[SOLVED] File transfer

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[SOLVED] File transfer

Post by emaborsa » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:06 am

I've just finished my GBZ, I put the SD into a game shell in order to take it off when I have to put new games on it.
I connected the SD on Windows and Linux using ad SD adapter, but can see only the boot partition, How can I access the other partition? Is there another way as connecting the running GBZ on LAN?

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Re: File transfer

Post by McGyver » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:19 am

SSH File Transfer. Use any (S)FTP Client to connect to your gameboy via wifi to be able to transfer files. By the way: the SD card is ext4 file formart, thus you are not able to see it using windows. If you want to see your SD card you need to mount it on Linux. Maybe in an virtual environment.

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Re: File transfer

Post by YaYa » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:21 am

here's a quick tutorial to how to connect via ssh in headless mode

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Re: File transfer

Post by emaborsa » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:24 am

It is neither recognized in linux.
The problem is I have the old one, not the Pi W. So I have to put the SD into my old raspberry 1 :/

Thanks for the link, didn't find/know this discussion.

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Re: File transfer

Post by YaYa » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:26 am

neither recognized by linux ? which linux ? which machine ? should be as easy as plug and go to see the retropie partition
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Re: File transfer

Post by McGyver » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:34 am

In Ubunto I see all my SD card contend an can full edit it.

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Re: File transfer

Post by emaborsa » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:13 am

I have a desktop with Ubuntu 13. When I plug in the SD I see only a boot partition where I cannot find the rom folder.

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Re: File transfer

Post by chaosratt » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:42 am

You can also use SMB aka Windows File Sharing if you have not turned that off in retropie. Should show up as //retropie/roms

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Re: File transfer

Post by YaYa » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:36 am

chaosratt, he is using a non W Pi Zero :?

he must stick the linux way or insert the SD in wifi equipped Pi
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Re: File transfer

Post by chaosratt » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:41 pm

Ok, but almost every single other response was about using SSH or SFTP, when SMB is often simpler for beginners, and always available on a fresh install (assuming Wifi is working).

@emaborsa If you have another Pi available, you can connect a monitor and keyboard to it, connect it via ethernet to your network, copy the ROMS over, then move the SD card back to your GBZ.

I've done this several times between different GBZ builds when I was having wifi issues with one.

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