I wanted to get an opinion on how to partition various disks. My Win 10 machine is going to Linux Mint with Win 10 ending support. I currently have three disks: SATA SSD which is the C: drive, a traditional HDD for bulk storage (D:), and a M.2 SSD for games (F:). I was looking for an opinion on how to partition the M.2 SSD. It all depends on where you install games. Should the M.2 drive be /home or something else like /opt?

  • 8adger@lemmy.world
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    4 months ago

    I would use the M2 drive as your root partition. If you really want to break it down smaller for just the stuff that needs speed, then maybe /usr and /var/lib. Your home directory can contain programs but more often than not it is only settings and storage. Just my 2 cents though.

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      4 months ago

      I was under the impression that Steam installs everything in /home. Do you know if that’s accurate?

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    4 months ago

    In my oppinion

    You can use the ssd as the root partition, then mount the hdd as your home partition.

    If you meed to store large file, you can dump it to the home partition

    Then mount the nvme as /data01 or something else

    Then when in steam, you can add new location to tell steam where to put / searchf for your game

    Ill post a screenshot later