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Andrew L. Weekes
2006-08-26, 15:02
Hi everyone,

I thought I'd try out 6.5 tonight, and instead of messing with my main Linux server box, I installed it under XP on the desktop machine.

The music folders are a Samba share on the linux box, mapped to drive M on the XP box, so setting the music folder as M:/FLAC and the Playlist folder as M:/Playlists which always worked fine on previous versions should work.

Unfortunately the server throws up the following: -

New value for Playlists Folder rejected:
Oops - "M:\Playlists" doesn't seem to be a valid directory. Try again.

New value for Music Folder rejected:
Oops - "M:\FLAC" doesn't seem to be a valid directory. Try again.

Any ideas as to what's going on? The paths are valid, and work from Explorer.

Failing the above can I just install 6.5b1 in a different folder on the Linux box and just switch between the two servers so I can leave the stable install alone?

Andy.

cjk32
2006-08-26, 15:11
Andrew L.Weekes wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
> I thought I'd try out 6.5 tonight, and instead of messing with my
> main Linux server box, I installed it under XP on the desktop
> machine.
>
> The music folders are a Samba share on the linux box, mapped to drive
> M on the XP box, so setting the music folder as M:/FLAC and the
> Playlist folder as M:/Playlists which always worked fine on previous
> versions should work.
>
> Unfortunately the server throws up the following: -
>
> NEW VALUE FOR PLAYLISTS FOLDER REJECTED:
> OOPS - \"M:\PLAYLISTS\" DOESN'T SEEM TO BE A VALID DIRECTORY. TRY
> AGAIN.
>
> NEW VALUE FOR MUSIC FOLDER REJECTED:
> OOPS - \"M:\FLAC\" DOESN'T SEEM TO BE A VALID DIRECTORY. TRY AGAIN.
>
> Any ideas as to what's going on? The paths are valid, and work from
> Explorer.
>
> Failing the above can I just install 6.5b1 in a different folder on
> the Linux box and just switch between the two servers so I can leave
> the stable install alone?
>
> Andy.

I have a feeling that this is caused by SlimServer running as a service. It
runs as a different user, and hence doesn't see any of the mapped network
drives which exist for your as a user. Try giving it an absolute path
instead, e.g. \\SERVER\SHARE\FLAC

Chris

Andrew L. Weekes
2006-08-27, 01:29
That was the answer, now scanning...

dlimichron
2006-08-31, 13:52
hi,

i have a similar setup to Andy's:

("The music folders are a Samba share on the linux box, mapped to drive M on the XP box, so setting the music folder as M:/FLAC and the Playlist folder as M:/Playlists which always worked fine on previous versions should work.")

and the same problem.

however, literalizing the path (e.g. "\\servername\share") is not working for me. seems like the share has user-level security either way. any ideas?

thanks,
dlimit

Cry Havok
2006-08-31, 14:26
Assuming it's a SAMBA box, try enabling guest access on the share.