Mount an SMB network drive on Raspberry Pi

In this tutorial we will describe how to connect your Raspberry Pi to a network drive and permanently mount it to your system. Even though this article uses a Raspberry Pi as an example to connect to an SMB drive, the steps used can be applied to any Debian based system, such as Ubuntu.

If you have a Raspberry Pi you might have noticed that the storage possibilities are kind of limited unless you have some external storage. Even though you can get SD cards with 64+gb of storage, you probably want more if you have a lot of music and movies that you are streaming through your Pi.

There are several choices when it comes to storage for your Pi, such as network drives, flash drives, or external USB HDDs. Using a network drive you can not only access your files from the Pi, but from any computer connected to your network, which is very convenient.

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Getting started with Raspberry Pi – Part 2

Welcome back to the second part of this series of Raspberry Pi tutorial. In Part 1 we setup all the things we needed to get started with the Pi, and we installed an operating system on it.

Hopefully you’ve had some time to play with the Pi, and get to know how it works. However, we haven’t really done anything to make use of the awesome features the Pi offers, and today we will get one step closer to make this happen.

In order to do so we have to be able to move files to and from the Pi, and install additional software. In this tutorial I will show you how to access the Pi using SSH, and FTP in order to control the Pi from anywhere.

If you have installed RaspBMC or any other XMBC based operating system, you probably have the Pi connected to your TV with a connected keyboard and mouse. Regardless of the operating system you are running, or how the Pi is connected to TV/other monitor, it is always nice to be able to access the Pi quickly from any other device on your network.

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Getting started with Raspberry Pi – Part 1

This is the first part of what will be a short series of tips, tricks, and how-to’s to help you turn your Raspberry Pi into an awesome media hub for your home.

I will provide you with short, easy-to-follow, tutorials for some of the things I found interesting and worth sharing. If you have any suggestions for something I should cover, don’t hesitate to drop a comment and I will try to make it happen!

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