The error could be happened because the size of micro sd card. The recommended is 4GB at least. So after loaded the emulation station, is necessary expand the partition to use the free space of sd card. Quit the ES , on the shell write sudo raspi-config. Select the option Expand the filesystem. Reboot the pi. Try and tell me if this helps you to solve your problem. Retropie is amazing!!
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Thanks! I ended up installing from binaries and it works! Going through that process though I DID expand the file system and I think that’s what was holding me back. It’s the only thing I can think of anyways.
Good call! I appreciate it! Hope this helps somebody else!