I have a problem with the Plex Media Player. Plex can not see media files placed inside the external HDD folders. Theoretically it would be a permission problem. I can not change the permissions.

I followed the instructions in here but it didn't work. Maybe I made a mistake by changing the fstab file.

I have Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

  • Just now I realize that editing fstab file I can no longer reboot Ubuntu.. Rebooting my PC, when I have to select whic OS to run, I choose Ubuntu e it shows like this drive.google.com/file/d/0B9LXwSje2n-HTGhKUXVvbk1WanM/… – Gianfranco L. Apr 13 '17 at 23:59
  • changes to the fstab can be made via a live session (cd/dvd/usb) – d1bro Apr 14 '17 at 0:05
  • @db429 I am running live session. Just opened fstab file but... what to edit? – Gianfranco L. Apr 17 '17 at 16:53
  • well if you post the content of your fstab, it might be easier to help. – d1bro Apr 17 '17 at 17:03
  • I find fstab file inside /etc. Inside: " overlay / overlay r 0 0 " second line: " tmpfs /tmp tmpfs nosuid, nodev 0 0 – Gianfranco L. Apr 17 '17 at 17:16

Okay, since you followed the instructions (mentioned in your question) you should have a backup of the original fstab named fstab.old.

So let's use a live system to boot and restore this old version.

Inside the live system - let's assume you used the graphical interface to mount the partition, we should find it under /media/ubuntu/(something).

So lets open a terminal with Ctrl+Alt+t and then copy back the backed up file with sudo cp /media/ubuntu/(something)/etc/fstab.old /media/ubuntu/(something)/etc/fstab

To avoid typing the full address of the mountpoint - especially this (something) part - you can use auto-completion via pressing the Tabulator-Key twice.

Hope this helps.

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