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    Anyone who has problems - optional solution

    If you install your game on location other then boot, It might have performance issues like I had..:
    https://github.com/ValveSoftware/ste...ux/issues/2701

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    I don't think you really understand what a boot partition is. There's no way I could have installed dota on my boot partition since it's 200MB big. There's no way I could have installed a reasonable linux distro there for that matter. It's just big enough to fit a few kernel images and initrds, which is all that is needed for a boot partition.

    Whatever your problem was, it was not that your steam library isn't on a boot partition. Even assuming that the source of your troubles actually was that partition (and not just some transient issue that synced with your installation of dota), I can imagine a bunch of potential causes that have nothing to do with dota : failing disk, corrupted fs, overly fragmented fs, failing hd controller, buggy hd driver, ... , maybe linux dota2 doesn't like to be installed on a fat32 or ntfs partition. That last one, maybe valve could do something about it. Assuming that was actually the issue...

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    The drive is EXT4.. about other reasons, what can I do?

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    I guess you meant to say that the partition who gave you troubles was ext4 ?
    Since you said dota2 was working alright after your second install, you may not need to do anything. If you want to figure what's up with your badly behaving partition, I guess more tests are needed ?
    • fsck should be able to find (and hopefully fix) issues with the filesystem, it will also tell you about fragmentation.
    • smartctl will give you info about your hard drive's health
    • hdparm -t provides a (very) crude hard drive transfer rate benchmark.

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