Connecting To A Linux Share

Discussion in 'macOS' started by lilrichie, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. lilrichie macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2007

    I have been given a old Dell Optiplex GX240 from a friend and am planning to install some flavour of linux on it ubuntu proprably.

    I have a 500GB External disk and a 500GB internal that i am going to connect to that machine, what i want to do is store all my photos, music and other stuff on their so every mac in my house can get them files without duplicating all the files.

    Is it possible to tell iphoto/itunes to look at a share accross the network or would i be better off saving up getting a mac mini and installing OSX Server onto it?

    Many Thanks
  2. sreedy macrumors 6502a

    Feb 24, 2005
    You should be able to do this by creating a NFS share on the linux box and then mounting that on the OSX systems you have and pointing iTunes and iPhoto at that mount point.

    I haven't tried this but it makes sense in theory, you'd have to ensure the OS X machines mount this at login (like fstab in linux).

    Good Article on Mounting NFS in OS X
    Good one on setting up NFS in Linux

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