Hi. I’m very new to Linux, so please make this easy. I simply need to load the games from my external SSD into Steam, but when I go to add the folder as a library, it says the library must be emtpy. I can fix that by simply creating a new folder, then copying the games over to that folder. But the SSD won’t stay mounted, and it has read-only permissions. How do I fix this?
I assume this SSD is NTFS, which by default is a read only driver in Linux.
Kernel 5.15 added a new ntfs3 driver, which is not read only, and may help you here.
For how it works with Steam, there is already a thread about it.
Be careful though, if you are using Linux for gaming I would recommend using a Linux native file system, to avoid file system corruptions.
After some thought, I’ve decided that I will simply install my most played games and used software(Minecraft Java Edition, Among Us, Garry’s Mod, No Man’s Sky, Vegas Movie Studio 16, and Wallpaper Engine) on the 1 TB M.2 that Linux is installed on, and just not touch any other drives. Thanks for the help.