USB Rom Storage Curiosity

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  • #88721
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    flickcorp
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    I was wondering if it is possible to run retro pi through an SD card but keep my roms on a USB flash drive. I’m not sure if it is possible but I would assume it would just mean redirecting the areas that it looks for roms? This way I would not have to re upload roms every time I format and such. I trial and error alot

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    Generic 64gb SD
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    Generic 128gb MicroSD
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    Raspberry Pi2 B 1gb
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    #88737
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    One option that might work is to symlink the ~/RetroPie/roms directory to the usb drive’s roms directory.
    something like:

    $ sudo rm -rf ~/RetroPie/roms
    $ ln -s /media/usb/roms ~/RetroPie/roms

    There is also a USB ROM service under in the setup script
    sudo ~/RetroPie-Setup/retropie_setup.sh
    Under setup you’ll see the option. This appears to install a hook into the usbmount service so that when you plug in a usb drive it attempts to sync that with your local roms directory. I haven’t used it so don’t know how well it works and it isn’t quite what you wanted.

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    #88745
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    flickcorp
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    I’ll take a look at both options and let you know the outcome thanks

    Raspberry Pi B 512mb
    Generic 64gb SD
    Overclock Turbo

    Raspberry Pi B+ 512mb
    Generic 128gb MicroSD
    Overclock Turbo

    Raspberry Pi2 B 1gb
    Samsung Evo 16gb MicroSD
    Overclock Pi2

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