[HowTo] Torrentbox - NAS

Little guide to TorrentBox and nas:

Tested on Vero 4K and Raspberry Pi with OSMC

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get autoclean
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo reboot

  • I use webmin to manage the system.

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

deb Index of /download/repository sarge contrib

wget http://www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc
sudo apt-key add jcameron-key.asc
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install webmin

  • I use two hard drives, one for files to download and one for completed.

sudo mkdir /mnt/nas
sudo mkdir /mnt/tmp


sudo mkfs -t ext4 /dev/sda1
sudo mkfs -t ext4 /dev/sdb1

sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/nas
sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/tmp

sudo chown -R osmc:osmc /mnt/nas
sudo chown -R osmc:osmc /mnt/tmp

sudo chmod -R 777 /mnt/nas
sudo chmod -R 777 /mnt/tmp

sudo apt-get install samba samba-common-bin
sudo smbpasswd -a osmc

  • For downloads I use transmission daemon.

sudo apt-get install transmission-daemon
sudo nano /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json

set “osmc” as user without “”

sudo service transmission-daemon reload
sudo service transmission-daemon stop
sudo nano /etc/init.d/transmission-daemon

set “osmc” as user without “”

sudo chown -R osmc:osmc /etc/transmission-daemon
sudo chown -R osmc:osmci /etc/init.d/transmission-daemon
sudo chown -R osmc:osmc /var/lib/transmission-daemon
sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/transmission-daemon.service

set “osmc” as user without “”

sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo mkdir -p /home/osmc/.config/transmission-daemon/
sudo ln -s /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json /home/osmc/.config/transmission-daemon/
sudo chown -R osmc:osmc /home/osmc/.config/transmission-daemon/
sudo service transmission-daemon start

  • To connect remotely using the noip’s service.

wget http://www.no-ip.com/client/linux/noip-duc-linux.tar.gz
tar xvf noip-duc-linux.tar.gz
cd noip-2.1.9-1/
sudo make
sudo make install

NoIP autostart

sudo nano /etc/init.d/noip2

Copy and paste

#! /bin/sh
# /etc/init.d/noip 

# Provides:          noip
# Required-Start:    $remote_fs $syslog
# Required-Stop:     $remote_fs $syslog
# Default-Start:     2 3 4 5
# Default-Stop:      0 1 6
# Short-Description: Simple script to start a program at boot
# Description:       A simple script which will start / stop noip
# If you want a command to always run, put it here
# Carry out specific functions when asked to by the system
case "$1" in
    echo "Starting noip"
    # run application you want to start
    echo "Stopping noip"
    # kill application you want to stop
    killall noip2
    echo "Usage: /etc/init.d/noip {start|stop}"
    exit 1
exit 0

sudo chmod 755 /etc/init.d/noip2
sudo update-rc.d noip2 defaults
sudo reboot

That’s it and I apologize for my bad English :wink:

OSMC uses systemd for service management rather than init.d, it would make a more correct guide if you auto-started noip with a systemd service unit rather than rely on the somewhat flaky backwards compatibility.

Also why do you suggest people install webmin when you then don’t actually use it in your guide?

To me this looks like it may also break after a reboot as the disk mounts are just temporary.

Also, not sure why not just install Transmission from MyOSMC app store either?


Agreed, @G4eva this seems like quite useful for your personal notes but is customised quite specifically to your install / requirements and as others have suggested there’s already existing ways of doing this much easier.

Might be worthwhile saving something like this into github, I’ve done similar and copied one of the easy install scripts made by @nenad from this thread into my github account.