Setup Plex 4.57.4 on Linux Mint 20.1 Tutorial
I’ll cut to the chase, here’s how to get a working Plex Media Server running on Linux Mint 20.1 Cinammon.
Download Plex Media Server
Download Plex Media Server from https://www.plex.tv/media-server-downloads/
"Ubuntu (16.04+) / Debian (8+) - Intel/AMD 64-bit"
Install Plex Media Server
Double-click the installer and install the package. It’s very straightforward.
After installing you should see Plex Media Server in your start menu – a very Windows 10 like experience, right?
Mount your external hard drives so Plex can see your media.
Here’s the tricky part.
Unmount external drives
Let’s assume your external drives are plugged in and mounted. Unmount them.
On the bottom right there should be a button with an eject icon. Click it and unmount the drive.
Create new folder in a place Plex can see it
Go into the
/media directory, you should see your username folder. In my case
cd /media ls sergio
Create a folder in this
/media folder to mount your external drive to.
cd /media mkdir disk1
Find the UUID of your external drive and mount it in disk1 folder.
I named it
disk1 you can name it
chocolate if you want, it doesn’t affect the end result.
blkid command to print out the drive’s UUID and copy it.
/media sudo blkid /dev/sdc2: LABEL="Seagate Backup Plus Drive" UUID="C80EDA3F0EDA266A" TYPE="ntfs" PTTYPE="atari" PARTLABEL="Basic data partition" PARTUUID="5ada7d05-65b9-467f-b867-fcdb2716cccc"
You’ll probably see more than one row. Make sure you copy the
UUID value, not the
Tell fstab to mount the drive to the
sudo nano /etc/fstab and edit it to look like this:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices # that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5). # # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass> # / was on /dev/sdb2 during installation UUID=da774204-77ee-4122-ba39-507185994b06 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1 # /boot/efi was on /dev/sdb1 during installation UUID=5A3F-31E9 /boot/efi vfat umask=0077 0 1 /swapfile none swap sw 0 0 UUID=C80EDA3F0EDA266A /media/disk1 auto defaults 0 0
Mount the drive using your fstab configuration!
sudo mount -a
That’s it! You should be able to access the files in those folders through the normal File Explorer.
But more importantly, you’ll see that Plex can see those files just fine and now your libraries will work!