You can set it in the file /home/pi/.emulationstation/es_settings.cfg via the line <bool name="ParseGamelistOnly" value="true" />.
Finally got around to try that out. I didn't notice any real difference in starting time. It spends 80%-ish of the EmulationStation load screen with "Loading system config". The total time from console to be in the UI is ~1 minute regardless if ParseGamelistOnly is set to true or false.
It might be my setup, because there's no es_settings.cfg file available so I had to create it myself:
even after uninstalling/reinstalling sg3_utils, running the command sg_raw /dev/sr0 EA 00 00 00 00 00 01 doesnt work which means its not working at all on retropie 4.4 which might be the new, kernel, i dont know. i am going to try updating from 4.3 - 4.4 without updating the kernel and see what happens
I recently managed to get a network share from my PC set up on my Pi:
My share is on an external hard drive attached to my PC - E:/RetroPieShare - inside this I copied 4 folders from my pi (home/pi/RetroPie - this will copy all the files on your SD card to the external hard drive on your PC :
I then edited the fstab file:
The next bit was key: the path to the share on the external hard drive in fstab must match the properties shown in windows highlighted in blue - (remember to change the \ to / in the fstab file):
(Also remember to share this folder)
I can now add roms into the roms folder on the external hard drive & they appear in the home/pi/Retropie/roms folder which should appear in Emulation Station
Thanks for the help here, I've got it working this morning after managing to corrupt my installation last night and having to start again (note to self: back up save data regularly...)
For anyone interested in getting Daggerfall working, I ended up using the version of the game that comes with the Elder Scrolls Anthology set. I installed it on my Windows machine, and then copied over the folders DAGGER and DFCD into a folder called DF in the roms/pc/ path.
Edit the z.cfg file in the DAGGER folder so that the line for Path reads DF/dagger/Arena2
Then launching DosBox, do the following:
mount d "/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/pc/DF/DFCD" -t cdrom -label Daggerfall
The game should launch fine.
Will set up a script to auto run this shortly, but I'm just happy to have it running.
Seems to run OK so far, but I've not hit any external areas yet so I expect there to be some degredation of performance there.