Sorry, noob question I am new to anything linux related. I managed to set up bitcoin core just fine on my raspberry pi 4 and I have an external HDD that I want to use as my data directory for the 250 GB or so of blocks (this is not my main storage that I boot from).
Problem is, I have absolutely no idea how the bitcoind program decides on its data directory. I have run 3 or 4 times and I have 3 or 4 different data directories, none of which are on the HDD. How do I tell it where to store the data? Also, where do I put the bitcoin.conf file because it can never seem to find it. I have most of the blockchain pre-installed on my HDD from my windows pc and so I would ideally use that same directory but if thats not possible thats fine, I at least want it on my HDD though. I have followed several guides and nothing has worked for me so far. I appreciate your time for any respones!