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  • ries
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    Need a bit of help.

    Trying to copy over the the theme set from the website into /etc/emulationstation/themes using FileZilla but I’m getting the error Error: mkdir /etc/emulationstation/themes/simple: permission denied. What do I need to do to give myself access to this folder to copy it over?

    Floob
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    I guess you are trying to write ‘simple’ directory as user ‘pi’ but it wants root access?

    A bit of a shotgun approach, but you could just make all files there writeable by anyone. Get the command prompt and navigate to that directory

    ‘cd /etc/’
    ‘chmod -R 777 emulationstation/’

    ries
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    Yeah thats what I’m trying to do.

    Just tried that and got

    chmod: cannot access ‘777’: No such file or directory
    chmod: changing permissions of ’emulationstation/’: Operation not permitted

    Another thing I forgot to ask in the first post about scraping, when I try and do it it just shows the loading circle and says Working for ages it’s too k me 15 minutes to do just one. Is this normal or am I doing something wrong?

    Thanks for your help

    ries
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    Watching the video as well I don’t have the simple theme installed automatically thats what I’m trying to install now. Could this be related to the problems I’m having?

    ries
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    Sorry to keep posting, just to update.

    Tried going to the Retropie-Setup folder and typing sudo ./retropie_packages.sh 304 install to install the ES simple theme it downloaded successfully but threw these errors afterwards:

    bzip2: (stdin) is not a bzip2 file
    tar: Child returned status 2
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
    mv: Cannot stat ‘simple/’: No such file or directory

    Floob
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    To be honest if the simple theme isnt there to start with, it would be easier and quicker to re-install.

    The broad steps are:
    – Download RetroPie 2.3 image
    https://www.petrockblock.com/retropie/retropie-downloads/
    – Burn with Win32 Disk Imager
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/
    – Run sudo raspi-config, and expand filesystem
    – Run sudo apt-get update
    – Run sudo apt-get upgrade -y

    Then run the retropie setup script
    sudo ./retropie_setup.sh

    and select upgrade script, and restart the setup script.

    and in there you can configure your controller etc..

    It should certainly include the simple theme within that process.

    Check my other videos for details on scraping metadata quickly.

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