Hello Zorin community, nice to meet you all
I've been running Zorin for the past couple of weeks and it will be my new goto OS for my laptop. In getting myself setup for my own personal use, I installed Steam from the Software store.
It installs and runs absolutely fine but I'm having a real show stopper of a problem. I'm running Zorin OS 16 on a 30 GB SSD and there is simply not enough storage for games.
As such, I created a 200 GB ext 4 partition on my 1 TB standard internal drive so I can use is as data storage for Zorin. It is mounted, I can see it in file browser and from df -h all fine.
The problem is, when I try to change the Steam Content Library directory, it only allows me to select between a few different dirs in the / of my Zorin OS partition and shows absolutely nothing outside of the. Things like /usr /var /etc etc.. (ba dum tish).
My drive is mounted in /mnt but Steam cannot see it. It seems broken to me as my bro uses Manjaro and he doesn't have this issue at all. So seems to be a Zorin/Ubuntu problem.
I found multiple dirty workarounds on the interwebnets which involve moving steam folders, creating symlings, different mountpoints etc. I spent about 2-3 hours trying all this and anything else I could think of but alas no joy.
Hoping someone else has had the same issue and can help me cut to the chase as I'm at a total loss and would like to start using Steam in Linux. It seems this feature is broken rather than being an after thought as I imagine it's extremely common for folks to install their games on the big mechanical drive instead of the (invariably) much smaller SSD.
Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!