I’m a bit stuck, so everything was working well, and I’d been adding games via a USB stick using the USB Rom service in Retropie. After one restart, Retropie wouldn’t start, there was a permissions error in one of the roms, it went into a startup look that I couldn’t get out of and I couldn’t even get into console. So I started from scratch on the latest Retropie image, did my customisations, everything works… but then I plug a freshly formatted USB stick, leave it a minute, but no directory structure has been added.
I went into Retropie setup, turned the rom service off, then on again… but still not working. Any ideas?
check the permissions of the folder/file in question via ssh
the usm rom service script chowns the files correctly, so I can only think it is due to the directories/files having no read access despite being owned by the user (unless it was caused by something else).
In this case, both times this has happened I’ve been unable to get out of the loop using the keyboard. The only way is to wipe the ad card and restore from my image backup.
If it happens again I suppose I could plug the sd card into another Linux machine and try to fix the permissions like that, but I think this happens when something goes wrong with the sub rom transfer. Is there a way of knowing when it’s finished transferring files so it’s safe to reboot.