Like many others I am struggling on getting Batocera to work with roms hosted on a NAS (mine is a Synology DS1821). The weirdest thing is that I got it to work once, following this great step by step guide , then i experimented some more, broke the thing, and never got it to work again, even after fresh batocera (now v36) reinstall. I am also well aware of the instructions on the wiki, and i have also checked and followed various steps found on this forum in other posts, but still no luck.
Some background: I discovered batocera recently, until then i have a HTPC with LibreElec; and I’d like now to set-up batocera on this machine instead and i’ll be using Kodi for my movies. Instead of investigating in a new hard drive for my roms, and because I have another HTPC in the house, i would like to have the SAVES and ROMS on the NAS.
As far as I remember, this is how i manage the thing to work initially:
- install was batocera v35, i used filezilla to download the
batocera-boot.conf file to my pc, did the edits with Notepad++, upload back to batocera boot folder, reboot and bam, the roms NAS folder got all start-up roms installed (i used the NFS share then)
- then on to experimentations, started the whole process again but that time i used the SHARE options to copy all folders. until i realize that there were some architecture specific folders, so to keep things simple i decided to remove the everything and repeat the step from previous step. Big mistake: from that point, i can’t get it to work again.
- now i am on v36 fresh installs, i can of course access my shares through Kodi, either NFS or SMB, everything is working fine from Kodi. But when i relaunch batocera after the batocera-boot.conf has been updated, batocera does not populate the “roms” folder on the NAS. I have tried to make all type of edits in the batocera-boot.conf (and by the way I am not using a wifi connection), but i have exhausted all my options now.
I should add that I have tried to edit the boot file in batocera also with xterm, but it didn’t help
So, to the forum now: what rookie mistake do i make? thanks