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  1. #1

    Can not write an usb drive to install a game on STEAM

    Hi everyone

    I'm trying to install a game on STEAM on a usb drive that i can not access by writing. I checked the Steam support but did not received a clear answer. Here is sudo blkid result

    /dev/sda1: UUID="426d8163-2b23-4a67-96be-4a72c68b95e6" TYPE="ext4"
    /dev/sda2: UUID="D6B8687EB8685F4D" TYPE="ntfs"
    /dev/sda3: UUID="44bf727d-a1d5-411a-ae2b-30b787fe41b7" TYPE="swap"
    /dev/sda4: UUID="b9c1c3a5-fd28-4e6f-94ab-d5136cf474b1" TYPE="ext4" PTTYPE="dos"
    /dev/sdb1: UUID="d1ab2de9-c776-4c4b-a146-dba5e5fd3da7" SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3"

    The device i'm trying to install the game is /dev/sdb1
    I have read that it has to be ntfs to work, so it appears ntfs in yast/hardware/partitioning but not in sudo blkid result.

  2. #2
    hello and welcome, linusk!

    perhaps the steam s/w is looking at the partition id in the partition table of the disk. use fdisk to look at it. you can change it to the proper id. try "7". you can use "L" in fdisk to get a list of all partition types and their codes.

    NOTE: be careful with fdisk! you can brick your system or lose data if you write changes to the wrong disk, or change the wrong options in fdisk! for starts, make double-sure you have the right disk. e.g.:

    fdisk /dev/sdb
    be careful!!

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