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Astrometry index files on USB 3 drive... was created by AstroNerd

Hi all,
I use an i3 laptop with a 128gb SSD drive, and run Linux Ubuntu in a 20gb partion as a dual boot with win 10.
Now I want to run Astrometry locally on this machine in Linux, but have not got enough space, so I Ha e a 128gb USB 3 drive plugged into this laptop for extra storage and want to install the index files on there, so how and how can I tell Ekos where to look for them instead of the default directory...
Thanks in advance :)
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Replied by rlancaste on topic Astrometry index files on USB 3 drive...

Well you should edit the astometry.cfg file to reflect the new path primarily. You need to edit this line:

# In which directories should we search for indices?
add_path *Path is here*
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Replied by AstroNerd on topic Astrometry index files on USB 3 drive...

And where might I find that file... :)
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Replied by Kaczorek on topic Astrometry index files on USB 3 drive...

/etc/astrometry.cfg
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Replied by AstroNerd on topic Astrometry index files on USB 3 drive...

well i tried this and does not work...not sure why..any ideas..??
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Replied by DerPit on topic Astrometry index files on USB 3 drive...

where/how is it installed? E.g., I have it in /opt/astrometry, so the config file is /opt/astrometry/etc/astrometry.cfg
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Replied by AstroNerd on topic Astrometry index files on USB 3 drive...

Hmmm
The index files were in /usr/share/Astrometry and that is what was in Ekos.
I want them in a folder on my USB drive, (where I have them all ready) so used the path to that and put that in the astrometry.cfg file as suggested above...
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Replied by AstroNerd on topic Astrometry index files on USB 3 drive...

Ok guys thanks for your help, all sorted now, with a little advice form Jasem... :)
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