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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.



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

    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



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


    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.

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