Here's the quickest way I've found to get started with RetroNAS, using a Raspberry Pi. A Pi4 is recommended, but you could also use a Pi3 for now to hold you off, then just move the MicroSD and USB HDD over after Pi4's come back in stock. You can also use any other small compute module with a Linux build, or ANY old PC, but at the moment, only Debian is tested and supported. Introduction Video: 🤍youtu.be/earj0ga17-E Main RetroNAS Github: 🤍github.com/danmons/retronas/ Installation / Wiki: 🤍github.com/danmons/retronas/wiki/Installing-RetroNAS Dan’s Video Series: 🤍youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyXPSTsxUZq59unni_OlgUBA9oCA4GuaU Large USB 3.0 Drive, 4-18TB (You can always remove the drive and install internally if you’d like, affiliate link) : 🤍amzn.to/3AHIk2Y Debian for PC Installation: 🤍🤍debian.org/download Follow this guide for PC installation: 🤍youtu.be/i5VgHflLHNE Please consider supporting this channel via monthly support services, tips, or even just by using our affiliate links to purchase things you were already going to buy anyway, at no extra cost to you: 🤍🤍retrorgb.com/support.html T-Shirts: 🤍🤍retrorgb.com/store.html All equipment used to shoot this video can be found here: 🤍🤍amazon.com/shop/retrorgb 00:00 Intro 02:24 Loading Linux 05:13 Installing RetroNAS 12:38 Copying roms 14:56 Next steps
I get to the point where I can use smb from my explorer, but when I try to access the retronas folder within retrosmb, I am denied access. It asks me username and password when I type retrosmb, and I get through fine, but it asks again when I click retronas and I just cannot seem to get past this prompt. Any suggestions?
Anyone find a pi4 case that's not flashy(rgb lights all over) that can also house a couple hdds or ssds?
Really enjoying this very much. Been using it around a month now. A few teething problems but I put that down to me doing a lot of new things at once. Just got this set up on my RGH Xbox360 and it's a game changer. No more clunky time consuming transfers. Just game and go. It's amazing. Got a 10TB hdd and I'm already looking at changing out for a larger HDD due to me finally compiling all my files from multiple places into one neat system.
I am a retro computer person. I know some linux, so I would a few things differently. One community who may really use this is the emulated computer folks. You can use it old style services to hook up your (Emulated) Vax,, Pdp-11 PDPP-10 or perhaps even an IBM 370 emulator. One thing to watch out for. The protocols and services used for older computers do not have modern security features. Be careful exposing this system to the internet. This NAS is a good starting point for NAS builders in general;. One feature I strongly suggest is a way to backup the Storage folder, in case of drive failure. It takes someone with more Linux Fu than I have to backup the complex structure RetroNAS uses. Sim Links save lots of space, but a backup program needs to understand them. Good luck, this is clearly a great project
when I tried to connect to my retronas SMB server, it keeps giving me error access is denied
For some reason I get to the copy rom stage and I'm not seeing the retrosmb in my network section. Any solutions?
I have a very large server that is windows based that has a dedicated section of storage for roms/retro gaming. Could I run this virtually somehow within windows?
Hey. Is the Pi4 2GB RAM Good enough. Or should it be 4 or 8GB RAM? Thanks
Does cockpit not work on 64bit bullseye?
Im still trying to install im following the video step by step when I get to chmod a+x ./install_retronas.sh/ retronas.sh says it can't find the file does not exist
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I have followed your install videos and I am having trouble creating the partition on my brand new 18TB WD Elements external hd. When I hit the create a partition I get “error creating partition on /dev/Ada: Failed to read partition table on device ‘/dev/ads’ (end of file while reading /dev/sda) I have tried several times and always the same error. Please help.
Since the Raspberry Pi OS 64-bit version just came out of beta, is it worth using that over the 32-bit version for RetroNAS?
Really hope they can sort this out to work with some sort of package on Synology NASs.
Has anyone else run into an issue installing? I get all the way up to the part where I have entered the github URL and it runs some lines (looks different in this video). At the bottom it tells me I'm now ready to run the command that starts with OPT, but that doesn't work. I try to strictly stick to the instructions on the wiki, but I keep getting an error that the command doesn't exist. Anyone else having this issue?
Anyone know if it's possible to get this running directly on a Qnap NAS?
Thanks for the video. I took the plunge and got this setup last night. For some reason I had to install retronas twice to get the file structure setup correctly (I'm a linux noob, so I wasn't surprised to hit a bump along the way), but once I did it was up and good to go. So cool to be able to unplug the multiple hard drives I had on my multiple Mister setups. I've been limited to running only certain roms on each Mister due to SD card and USB hard drive limitations...but no more. The best part though, having to only manage one repository for my roms and avoiding the tedium of SSH and physically moving USB drives around. I'm only using Retronas for Mister, but I look forward to seeing where this super awesome project inevitably goes.
I got this setup last night due to your intro video. Open Playstation loader JUST WORKING, even after I started testing on the micro sd and then moved to usb HDD?
Color me impressed. I am highly excited to see where this project goes
Just curious: as far as this project is concerned, what is the benefit of a Pi4 over a Pi3? Thanks
In the thumbnail for the video, what case is that on the right? Is it for a raspberry pi?