Roon Server Install Ubuntu

Is there a step by step explanation on how to install Roon Server on ubuntu.Not a computer expert but if given simple how to directions can normally follow ? Thanks

If you aren’t a computer expert then Ubuntu seems an odd choice for roon server.
Have you read the roon labs installation guide below and need more help?

Having issues with windows and it was suggested that I try Ubuntu.Hqplayer is up and running was simple installation.The guide helps but still a lifttle confusing.I don’t undaerstand why simple videos cant be made to show step by step.

look here

Do you want a graphical install or a headless, i.e. command prompt only? Think about the way you are likely to use the software rather than what you think may be easier.

Hi Jason

Since you have Ubuntu installed already, should be easy. I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed but I managed to setup a headless Debian machine the other week, running HQP Embedded and Roon Server.

Here are the steps I wrote for my notes (because I will most likely forget all the steps hehe). It’s mostly in line with the instructions here anyway:

Some of this stuff might already be installed with your HQP installation. Hope it helps.

apt install curl

apt install -y cifs-utils

apt-get install ffmpeg

curl -O

chmod +x


apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils

mkdir /media/usbstick
mount -t auto /dev/sdb1 /media/usbstick (for my flash drive - this will be different for you)

mkdir /media/drive
mount -t auto /dev/sda2 /media/usbdrive (for my 4TB hard drive - this will be different for you)

THIS MESSAGE I GET WHEN TRYING TO INSTALL ROON SERVER.Checking to see if RoonServer can run on this machine

Checking for Binary Compatibility                            [   OK   ]
Checking for ALSA Libraries                                  [   OK   ]
Checking for ffmpeg or avconv                                [   OK   ]
Checking for the mount.cifs command                          [ FAILED ]
Testing ulimit -n 8192                                       [   OK   ]


These issues must be addressed before RoonServer will run on this machine.

For more information on how to address this, see:

Can you share a screenshot of all the commands you entered prior to getting this error?

jason@jason-System-Product-Name:~$ curl -O
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
100 16527  100 16527    0     0   116k      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--  116k
jason@jason-System-Product-Name:~$ chmod +x
jason@jason-System-Product-Name:~$ sudo ./
[sudo] password for jason: 

Welcome to the RoonServer installer

This installer sets up RoonServer to run on linux with the following settings:

 - RoonServer will be installed in /opt/RoonServer
 - RoonServer's data will be stored in /var/roon/RoonServer
 - RoonServer will be configured to run as a system service
 - RoonServer will run as root

These settings are suitable for turning a dedicated or semi-dedicated device
into an appliance that runs RoonServer

any ideas ?

Did you run sudo apt install cifs-utils?

I installed sudo apt install ffmeg cifs-utils alsa-lib

What was the output from this? Scroll up through the console output. No harm running that command again though.

Thanks for help got it working.

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