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    Hello! i’m using a 16gb USB drive to load roms without copying them on the sd card.
    But when i’m playing on EmulationStation, i can’t save state.
    It says “Failed to save state to “/media/usb/Snes” or something like that.

    So i searched everywhere, and found a solution: use gparted to format the USB drive in EXT4.
    I did it, and it didn’t worked.

    Does somebody can help me?



    This happened to me, and the problem was insufficient space on SD.

    See if the USB or SD card has sufficient space.



    Okay, i fixed it with the sudo chmod 777 * to set the permissions ! Solved! ^^




    I’m facing the same problem, I run my roms from my usb dongle (which has plenty of free space (~31Go free)).

    I tried to use the chmod command : sudo chmod 777 /media/usb0 but it still doesn’t work… Any idea?




    probably because the folder below it are not writeable.

    if using fat32 – you should make sure it is writeable to the user you will be using. this can be done with mount options.

    if mounting via fstab

    if using usbmount



    Hi thanks a lot for your answer (sorry to answer so late I thought I’de receive a mail as notification of answer…guess I forgot to tick the notification box…)

    I’m must admit I’m quite a noob with programmation.

    I found somewhere that I’d have to allow writing on the Usb drive using :

    sudo chown -R pi:pi /media/usb/

    Then I’d be able to do the chmod trick :

    sudo chmod 777 /media/usb0

    Does this seems correct to you?

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