Cant get Retro Pi to run Roms from USB

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  • #117556

    muffinlockdown
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    I have just downloaded the latest Retro Pi and it refususes to run roms from usb no matter what i have tried.

    When into each individual rom folder
    And edited the cfg setting for the path to run from usb and not sd but cant get it working got a rpi2.
    Tried multiple usbs thinking it may be the uusb.

    My pi i filling up with games and dont know how to run roms from usb

    Already enabled rom service in Retropie-setup.

    Any help appreciated.

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    #117558

    hydraulix
    Participant

    The rom service will use your usb to copy games from it to the SD card.

    If you can detail out the commands your using to find your usb and mount it to a folder, I can help you out with getting them running directly from the usb.

    #117560

    muffinlockdown
    Participant

    Cd /Media/usb0
    Ls

    But just recently its not reading the usb on start up it was having a failed message after the retro pi load up

    And when doing the above commmand it does not find the usb

    #117562

    InsecureSpike
    Participant

    I’ll post a guide ove the next few days

    #117564

    muffinlockdown
    Participant

    Thank you everyone,
    When i get home ill send throught the directory instructions which i try to get into it with..

    Kind Regards
    The Muffin Man

    #117575

    InsecureSpike
    Participant
    #117577

    muffinlockdown
    Participant

    Cheers ill try when i get home 🙂

    #117614

    muffinlockdown
    Participant

    okay so when i have the folder on my USB called retropi on the front it does not ready my usb but when i move it is allows me to see my usb?

    on the start of set up everytime that i have a usb in i get an error
    [FAILED] Failed to start usbmount@dev-sda.service
    See ‘systemctl Status usbmount@dev-sda.service ‘ for details

    #117617

    InsecureSpike
    Participant

    ok post up what sudo blkid prints out

    and I’ll write a guide as it looks as if some info from that guide is missing

    #117620

    muffinlockdown
    Participant

    also step 1 can not be done on the retro pi 3
    blkid does not work it just does nothing
    and all the drives are sd1 at the time of connection
    there is no sd 1-5 or anything like that

    #117621

    InsecureSpike
    Participant

    sudo blkid

    #117622

    muffinlockdown
    Participant

    there is
    /dev/sdb1 : LABEL= “TITLE OF DRIVE1 ” UUID” numbers ” TYPE ” VFAT pART id:”numbers”
    /dev/sdb1 : LABEL= “TITLE OF DRIVE2 ” UUID” numbers ” TYPE ” VFAT pART id:”numbers”

    HMMMMMM i didnt try doing that before and doing

    sudo

    and

    blkid

    before

    #117623

    muffinlockdown
    Participant

    for some reason drive 2 does not have a PARTUUID?

    #117624

    InsecureSpike
    Participant

    ok, I have to go to work now, I’ll get a guide set up, do you no what format the USB drive is formatted to?

    #117625

    muffinlockdown
    Participant

    fat32 or something fat

    #117626

    InsecureSpike
    Participant

    can you also posy up the UUID numbers from
    sudo blkid

    #117630

    muffinlockdown
    Participant

    also when i try and edit the fstab file i get an access denied page
    tried running in administrator same thing happens

    Permission denied.
    Error Code 3
    Error message from server : permission Denied

    #117632

    InsecureSpike
    Participant

    thats fine i just need the UUID number

    #117636

    muffinlockdown
    Participant

    Hmm is uuid compramise any think with security of the device?

    #117637

    InsecureSpike
    Participant

    no, its just a unique number for that drive, like a finger print, its fine to post up

    #117641

    muffinlockdown
    Participant

    Okies will post when return home have a good day at work

    #117642

    InsecureSpike
    Participant

    ok, thanks mate, you too

    #117665

    muffinlockdown
    Participant

    /dev/sda1: LABEL=”16GB1″ UUID=”08D4-47E3″ TYPE=”vfat”

    #117666

    InsecureSpike
    Participant

    is that the full UUID number?

    #117668

    muffinlockdown
    Participant

    Yes it is all the “UUID”
    thats copy paste from retro pi terminal after “sudo blkid”

    Again when i have the folder “retropi” on the local dir of the usb [main directory] it does not allow me to be able to see its content.

    when I use the below i cant see the files when i try the see LS
    “cd /media/usb0” 0-7 (tried all of them)
    “ls”

    #117669

    InsecureSpike
    Participant

    sorry, double post

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    #117671

    InsecureSpike
    Participant

    1) sudo e2label /dev/sda1 USBdrive

    2) sudo mkdir /media/sda1 USBdrive

    3) sudo nano /etc/fstab (to make Linux automate this process for you)

    UUID=08D4-47E3 /media/USBdrive vfat defaults 0 2

    (so it looks like the image I’ve attached, taking into account i have 2)

    ctrl + X to save

    4) sudo mount -a (This will mount all file systems listed in the /etc/fstab configuration file)

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    #117674

    muffinlockdown
    Participant

    pi@retropie:/ $ sudo e2lable /dev/sda1 USBdrive
    sudo: e2lable: command not found

    #117675

    muffinlockdown
    Participant

    Corrected the spelling of “e2label”
    and below comes up

    pi@retropie:/dev $ sudo e2label /dev/sda1 USBdrive
    e2label: Bad magic number in super-block while trying to open /dev/sda1
    Couldn’t find valid filesystem superblock.

    #117676

    InsecureSpike
    Participant

    pls check spelling of label

    #117677

    muffinlockdown
    Participant

    spelling corrected

    Message which comes up
    pi@retropie:/dev $ sudo e2label /dev/sda1 USBdrive
    e2label: Bad magic number in super-block while trying to open /dev/sda1
    Couldn’t find valid filesystem superblock.

    #117679

    InsecureSpike
    Participant

    ok, looks like you’ll need to repair your damaged “superblock” now I’m not sure how to do this, so you’ll need to google

    Bad magic number in super-block while trying to open /dev/sda1

    #117680

    muffinlockdown
    Participant

    This is the code i have put in so far

    pi@retropie:/dev $ cd ..
    pi@retropie:/ $ ls
    bin dev home lost+found mnt proc run srv tmp var
    boot etc lib media opt root sbin sys usr
    pi@retropie:/ $ cd dev
    pi@retropie:/dev $ ls
    autofs loop1 ram10 snd tty26 tty48 uinput
    block loop2 ram11 stderr tty27 tty49 urandom
    bsg loop3 ram12 stdin tty28 tty5 vc-cma
    btrfs-control loop4 ram13 stdout tty29 tty50 vchiq
    bus loop5 ram14 tty tty3 tty51 vcio
    cachefiles loop6 ram15 tty0 tty30 tty52 vc-mem
    char loop7 ram2 tty1 tty31 tty53 vcs
    console loop-control ram3 tty10 tty32 tty54 vcs1
    cpu_dma_latency mapper ram4 tty11 tty33 tty55 vcs2
    cuse mem ram5 tty12 tty34 tty56 vcs3
    disk memory_bandwidth ram6 tty13 tty35 tty57 vcs4
    fb0 mmcblk0 ram7 tty14 tty36 tty58 vcs5
    fd mmcblk0p1 ram8 tty15 tty37 tty59 vcs6
    full mmcblk0p2 ram9 tty16 tty38 tty6 vcsa
    fuse mqueue random tty17 tty39 tty60 vcsa1
    gpiomem net raw tty18 tty4 tty61 vcsa2
    hidraw0 network_latency rfkill tty19 tty40 tty62 vcsa3
    hidraw1 network_throughput sda tty2 tty41 tty63 vcsa4
    hwrng null sda1 tty20 tty42 tty7 vcsa5
    initctl ppp sdb tty21 tty43 tty8 vcsa6
    input ptmx sdb1 tty22 tty44 tty9 vcsm
    kmsg pts sg0 tty23 tty45 ttyAMA0 vhci
    log ram0 sg1 tty24 tty46 ttyprintk xconsole
    loop0 ram1 shm tty25 tty47 uhid zero
    pi@retropie:/dev $ ^C
    pi@retropie:/dev $ sudo e2label /dev/sda1 USBdrive
    e2label: Bad magic number in super-block while trying to open /dev/sda1
    Couldn’t find valid filesystem superblock.
    pi@retropie:/dev $

    #117681

    InsecureSpike
    Participant

    also just run commands from the root directory, no need to be in a curtain folder

    #117682

    muffinlockdown
    Participant

    it would not let me

    Also issue with usb or linux?

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