Newbie having a couple hiccups

Hi, i recently started using linux on my new pc! i just built it today.
im having some troubles setting some things up, especially the drives.

At the moment I have one nvme drive and an ssd. i installed manjaro on my ssd and let the nvme formated, (not to ext4, i realized after, i solved that with gparted and kde partition manager.

But im having troubles with steam recognizing the nvme at all, and i have no idea where it is located on my machine, it is mounted and i see it on my file explorer but its in the media folder apparently?

Im very lost, and after a full day configuring things i could use some pointers if anyone is kind enough to help me.

also i heard you have to set up other disks to mount automatically at boot, but i havent found a good clear guide on this.

Thank you guys <3

Hi and welcome to manjaro.

To start we might get a general inxi output

inxi -Farz

Particularly for block devices you might use


Also here is a guide with hints like how to format code, etc.

lsblk outputs the following:

sda           8:0    0 223,6G  0 disk 
├─sda1        8:1    0   300M  0 part /boot/efi
├─sda2        8:2    0 206,2G  0 part /
└─sda3        8:3    0  17,1G  0 part [SWAP]
nvme0n1     259:0    0 238,5G  0 disk 
└─nvme0n1p1 259:1    0 238,5G  0 part 

inxi -Farz (i dont know if this is too much of a dump)

  Kernel: 6.9.3-3-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 14.1.1
    clocksource: tsc avail: hpet,acpi_pm
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-6.9-x86_64
    root=UUID=3ea607af-c6ff-4560-bbea-bcf4521acc28 rw quiet splash
    resume=UUID=7782ae88-2c9c-4b23-bf4b-de3628770725 udev.log_priority=3
  Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 6.0.5 tk: Qt v: N/A info: frameworks v: 6.2.0
    wm: kwin_x11 vt: 2 dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro base: Arch Linux
  Type: Desktop Mobo: Micro-Star model: B450M PRO-VDH MAX (MS-7A38) v: 8.0
    serial: <superuser required> uuid: <superuser required> UEFI: American
    Megatrends LLC. v: B.D3 date: 09/27/2021
  Info: model: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 2 gen: 3
    level: v3 note: check built: 2020-22 process: TSMC n7 (7nm)
    family: 0x17 (23) model-id: 0x71 (113) stepping: 0 microcode: 0x8701021
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 tpc: 2 threads: 12 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 384 KiB desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 3 MiB desc: 6x512 KiB
    L3: 32 MiB desc: 2x16 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 3150 high: 4124 min/max: 2200/4208 boost: enabled
    scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 2926 2: 3626
    3: 2035 4: 3863 5: 2055 6: 4084 7: 2635 8: 4098 9: 2199 10: 4114 11: 2050
    12: 4124 bogomips: 86435
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3
  Type: gather_data_sampling status: Not affected
  Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected
  Type: mds status: Not affected
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected
  Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected
  Type: reg_file_data_sampling status: Not affected
  Type: retbleed mitigation: untrained return thunk; SMT enabled with STIBP
  Type: spec_rstack_overflow mitigation: Safe RET
  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines; IBPB: conditional; STIBP:
    always-on; RSB filling; PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected; BHI: Not affected
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
  Device-1: NVIDIA TU116 [GeForce GTX 1660] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: nvidia
    v: 550.90.07 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 550.xx+ status: current
    (as of 2024-04; EOL~2026-12-xx) arch: Turing code: TUxxx
    process: TSMC 12nm FF built: 2018-2022 pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
    lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s ports: active: none off: HDMI-A-1
    empty: DP-1,DVI-D-1 bus-ID: 29:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:2184 class-ID: 0300
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.13 with: Xwayland v: 24.1.0
    compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: N/A failed: nvidia
    gpu: nvidia,nvidia-nvswitch display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 101 s-size: 483x272mm (19.02x10.71")
    s-diag: 554mm (21.82")
  Monitor-1: HDMI-0 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 102
    size: 477x268mm (18.78x10.55") diag: 547mm (21.54") modes: N/A
  API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: nvidia platforms: device: 0 drv: nvidia device: 2
    drv: swrast gbm: drv: kms_swrast surfaceless: drv: nvidia x11: drv: nvidia
    inactive: wayland,device-1
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6.0 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: nvidia mesa v: 550.90.07
    glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660/PCIe/SSE2
    memory: 5.86 GiB
  API: Vulkan v: 1.3.279 layers: 5 device: 0 type: discrete-gpu
    name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 driver: nvidia v: 550.90.07
    device-ID: 10de:2184 surfaces: xcb,xlib
  Device-1: NVIDIA TU116 High Definition Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
    bus-ID: 29:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:1aeb class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16
    bus-ID: 2b:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487 class-ID: 0403
  API: ALSA v: k6.9.3-3-MANJARO status: kernel-api with: aoss
    type: oss-emulator tools: alsactl,alsamixer,amixer
  Server-1: JACK v: 1.9.22 status: off tools: N/A
  Server-2: PipeWire v: 1.0.7 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse
    status: active 2: wireplumber status: active 3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin
    tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8211/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
    lanes: 1 port: e000 bus-ID: 25:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp37s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR9287 Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath9k
    v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 27:00.0
    chip-ID: 168c:002e class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp39s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Info: services: NetworkManager,systemd-timesyncd
  Local Storage: total: 462.05 GiB used: 30.29 GiB (6.6%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung
    model: MZVPV256HDGL-00000 size: 238.47 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
    logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 tech: SSD serial: <filter>
    fw-rev: BXW7300Q temp: 34.9 C scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Kingston model: SV300S37A240G
    size: 223.57 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: BBF0 scheme: GPT
  ID-1: / raw-size: 206.17 GiB size: 201.88 GiB (97.92%)
    used: 30.29 GiB (15.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
    used: 296 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: yes
    compressor: zstd max-pool: 20%
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 17.1 GiB used: 256 KiB (0.0%)
    priority: -2 dev: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3
  System Temperatures: cpu: 54.8 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 38 C
  Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 29%
  Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1107 libs: 317 tools: pamac
  Active pacman repo servers in: /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
  Memory: total: 16 GiB available: 15.55 GiB used: 3.81 GiB (24.5%)
  Processes: 328 Power: uptime: 19m states: freeze,mem,disk suspend: deep
    avail: s2idle wakeups: 0 hibernate: platform avail: shutdown, reboot,
    suspend, test_resume image: 6.19 GiB services: org_kde_powerdevil,
    power-profiles-daemon, upowerd Init: systemd v: 255 default: graphical
    tool: systemctl
  Compilers: N/A Shell: Zsh v: 5.9 default: Bash v: 5.2.26
    running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.34

again, the drive shows up normally, i have formatted it as a big ext4 partition. steam does not recognize it and im not sure where it “lives” in my system?? or how to access it.

Thank you for the quick reply!

Right now it does not appear to be mounted anywhere.

And I would guess we are talking about this device?

Again its not currently mounted to anything.

But the normal default would probably be /run/media/$USER/$PART-LABEL

Once it is mounted (such as by clicking it in your file manager) it will appear at its mountpoint, likely the one above.

If you want it to be automatically mounted all the time I would suggest adding it to /etc/fstab or using systemd to do it for you.

The archwiki fstab page will have most all information needed for that:

For systemd mounts there is a guide here on the forum: