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Noop question SD kite sword

Post by phreaky » Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:31 pm

Uhm I feel kinda stupid ... :oops:

I have a kite circuit sword cm3. But what’s the process of installing. According to the wiki I have to install the software from kite but does that contain Retropie as well ? Or do I need kite software only for testing the board? And then applie Retropie to the SDcard ?

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Re: Noop question SD kite sword

Post by Ludaris » Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:43 pm

Hey,

The image of kite is fully equipped with all necessary settings for the board and also contains retropie 4.4.
But you have to install the roms on your own :)

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Re: Noop question SD kite sword

Post by phreaky » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:41 am

thnx for the info :D

1 other question.
i have a 64GB sdcard and it leave an unallocated partion on the SD card do i need to partion that so retropie see it ?

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Re: Noop question SD kite sword

Post by McGyver » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:58 am

For transfering images to SD card you need the right software tools. Just google for it depending on windows or Mac other tools are necessary.

When you transfer the image to the SD card all previous formating or file system will be revoked and several new partitions will be written by your software tool to the card.

Note: copy / past only the image file to the SD card wil not work!

To check if the image transfer to card worked well you can check the finished card by your computer: inserted you should see a fat filesystem with appprox 56MB size. Inside are several files including config.txt for example.

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Re: Noop question SD kite sword

Post by phreaky » Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:08 am

McGyver wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:58 am
Note: copy / past only the image file to the SD card wil not work!
i did know that ;)
McGyver wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:58 am
For transfering images to SD card you need the right software tools. Just google for it depending on windows or Mac other tools are necessary.

When you transfer the image to the SD card all previous formating or file system will be revoked and several new partitions will be written by your software tool to the card.

Note: copy / past only the image file to the SD card wil not work!

To check if the image transfer to card worked well you can check the finished card by your computer: inserted you should see a fat filesystem with appprox 56MB size. Inside are several files including config.txt for example.
well i imaged the SD card with balenaEtcher to get kite software on it. but when i go windows and open diskmanager i see the 3 partitions on the sd card.
partition 1: boot 57MB
partition 2: 2.19 GB
59GB unallocated space i assume i have to partition this so i can put the roms in the or is that someting i can do from within the retropie interface?

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Re: Noop question SD kite sword

Post by McGyver » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:11 am

The roms needs to go into partition2. But since this partition is ext4 you are normally only on linux able tonwrite to this file.

This is the reason most of us transfer roms after all setup finally by a ssh connection using terminal or other sftp file transfer clients.

Or you access your sd card by a linux environment and place the roms into the right folder.

Search the forum or internet for reteopie rom transfer.

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Re: Noop question SD kite sword

Post by kite » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:36 am

On first boot it will expand the file system

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Re: Noop question SD kite sword

Post by phreaky » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:00 am

kite wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:36 am
On first boot it will expand the file system
Nice thnx for the info

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Re: Noop question SD kite sword

Post by phreaky » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:01 am

McGyver wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:11 am
The roms needs to go into partition2. But since this partition is ext4 you are normally only on linux able tonwrite to this file.

This is the reason most of us transfer roms after all setup finally by a ssh connection using terminal or other sftp file transfer clients.

Or you access your sd card by a linux environment and place the roms into the right folder.

Search the forum or internet for reteopie rom transfer.
Cool i will use my linux mint system then for that :)

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Re: Noop question SD kite sword

Post by McGyver » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:24 pm

As Kite wrote: the filesystem should be expanded in order to get enough space on the need partition. Perform the first boot with your raspberry with this card before transfering the roms. You can later if need resize your partitions with linux using Gparted if need.

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