I’ve just installed Linux retropie 3.18.11-v7+ and I have configured it store the roms on the my home server using NFS shares. I have mounted an NFS share directly onto ~/RetroPie/roms using /etc/fstab.
The problem I have is that the NFS shares don’t mount when the system boots. I guess its because it tries to mount before the network is ready?
If I quit my emulationstation front end and issue a “sudo mount -a” everything mounts fine and I can run emulationstation and play games etc.
I edited /usr/bin/emulationstation and added a “sudo mount -a” at the beginning. This does not help when the device first boots, the mounting still doesn’t happen. However, if I quit emulationstation and reload it everything mounts fine.
So I need some advice on how to delay the startup a little to allow time for the network to come up and everything to mount properly before emulationstation front end is launched.
Had the same issue and found a post in this forum with a script made by erdnuesse member, I modified it a bit for my needs and here it goes:
Just after the #!/bin/bash in /usr/bin/emulationstation:
# Thx erdnuesse
# Set retry to the number of times you want the loop to repeat
# As long as we have retries left...
if [ `mount -l -t nfs | wc -l` -eq 0 ]; then
while [ $RETRY -gt 0 ]; do
# This will become true if 'ping' gets a response
# Modify the following IP with your server address
if ping -c 1 -W 1 192.168.1.7 > /dev/null ; then
echo "Mounting NFS Shares..."
sudo mount -a -t nfs
# Wait for 1 second
RETRY=$((RETRY - 1))
if [ $RETRY -eq 0 ]; then
echo "[ERROR] NFS Failed to mount: server sent no response to ping."
echo "Note: NFS Shares already mounted."