USB Automount

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  • #99322
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    thatguyinfl
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    I have a question about a USB thumb drive. Initially I followed the tutorial “How to run from USB (the best method)” and i have no issues with this thumbdrive, boots up and all is fine.

    Now, I want to run retropie from sd card but this time move only my roms to USB. My issue is, after i boot up and exit emulation station, my drive is not mounted to /media/usb*. I edited the fstab file and added the UUID and still doesnt mount, only manually.

    I run ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid/ and I see the drive. I can also mount it no problem and then everything works. Can anyone point me in the right direction? maybe I need to put a delay somewhere?

    The 64gb thumb drive is formatted fat32. Does this matter? Any ideas?

    Thanks

    Luis

    #99332
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    jamesandjome-com
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    Hello,

    I followed this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WGpGCn9NeI and had no issuses, very simple and worked.

    It is geared towards only PSX on the USB but all systems work.

    I hope this helps you.

    #99342
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    thatguyinfl
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    Thanks for the link. I went ahead and tried that tutorial. Same outcome. Basically, I have to manually mount thumb drive (sudo mount /dev/sda1 /media/usb) to even see my drive.

    I go back to emulationstation and for example psx is there. I reboot, its gone, i exit (F4), mount the drive, go back to emulationstation and psx is there again.

    Long story short, automount doesnt work for me.

    Any ideas?

    When I manually mount it and ls /media/usb* I notice it is mounted at usb and at usb0. If this helps.

    Thanks

    Luis

    #99351
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    jamesandjome-com
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    Hi I am sorry, I’m not very experienced with this and can only advise you to do what I would do.

    I would re-format the USB and then start the tutorial again from scratch, sometimes I miss the simpilest detail.

    In any case I am sure someone will chime in with some more advice or hopefully a fix.

    #99352
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    Thanks will do. Much appreciated. This happens even with a fresh install. I can write the image to sd card, without changing anything, I have to manually mount my thumb drive.

    I tried multiple thumb drives same result. I will keep researching. Thanks again.

    Luis

    #99361
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    thatguyinfl
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    After much reading, found the answer. it was a delay that was needed.

    For anyone else who runs into this problem.

    sudo nano /boot/cmdline.txt

    Change:

    elevator=deadline rootwait

    to:

    elevator=deadline rootwait rootdelay=5

    Thanks again

    Luis

    #99396
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    jamesandjome-com
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    Awesome, glad you found a fix. Well done.

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