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InsecureSpike
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ok, good news!!
i had a play around, and i can tell you the guide work!
but your drive must be formatted to ext4.
this can be done by flashing an sd card with Raspbian wheezy or jessie.

when its booted, open the terminal and you’ll want to download and install parted

sudo apt-get install gparted

once all is done, it’ll be somewhere in the menu, open and log into it password is raspberry

and then format the usb drive that will need to be selected from the dropdown menu on the right of the app window,

then follow the guide, use

sudo blkid

to find your UUID & the drive number “sd??” (probably sda1)

then when you get to

sudo nano /etc/fstab

replace your new UUID

it seams a lot of things to do, but by using the UUID, you can safely add other USB drives, without them getting swapped around

after that you can use this es_settings.cfg I’ve zipped below

/opt/retropie/configs/all/emulationstation

next you’ll need to get write privileges

sudo chown -R pi:pi /media/USBdrive

and then create a folder called roms and in here add your rom folders

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