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[Feature Request] Xecute boot.sh in future RetroPie releases via retropiemenu



  • @meleu

    • The .sh.sh naming of a file in RetroPie menu will end in showing .sh - the user sees what bash file will be executed. It's just cosmetic.
    • Yes I know I can place any .sh file in $HOME/RetroPie/retropiemenu but to place it I need network connection or a keyboard connected to the Pie.

    Is it enough for me you asked? No!
    "By default" I ment, that a developer (maybe you ;)) can set a bashfile that executes annother bashfile located to /boot/ in the next RetroPie Image :) because if myself copies that file it is to late.... Then I have already a keyboard conntected to the Pie and got a network link :)

    Sorry for my bad english.



  • @cyperghost I think I finally got what you want: avoid the need of a keyboard to connect your pi to a LAN. After it's connected you can access it via SSH from another computer and make the tweaks you want. Am I right?
    But wait! How will you put your script at /boot?!

    I think I'm a bit confused yet... :)
    (english is not my native language either :) )



  • @meleu

    Yes! That's the point! After network is established all tweaks can be done by SSH ;)

    How to access /boot?
    Easy, just insert the micro SD to a windows machine and you have full access to FAT32 = /boot/ partition :)
    So you can just copy a bash file from your windows mashine to the SD - but we need a procedure within RetroPie that can be started via joypad to call that file :)

    I read your thread https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/3902/what-tweaks-do-you-make-to-your-retropie-setup/8
    Just think about what steps you can automate with such a option :)

    I hope the confusion is over now :)



  • @cyperghost said in Xecute boot.sh.sh in next RetroPies Menus:

    I hope the confusion is over now

    Phew~

    Well, I use Linux on my computers and I can access all the partitions of the microSD. I was about to suggest you to fill your /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf with your wifi configs, but to access the retropie partition from windows you need another programs (and I don't know this stuff)...

    Well, contrary to what you suspected I'm not the RetroPie developer. :-) Maybe if you a "[feature request]" in this topic tite it will be more visible to him.



  • @meleu

    Phew~

    Sorry, I don't understand :D

    Well, I use Linux on my computers and I can access all the partitions of the microSD. I was about to suggest you to fill your /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf with your wifi configs, but to access the retropie partition from windows you need another programs (and I don't know this stuff)...

    Ah that's the point. I use Linux only as live system ... therefore I have no Linux on permanant access. But nice to get in talk to an user from the other (better, faster, saver, free) software world.

    Maybe if you a "[feature request]...

    I do .... thank you. Well it isn't a request to the RetroPie developer, it is more a request to the image provider because we need to add just one file :)



  • @cyperghost said in [Feature Request] Xecute boot.sh in future RetroPie releases via retropiemenu:

    @meleu

    Phew~

    Sorry, I don't understand :D

    Exemplifying with a picture:

    Phew!
    phew



  • @meleu I was ironic :)

    But this picture is much better... More epic!

    "This is Spart.... ähh....RETROPIE!!!"

    Image



  • @meleu
    Today I finished my "Popeye Pi"
    It's a foldable 4,3 LCD Carmonitor with a Pi0 in :)
    And now hold on.... I needed a keyboard to enter WLAN key... and well English keyboards got user layouts than mine... After 3 attempts I got connection.

    How do I make a feature request :)



  • @cyperghost said in [Feature Request] Xecute boot.sh in future RetroPie releases via retropiemenu:

    How do I make a feature request :)

    Creating a forum topic in "Ideas and Development" section with [feature request] in its title, should be fine. :-)

    You can use the github issue tracker too, but I think they prefer the forum.

    Maybe your use case is considered an "edge case"...

    I suggest you to try to find some windows application to let you manage files in an ext4 partition. I don't use such tool, but I know they exist.



  • @meleu
    Okay thank you :)
    And what about a simple keyimport. Just import KEY and SSID from /boot/wlankey.txt to /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf? That's just a simple grep command :)
    But somebody has to put this small script tool to the standard image file :) and make it somehow executable via joypad :)



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