I know that to do this, I must go to steam settings, download, and make a new steam library on the USB. The problem is that my /media does not have a drop down and if I select /media it says "selected folder must be empty." I'd like to know how to get steam to recognize my flash drive so I can install games there.
As I know that, you can go to Settings -> Downloads then click on Steam Library Folders Then you can add folders wherever you want.
/media should have a selectable subfolder when the drive is plugged in,
/media istelf is a part of the parent filesystem.
To go before @DrKNa's answer,
This looks as though your linux box is not recognizing the drive. Depending on the OS (SteamOS is an offshoot of Ubuntu which is derived from Debian which is what I am most familiar with.), you could run
lsusb when the drive is plugged in, if you get a response that has the manufacturer of the drive then the kernel has recognized it.
Bus 002 Device 004: ID XXXX:XXXX MANUFACTURER DEVICE
At this point,
ls /dev/sd* should list your main
/dev/sda /dev/sda2 /dev/sdb /dev/sdd /dev/sde /dev/sda1 /dev/sda5 /dev/sdb1 /dev/sdc
cd /mnt; mkdir usb; sudo mount /dev/sdb /mnt/usb/. This will mount the drive in
Alternatively, Insert the drive into the usb slot and run
dmesg in a terminal (
Ctrl+Alt+T) and your system will output kernel messages to the screen, the last line should be something about the usb device.
[232637.544579] usb 1-1.5.2: New USB device found