HELP! Volumio on a Mac mini - Can't Mount HDD

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  1. elcoholic

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    I'm running Volumio (latest) on a Mac Mini with El Capitan from a USB stick and it boots and runs fine. I'm trying to use the mini's internal HDD for my library. I tried installing Volumio on the hard drive and it worked for a day on my bench. I moved the mini to my audio system and couldn't get it to boot. I had to go back to square , reformat the HDD and reinstall El Capitan which was a PITA. The folder is shared and I can access it with my MacBook Pro using finder under network/john's Mac mini/mini/users/jko/music. Try as I might I can't get this folder to mount it once running Volumio. I could use a step by step guide to do this as I'm a total beginner.
     
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  3. elcoholic

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    Yes I've been trying everything I could find there to no avail. Just posted this cry for help there as well. :(
     
  4. botrytis

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    El Capitan has the new HD format for Apple. That might be the issue.
     
  5. elcoholic

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    Perhaps, but then again underneath it all it's Linux based/friendly so it should work. Maybe?
     
  6. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

    Not Linux underneath - part Free BSD and part Next OS. With BSD , the do not have to give out code, with Linux you have to that is part of the GNU license.
     
  7. elcoholic

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    :) And there you went way past my very limited grasp of the subject. I've scaled the Apple garden wall and feel so exposed outside of it.
     
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  8. elcoholic

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    I decided to go ahead and install Volume on the hard drive which removes the Apple OS. Coping my FLAC library over an ethernet cable from my MackBook Pro to the Volumio server formerly know as a Mac Mini. 40gb down and 310gb to go. Should be about an hour vs. 7 doing it over wifi.
     
  9. elcoholic

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    Just to close this out I decided to stick with OSX and try Audirvana. Volumino wasn't reliable booting on the mac platform.
     

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