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Omamez

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rpi 3 and external hdd
« on: June 13, 2016, 08:45:06 PM »
Ok why do I get blank screen after the retropi logo on floobs 0.4 when i change the

sudo nano b/etc/fsta

I enter this line

/dev/sda1       /mnt/disk      ext4      defaults   0       1 


so it points to my external hdd?

also to make note teh rpi 3 has  solid red light and flashing green light

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Re: rpi 3 and external hdd
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2016, 10:19:51 PM »
Omamez-

Fstab should already be setup to automount. So, you don't really need to edit fstab if you plugged a drive into the usb port.

Edit this file here  > /etc/emulationstation/es_systems.cfg and change the rom paths for the emulators you want to use the external hd. It should probably be something like this /media/usb0/roms/mame. Basically, /media/usb0/ will be the root dir.

 


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Re: rpi 3 and external hdd
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2016, 10:10:53 PM »
Ok why do I get blank screen after the retropi logo on floobs 0.4 when i change the

sudo nano b/etc/fsta

I enter this line

/dev/sda1       /mnt/disk      ext4      defaults   0       1 


so it points to my external hdd?

also to make note teh rpi 3 has  solid red light and flashing green light

Are you sure that the external HDD is SDA?
Second. are you sure that external HDD have ext4 format?
Third change the last 1 for a 0.

Omamez

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Re: rpi 3 and external hdd
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2016, 01:03:38 AM »
sudo fdisk -l   what drive(s) you have - gives me the details

External Hdd is - EXT4 partitioned

ok will try that change 1 for 0

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Re: rpi 3 and external hdd
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2016, 07:58:49 AM »
Yeah, here is a generic ntfs example for fstab. Just add your partition type after /mnt like you did. 

/dev/sda1 /mnt ntfs defaults 0 0

Then you need to edit the  /etc/emulationstation/es_systems.cfg as I stated above.

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Re: rpi 3 and external hdd
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2016, 02:22:36 PM »
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