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imaging &Transferring ROMs & add emulators from Mac.



  • I throw a flash drive into the mac, format in FAT2, create a folder for retropi and then plug it into the pi, the light still blinks on the drive and wont ever write anything to the usb flash drive. I try to connect using wifi and a file sharing app, i can ping the IP adress of 10.0.0.2, but it always fails to connect with my mac. also, how do i image the sd card on mac? i've searched everywhere and am getting frustrated with all of it! im a beginner so bear with me and explain easily. thanks!


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    @dun_right

    Please do not post a support request without first reading and following the advice in https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/3/read-this-first

    create a folder for retropi and then plug it into the pi

    I assume that you're attempting this particular method. If you've named the folder "retropi", then that's likely to be your problem. The folder needs to be named "retropie".



  • @mediamogul

    I've done that



  • @mediamogul

    Trust me, I've been on GitHub, YouTube, wikis, everything. I've named the folder retropie. It still doesn't work



  • I believe ApplePiBaker is what I use on my Mac though I can not in safe conscience recommend it fully given that it's closed source and asks for your sudo password...

    I've heard others recommend etcher.io, I believe that's the name? Anyway, these should help!

    Best.



  • @pjft ill definitely try out etcher. Thanks!


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    @pjft PiBaker asks for your root password??? I would avoid that like a Jehovah's Witness avoids blood transfusions.



  • @AlexMurphy I know, and it's about time I change.

    I believe you're on the etcher camp, right? Last time I checked I believe it doesn't really do backups, unless I'm mistaken. Any particular recommendations for a nice SD card backup solution for Mac - ideally one that stores it straight to a zip file?

    ApplePiBaker does it, and that's one of the main reasons I use it, but year, it is not something I am happy about.

    I could go the full command-line route and just do "dd > zip" myself, maybe that needs to be the way. I'm already doing rsync in the terminal for the USB drive...


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    @pjft MACs aren't my thing, I leave them to the GF and the young wan. Everyone I see talks about dd In fact I saw etcher get ripped to shreds on reddit by people criticising them for just over-complicating dd. Saying that, I do like a nice GUI and I have no issues with it. Straight into a zip? You could ask them to add it. They seem like they are willing to help.



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