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USB roms feature
#11
Remove one of them, you won't need it
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#12
(08-05-2018, 07:33 PM)alexkidd Wrote: - format an USB drive to FAT32

I really hate FAT32... i formatted to EXT4 and
Edit /etc/rc.local

remove ,umask=0000,uid=pi,gid=pi
from sudo mount /dev/sda1 /home/pi/RetroPie -o rw,user,exec,umask=0000,uid=pi,gid=pi

sudo mount /dev/sda1 /home/pi/RetroPie -o rw,user,exec
sudo chown pi:pi /home/pi/RetroPie
chmod 777 /home/pi/RetroPie

it works... but can i have problems in future?
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#13
not really, FAT32 is only recommended as an universal solution, so Windows users can populate their roms easily.
EXT4 is native , even better
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#14
(08-05-2018, 07:33 PM)alexkidd Wrote: - format an USB drive to FAT32
- download http://retrorangepi.download/retropie_folder.tar.gz or http://www.retrorangepi.org/retrostone_folder.tar.gz (RetroStone only)
- extract contents of tarball (roms, BIOS, music, splashscreens and retropiemenu folders) to the root of the drive
- populate roms folders
- power on the board with usb drive inserted

NOTE: roms will play from USB, there will no copying from USB to sdcard or emmc

i downloaded the file http://retrorangepi.download/retropie_folder.tar.gz
when i was populating the rom folder i noticed that was missing the amiga folder.
So i compared the content of retropie_folder with the original retropie folder... and i found that the amiga folder is not the only thing missing.
So is safe to copy roms, BIOS, music, splashscreens and retropiemenu folders to the usb storage instead using http://retrorangepi.download/retropie_folder.tar.gz ?
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#15
amiga folder is not there because it's not supported in slim release]
so yes, you just need to have roms, BIOS, music, splashscreens and retropiemenu in the root of the drive to work things out
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#16
the best way what i have found is

1.)install usb rom service over retropiemenu
2.)format the usb stick to "fat32"
3.)make a folder on the stick "retropie-mount"
4.)unplug the stick from pc and plug to orangepi(running system)
5.)reboot the system and unmount the stick
6.) plug stick on pc and you see retropie have automatic installed all needed folders for roms, bios,splash ....
7.) copy your roms in the rom/system folder
8.) finish
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#17
(01-16-2019, 02:37 PM)Liontek1985 Wrote: the best way what i have found is

1.)install usb rom service over retropiemenu
2.)format the usb stick to "fat32"
3.)make a folder on the stick "retropie-mount"
4.)unplug the stick from pc and plug to orangepi(running system)
5.)reboot the system and unmount the stick
6.) plug stick on pc and you see retropie have automatic installed all needed folders for roms, bios,splash ....
7.) copy your roms in the rom/system folder
8.) finish
Interesting!
This will solve the problem of be sure to have all correct files on the usb storage! Very important on system upgrade.
I will try it maybe formatting the stick as Ext3 and using one of these tools in windows: https://techjourney.net/access-read-writ...n-windows/
Or the samba share for copying roms!
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#18
good morning,
I'm new and I do not speak English well, I use the translator.
I tried this procedure to get the rom on a usb device, but it seems to me not working. I do not see HD with Putty or with Mozzilla. I use an orange pi plus with 4.2 slim retrorangepi.
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#19
(01-18-2019, 04:44 PM)dbalex78 Wrote: good morning,
I'm new and I do not speak English well, I use the translator.
I tried this procedure to get the rom on a usb device, but it seems to me not working. I do not see HD with Putty or with Mozzilla. I use an orange pi plus with 4.2 slim retrorangepi.

i think the USB HDD need more Power! use you a Dual Power  Y-USB-Cabel ?
an other option is you need a better Powersupply with 2.5A up better 3.0A


on my Orange pi pc or one or lite Smile dont work a usb hdd with only 1 USB-Plug 
the most USB-Port give you 500ma and a USB-HDD need 1000ma up!

test a USB-Stick, if that works is the power your problem
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#20
Is there any way to disable this feature? I have a usb drive full of videos that I watch using a different OS on a different SD card and when I boot ROPi, it automatically mounts the root of that drive as my home folder. The way all of the hardware is situated, it is quite tedious to unplug the drive every time I want to boot ROPi. Thanks
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