or is there some other syntax for entering this info. I tried this at first but was unable to mount and so had to make the share folder available at C:

The reason I ask is that i know (with my very limited knowledge of linux) that linux does not refer to drive letters as windows does.

Appreciate your help on this.

Regards

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