How to mount the CH3SNAS in your Linux System

A few firmware versions ago Conceptronic enabled the NFS kernel module in their CH3SNAS. With the help of Fonz’ fun_plug version 0.4 and it’s NFS addons you can easily mount the CH3SNAS into your Linux System

  1. Download Fun_Plug version 0.4
  2. Install the package and reboot the CH3SNAS
  3. Download NFS Utils
  4. Download Portmap
  5. Download unfs [not necessary for CH3SNAS]

put the 3 files in the root of the CH3SNAS

unpack the files with tar -xzvf [package name] the files will be put in the correct folders now.

Update: above way is not the correct way: you should use funpkg.sh from the fun_plug tools.

You can see the correct installation if nfsd.sh and unfsd.sh are is in the fun_plug start folder /mnt/HD_a2/fun_plug.d/start

Make sure the files can be started during reboot (or boot) by chmodding them:

chmod +x nfsd.sh

chmod +x unfsd.sh

Reboot your device

Go to your Linux System and create a folder where you want the CH3SNAS share to appear. I want to share my Volume_1 and put it in /home/backup/ch3snas. My command to correctly mount the Conceptronic CH3SNAS is:

mount [device-name or device-ip]:/mnt/[path to folder] /target/ folder/linux system

For example:

mount 192.168.1.60:/mnt/HD_a2 /home/backup/ch3snas

you can check now the contents of /home/backup/ch3snas by doing a ls -l for example

9 thoughts on “How to mount the CH3SNAS in your Linux System

  1. Oliver says:

    Have upgraded a sitecom md-250. works fine but still the old problem, copied files over the lan get the timestamp from the current time and did not keep the original. Any hidden option i overlooked?

  2. Skyweir says:

    Good question. On my OSX system I would copy a large 600Mb file through the finder and take an estimate utilizing the network utility. In linux, I’m at a loss. I guess I’d have to ask for anecdotal information, such as do large file transfers seem faster under NFS with the kernel module extension?

  3. Michel says:

    Dennis,

    Hoe kan ik de CH3SNAS mounten aan een mediastreamer (DVico Tvix 4100 hd) die alleen NFS en samba ondersteund. ik heb de bovenstaande file geprobeert maar helaas zonder resultaat. ben ook nog een newbie op dit gebied.

    FW 1.3b5
    HDD 500 GB
    funplug 0.4 install

    Michel

  4. Michel says:

    even een update,
    heb inmiddels util en port map aan de praat
    knip
    /mnt/HD_a2/fun_plug.d/start/nfsd.sh start …
    Starting rpc.portmap…
    Linking /etc/exports …
    Starting rpc.statd …
    Running exportfs -r …
    Starting rpc.nfsd …
    Starting rpc.mountd …
    * Done
    hoe nu de streamer te koppelen aan de CH3SNAS?
    Michel

  5. Andreas says:

    Hi,

    I followed your instructions but when I ran mount command I get following error message. I have Ubuntu 8.10 installed.

    $ sudo mount 192.178.168.27:/mnt/HD_a2/DATA /home/ae/myNAS
    mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on 192.178.168.27:/mnt/HD_a2/DATA,
    missing codepage or helper program, or other error
    (for several filesystems (e.g. nfs, cifs) you might
    need a /sbin/mount. helper program)
    Manchmal liefert das Syslog wertvolle Informationen – versuchen
    Sie dmesg | tail oder so

    Can you help?

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