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Part 2 - Installing the necessary apps

You have finished Part 1 - Super simple three step installation - and are now ready to install the necessary apps.

Optional: If you clicked PuTTY away, you can log back in with your new user plexuser and the password you chose in Part 1.

Optional: If you exited GooPlex, you can go back to the menu by typing


Now type b to go to the Manage Applications menu:

You will still need to manually perform a few tasks for the various services though, so please follow along carefully.


The Plex installer will ask you to enter your password. This is the password you just chose for your plexuser in Linux.

Type the letter y to proceed with the installation, then hit Enter to agree to the default location "/opt/plexupdate".

You will be asked if you want to install the latest PlexPass releases.
Important: answer y ONLY if you own a PlexPass and want to use the beta version of Plex, otherwise type n.

If you choose y you will need to provide your Plex credentials. Enter your Plex email address and Plex password.

Follow the rest of the prompts. You can just enter through the default settings if you wish. Mine looks like this:

Congratulations, Plex is installed!


Tautulli (formerly PlexPy) will be installed automatically.


Sonarr has no specific options, it will be installed automatically.


Radarr has an option to select the latest version. You will be presented with this screen:

It's quite safe to just hit Enter here, but if you want to make sure you are installing the latest version, visit and copy the link to Radarr.#.linux.tar.gz manually, then replace the link in PuTTY.


Deluge has no special needs, it will be installed automatically.


Netdata basically installs itself, but notice that at one point you need to press Enter to run it:

Then hit Enter again that you wish to continue and accept the additional disk space used.

Then you will be presented with a green line that informs you that you'll need to press Enter to build and install Netdata. It will take a few minutes to finish.


Organizr will present a nice looking menu with a number of options.

Make sure you pick option 4 - Organizr Complete Install (Org + Requirements) and press Enter.

After a minute or two you will be asked to press any key to continue. I hope finding the "any key" won't pose a challenge...

Found the any key yet? Ok, once pressed, on to the real meat of the installation of Organizr.

You are asked to enter a domain or folder name for your install.
If you have a domain and want to use that, you can enter it (or the subdomain). I found it easiest to just choose the folder organizr.local as suggested by the program. It works even with a domain - you can always make changes later!

Geek note: don't use the same subdomain you plan to use for Plex with CloudFlare. If you have no idea what I am talking about, you can safely ignore this remark.

Make a choice which version of Organizr you want to install (I picked 1).

Next, you can select a folder where you want to install Organizr. I strongly suggest you just press Enter here and accept the program's suggestion.

You will be requested to search for the any key again, after you have found it, you will be back at the Organizr menu. Choose option 7 to quit the installation.

Configuring Rclone

Last, but not least, we will need to install Rclone. It is one of the most vital applications to install because it will connect to your Google drive. It is also the the hardest part of this entire tutorial... but it needs to be done. Grit your teeth and follow along please:

After you confirm that you want to install Rclone, you will be asked if you want to install the Release or Beta version. I suggest you accept the default "R" for release, so just hit Enter.

You will be presented with a choice, type the letter n for "New remote" and hit the Enter key.

You are asked to give a name. For this tutorial to work properly, please make sure you type:


Notice the capital G in Gdrive - Linux is picky about these things.

Check which option mentions Google Drive "drive" in the list (in the latest version this is #11), so type 11 and Enter.

Leave client_id> blank, just Enter.
Leave client_secret> blank as well, just Enter.

Scope that Rclone should use> 1 (full access)

ID of root folder> blank, just Enter
Service account files> again leave blank, just Enter.

Type the letter n for No, you don't want to use auto config and Enter.

You'll get a message that if your browser doesn't open, you will need to copy and paste the following link. You will need to place the entire link in a block by dragging your mouse (see screenshot below). Do not hit Ctrl-C - remember, this is PuTTY - dragging the mouse and placing the link in a block means it's copied.

Go to your local browser and paste the link. You will be asked to log into Google and accept authorization. You will then be given a code to paste in PuTTY.

Paste the code (right click), hit Enter.

Next you will be asked if you want to configure it as a team drive. Unless you know exactly what this means, type n - you don't want it.

Finally type y that all is okay. Do not quit your configuration yet! We now need to configure the cache feature.

Type n to add a New remote.

You are asked to give a name. For this tutorial to work properly, please make sure you type (note the two capital letters):


Now pick option 6 - Cache a remote "cache" (check if it is still option 6, because Rclone does shift around numbers with each new version).

When asked for remote to cache, type


Important: Make sure your folder does not contain spaces!
Note: if you store your Plex files in the root of Gdrive, just type Gdrive: (with nothing behind it).

Plex URL:

In the next field, type your Plex username or email address.

Type y that you want to store your Plex password (if you wish). Then enter your password for Plex twice.

You can enter through the following options (that will pick the default values):

Chunk size: Enter to select the default 5MB.
Cache time: Enter to select the default 6 hours.
Maximum chunk size: Enter to select the default 10GB.

Type y that Yes, all is okay and then q to Quit config.

You should see both drives in your list of current remotes:

Pfew! Well, at least you won't have to do that ever again! If you ever need to make changes to your configuration, you will need to type

sudo rclone config

You can click away PuTTY, we're done with this session for now.

All done!

On to the last and final Part 3 - Setting up the services, where everything will come nicely together!