Pidrive simple setup


#1

Hi I’ve had my Picade setup for a few weeks now and are really enjoying playing my favourite old school games. As my game collection is growing Ive also invested in a WD Pidrive. I was considering using berryboot for the setup, only because the other pidrive setup options looked too detailed for my skillset (or lack of)

Can anyone advise will i need to edit the berryboot config file to enable the display to work similar to what I have to do with Retropie (#hdmi_force_hotplug=1)

Thanks

Any Other advice on Pidrive setup would also be greatly appreciated


#2

As of December 30, 2016 a simple automated method was added to run roms from a USB drive.

First Update the RetroPie Setup Script
Re-Enable the USB ROM Transfer Service
Format your USB drive to FAT32 per directions above
Create a folder called retropie-mount on the USB drive
Plug into Raspberry Pi
It will proceed to automatically copy the RetroPie folder AND all of its contents (you may need to reboot to start the copying)
NOTE if you have a large ROM collection already on the SD card it will copy all of the ROMs too so make sure your USB is large enough. It is easiest if you haven’t added any roms yet.

Once the folder structure is copied over the USB will be mounted over the RetroPie folder so any ROMs you add to your pi will be run off of the USB.