I will start off my saying I know there are many questions on this subject (just not my specific situation) and I thank you all for your help. Lets start from the beginning. I am brand new to ubuntu (I just installed Ubuntu to an old aspire laptop that I want to make a dedicated plex server). With this computer, I have a Toshiba hard drive with multiple personal files in it that I don’t want on Plex but a couple that I do. Also, just an FYI, I do have a folder in the hard drive called “Plex” and a couple sub folders that I want to use on plex (“kain” and “rob”). Now, I do understand some basics of this new OS. I know the 3 groups of users and allowing them to either read, write, or execute and Know that there is a need to mount (even if im not 100 percent sure how to). Finally, my plex is not seeing my hard drive. The computer sees it and it pops up on desktop but plex will not see it at all. From my research, I belive it has to do with permissions (which is a whole another monster lol). Also through research I found a few comments that seem to fit what I needed to do. I have attched a screenshot of what I did. EDIT:Apparently I cannot post a pic yet so I’m gonna copy paste what “SamWN” wrote:
“You have to make sure that the user plex has access not only to the drive, but the folder that the drive is mounted in. After a lot of tinkering I wound up going this route:
Edit the Mount Options (Disks -> “More Actions” (the two gears under the “Volumes” map) -> Edit Mount Options) such that:
nosuid,nodev,nofail is in the area for storing the options in the /etc/fstab file (the textbox under “Symbolic Icon Name”)
and set the Mount Point to be:
/media// and remount your HDD so that it will appear in the specified location.
Next, give all users on the computer read access to the drive by going to the Terminal and enter:
sudo chmod go+rx /media// sudo chmod go+rx /media//”
When it says:
“and remount your HDD so that it will appear in the specified location.”
I am not sure what they means.
Now, I did get up to : “sudo chmod go+rx /media// ” But when I put in ” sudo chmod go+rx /media/// ” it tells me that there is no file named that so nothing was done.
Well folks, thats where I am 😬😞. If I need to check permissions I don’t know the commant fyi. Again, thank you for helping this poor noob. I’m startimg to wonder if I should do another OS that might be better to use for Plex. I have tried to find info all yesterday. I tried I really did lol. Thanks.