Moving these posts to a new thread to isolate the discussion of mounts.
Either symlinks or bind mounts would work. I use a bind mount in /etc/fstab for my own SDcard, but if you do it, be sure to add the
nofail option (my full list of options are
auto,bind,nofail ) so that you won’t get stuck at boot if there isn’t an sd card present.
For instance this is how I ensure my Documents directory is stored on my SD card:
/dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1 auto auto,nofail 0 2 /mnt/sda1/Documents /home/purism/Documents none auto,bind,nofail 0 0
Repeat the second “bind” mount line for any other folders you want to bind mount into your home dir. The destination directory will need to exist.
@Kyle_Rankin I put in a beefy sd card of 128GB and mounted according to your instructions, just to realize I didn’t move the contents of my previous Documents folder to the sd card folder before mounting.
Do you keep the Documents folder etc. on the device and just empty them or what do you recommend?
EDIT: Just noticed that all of the mounts are write protected for the user purism, how can I change that?