I modified a post which I created in another thread and assume your SSD (or second hard drive in general) is already accessible, if I am wrong read the upper part of this.
- An easy way to move programs onto the second hard disc is creating symlinks:
With a symlink you move the actual file to another place and you on the former place create a symlink which directs to the new place - explained in easy words. I recommend, that before you move files you make a copy of them with an alternative name and delete them first, when everything is working.
Now search for the programs/files you want to have on your second disc, it's likely that they are stored under
/binxe2x81xb1. For steam's directory look this post.
Make a backup of them in the same directory
sudo cp <PATHtoFILE>/<filename> <PATHtoFILE>/<filename>_backup #it doesnt matter how you name your copy.
Then copy your file on the second hard disc:
sudo cp <PATHtoFILE>/<filename> /media/<user>/<nameOfyourDrive>/<filename> # the mountpoint you created earlier, your second hard disc
And now you are able to create a symlink to its former place:
sudo ln -s /media/<user>/<nameOfyourDrive>/<filename> <oldPath>/<filename> #creates a symbolic link from the old path to the second hard drive
Test the programs or files, which you intend to move: If you recognize, that everything is working nicely, you can delete the backup, which you hopefully created earlier:
sudo rm [-r] <PATHtoFILE>/<filename>_backup # removes backup-file or directory: '-r' only, when it's a directory
xe2x81xb1 Matter, that it's not sure that all parts of the programs are here. It may be possible, that they are in different directories or separated into more than only one. Furthermore it's likely that they access libraries from
/usr/lib/or from elsewhere in the filesystem.