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- roveriusParticipant04/06/2016 at 10:45Post count: 9
Try to use AOMEI Partition tools to format the disk before use in the PI
Its a free tool and you can format the USB drive into Ext3.roveriusParticipant12/04/2015 at 20:48Post count: 9
1: I have made my USB Harddisk into ext4 filesystem.
2: i checked whit: sudo fdisk -l what drive i had (i this case it was sda5)
3: i did a mount sudo mount /dec/sda5 /mnt/sda
4: I created a folder “retropie” inside the /mnt/sda
midnight commander is a good tool to browse and/or edit files (sudo mc)
5: i reboot the pie and let the drive populate the rom foldes
6: in fstab i made a line to mount the drive
7: changed the permissions on the retropie folder (sudo chmod -R 777 retropie)
8: opened Filezilla and copied some roms to the drive (example: to /mnt/sda/retropie/roms/atari2600)
9: changed the path inside etc/es_systems.cfg into:
all seems to be working fine now and nothing copies to the SDCard.
game started good and i was able to play
Still need some control configuring to exit the game back into menu.
Thanks for some helpfull advice and i hope some others can use this information also to play roms from a USB harddrive.roveriusParticipant12/04/2015 at 17:05Post count: 9roveriusParticipant12/04/2015 at 16:20Post count: 9
now i am getting somewhere:
I added a line in fstab to mount my drive like
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda
i see the roms now and they do not copy anymore to my SD card.
BUT: they don’t start up, probably due to permissions on that mount point.
so, i have changed the permissions (chmod – R 777 on the romsfolder)
trying to transfer files over FTP does not work (it does copy to the SD card folder)roveriusParticipant12/04/2015 at 13:58Post count: 9roveriusParticipant12/04/2015 at 13:27Post count: 9roveriusParticipant12/04/2015 at 12:45Post count: 9
i see youre foldername says “Retropen”, so i guess u use a USB Thumbdrive
I use a USB HARDDRIVE (500G disk).
Could it be possible that the path to the disk is not /media/usb, but somthing like /dev/hda or sda or anything like this.
The USB harddrive did populate the romsfolders, but when i enter ls -l /media/usb* i dont see any folders (* = usb0 to usb7)
the harddrive is recognized by the system, but i cant find where it is mounted.roveriusParticipant12/04/2015 at 12:28Post count: 9roveriusParticipant12/04/2015 at 10:30Post count: 9
i have edited the es_systems.cfg file and changed the path line to point to the USB drive.
I copied some files to the roms folder, but somehow, the roms are still copied to the SD drive.
How can i prevent the copying to the SD drive