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Offline EvilMicrosnotGates

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I have Windows XP on an SSD on this old AMD x64 4400+ PC ..... 4Gb Ram & 1Gb HD7770
Runs great.
I installed the New (May 2018) Peppermint on a partition. ... but there is not enough room on the SSD for files & games.
So
I have a 1Tb WD Black for the games (2 Partitions).
Then
I did a link in Steam for games on the HDD...
BUT
When I re-boot the PC, the games on the HDD Partition (524Gb) it dissapears and I get this message

"Unable to mount DATA
No object for D-Bus interface"

Is there a SIMPLE way to get Peppermint to do the obvious..... or do I have to spend years becoming a Linux specialist in my already too busy life?

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Re: Unable to install/access Steam games after Installing Peppermint.
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 01:36:14 am »
Hi EvilMicrosnotGates, welcome to the Peppermint Forum.  It's very nice to meet you  ;).  No you don't have spend years learning to become a Linux specialist to manage simple issues.  How far you take your knowledge is up to the individual user.  Some people are happy simply using their system to surf the web, watch YouTube, or NETFLIX and maybe emailing family and friends etc.  There are others who want to be full Linux system admins and/or developers.  The choice is yours.  It is advisable, as it is with any system, to have a basic understanding of how your system works and how it behaves on your machine(s) ;).  The way Linux works is very different to the way Windows works.  This doesn't mean it's harder.  It simply means the way you manage your system is different.  When you have a problem, or even a simple question about your OS.  The Peppermint Forum is where you should come.  They'll always be someone here, happy to help and provide advice  ;).

Where did you install Steam from?  Was it via the, Software Manager/repository, or did you install it from a site on the internet?   We'll also need some more detailed information about your computer.  Please follow the instructions provided.  Linux is case sensitive. I strongly suggest you use Copy & Paste with the commands.   

Please open a terminal window with the following keystrokes:

Ctrl+Alt+t

Enter, Copy & Paste the following command into the terminal window, hit enter.  Post the output back to the forum:
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inxi -Fz
With your external drive connected, enter, Copy & Paste the following command into the terminal window.  Hit enter and enter your user password when asked.

Note: For enhanced security, passwords are entered invisibly.  There is NO indication of any user input.  You may enter an incorrect password 3 times before you have to repeat the action you are trying to apply.
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sudo fdisk -l
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With your external drive attached, enter, Copy & Paste the following command into the terminal window. Hit enter and enter your user password if asked:
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sudo blkid
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With your external drive attached, enter, Copy & Paste the following command into the terminal window, hit enter:
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mount
Post the output back to the forum.  It'll be quite a long one.

Could you please remember to encapsulate terminal outputs with the Insert, Code # function.  For extra long outputs, please use the Spoiler, Sp function.  It preserves the original format of the output.  This makes it easier for future visitors to relate to their own issues.  These functions are found in the forum editor, above the,  :-[ Embarrassed and  the :'( Cry emoticon respectively.  This is a huge help - many thanks  ;).
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Re: Unable to install/access Steam games after Installing Peppermint.
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 12:38:27 pm »
Welcome to the forum EvilMicrosnotGates!  :)

It sounds like you have more than one partition using the same UUID.  Posting the information AndyInMokum requested will tell if that's the case.  If it is, you can use Gparted to create a new UUID for the partition in question.  It's a simple, straight forward process.  But you'll need to post the requested information. 
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