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  • #121544
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    spookyp
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    Hello-

    I’m halfway to an insane asylum trying to get Retropie flashed to an SD, I have tried reddit and a Raspberry pi forum and found this place, I’m crossing my fingers you can save me from tossing this device in the garbage.

    I initially used the supplied SD card in a raspberry pi kit, which came preloaded with noobs. I followed online tutorials to format the disk to with SDFormatter. I downloaded the retropie file and unzipped it, then used Win32diskimager to flash that image to my SD. OK, easy so far. When I loaded it into my Raspberry Pi, I get the ‘load NOOBS/Raspbian’ screen. Nothing related to retropie is available.

    I tried iterations of this several times over. I also purchased a new, blank SD card, and have had the same damn problem. Maddening!

    I’m told Retropie doesn’t contain NOOBS software. I have no idea how its finding its way onto my SD card. Does anyone have any thoughts?

    Thanks for looking-

    #121553
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    gamesfan
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    Step 1: Download the Image from here (this webpage)
    Step 2: Take the MicroSD card from your Raspberry PI and put in in your PC
    Step 3: Unzip the download until all you have is the IMG file (Use Winrar or 7zip)
    Step 4: Open Win32diskimager32 and point it to the image and your SD card drive.
    Step 5: Click Write.

    The tool will overwrite the card entirely, there is no need to format it at all.

    • This reply was modified 1 year ago by Profile photo of gamesfan gamesfan.
    #121559
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    spookyp
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    I’ve done that, but just did it again with a fresh download. Same thing, still get noobs boot up.

    #121562
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    herbfargus
    Moderator

    So delete the contents of the noobs image manually first.

    #121563
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    herbfargus
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    So delete the contents of the noobs image manually first.

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