The Raspberry Pi 3B is just a bit too weak to provide quick transcoding of HD files. But it has been working great for photos, podcasts, and music. I have long wanted to get the Atomic Pi back in the mix. For too long now, it has been sitting on a table, taking up space and collecting dust. Sounds like I have a job for it.
I installed Ubuntu Server on it from a USB stick. I’d rather go with Debian, but most of the tutorials center on Ubuntu. As it is, I installed Plex via a Snap, which is a first for me. It was kind of painless.
With Plex installed, I saw Pi2 listed in the web GUI, which is also kind of cool, as I don’t recall having multiple Plex servers running in the past. But, the main focus was to get the NFS shares mounted. To do this, I used the Linux ‘history’ command. I do not log into Pi2 all that often, so all of my previous steps were still there. I copied these out, pasted them in a text doc, reordered them, and updated them for the Atomic Pi (which
does not have now has a Pi user).
sudo mkdir -p /mnt/Music sudo mkdir -p /mnt/TV_Shows sudo mkdir -p /mnt/Videos sudo mkdir -p /mnt/Photos sudo mkdir -p /mnt/Home_Movies ! sudo chown -R pi:pi /mnt/Music sudo chown -R pi:pi /mnt/TV_Shows sudo chown -R pi:pi /mnt/Videos sudo chown -R pi:pi /mnt/Photos sudo chown -R pi:pi /mnt/Home_Movies ! ! Needed after adding Synology NAS and not getting the ! mounts to populate under Ubuntu 20.04 for use in Plex sudo chmod -R 755 /mnt/Music sudo chmod -R 755 /mnt/TV_Shows sudo chmod -R 755 /mnt/Videos sudo chmod -R 755 /mnt/Photos sudo chmod -R 755 /mnt/Home_Movies ! sudo nano /etc/fstab ! ! Add: # NFS 10.25.68.51:/mnt/usbdrive/onedrive/Music/ /mnt/Music nfs rw 0 0 10.25.68.51:/mnt/usbdrive/onedrive/TV_Shows/ /mnt/TV_Shows nfs rw 0 0 10.25.68.51:/mnt/usbdrive/onedrive/Videos/ /mnt/Videos nfs rw 0 0 10.25.68.51:/mnt/usbdrive/onedrive/Photos/ /mnt/Photos nfs rw 0 0 10.25.68.51:/mnt/usbdrive/onedrive/Home_Movies/ /mnt/Home_Movies nfs rw 0 0 ! ! Install NFS client sudo apt-get install nfs-common -y ! ! Mount up! sudo mount -a
This got it done in short order.