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It says "New Steam library folder must be on a filesystem mounted with execute permissions." when i try to select my HDD. How can i give exec permission to my HDD?

The steps were like that: 1 Installed Steam for Linux from the site. 2 Tried to change the install location from my SSD to HDD. 3 Wasnt able to do it and Steam said i should select a folder that is on a filesystem mounted with execute permissions.

(I guess thats the most i can explain, since i just did those to meet the error)

  • Please update your question with information about what you have done when you get this error (commands, steps, etc.). My guess is that you are selecting a directory that your user does not have write permissions to, select a directory in your home directory. – mgor Aug 18 '16 at 6:17
  • I did not do anything actually. "My guess is that you are selecting a directory that your user does not have write permissions to" ? Oh, reallly? I just want to install my games to my HDD not 32 GB SDD. If you know how to do the trick with chmod and etc. you can help me. – Berk Sizgin Aug 18 '16 at 9:33
  • Is it necessary for me to always install stuff on SSD, while using Linux. I mean i dont think 32 GB will be enough tho. Why cannot i just use my HDD for files like game files? – Berk Sizgin Aug 18 '16 at 9:47
  • "i should select a folder that is on a filesystem mounted with execute permissions." That excludes NTFS ;-) – Rinzwind Aug 18 '16 at 10:38
  • Yeah thats just my dumbness to forget i formatted it. Problem solved so is all fine :) – Berk Sizgin Aug 18 '16 at 10:45
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You should probably remount the HDD with special mount parameters or change the entries in your /etc/fstab. This article refers exactly to your problem. One of their fixes is:

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.

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  • Gave me an error like this : The file "/etc/fstab" is read-only. – Berk Sizgin Aug 18 '16 at 10:16
  • Perfect, glad to help. – matt3o Aug 18 '16 at 10:53

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