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Steam for Linux

OverPovered 28. jul 2013 kl. 3:12am
''New Steam library folder must be on a filesystem mounted with execute permissions''
I got the following error trying to install a new steam library folder on an external usb hard drive. I tried different external hard drives as well as flash drives, but they all get the same error. I have succeeded in installing steam games on external hard drives on windows, however my steam games need to be installed on linux in this situation.

How can I bypass this error code? Must I give execute permissions to the external drive? If this is so, how will it happen?
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vodik 28. jul 2013 kl. 3:43am 
What filesystem is on the usb drive? Is it mounted with noexec? UIf Steam is complaining it can't set executable flag on the filesystem, that filesystme is likely fat and you can't chmod on fat.

Is this drive for linux only? Reformat it to ext4 or something else.
BOT Yoyo 28. jul 2013 kl. 3:48am 
Hello.

By presuming you have Ubuntu installed, I've fixed this problem by adding this line in the /etc/fstab file:
/dev/sda6 /media/MEDIA7 ntfs-3g defaults,user,locale=en_US.utf8,exec,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0

Presuming that your external disk is formatted AS NTFS, replace /dev/sda6 with your disk path(you can find it out using "fdisk -l"). The /media/MEDIA7 is the mount point. Make sure that you replace the integer values of uid and gid with your own(you can get them by using "id").

Note that the exec flag is what is fixing your problem.
Sidst redigeret af BOT Yoyo; 28. jul 2013 kl. 4:28am
vodik 28. jul 2013 kl. 8:51am 
Thats assuming NTFS. Its an external usb, my bets is on fat32.
Emperor Easpada 24. okt 2013 kl. 12:24am 
what i did was i clicked on Files, went down to my hard drive right clicked went to permissions and then changed it so i had read write permissions for my group which included me and that fixed it.
reznor 27. jun 2014 kl. 3:38pm 
For Linux users who are using decent file systems:
If you are using the directive "user(s)" in your /etc/fstab, you must specify "exec" afterwards. "user(s)" implies "noexec", that's a security feature. The directives are processed in order, specifying "exec" after "user(s)" solves this problem.
Sidst redigeret af reznor; 22. jan 2015 kl. 2:53pm
GranadaFEUP 14. sep 2014 kl. 2:38pm 
@reznor

Thank you, your solution worked for me.
立花 弗拉格 19. dec 2014 kl. 3:29am 
my system:arch+openbox
I have mounted my disk with"mount -o default,exec,umask=0"
But it still showed wrong message.
Dusk of Oolacile 19. dec 2014 kl. 4:50am 
Oprindeligt skrevet af (``o_o!):
my system:arch+openbox
I have mounted my disk with"mount -o default,exec,umask=0"
But it still showed wrong message.
The error message is faulty, it doesn't actually show the real issue. You just have to rename SteamApps to steamapps (lowercase). One of the recent updates started using the new directory name.
Tömer 23. dec 2014 kl. 10:25am 
Thats it, that fixed the error for me
Ancu 25. dec 2014 kl. 7:45am 
Oprindeligt skrevet af LOLCAT:
Oprindeligt skrevet af (``o_o!):
my system:arch+openbox
I have mounted my disk with"mount -o default,exec,umask=0"
But it still showed wrong message.
The error message is faulty, it doesn't actually show the real issue. You just have to rename SteamApps to steamapps (lowercase). One of the recent updates started using the new directory name.

Holy ♥♥♥♥ thanks so much dude, I was freaking out because my ext4 partition had always worked before and it suddenly disappeared from steam.
petran79 4. feb 2015 kl. 8:11am 
Have the same issue. Problem is that the external drive is a NTFS partition instead of ext4, so I have to edit fstab for it to work. Too much trouble for what it is worth!

No serious issue, since I keep the relatively small games on Ubuntu, while running the large games from Windows on an external drive of 4 TB.
Kayzer 15. apr 2015 kl. 2:17pm 
Oprindeligt skrevet af LOLCAT:
The error message is faulty, it doesn't actually show the real issue. You just have to rename SteamApps to steamapps (lowercase). One of the recent updates started using the new directory name.

You saved my day. Too ad I didn't find this thread earlier.

Thank you, Thank You !
MATE™(MKD) 18. apr 2015 kl. 2:27pm 
Oprindeligt skrevet af Yoyosan:
Hello.

By presuming you have Ubuntu installed, I've fixed this problem by adding this line in the /etc/fstab file:
/dev/sda6 /media/MEDIA7 ntfs-3g defaults,user,locale=en_US.utf8,exec,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0

Presuming that your external disk is formatted AS NTFS, replace /dev/sda6 with your disk path(you can find it out using "fdisk -l"). The /media/MEDIA7 is the mount point. Make sure that you replace the integer values of uid and gid with your own(you can get them by using "id").

Note that the exec flag is what is fixing your problem.
It works. Thank you :D .
Smeg 3. maj 2015 kl. 6:48pm 
Oprindeligt skrevet af LOLCAT:
Oprindeligt skrevet af (``o_o!):
my system:arch+openbox
I have mounted my disk with"mount -o default,exec,umask=0"
But it still showed wrong message.
The error message is faulty, it doesn't actually show the real issue. You just have to rename SteamApps to steamapps (lowercase). One of the recent updates started using the new directory name.

This totally worked for me, cheers man.
gregorej 25. jun 2015 kl. 12:00am 
Oprindeligt skrevet af Kayzer:
Oprindeligt skrevet af LOLCAT:
The error message is faulty, it doesn't actually show the real issue. You just have to rename SteamApps to steamapps (lowercase). One of the recent updates started using the new directory name.

You saved my day. Too ad I didn't find this thread earlier.

Thank you, Thank You !

Same here! Thanks a lot!
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