Linking Desktop folder to SD Card


ChaosWarmech

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So I was trying to set up my Desktop to function like a regular desktop, but I didn't want the files stored on the NAND so I was going to set up a link to my SD card. The problem is that every time I delete the /home/<username>/Desktop folder it immediately recreates it leaving me no time to create the link. And if I try using -f tag it tells me "cannot overwrite directory." Anyway around this?
 

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sudo killall -9 pndnotifyd


rm -rf /home/<username>/Desktop


ln -s /media/<yourkard>/<yourdir> /home/<username>/Desktop


sudo reboot


keep in mind that your system wont like you when you'll remove that card ....
 

Morn

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I guess this desktop is an XFCE thing so I'll give a try doing this from minimenu. Boot from sd card as a last resort (pain in the ass cause keys are mapped in a strange layout)
 

ChaosWarmech

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I guess this desktop is an XFCE thing so I'll give a try doing this from minimenu. Boot from sd card as a last resort (pain in the ass cause keys are mapped in a strange layout)
Didn't even think about minimenu. It worked just fine! Thanks. I knew booting from an SD card would do it, but I didn't want to bother with that.
 
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