I thought recalbox had an auto load roms from usb feature?

  • I'd like to be able to plug in a usb drive into the recalbox and have it auto load new roms. I thought this was already done but when I try it nothing loads (I formatted the usb flash drive in fat32 and added the folder with the system name and a rom inside). Recalbox does look like it's doing something upon reboot but it happens too fast to see what it is.   I normally just load using the networks share but sometimes I'd like to share a rom with a friend but they don't have a computer so I can't just send them the file.     Any help?

  • https://github.com/digitalLumberjack/recalbox-os/wiki/Auto-mount-of-usb-in-place-of-share-partition-(EN) btw, you might want to be careful how you phrase things. LEGALLY you are not supposed to be sharing anything... I would read the forum rules 😉

  • These are free and open source roms;)   I've read that link before but unless A) I can do it without a computer B) it happens automatically for future uses, it's not a good solution for me. Like I said, my friend doesn't own a computer and he's a total noob.   Was this an option on a different frontend? Retropie? I just thought I'd read it about it somewhere but I didn't pay too much attention to it because I use the network share to load roms.

  • :$ ...my mistake lol I'm not sure if the other "retro" distro's support that feature, but you could always just hand him a pre-configured SD card? Sorry, as far as I know fstab needs to be edited in order for Recalbox to look at the usb drive. Good luck! 🙂

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