Install Plex Media Server on Raspberry Pi 2

The awesome Plex Media Server can now finally be installed on the Raspberry Pi 2 without a chroot. The chroot method broke when using upstart scripts and had metadata issues, those are no longer a problem! Using a Synology package compiled for an ARMv7 processor we can use it on the Pi 2 with a bit of extra work. This will unfortunately not work on the B+ or earlier models as they use an ARMv6 processor. Many thanks to uglymagoo from the Plex forum who identified the package that could be used without a chroot on the Raspberry Pi 2. I used a minimal Raspbian distributionMinibian for this guide, when you are done Plex will also autostart on boot. There is also a link to an image at the bottom of this post with Minibian and Plex installed, please share this post if you use the image. Continue reading

Properly Mount USB Storage on Raspberry Pi

I am assuming you only have 1 external hard drive connected to the Pi. If so then it should be attached to /dev/sda1 – additional drives will use /dev/sdb1 and /dev/sdc1 etc.  If you have multiple external hard drives you will need separate mount points for each drive (e.g. /mnt/usbstorage1 and /mnt/usbstorage2). Continue reading