HomeHub 6 / Smart Hub USB Mount - Fix
Got my hands on a BT Smart Hub Router
Decided to replace my existing Plusnet provided router, in order to dispense with the separate modem-router setup. All the config went well, and was up and running. Thought I would try out the usb port with a usb powered external hard drive, labelled 1TBF32, formatted ntfs. I could see it in Thunar if I typed smb://api/1TBF32 (or smb://192.168.1.254/1TBF32) but that was as far as things would go, i could not access it.
Now I am running Xubuntu 20.04 LTS, which installs, by default, enough samba to get things working in Thunar, but not enough for some older things. What was needed, given I wasn't intending to have any samba shares on my computer: smbclient.
A reboot is required to get this working, and now typing
provided read and write access to the usb drive :)
Now I needed to mount this drive on start up.
Create a mount directory:
then edit /etc/fstab
and add the line
and save. Note the vers=1.0 which is specifically required for the HomeHub USB to mount, and the lower case label.
Now remount all shares in your fstab with the command:
and with any luck your Smart Hub USB drive is mounted and available