When I plugged in my external hard drive that was on Windows to a Linux machine (Raspberry Pi 3), it was automatically mounted at
/media/brian/Brian-HD, but the permissions were
drw- --- --- 1 brian brian. I needed Plex to be able to see and use the hard drive, but no matter how much I tried to open up permissions, the
ls -l command never changed.
Failed attempts to update permissions
sudo -R chmod 660 /media/brian/ sudo addgroup brian plex sudo addgroup plex brian
Finding out that the drive is an exFAT.
sudo fdisk -l Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sda1 256 488378111 488377856 1.8T 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
What worked for me
PLEX support forums has an article specifically on how to mount NTFS hard drives (but exFAT works too) so you can get permissions for PLEX to see the files. But their article is old and has broken links, so I will restate it with updated links:
# Run and get the UUID of your device blkid # Edit /etc/fstab sudo nano /etc/fstab # Add this line to the bottom UUID=<UUID from before without quotes and brackets> /media/brian exfat permissions,auto 0 0 # Unmount your device sudo umount /media/brian/Brian-HD # Try mounting and troubleshoot sudo mount /media/brian
The last step will work, but you might have to do some troubleshooting to make sure the format type is right and the mount location is correct.