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7Ji, thank you very much!
I have to thank you very much, but thank you very much for your detailed and very clear explanations about what procedure to do. It worked and I’m very happy!
I was on the right path, I did everything correctly, but what was missing for it to work was to edit the empty file “emuelecroms”. I didn’t know I had to do it that way.
My only reservation was about leaving the option EMUELEC SETTINGS/EXTERNAL MOUNT OPTIONS, as not “defined/empty”. I think you meant to use the “AUTOMATIC” option, as it is the only one that exists in ES, in addition to the definition of individual media.
I’ll let you know briefly what I did. I inform you that I did it only as an experiment, to know how it works.
I used an 8 GB SD Card, one of those very common ones, that comes with the beelink tv box, despite being generic it works well! I configured it to format in exfat and flashed it.
Then I booted, everything was normal, EmuELEC started and I configured the system. Through the network I put the bios and the bezels in the roms folder of the STORAGE partition, on the 8GB card (EXT4). That way I can only put roms on external media.
I formatted the three pen drives and an external HD with power supply as exfat. And to facilitate identification (on the box, over the network, on Windows) I put labels on the media. And label identification is very useful when choosing from the ES menu, when you want to access only one of the media. It looked like this:
HD-GAMES (here I put several consoles). (2 TB)
PD16-NEOGEO-FBNEO-MAME (16 GB)
PD32-3D0-ATMW-DC-NAO-SAT (32 GB)
PD64-PSX-PSP (64 GB)
Then I connected the pen drives and the HD to a USB hub, connected the hub to the box, set it to AUTOMATIC and it worked!!
This method of using multiple storage media turned out great! I want to congratulate you and the EmuELEC team for this initiative, it is extremely useful.
And it will definitely help a lot of people.
For example, the user may not be able to buy a 128 or 256 GB Sd Card, but he has a card from 8 GB and several smaller pen drives at home, as in my example.
You can use them together and the sum of their capacities can replace that 128 or 256 GB card. As in my case, 3 small thumb drives resulted in about 105 GB effective.
One final suggestion: it would be very helpful if this information - the need to edit the empty emuelecroms file and in what form - were put on the wiki! This is very useful for inexperienced users like me.
Once again, congratulations and thank you!