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samba for plex

#1
using v1.2 of plexpi,,,,,,working great thanks........samba would be a great add to the image ,,,,connecting to windows network would enable copying across content to a drive on the pi with ease...
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#2
Just log in to it and do this with user name pi and password plexpi1

Then sudo su So you can save the smb.conf as root

Then do a apt install samba

Then nano /etc/samba/smb.conf

Got all the way to the end and put this there:

[media]

writeable = yes
comment = All media
path = /media
browseable = yes
public = yes
create mask = 0644
directory mask = 0755
force user = pi

Save it with CTRL W then CTRL X to exit.

restart samba with /etc/init.d/samba restart

Go to //plexpi and it will show all mounted in media folder.

-Raymond Day
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#3
Hi Raymond,
I had to run sudo apt-get update before installing samba otherwise it was erroring out.

How can I see all my network shares?

Thanks!
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#4
It's on the roadmap for sure! The reason Samba has not yet been implemented is because I have no control over what you call your drives connected to PlexPi - so it takes some knowledge on your end to map the Samba share correctly. Eventually, I will have PlexPi include a web interface that lets you configure these types of settings.
Robbie Ferguson // The Bald Nerd

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#5
Hello, please help me. Ive got plexPi installed working ok but wanted to use the drive as a NAS too so tried installing samba as mentioned here but when i do "nano ec/samba/smb.conf" it says the file doesn't exist? I tried double checking samba installed correctly and it had no issues?

Please help a pi noob out!
Thanks
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#6
that should be /etc/ not ec/
Robbie Ferguson // The Bald Nerd

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#7
I'm getting a "Folder can't be opened because you don't have permission to view its contents" error when I try to access the PlexPi attached USB drive from my Mac. I've tried changing the permissions on the /pi/media directory and drives contained there. I'm pretty green to linux, though I've set up a couple Raspberry Pi's now for home automation and this media server. Any help and extra patience appreciated!
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