- stuartfoxParticipant11/25/2015 at 20:33Post count: 11
I’m a bit stuck, so everything was working well, and I’d been adding games via a USB stick using the USB Rom service in Retropie. After one restart, Retropie wouldn’t start, there was a permissions error in one of the roms, it went into a startup look that I couldn’t get out of and I couldn’t even get into console. So I started from scratch on the latest Retropie image, did my customisations, everything works… but then I plug a freshly formatted USB stick, leave it a minute, but no directory structure has been added.
I went into Retropie setup, turned the rom service off, then on again… but still not working. Any ideas?
StuartpetrockblogKeymaster11/25/2015 at 21:08Post count: 1828
read the documentation:
Starting with RetroPie 3.0 you first need to create a folder called retropie on your USB stick and then follow the above steps.stuartfoxParticipant11/27/2015 at 15:23Post count: 11
Thanks, I was aware of that but I forgot to do it on one of the sticks I was using so there were two issues.
I’ve now run into this a second time, reboot loop that I can’t get out of : I’ve enclosed a screenshot. Seems to be caused by a permissions error in Roms directory after using usb transfer service.petrockblogKeymaster11/27/2015 at 18:36Post count: 1828
check the permissions of the folder/file in question via ssh
the usm rom service script chowns the files correctly, so I can only think it is due to the directories/files having no read access despite being owned by the user (unless it was caused by something else).
files should be
and the romdirs
chmod 755petrockblogKeymaster11/27/2015 at 18:36Post count: 1828
you can get out of the loop by pressing a button on a keyboard btw – to drop to a terminal.stuartfoxParticipant11/27/2015 at 18:47Post count: 11
In this case, both times this has happened I’ve been unable to get out of the loop using the keyboard. The only way is to wipe the ad card and restore from my image backup.
If it happens again I suppose I could plug the sd card into another Linux machine and try to fix the permissions like that, but I think this happens when something goes wrong with the sub rom transfer. Is there a way of knowing when it’s finished transferring files so it’s safe to reboot.
Many thanks for the support by the way.herbfargusMember11/27/2015 at 19:01Post count: 1858
I vaguely remember something like this happening with mine and I think it ended up being a corrupt usb stick/ sd cardpetrockblogKeymaster11/27/2015 at 20:14Post count: 1828
No way of telling unless you have a light on your USB stick or something.
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