First of all, a big thanks to Batocera team for all their efforts and all the time spent on this retrogaming system, you are really great 😉
Then, I have a little question about this 5.24 beta2 version, has there been a change in Buildroot?
I don't know if it's a bug but I can't get started on Batocera with this PC x86_64 beta version.
I specify, I install Batocera (always a new fresh install) on an external hard drive (with both, "Boot" and "Share" partition) in order to have a nomadic use of Batocera.
I don't have a Raspberry Pi, so I use this method to be able to play anywhere with my friends, on my external hard drive by plugging it into any computer.
I've been doing this for almost two years and I've never had a problem.
However, this time the screen remains stuck on the picture with the Batocera logo and version number at the bottom left of the screen.
I flashed "batocera-5.24-x86_64-20191022.img" with Etcher several times, I tested several portable external 2.5" hard drives ( 500GB, 1TB, 2TB ) but I couldn't boot to the EmulationStation menu.
I tried to connect the external hard drives on several different computers (laptop and desktop), on USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports but the same, it doesn't pass the logo step...
I then re-flashed "batocera-5.23-x86_64-20190906.img", it works perfectly with the same portable external 2.5" hard drives.
Strangely, after trying with a 16GB USB key, this beta boot correctly.
Has Batocera become incompatible with external hard drives (in "standalone" mode)?
If that's the case, maybe I should consider using two devices, a USB key for the "Boot" partition and an external hard drive for the "Share" partition with roms. This will be easier for updates...
Thank you in advance for your help 🙂