Setting up RPI2 for usenet box

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Well i've been busy for a whole week trying to configure my Raspberry pi 2 to be my main download computer
First days, reading and gathering alot of information (I'm a Windows guy, never worked with Linux)

Setup:
- Raspberry Pi 2 + powersuply 2A
- Wired network
- Samsung M3 Station external HDD 2TB (own power)
- 32GB Sandisk SD class 10
- pure command Line (No need for StartX GUI)
- Wired USB Keyboard
- Wireless mouse
- Connected throu HDMI with my monitor/tv (Samsung SynchMaster 233HD DTV monitor)

What i want to setup:
- Samba share so i can access it with my computer
- Pi2 has a static IP
- SABnzbd+
- SickRage (Sickbeard fork)
- Couchpotato
- unrar
- Synch certain folders with my windows desktop computer when i turn it on.

What i have working so far:
- Berryboot (Multi OS boot selector)
- Raspbian (updated and upgraded)
- Automount HDD on boot
- SABnzbd+ (autostarts as service on boot)
- unrar
- SickRage (autostarts as service on boot)
- Static IP
- No GUI (Command line)

What works partially (i'll include a screenshot as soon as i'm home again)
- Samba share, Windows can see the share and when i try to access it, a login window pops up on my Windows 8.1 PC, then when i enter the needed info i configured in samba, it says i do not have the needed permissions etc...

pishare1.png
pishare2.png


- running CouchPotato as a service on boot

Installing CouchPotato works fine, but trying to run it as a service or getting it autostart when the pi2 startsup gives me either kernel panic or messes up my hdd mount etc...
It's the 4the time i started from scratsh and everytime i end up screwing my SD or the linux kernel, or freezing the pi2

So a good guide on how to setup couchpotato and getting it run as service on bootup would be nice (i tried different guides i found, but all or for Pi, not Pi2, don't know if it is any different and always somehow i messed up ending in a corrupt raspbian install (not SD) that would not boot up anymore.

Why?
Now my Windows Desktop PC is on 24h/24h and consumes alot of power and that drives my bill i have to pay high, i want to replace it with the RPI2 and an external HDD conected to it, that is shared and i can access from any computer or mediaplayer (chromecast with plex/ or appletv/other pi or computer with kodi) in my network.

This way i only need to turn on my desktop computer when i'm home and in need of it.

Any help is welcome on why i can't access my Samba share on my windows 8.1 computer and auto boot as CouchPotato as a service (Without installing "startup" (i know that one gets me always kernel panics))

Thanks

(I learned to make an image of my SD after every programm i install :P )
 

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Do your samba shares need to be protected by a password?
If not, you could just set it to public. This is my samba share config:
Code:
[samba]
  comment = Share the folders in /mnt
  path = /mnt
  guest ok = no
  browseable = yes
  writeable = yes
  public = yes
  only guest = no
  create mask = 0777
  directory mask = 0777
I don't know anything about NZBing with the RPi though, so can't help you there.
I have a similair setup, but with torrents. (and FlexGet for the automatic downloading)
 

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No it doesn't really need to be.

So how do i remove the password from pi user then?

Code:
[pi2home]
comment = Rapberry Pi shares
path = /mnt/hdd1
valid users = @users
force group = users
create mask = 0660
directory mask = 0771
read only = no
public = yes
browseable = yes
writeable = yes

EDIT:

I took over a bit of your config:

[pi2home]
comment = Rapberry Pi shares
path = /mnt/hdd1
guest ok = no
only guest = no
read only = no
public = yes
browseable = yes
writeable = yes
create mask = 0777
directory mask = 0777

and i can access it now without password :)
i can access my files and folders now :)

Anyway, 1 problem solved, thanks for including that :)
 

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