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Kevin Hawkins
2004-01-02, 05:07
I posted this badly yesterday (as a reply) so have reposted as a new
topic...

I had two drives fail on me over Xmas and consequentially I am now using a
Mac for the SliMP3 server rather than the Windows build. Seems fine but I am
not sure how to get the Mac server to pickup some Windows XP shared folders
that I still have. Currently I have used "Connect to Server.." & mounted the
folders on the Mac and then created an alias and placed that in the music
folder on the Mac (I am not using iTunes). But the server ignores the alias.
Navigating into the music folder doesn't list the aliased drive either.
Double clicking the alias show me the correct file structure.

This is obviously wrong but what should I be doing ?

On the Mac I am not sure if I am picking up the Windows shares natively or
via 'Dave' which is running. It is a long while since I used my iMac. OSX is
10.2.8 and Windows shares show as cifs://whatever.

Have to say everything seems much faster SliMP3 wise on the Mac response
wise - although maybe that's because of the reduced library size.

K

Patrick Dowling
2004-01-02, 07:22
The FAQ http://slimdevices.com/su_faq.html#troubleshooting-macalias on
slimdevieces web site explains the problem and provides a link to
http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=2001110610290643 on how to
create a symbolic link.

You will first need to mount you windows share prior to creating the
symbolic link. The mounted windows shares will show up under /Network.
Once you know the path of the windows share and the path of where slim
server is looking for your music. Create the symbolic link as ln -s
"windows share path" "slimp3 music location windows share name".

On Jan 2, 2004, at 6:07 AM, Kevin Hawkins wrote:

> I posted this badly yesterday (as a reply) so have reposted as a new
> topic...
>
> I had two drives fail on me over Xmas and consequentially I am now
> using a
> Mac for the SliMP3 server rather than the Windows build. Seems fine
> but I am
> not sure how to get the Mac server to pickup some Windows XP shared
> folders
> that I still have. Currently I have used "Connect to Server.." &
> mounted the
> folders on the Mac and then created an alias and placed that in the
> music
> folder on the Mac (I am not using iTunes). But the server ignores the
> alias.
> Navigating into the music folder doesn't list the aliased drive either.
> Double clicking the alias show me the correct file structure.
>
> This is obviously wrong but what should I be doing ?
>
> On the Mac I am not sure if I am picking up the Windows shares
> natively or
> via 'Dave' which is running. It is a long while since I used my iMac.
> OSX is
> 10.2.8 and Windows shares show as cifs://whatever.
>
> Have to say everything seems much faster SliMP3 wise on the Mac
> response
> wise - although maybe that's because of the reduced library size.
>
> K
>
>