Sonarr cannot see my USB drive on Raspbian

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Hello, I have a fresh install of sonarr running on Raspbian (32-bit). The issue I am having is when I try to add a root folder or add a new path and point it to the directory on my USB drive for media management, I cannot see the USB drive at all.

In Raspbian, the USB drive is listed fine under ‘/media/pi/WD_BLACK’ in both shell and GUI fine. When trying to add a path for files to be stored, the folder is not seen.

I did also try setting the chown to pi with no changes.

pi@raspberrypi:/media/pi $ ls -la
total 12
drwxr-x—+ 3 root root 4096 Jun 10 13:32 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Apr 11 11:45 …
drwxrwxrwx 1 pi pi 4096 Apr 19 07:53 WD_BLACK

pi@raspberrypi:/opt/Sonarr $ sudo chown pi:pi /opt/Sonarr/

drwxr-xr-x 6 pi pi 24576 Jun 3 07:51 Radarr
drwxr-xr-x 3 pi pi 12288 Jun 10 12:39 Sonarr

It may be a permissions issue with Rasbian but I don’t have this issue with other apps.

Any advice?

Why do you have Sonarr installed in opt? Sounds like you did an unsupported, manual install.

The issue is however almost guaranteed to be basic ownership/permissions between sonarr and the folders on the drive

Interesting. I did not know that the manual way was unsupported. I will uninstall and try repository method. Not sure if it will fix the permission issue but worth a try.