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  • Success getting 2.5 installed

    I've seen a lot of folk here struggling so I thought I'd share my success.

    I had no luck creating a usable USB installation from the 2.5 instructions. I'm on a mac and I even borroeed a PC to try to get it working and couldn't. All I got was a vanilla Clonezilla screen (ie no option for VB 2.5)

    So, instead I
    - backed up Plex library to /storage (https://support.plex.tv/articles/202...ctory-located/)
    - backed up /storage to external USB
    - backed up cd rip settings (just copy text from Nano into a notes app) https://wiki.vortexbox.org/cd_how-to_s
    - did a fresh install of 2.4 from a CD
    - did 2 disk install here: https://www.vortexbox.org/forum/supp...sd-data-on-hdd
    - installed plex via VB

    Then I upgraded 2.4 to 2.5 as here NB the default instructions did not work
    https://www.vortexbox.org/forum/main...releases/page3

    I did this
    1.
    HTML Code:
    dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade
    2.
    HTML Code:
    dnf -y system-upgrade download —releasever=25 —nogpgcheck —allowerasing
    3.
    HTML Code:
    dnf system-upgrade reboot
    That gave me a working 2.5 install! Whoop!

    I then
    - did restore of /storage from backup USB disk
    - moved the plex library back (go to where plex back up is in storage)
    HTML Code:
    cp -R * /var/lib/plexmediaserver/Library/Application\ Support/Plex\ Media\ Server/
    - updated plex via command line
    HTML Code:
    dnf install https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-media-server-new/1.16.5.1554-1e5ff713d/redhat/plexmediaserver-1.16.5.1554-1e5ff713d.x86_64.rpm
    - restored cd rip settings

    Hope that help someone! Good luck, you'll need it!

    joe
    PS I AM NO EXPERT SO I WON'T BE ABLE TO HELP IF IT GOES WRONG!


  • #2
    I also needed to update Plex user permissions so it would update metadata and albulm art.

    go to plex media server directory in var/lib and then do this (probably hugely insecure thing!)

    HTML Code:
    chmod -R * 777

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    • #3
      Hello,
      I think your text editor changed the double dashes ("--") to a single dash (single character). I think it should be:


      dnf -y system-upgrade download --releasever=25 --nogpgcheck --allowerasing

      dale
      Last edited by DaleT; 10-20-2019, 01:06 PM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by DaleT View Post
        Hello,
        I think your text editor changed the double dashes ("--") to a single dash (single character). I think it should be:


        dnf -y system-upgrade download --releasever=25 --nogpgcheck --allowerasing

        dale
        I found it too late and did an "update" instead of a "system-upgrade". Let's see if it is working correctly.

        Question. What would happen if I upgrade to release 30 or 31?

        Thanks.
        Last edited by cojayar; 12-25-2019, 04:29 PM.

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        • #5
          I answer to myself. I tried release ver. 26 and was succesful.

          But I get dependencies errors with ver. 27 (related to PERL for LMS)
          There is another thread where chabelo explains what he does to go to vers. 30.
          I tried also to jump from 26 to 30 but i get 6 errors (again Perl).

          I will give up and stay at 26.
          Last edited by cojayar; 12-25-2019, 06:26 PM.

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          • #6
            After playing around I managed to destroy LMS.
            I think I give up and look for alternatives. Maybe time is come to change approach.

            Edit: I just wanted a Logitech Media Server, a Spotify connector plugin and if possible a DNLA for the other files (pictures and a couple of private videos from the phone).
            I am trying daphile and I like it. It is just a distribution with a LMS. It looks quite stable and easy to setup. The only problem is that I cannot access the linux server (write only) but for the moment I do not need anything else. It is free but not open source (based on Gentoo it seems).

            I gave away on pretending bitperfect audio. Since this year I use the USB output of a mini-computer (just up to 48KHz) instead of the DAC up to 192KHz that I used to have. Actually I listen to music on a TV audio bar (with hifi quality but limited to space it takes). I am simplifying and it seems the next step is change Vortexbox for a simple, easier to use, but less powerful, alternative. I can play music from my harddisk (around 10.000 songs) and from Spotify. And my family too can use it and send their Spotify playlists there.

            Maybe in the future I may come back to Vortexbox if things change. But I have no time to play around with new versions and dependencies. And to have an OS that is two years without maintenance is a bit risky to me.
            Last edited by cojayar; 12-26-2019, 04:44 PM.

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