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This topic contains 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Profile photo of metallicdragon metallicdragon 1 year, 7 months ago.

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  • #105431
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    metallicdragon
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    Hey, I wanted to turn an old Raspberry Pi I had lying around into an emulator, so I followed the guide here: https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup to install the RetroPie project. When I run EmulationStation I get to the “Welcome, press and hold a key to configure” screen, but when I do, it freezes and ignores input. I can’t even press F4 to exit. I’ve tried keyboard, keyboard + mouse, and Xbox 360 controller, but it all happens the same. I’ve also tried different power adapters in case that was the issue, but no luck.

    More info:
    Pi Model: B Revision 2 (pretty sure, not 100%)
    OS: Raspbian
    RetroPie Version Used: whichever the latest script version is, 3.0?
    Built From: binary
    USB Devices connected: Keyboard and/or mouse and/or XBox 360
    Error messages received: None
    Guide used: https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup

    More relevant information: I had a few issues while installing, namely, when I first ran the setup script I had a missing library (libudev-dev I think) which I resolved by adding some other repository and running the setup script again. Also, I’m running off some dual-boot sd card. The SD card has a little sticker that says berryboot on it, probably from some pre-made kit, I’m not sure since this isn’t my Pi. I also am currently installing emulationstation from source, using the retropie setup script menu option, but I won’t be able to check that until I get home from work.

    Thanks for your help. Let me know if this is in the wrong place.

    #105432
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    herbfargus
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    Your best bet is to just install the SD image provided on the site and follow the instructions

    http://blog.petrockblock.com/retropie/retropie-downloads/

    Its much easier than a manual install.

    You can tell which version of pi you have by the amount of raspberries you see as it boots. 1 raspberry=rpi1 4 raspberries=rpi2

    #105433
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    metallicdragon
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    Your best bet is to just install the SD image provided on the site and follow the instructions

    http://blog.petrockblock.com/retropie/retropie-downloads/

    That’s my next plan. I didn’t want to install the image on my current SD card, since it is my sisters and I didn’t want to erase all her stuff, but I have an SD card and card reader that’ll arrive soon which I’ll burn the image to if all else fails.

    Edit: I suddenly realized I could just use BerryBoot to install a second image to the same SD card. Durr. It even has version 2.3 to download automatically. So consider my issue resolved, I guess.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by Profile photo of metallicdragon metallicdragon. Reason: found alternate solution
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