I have a USB HDD formatted in NTFS connected to my router, all my PC(Windows,Os X,Linux) can use it, also Raspberry works on it using the file manager.This is the situation

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I try to mount the folder torrent by raspberry's terminal using

sudo mount -t ntfs-3g // /home/NAS -o username=***,password=***,workgroup=WORKGROUP,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777,uid=pi,gid=pi,forceuid,forcegid 0 0

but its outcome is

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I try also with cifs instead of ntsf

sudo mount -t cifs // /home/NAS -o username=***,password=***,workgroup=WORKGROUP,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777,uid=pi,gid=pi,forceuid,forcegid 0 0

But also this time it fails, the result is

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I am not able to find the mistake. Someone can help me?

  • Is the pi running Raspbian? That may be part of your problem. Jan 5, 2014 at 2:18
  • Yes! Raspbian is my os, since I'm new on raspberry and reading some forums, they said that Raspbian is the most user friendly OS. I need to use the Raspberry as cloud server and media center. Which os you recommend me?
    – mcfan
    Jan 5, 2014 at 13:39
  • I'm trying to solve the problem, in a forum I have found the hint of updating the firmware of pi using the command sudo rpi - update but also this doesn't work. I haven't more ideas! I'm waiting your help!
    – mcfan
    Jan 6, 2014 at 1:12

1 Answer 1


Eventually I have solved my problem with two steps:

  1. updating my pi's firmware by

    sudo rpi-update
    sudo reboot
  2. putting sec=ntlm in the options of call to mount

So the final command that I use is:

sudo mount -t cifs // /home/NAS -o uid=1000,iocharset=utf8,username="YOURUSERNAME",password="YOURPASSWORD",sec=ntlm

To use the /etc/fstab to mount automatically at every reboot the correct line is

// /home/NAS cifs iocharset=utf8,username= YOURUSERNAME,password= YOURPASSWORD,sec=ntlm 0 0

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