How to load Roms from NAS (Its a guide)

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    goto
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    Hi all.
    I did not see this in the forum, if is already, my apologies (And , is there another way to do it, I did not see it 🙂
    This is a easy to follow guide that I made to load the roms from a NAS over the Ethernet connection on Retropie 3.2.1

    (You can do it from SSH, if you dont know how to connect via SSH, see this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyNii3UcHPw )

    I dont know how to do a correct tutorial and also English is not my mother tonge, so I will call it
    “Just DO IT guide” (from SSH you can Ctrl+c, Ctrl+v, dont copy pi@retropie ~ $)

    From the console
    pi@retropie ~ $ sudo apt-get install cifs-utils
    pi@retropie ~ $ sudo mkdir /media/consoles
    pi@retropie ~ $ sudo nano /etc/fstab

    Add the network path to the file (unprotected network path)
    //yournetworkdeviceiporname/youtnetworkdevicepath /media/whateveryouwant cifs guest,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8 0 0

    (Example of my file)
    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
    # a swapfile is not a swap partition, so no using swapon|off from here on, use dphys-swapfile swap[on|off] for t$
    //192.192.8.101/Consoles /media/consoles cifs guest,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8 0 0

    Ctrl + X and save

    pi@retropie ~ $ sudo mount -a
    pi@retropie ~ $ sudo reboot

    pi@retropie ~ $ sudo cp /etc/emulationstation/es_systems.cfg /etc/emulationstation/es_systems.bak
    You can made the copi in a shared folder pi@retropie ~ $ sudo cp /etc/emulationstation/es_systems.cfg /media/consoles/es_systems.bak

    pi@retropie ~ $ sudo nano /etc/emulationstation/es_systems.cfg

    Look for the path and replace for your path AND folder
    Example
    <path>~/RetroPie/roms/amiga</path>
    to
    <path>/media/consoles/amiga/roms</path>

    Ctrl + X and save

    Reboot (via sudo reboot or manually)
    Leave it boot, the first time after added the shared folders can take time, just leave it boot
    At the next boot you will see that now you have the console system icon in your menu

    If you have added too much roms, it can cause theme problems on Retropie (Unable to load the icons of the sections, unable to load the names, etc..), so I recommend to create a folder with your favorite games, instead to map directly to your full roms folder.
    If anyone want to re do this tutorial in the right way, I will apreciate 🙂

    #122122
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    samw
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    Thanks, found this really useful, now running games from my Synology

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