I tried to use the information on the other two Posts with similar questions and wasn't able to figure it out. I'm still new to this.

I am trying to mount the Time Capsule so I can use the HDD on there to store files for my Raspberry Pi.

first I tried

echo "//timeCapsuleIp/Data /mnt/timecapsule cifs user=timecapsuleUsername,pass=timecapsuleUserPassword,rw,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8 0 0" >> /etc/fstab

But that didn't work. And then I saw the mount fix using this code

// /mnt/TimeCapsule cifs credentials=your_TimeCapsule_credentials_path],file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777,rw,sec=ntlm   0   0

but I still wasn't able to get it to work.

I am also not sure how to find the username for the Time Capsule as when I use it from the Macbook it only asks for a passwork and not any username.

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I haven't tried this out, but you might want to check out this: How to mount Time Capsule from Raspberry Pi

You'll need to install cifs-utils.

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    Odd, I have my TimeCapsule mounted just fine. On my macbook pro, my username is jwiggins. Here is the last line of my /etc/fstab file: // /mnt/tc cifs user=jwiggins,pass=****,rw,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8,sec=ntlm 0 0 I had to create the /mnt/tc directory. The password is one I setup on the TimeCapsule when I first installed it.
    – linuxgnuru
    Commented Jan 8, 2015 at 17:06

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