What is the path syntax in Linux?

monerod --data-dir {different drive than monerod}

Drive of \data-mdb is formatted in Windows, monerod runs in Linux.

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"{different drive than monerod}" would be the path to the folder containing the data directory.

The default is /home/yourname/.bitmonero. If you're trying to use a folder mounted on another drive, it would depend where you mounted that drive. For example, it could be: /mnt/yourdrive/yourfolder/, but without knowing where you mounted it, it's impossible to answer.

  • The path to the blockchain is X:\block in Windows-syntax and /media/yourname/yourdrive:/block in Linux-syntax. Both tried, both do not work with monerod --data-dir [path].
    – B_Stenzl
    Commented Jun 2, 2022 at 9:36
  • But how and where did you mount it?
    – jtgrassie
    Commented Jun 2, 2022 at 11:45
  • I run monero-gui-wallet in Windows and want to change to Linux without moving the blockchain from the current directory, which is my data storage device.
    – B_Stenzl
    Commented Jun 2, 2022 at 14:44

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