I think it needs the username parameter specifying even though the user is ignored by the samba server, e.g. something like:
where abc can be anything you like.Code:
mount -t cifs //192.168.1.18/media /media/gary -o username=abc
Part of the problem is that the mount command gives "invalid argument" as its default error message. If you still have problems, have a look at /tmp/log.smbd on the server.
However, you may well be better off using the automount method since the manual method will not survive a reboot. The automatic method just runs the above command on startup anyway.
Fantastic. That works. For some reason the HD thinks everything is encrpyted. Just manually decrypted a file and it plays fine. Thought I had auto-decrypt on the HDR so will have to look into that.
Will have a play and look into putting the auto mount on