I am currently experimenting to create a cheap Plex Media Server running on a Raspberry Pi 3!
I am aiming to share my media to my chromecast and my smartphone. So that I can play my music everywhere or turn off my PC when watching a TV Show.
Raspbian is easily installed! Download the latest lite version: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/. At the moment of writing, Raspbian Stretch Lite was used.
After loading the image, connect your usb keyboard and hdmi monitor so you can get started with your Pi 3! Now connect the power and see it boot up!
SSH not working?
Already twice I’ve experienced SSH not working with a Connection refused exception in putty.
The problems lies with the host certificate used for ssh and the solution is to remove them and generate them again:
sudo rm /etc/ssh/ssh_host_* && sudo dpkg-reconfigure openssh-server
To use ntfs usb stick I had to install ntfs-3g:
sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g
Then I could use ntfs-3g as a type:
Spin down the hard disk
I tried this guide but unfortunately my old external hard drive doesn’t really support spinning down. I am also not certain if it really ads value.
Let’s install Plex!
Best to begin with updating your Raspbian installation!
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https -y --force-yes wget -O - https://dev2day.de/pms/dev2day-pms.gpg.key | sudo apt-key add - echo "deb https://dev2day.de/pms/ stretch main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pms.list sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install -t stretch plexmediaserver-installer -y
Now restart your PI:
After figuring out your ip, you should be also to surf to Plex: 192.168.0.3:32400/web and register your new server!