RetroPie 3.6, OpenELEC 6.0.3 & Raspbian “Jessie” – Triple-Boot

Here is a Triple-Boot build of RetroPie 3.6, OpenELEC 6.0.3 (Isengard) and Raspbian Jessie:

Click here to download

USB install is highly recommended for this build due to the size of the install files!

As usual, full install steps / troubleshooting etc. can be found in the readme file.

Sill using an unofficial build of NOOBS USB installer so like my other builds – use at your own risk! (I have had no complaints so far and it works great for me).

Enjoy!

All the best, Steve

265 thoughts on “RetroPie 3.6, OpenELEC 6.0.3 & Raspbian “Jessie” – Triple-Boot”

  1. how much different is this between your 7.2 version you posted 5 months ago? did you remove lots of programs ? this is a lot smaller file size

    1. Hi. There isn’t a great deal of difference, but this time round I didn’t install Chromium browser or VLC player. They can easily be installed though via the normal ‘apt-get’ route.

      Cheers.
      Steve

      1. i got a pi B+ and its stuck on the screen after selecting the 3 boot selection bottom left screen says 19th March 2016 Smithers. is it stuck or loading os ?????

      2. Hi I just getting a blank screen after I copied files to sad card its a 64 gb card formatted to fat32 when I put card in pie3 I just get a bank screen. I’ve tried partitioning the card to 16 gb but still the same
        Only other card I’ve got is a 4 gb formatted to fat and still the same any suggestions
        Thanks
        Rob

        1. i originally started with a micro sd in an sd adapter but had to change to sandisk sd card as i had same issue with raspberry pi1 screen always black i sujest you try another sd card its the only solution i tell ya πŸ™‚

  2. Hi.

    Have you turned on ‘ Wireless Networks’ in OpenELEC config? If so then you should see your SSID in the ‘Connections’ tab of OpenELEC Config. Works fine for me – let me know if you’re still having issues.

    Cheers.
    Steve

    1. Sorry I am new to this, took me a bit to find the openelec config but once I did, I got the wireless to work. Thank you

    2. I was not able to find this configuration option neither in the OS config menus nor the config.txt file. I have a Mediatek MT7601 wireless adapter and I’m using a RPi2. Where do I go to turn wireless devices on?

      1. Okay, I had to change the skin to “Xonfluence” to be able to see the “Openelec OS settings” option in the System tab on the main menu, THEN I was able to set up wireless connections!

        Why isn’t this option visible in the other skins? A bit weird, innit.

        1. Hi. Yes its the OpenELEC Configuration menu you need. Not all skins include it as standard and it was probably an oversight on my behalf by not including it into this build! :s

          You can add it into any skin though, you just need to go to the skin settings and add it as a sub-menu item in the ‘Settings’ section (its classed as a ‘Program’ so you will find it under ‘Programs’).

          Cheers.
          Steve

    1. You just need to go into:

      Settings>Appearance>Skin

      Then select the Aeon Nox skin (I have already set up 3 different skins you can use and that is one of them).

      I didn’t apply that skin as default this time as people didn’t seem to like it!

      Cheers.
      Steve

  3. I would also like to know how to overclock. The config.txt is in the zip folder within os. Can I just modify that one and it will work of is there something else I need to do?

    1. You can modify that one if you want yes, but that would be ‘pre-install’ of course. Otherwise you can do it via SSH but you would need to mount the OpenELEC boot partition as read/write first (it is mounted on /flash/ as ‘Read-Only’ by default). Or you could always just boot into Raspbian and navigate to the OpenELEC boot partiton in the file manager and change it there. Thats probably the easiest method!

  4. I see in your read me this version is not for rpi 1 B, i know your previous version 7.2 worked on a rpi 1 B, why wont this new image?

    1. Hi. The previous version was only for a Pi 2 – I haven’t built any triple boot Pi 1 images (but will when I get round to it!).

      1. thanks Steve! you rock. I’m new to all this , so do you have a link on how someone could create their own images like you do? Also I was looking at berryboot , is your project similar to that?, and if not will your project load onto berryboot ??

        keep up your work in the Pi scene!

        1. I haven’t made a guide yet no, although I have documented some of the process so far, just not all of it yet (its a bit time consuming!). I will get it finished and post a guide in the not too distant future.

          My builds won’t work with Berryboot Im afraid. There is a standard RetroPie Berryboot image though if that is the route you want to go, however I don’t know if you could have scripts to switch the partitions (I think you need to choose the OS on every boot but I could be wrong as Ive never used Berryboot!).

  5. Just got it working. Thanks so much! running on the Pi3.
    I plugged my 32GB card back in the pc to try and transfer some ROMS over, and i had a couple of questions:

    1. The microSD card was in the red, and said it had like 40MB left of 2GB. Does that mean i still have to expand it in Raspbian?

    2. I didn’t see anything in the file system tree to put roms. only 1 folder in each os folder. how do i add ROMS?

    Thanks πŸ™‚

    1. Hi.

      1. – Hmmm… this may have been an oversight on my behalf, perhaps I didn’t set enough space for the Raspbian partition… I will check it out. Unfortunately you won’t be able to expand the partitions now that it is installed. πŸ™

      2. You have a couple of options really. I normally just use my Linux laptop to directly transfer onto the memory card, however you can also use FTP to transfer over a network. Another good option, since this has Raspbian installed, is to use the File Manager within Raspbian to drag and drop roms from a USB stick into the /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/ folder. So that might be your easiest option.

      Hope this helps!
      Steve

      1. Hi Steve,

        Just got a Pi3 and really want to use thi build.

        Did the raspbian partition ever get expanded as mentioned above?

        Thanks

        1. Hi.

          I’m pretty sure I set the Raspbian and RetroPie partitions to ‘want_maximised=true’, which would expand both RetroPie and Raspbian to use the full SD card space between them (and allocate a specified, smaller amount for OpenELEC). I have included instructions in the readme file which explain how to change the partition sizes if needed though, so feel free to check and re-size as you wish.

          Thanks.
          Steve

  6. I just installed this build, working brilliantly. But…. I installed an add on build to kodi/openelec and now I’ve lost the buttons to switch to the other two os’s. How can I re add these buttons to my build?

    Thanks

  7. re: unofficial build of noobs.. Have you though about using PINN instead?
    Thanks for this triple boot. I’ve been trying to work my way through creating one myself and and up frustrated. Will be scanning your blog for a ‘how-to’ in case you’ve posted one already.
    Different subject: I’m running plex server on my windows box but want to be able to connect to it from my pi2. It doesn’t appear that openelec (even with amber skin) works with it (at least a few builds ago) and don’t need another full plex server that rasplex offers.. Any suggestions?

    1. Hi. I have never looked into PINN – does it offer any benefits that aren’t available in NOOBS?

      It is rather frustrating at first but once I got my head round it I can set these up relatively easy now, its just time consuming thats all! I do intend on writing up a full guide, but haven’t had the time to do that yet. :s It will be uploaded here when I do though so look out for it in the future!

      As for Plex on OpenELEC – have you tried the PleXBMC addon? I have never tried it (I don’t use PLEX at all) but from what I gather that is what you need to be able to use OpenELEC with Plex servers. Or you could always use my KODI / RasPLEX dual boot instead!

      Cheers.
      Steve

    1. Hi. You would need to edit it either in a Linux PC / Laptop (directly writing to the SD card), or use SSH. If using SSH then you would need to mount the /flash/ directory as read/write because as standard OpenELEC will mount it as read-only.

      Let me know if you need a hand with this and I will write you a quick guide.

      Cheers.
      Steve

  8. Would it be possible to get NOOBS to install the triple boot to a USB drive instead of the SD card or even move the triple boot to USB after it is installed?

    1. Im not 100% certain to be honest, its not something I have ever wanted to try (I find it quick and reliable enough via SD card). Probably best to have a look on the http://www.raspberrypi.org website / forums and you should find the answer there I would say.

      Cheers.
      Steve

  9. I just downloaded this build, but i don’t know how to install snes and sega genesis emulator and roms, can you help me?

  10. hey i had an older dual boot you made and enjoyed it alot. i wanted to know if its possible to set the sd card memory mostly for raspian/openelec and a usb drive for retropie with this build?

    1. Hi. You can indeed – look in the Readme file and you should find instructions on how to set the partition sizes. Please note is has got to be done prior to installation – once installed you cannot change partition sizes.

      As for RetroPie and USB – you can do this yes (I assume you mean storing the roms on the USB stick?). Check out the RetroPie forums and you will find a sticky post details how to run from USB.

      Cheers.
      Steve

  11. I forgot to boot on another OS before turning it off last time, and now I’m stuck in RetroPie. I left my gamepad at home and I only have a keyboard, what do I do?

      1. Sorry for delay in replying but sounds like you are sorted now! Another option would have been to exit Emulation Station by pressing then manually initiate my partition switching script:

        cd /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/kodi
        sudo ./Kodi.sh

        That would have booted you straight into KODI.

        Cheers.
        Steve

  12. Okay so I overclocked the Retropie and now it won’t boot. Holding Shift does not work. Is there a way to recover retropie instead of wiping my entire system on the SD card?

    1. Figured it out. If anyone runs into this problem simple load the SD card into your computer and open the autoboot.txt file and change the partition to 1 then boot Debian

        1. Hi. How high did you overclock the Pi? I think by the sounds of it you just need to edit the config.txt file again and remove (or lower) your overclock settings, so you shouldnt need to re-install RetroPie.

          The easiest way to do this would be to boot into Raspbian then use the file manager to go into the RetroPie boot partition and use a text editor to comment out the overclocking settings. Should be very easy to do in theory (and thats the beauty of having a triple boot with Raspbian!) but give me a shout if you need any further help.

          Cheers.
          Steve

          1. Thanks for getting back with me Steve. Here’s what I did. I was in the terminal trying to code for the Retropie to load the roms over my network from my Windows computer. Well being unsuccessful, I went into the retropie config menu and saw the overclock settings. Well I chose the same overclock settings I used in the past Openelec build. The system rebooted and I got an error. [ 12.258444] EXT4-fs error (device mmcblk0p10):…. I have the rest of the error code. I tried to look this one up and the most I found with the EXT4-fs error is the power supply. Well I started Raspbian up and tried to find the config.txt file for Retropie and I could not find it anywhere. So I just decided to open up terminal and I started the retropie config from there and changed the overclock back to off. So I tried to reboot and it gave me the same error. Sorry for the long problem lol.

  13. Hi,
    I’ve seen that you have remove the playstation video at the beginning of retropie. How do I put it back? Also what is the shortcuts links for openelec for the jessy/retropie?

    1. Ok, I notice the the shortcut links for jessy/retropie is the same as before except for the “fakescript” which is “select” now.

      Games:
      System.Exec(/storage/ss/select2.sh) “tells you to click on games so fake”

      System.Exec(/storage/ss/games.sh)

      Jessy:
      System.Exec(/storage/ss/select.sh) “tells you to click on raspbian so fake”

      System.Exec(/storage/ss/raspbian.sh)

      Hope that helps anyone who was wondering.

      1. Hi! Yes you’re right – I figured ‘Select’ sounded better than ‘fakescript’ but the fundamentals are the same.

        As for the boot video – I only include that in my ‘custom RetroPie’ builds (this one is just ‘vanilla’), but I can upload it somewhere if you want it? Just let me know.

        Cheers.
        Steve

  14. After I did a fresh start on Kodi, for some reason its not seeing any wireless networks. Wired is good, just no wireless. I also know for sure that my wifi dongle is working properly because I have a good connection when I go to Raspbian. Please advise. Thanks!

    1. I have this exact same problem. Looked everywhere for a solution but am drawing a blank πŸ™

      (P.S. Thank you for this build, it’s precisely what I was after!)

      1. It really sucks cuz I already have all 3 os’s working perfect til I decided to do a fresh start on kodi. I had to do this because I wanted to do one of those nice looking custom kodi builds.

      1. I got mine working after a fresh install but strangely there is still no list of networks in Settings. In openelec config it’s all turned on, but back in settings there’s just no internet options.

          1. Hi.
            Sounds obvious, but have you tried turning wireless networks off and then on again? Often when I go into the ‘Connections’ tab in OpenELEC Config I don’t see my wireless SSID unless I turn off Wireless Networks and then turn it back on again. Also, you may need to reboot. And this is using a Pi3 with built in WiFi.

            Let me know if that does the trick or not first.

            Cheers.
            Steve

  15. I guess I shouldve asked this question first before I started this project. What is the recommended sd card size for this triple boot to work properly? Whats the minimum and the maximum? Also whats the maximum size flash drive I can use to store my roms in? I have a raspberry pi 2. Thanks!

    1. Hi Gonzales,
      I believe the recommended size is 16GB although may be able to get it on a 8GB with some size adjustment but I would not recommend that. As for flash drive there really is no size limit small or large. You can even use an external hard drive. It really depends on how many roms you plan you use.

      Hope that helps.

      1. Hi.

        I would say that 8GB would be pushing it for the triple boot build as the Raspbian partition alone requires about 6GB. I would recommend 16GB as the minimum on the triple boot, but on a dual-boot you can go to 8GB no probs.

  16. Hi Steve,

    I’m also using Pi3 but turning wireless networks off/on didn’t work. No biggie for me though, it’s connecting now so that’s fine.

    One thing though: although I have sound in Kodi, I don’t in either Raspbian or RetroPie. I’ve tried forcing hdmi audio (2) and headphone audio (1) through settings and through the appropriate config.txt files, but nothing seems to work. Any ideas?

    Thanks again

    1. So did it eventually connect then using the built in WiFi? Did you have to do anything specific to get it to work, just out of curiosity?

      As for the sound issue – I have heard people having issues before and there are a few things to try. First and foremost – try entering the following into the config.txt file:

      hdmi_drive=2

      This forces HDMI mode over DVI (which doesn’t support audio). Give it a shot and let me know how you get on.

      Cheers
      Steve

  17. Thanks for your work! Since it seems you are running an RPi3 as well, I was wondering if you knew the answer to this question. Once installed, will it be possible for me to normally upgrade OpenELEC to the latest 6.95.1 build that allows Bluetooth audio using the onboard chip?

    I ask because I previously attempted a RetroPie/OpenELEC dual boot using BerryBoot which did not allow this. The file structure is funky in BerryBoot which doesn’t allow for a “full” upgrade of OpenELEC to 6.95.1. The result was that none of the newly added Bluetooth enhancements were implemented since BerryBoot continues to use an old kernel.

    1. Hi.

      A regular OpenELEC update should work just fine and should not have any negative affect (other than potential bugs in BETA versions of course!).

      You may want to backup your build first just to be safe!

      Cheers.
      Steve

    2. So I decided to just give it a go and find out for myself. The short answer seems to be NO.

      I installed the triple boot os’s onto my SD card and everything ran great (Although I had to load everything from the SD as I was unable to get the RPi3 to see the os folder on my USB stick. I tried 2 different ones). I switched between all 3 os’s without issue. I then dropped the OpenELEC 6.95.1 tar for into the update folder and rebooted KODI. Everything appeared to be OK and the update process went through normally. At the end, it said “updating bootloader” and rebooted. Thats when I got a black screen. Nothing happened after this and thats where I’m stuck now. Seems as though the boot script was overwritten. Is there anything else I might try? Will this happen anytime any of the os’s are updated?!?! If so, that kinda kills any hopes of staying current with future releases…

      1. I can put my SD card into my windows PC and change the autoboot text file and boot into either the noobs partion or either RetroPie or Raspian, but every time I try to boot KODI (partition 5), I just get a black screen. I’m guessing the bootloader is corrupt or missing or different from what noobs wants it to be. Any way to repair it or flash a new image to it?

  18. How do I expand retropie? Its only showing 4gb and I need a lot more than that. Im currently using a 16gb sd card but eventually will be using a 32gb.

    1. That can only be done before install by editing the partitions.json files for each OS inside the OS folder to a size of your liking.

      Hope that helps

      1. Correct – if you check my readme file it gives instructions on how to resize the partitions but this *must* be done prior to installing.

        Cheers.
        Steve

  19. I am getting an error starting up Kodi from Retropie.
    sh: 1: /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/kodi/kodi.sh: Permission Denied

    Any help on this would be appreciated.

  20. Hi Steve, Love the triple boot. Two questions, Is there any way that retropie could be swapped out for recalbox? So that I would have Recalbox/Kodi-openelec/Raspbian as my triple boot. And can the special script that you created to switch between OSs without rebooting be modified as well for recalbox? For me this would be perfect…

    1. Hi.

      I don’t use Recalbox at all and therefore I have never investigated the file system layout to be able to comment on how feasible a triple-boot wold be BUT I know there is a site where a guy is already creating and offering Recalbox dual-boot builds. I don’t know the address off-hand but I will find it when I am back home and give you the link as he may already offer such a build for Recalbox and it would be pointless for me to duplicate the effort (or tread on his toes!).

      I’ll reply again with the website when I find it.

      Cheers.
      Steve

  21. When I select the 3 OS in the NOOBS install window and click “install”, I get a warning saying one OS is incompatible.
    Should I ignore it ?
    Thanks.

      1. Yes that is because of my ‘dirty workaround’ that I implemented for the Pi3 and the USB version of NOOBS. You can ignore it, I have seen no consequences whatsoever.

        Cheers.
        Steve

  22. Hi Steve! Just wanna say excellent work on the triple boot, its pretty damn awesome! Anyways simple question, post installation, can i run online updates on the 3 OSs or would that break your configuration? Thanks

    1. Hi. Thanks! Yes updates should be fine so long as you have enough space in the partition of the particular OS you are updating to allow for the update files to be stored and extracted. It shouldn’t affect any functionality (other than known-issues for BETA builds of course!).

      Cheers.
      Steve

      1. Thanks Steve. Also i found that performance wise Raspbian can be a little slow in comparison to the other 2. Would an update fix it or maybe its just the hardware? I’m on raspberry pi 2. sorry total noob here. Thanks for your time!

        1. Hi. I think it’s just the hardware to be honest. Its a lot slower than a full on laptop / desktop pc would be however it is fully functional. I don’t find it too bad but have noticed the speed difference vs my Linux laptop!

          You can of course tinker with overclock settings but as for how much of a gain you will see – I don’t know.

          Hope this helps.
          Steve

  23. Is there a way to upgrade to Jarvis(kodi 16) without screwing up the all the boots and buttons to switch around?

    1. Hi.

      The normal update process *should* work fine, so long as there is enough space in the OpenELEC partition to accommodate the update files being stored and extracted. Your shortcuts and add-ons should remain intact *but* please be aware that some add-ons and skins may not yet be Jarvis compatible. I tried a week or 2 ago and the Arctic Zephyr skin was not compatible with Jarvis, for example, so tread with caution!

      I do intend on releasing add-ons for my triple boot build so that if you do lose the scripts then you can just install my add-ons and link them instead of downloading and linking scripts.

      Hope this helps! I personally won’t be migrating to Jarvis just yet, because I’m perfectly happy with how Isengard is performing.

      Cheers.
      Steve

  24. Hi Steve,

    I am newbie and want to install your triple boot however I got issue with the boot. I tried different sd card such Samsung evo 64 GB, Memorette 32 GB, Scandisc extreme 16 GB without success. On either card pi2 or pi3 won’t boot. What I did: formatted card to Fat32 copy all files from the folder Noobs files insert sd card to pi 2 or pi 3 no joy. Would you give me some advice how to get going with it.

    Thanks in advance

  25. Hello
    I can’t not mapping my PS3 controller in retropie have anyone else this problem?
    How can I activate Bluetooth on the pi3 device?
    Thanks

    1. Go into retropie setup
      select update scripts and let it do its thing
      update bluetooth and let it do its thing
      add ps3 controller and let it do its thing
      once prompted, simply plug the controller in and then unplug it
      press the ps3 button and it will pair
      configure the controller during the next reboot
      remember to hit the ps3 button every time you boot so it pairs b4 emulationstation fully loads

  26. Hey Steve,

    I’m trying to find the home/pi/RetroPie path to add roms to retropie, but there isn’t such a directory. I have another build I’ve done where I manually installed retropie, but it doesn’t seem to show up in this triple boot build. Reading the comments here, it seems to be cut and dry… yet no directory for me. EmulationStation works great, just not too sure where it’s pulling the roms I added from, since the folder doesn’t seem to exist. Please help!

    1. Hi. That is most strange because the directory is definitely there! It is as below:

      /home/Pi/RetroPie/roms/

      And inside there you will see directories for each system where you should place your roms.

      Not sure if this helps but I can’t see any reason why the directory would be missing!?

      Cheers.
      Steve

      1. Thanks for the reply, Steve. Turns out, when I formatted the sd card, something weird happened with the directory layout. Looks like it went to var/media/retropie/home/pi/RetroPie. My bad….

    1. Hi.

      You can tweak the config.txt file for RetroPie and set a resolution that fits your TV best using values from here:

      http://elinux.org/RPiconfig#Video_mode_options

      You can also enable / disable overscan etc. which can get rid of black borders. I normally use 720p for my RetroPie partition and 1080p for everything else.

      Hope this helps!
      Steve

        1. Hmmm I don’t think there is any catch all solution for that! Probably be best to just leave it as standard but turn on Overscan (which should try and get rid the borders)

          Hope this helps.
          Steve

          1. Thanks. Turning on Overscan made it better. The black borders are a lot smaller now which I’m good with.

  27. Hi. Firstly I’d like to thank you very much for your efforts for building the most useful and smart boot compilations the mainstream rpi buyer will ever need.

    I was quite excited to download and install your builds and although I got to the point of installing fine and solved a few problems I could, like forcing hdmi audio and connect to wifi I stumbled upon a few problems I haven’t the technical education to overcome.

    By far the most disturbing was the kinda slow raspbian edition and the inability to play YouTube videos on epiphany in sync. I was either getting a sync a/v but stuttering sound or good sound but video lagged behind.
    Another problem was the lz or sum lol archives wasn’t able to open downloaded zip files returning something like no such directory error.

    The second problem was I couldn’t find the settings to enable wifi connection on kodi in the built in skin Arctic zephyr but after resetting and enabling the official skin I lost the ability to fire up Retropie and Raspbian within.

    Generally with Retropie I hadn’t much problem to setup since the past week reformatted and tried endless builds from various sources like berryboot, noobs etc. so I had some experience.

    All that led me to return on a noobs raspbian-openelec card setup for computing and a berryboot Retropie-openelec for multimedia and gaming.
    Though I am still looking forward for any improvements and thank you again for all your efforts.

    1. Hi.

      You are the second person to comment on Raspbian being slow so it has me wondering if indeed there are some performance issues… can I ask – have you compared it to ‘standard’ Raspbian Jessie (i.e an official standalone image?). I don’t personally use it other than to set up my builds so wouldn’t really know how well it should perform really!?

      As for Wi-Fi setup in OpenELEC – if you go to ‘Programs’ you will find ‘OpenELEC Configuration’ and in there you can set up your WiFi amongst other things. I should probably include that in my readme file but it is standard for OpenELEC.

      Hope this helps. Let me know your thoughts on Raspbian and if need be I will look into it further.

      Cheers
      Steve

      1. Thanks for the response.

        Yep. Definitely I was comparing it with the official noobs version.
        As I said above, as I didn’t do any highly technical comparing benchmarks, the main problem was syncing a/v YouTube through Epiphany. Press play and the sound is ok but the video lags. Press pause and play again the sync is ok but the sound stutters and so on. It never syncs, though the official noobs raspbian runs fine. There are a few hiccups here and there also, comparing to official, but not much to worry.

        At some point I though it could be plank which didn’t seem quite fluid so I stopped it but I saw not much improvement. is there any chance to cause slow down the modifications you did on the official build? Another issue was the lzx archived that returned an error regarding some directory couldn’t found or sum.
        As I said I am only new on Rpi 3 and from what I see the raspbian it’s not mature either. There are problems with the ALSA, Open GL etc.
        Something I want to ask, if you can answer, is its supposed that the Rpi 3 is 4 core 1200 MHz but some configuration files I saw in some builds, either raspbian or Retropie, seem to set speed to 900 MHz. Can this be a cause of slowdown or rpi3 ignores them.
        Do you think incorporating the official raspbian build on yours without any modifications, and Openelec’s as well might solve those conflicts?

        Thanks again for your time. πŸ˜‰

        1. I think you can Ignore the last question. I googled to find that this is the standard freq and adapts on demand. πŸ™‚

      2. Thanks for the openelec hint. I managed to find and connect the wifi. That devil was hiding too well for an amateur. lol

        For the moment I’ll try to setup your dual, Retropie-openelec build and see how will go.
        Best regards.

    1. Hi.

      Probably needs a tweak in the config.txt file I would say. Try adding this in there:

      hdmi_drive=2

      That should sort it for you as it forces hdmi mode rather than DVI (which some tvs need).

      Cheers.
      Steve

      1. Tried all that prior to post but come to find out it was the hdmi i was using changed rooms /tv and audio was fine changed back no audio . Thank you for the help . I do have one other issue I cannot load Roms in retropie I cannot find the Pi 3 in windows my network on windows 10 and I cannot find the file either tried both the locations previously mentioned here and they are not anywhere to be found.

    1. Never mind I got it figured out had to give myself permission to get in and from there it was as the read me said

  28. I just finished a fresh install using a 32g sd card. The retropie memory has only about 9gb of 12gb. Why so little when i remember the read me said that open elec and raspian is only gona use under around 8gb and rest of the sd memory is for retropie.

    1. Hi.

      I set the Raspbian and RetroPie partitions to fill the remainder of the SD card (after the space for OpenELEC is taken off), so if you haven’t tweaked it then you will have around 3GB for OpenELEC and the remaining space shared between RetroPie and Raspbian evenly (or thereabouts). Raspbian alone needs about 6GB if I remember rightly, so that would be the minimum you could change it to (although I would recommend allowing at least an extra 1GB on top).

      Instructions are in the Readme file on how to change partition sizes but it must be done prior to installing.

      Cheers.
      Steve

      1. Thank you for responding. That makes sense. My 32gb isnt really 32gb but more like a 28gb. If open elec took 3gb then I have about 25gb left divided evenly between raspbian & retropie. That explains retropie showing about 12gb of total space.

        Is there anyway I could expand retropie without having to reformat my sd all over again? I need about 6gb-8gb taken from raspbian to retropie to accomodate the rest of my roms. Thanks!

    1. Hi.

      I tested the update to 7.2 last night and although it looked like it worked – it didn’t. It became stuck in a bootloop. It was showing the new logo etc. so it must have at least partially worked, but I think maybe it has fell down by not copying the updates to the correct boot partition.

      If I could find the ‘manual update’ script that OpenELEC uses then I could see for sure where it went wrong and maybe make my own version that would be compatible… but I can’t find it!

      Searching Google seems to back up the theory that these manual updates don’t work in NOOBS πŸ™

      Unless anyone has had better luck than me??

  29. Hy there,
    i had success installing this on my 32Gb Sd, but when i tried the same for my 200Gb Sd, it didnt work and always gave me a fat resize Error.. since i can install Retropie and OSMC just fine by itself it cant be my Card since i tested it via various Methods and there is no problems.. so i just want to know if there is a possibility if there is a Image File of this that i could use with Windisk.
    Cheers

    1. I fixed the Problem after trying to find a solution for a least 10 Hours.. what i basically did was.. i installed this Image on my Pi 2 with a 32gb SD Card and when i was done, i copied the SD 1:1 with “USB Image Tool” – i then inserted the Backup onto my 200GB SD and it now works flawless.

  30. Just to clarify for myself, if i load this onto a 64gb card when I install it will partition space for openelec and the rest of the card will be available for retropie and raspbian evenly split?

    1. Hi.

      That is correct – I allocated around 3GB for OpenELEC and the rest of the space should be a near even split between the other 2 OS’s. You can change this if you want (instructions are in the readme file).

      Cheers.
      Steve

        1. 64GB micro sd card, formatted fat32
          I have tried the quad boot install and the tri boot install
          I have downloaded the quad twice

          After I click close it boots to LibreElec and Kodi functions but I cannot boot to raspbian or retropi (tri boot)

          I believe it is an issue with the retropi on both installs.

    1. Hi.

      The files must be getting corrupted either during the download or transferring onto your card / USB stick because they are fine? I would try downloading again to be sure.

      Cheers.
      Steve

  31. Crap, i was finally able to install it on my 200gb sd via cloning but i cant expand the filesystem, how can i fix that?

    1. Hi.

      Unfortunately you cannot expand the partition after install – it has to be done prior to install.

      I don’t have a 200GB SD card to test an install with myself and I can’t seem to find any info on whether they are even supported in NOOBS? Can I check you definitely formatted the SD card as FAT32? You would need to format that size card with a specialised ‘FAT32 Formatter’ if using Windows, as by default it will format anything above 32GB as eXFat (which is no good for NOOBS).

      Let me know and we can take it from there. You could always test the install with an ‘Official’ version of NOOBS (i.e. the standard ‘non-usb’ version), and report if that works? If it does then it is obviously the older version that I use that is at fault and I may be able to help you with a newer version.

      Cheers.
      Steve

      1. Hey thanks for the Reply.
        Lets retrace my Steps.
        I always format the Card with “guiformat” which results the card being identified after the Format by Windows as a FAT32 Partition.
        After this, i both tried the USB and NON USB Method, but it always showed me on startup on the Pi2 that “Cant resize” error + after it, it shows me that its not in FAT16 and its not supported yada yada yada.

        I first thought the Card was not setup correct, so i reformatted it with SDFormatter.. but no luck..

        (I even used the method by using a Retropie Image with Windisk32 to write it onto the 200gb – then reformat the Card to retain its size of 2GB and slapped everything from your Folder into it – didnt work)

        But when i tried the same steps with my 32GB Card.. it worked without ANY Problem.

        I could also easily install Retropie 3.7 (Image) on the 200GB + Expanding the Filesystem without any Problem, OSMC also worked well, i didnt use Noobs yet since i want to use the Retro 3.7 Image and theres already a Ton of Data on it.
        But i assume, if i use a official NOOBS Image, its also going to work..

        The Thing is, the 200GB Card only seems to work at its full potential, if i use a Image File containing the Data.. as soon as i have to fill it by myself with Files from extracted Folders.. its not working, neither in USB or NON USB Install.
        Thanks for the Reply,
        Cheers

  32. Just tried this on a 16gb sd card rather than a 32gb card and its working without issue. Would there be a reason for that?

    1. Hi,
      Actually 16GB is the minimum recommended for this so it was suppose to work.
      Hope that answers your question.

  33. I am trying to install addons in Kodi installing from a Zip and i am getting the error “Addon does not have the correct structure”.
    Thanks

  34. HI, i’m Riccardo, i have this problem:

    pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo apt-get upgrade
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Calculating upgrade… Done
    The following packages have been kept back:
    pypy-upstream
    The following packages will be upgraded:
    python3-gpiozero
    1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
    64 not fully installed or removed.
    Need to get 0 B/59.2 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 118 kB of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
    (Reading database … 133132 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to unpack …/python3-gpiozero_1.2.0_all.deb …
    /var/lib/dpkg/info/python3-gpiozero.prerm: 6: /var/lib/dpkg/info/python3-gpiozero.prerm: py3clean: not found
    dpkg: warning: subprocess old pre-removal script returned error exit status 127
    dpkg: trying script from the new package instead …
    /var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/prerm: 6: /var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/prerm: py3clean: not found
    dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/python3-gpiozero_1.2.0_all.deb (–unpack):
    subprocess new pre-removal script returned error exit status 127
    /var/lib/dpkg/info/python3-gpiozero.postinst: 6: /var/lib/dpkg/info/python3-gpiozero.postinst: py3compile: not found
    dpkg: error while cleaning up:
    subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 127
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    /var/cache/apt/archives/python3-gpiozero_1.2.0_all.deb
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

    What i have to do?
    TNX

    1. am encountering exact same problem…?
      Anyone have a fix for this please?
      Driving me nuts. I’ve tried adding, removing, updating, upgrading, cleaning etc. So far to no avail. All I wanted to do was enable bluetooth audio! I had it working with standalone raspbian.

  35. Hi guys brand new and racking my brain here. Install worked perfect got into retropi but I want to switch back and forth to the other OS. Or maybe just boot to kodi how do I do this sorry if this is stupid.

    1. Hi,
      From retropie to return to kodi just locate kodi on the menu bar and enter into it and to get into raspbian just locate “R” on the menu bar and enter into that.

  36. @CandyLuv

    I read your comment ealrier about connecting to multiple TV’s……and Overscan

    I set my config file to boot to SDTV always…….because by this method….when plugged into an HDTV it automatically works for an HDTV too…….but most if not all Raspbians and OSes seem to be set for HDTVs with SDTV commented out…and NEVER Ever works despite people saying just press number 4 on Bootup or anything of the Sort……….it SHOULD be set to SDTV=0 I think it is? for NTSC and the HDTV mode will be autodetected hence working on everything (unless you are using PAL in the UK then set th appropriate SDTV=1 or whatever it is)

    and Now…as far as Overscan…….sett each of the Four Overscans for top left, right bottom to =-24 (negative 24) this will give you a pretty good Overscan where you wont see empty black space around your screen. (they are not actually black bars…they are just unsused empty space with no pixels…hence looking black……I hope people stop calling them balck borders ;-)…they are black empty space).

    Anyhow I do the same with my Pi…connect tio many TV’s and on the Go…That is why I chose a Pi over other options…it has COMPOSITE OUT……shame it doesnt really work out of the box.

    1. Hi Cool Dude,
      Thanks so much for that information. I will surely try it out.
      By any chance have you tried using one of those 3.5″ Touch Screen Display?
      Had bought one but have not been able to get that setup.

      1. No I have not tried those 3.5″ displays….. probably wont in a long while, as I am just focused on using Old CRT TV’s and LCD VGA monitors I have lying around…for different purposes using Pi Zeros and Pi 3’s.

        A few for Gaming of course.

    2. Hi @Cool Dude,
      For you settings in config for the sdtv_mode. Can you state what your settings are for the hdmi for it to work. Do you have “hdmi_force_hotplug=1” commented out or you left that as it is??

      Thanks again.

  37. @Steve

    Awesome Mutliboot OS you made….really like how you made Raspbian look…with the little Raspberry Pi Menu Icon πŸ™‚

    Raspian here seems unusable though (wont even allow inserting a USB Flash drive to read the contents) as well as other things not working.

    I have a few ideas and suggestions……
    Make Raspbian to have the MATE desktop Fully installed instead of just LXDE (since this is for a Pi3 anyway)
    or better yet…..
    Make a Tripleboot Version with Ubuntu 16.04 MATE instead!

    I know a way……Install Ubuntu…then the other partition that is left install your Multiboot……then just make a way for Ubuntu to reboot and choose RASPIAN, RetroPie, or KODI……and also Vice Versa go to Ubuntu from any of the other ones……it is after all always rebooting anyway…when you choose another OS like Retropie or Kodi or Raspbian….the key here is that Ubuntu resides on its own partition….since they havent yet made KODI really work in Ubuntu for Pi.

    This will certainly be the ultimate Achievement in a tripleboot system….since Ubuntu is a Fully Usable OS and can be used as a daily use computer..

    PLEASE do this!

    for the Pi ZERO it would have to stay with Rasbian and LDXE since MATE not Ubuntu work on a Pi Zero.

    1. Hi Cool Dude,
      That setup will truly be great. If Smithers decide to do that and is successful, will the Ubuntu also be compatible with pi 2?
      Great suggestion.

    1. Hi vranco38,
      Go into openelec settings and down to services and on the right scroll down and select bluetooth where the dot next to it will become highlighted.

      Hope that helps

  38. do you have a custom triple boot with retro pi 3.7 / openelec and raspbian? I am using the custom beast build now but too many issues with broken skin shortcuts and unable to update openelec . I don’t need all the sport stuff that was in the beast build. thank you for the hard work and making the multi boot images available

  39. @ CandyLuv

    Yes it will work on a Pi 2…The Ubuntu Websiste says Ubuntu 16.04 will work on a Pi2 and a Pi3 …of course probably a bit slower on a Pi 2…but if you tweak it….you can speed it up.

    1. Hi Cool Dude,
      That’s great.
      I wish Steve would consider doing a triple boot with ubuntu and could pull it off.

  40. Great job Steve! Thank you for sharing. I have a question: have anybody tried to install a torrent service on OpenELEC? I used Transmission flawlessly with my previous single boot OpenELEC installation, but here I can’t connect remotely to the service. Any hint?

  41. has anyone managed to get a splash video on retropie working yet???i cant get the bloody thing to play!!!!!!!
    i have everything set up,all my roms,nice theme from your old build,have updated openelec to libreElec with kodi 16.1 so that i could use pulse ccm jarvis,re added the menus,submenus,and the addons to switch os aswel.
    but this retropie splash video just does not want to play ???

  42. Hi. Nice work so far. I just got a question on your Kodi build since it has no add ons preinstalled. If I upgrade it to Jarvis using the Ares Wizard, would I still be able to do multiboot? I am worried if I perform that, Retropie and Raspbian won’t be seen in the menu anymore. It took me a long time to reinstall and had issues with installation of Retropie and Raspbian only.

    Thanks a lot again!

    1. Hi.

      That would be fine yes, all you would need to do is add my own add-ons into KODI and you will get the multiboot shortcuts back again (see my other posts to get the triple-boot addons).

      Cheers.
      Steve

    1. Hi.

      The normal username and password applies for all builds, so as follows:

      *RetroPie & Raspbian
      User = pi
      pass = raspberry

      *OpenELEC
      User = root
      Pass = openelec

      Thanks.
      Steve

  43. I have older version of your tripple boot for RPI2. Currently I’m configuring newest version for RPI3 and I would like to move my settings & rom collection from previous version to new SD card setup. What’s the fastest way to make such transfer?

  44. Steve,

    First, your triple boot has been AMAZING in getting me going with my first RPi3! I’ve absolutely loved tinkering with all three applications!

    Okay, here’s my question: If I have a 32g card and I want to copy all of the contents to 64g card (Win32DiskImager I assume would be best?) do I need to be concerned about partitions? Does that come with the install? Should I just reinstall on a 64g card and FTP my roms over?

    Thanks!

  45. With this build, can I use “sudo apt-get update” so that I can update to the newest version of Raspbian Jessie? I want to update so that I can get the Bluetooth plugin on the taskbar. When I tried to update it failed to fetch a few things and at the end said some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

    Is this because this is a custom build and I’ll be unable to update? Is there a way to install the Blueman Bluetooth GUI? It says that it’s unable to fetch some archives and to maybe run apt-get update. I’d post this elsewhere but I’m thinking my difficulties are with the custom build of yours.

    1. I was doing something with bluetooth and got it to work with ‘sudo apt-get install XXXXXX –fix-missing’. Still not working though. –fix-missing

  46. Hi dear Steve,
    It’s a very usefull help your triple boot
    (i always dream mix like that)
    and you make it so easy for us πŸ™‚
    My problem is ,
    in openelec,after playing music in local source,
    it is impossible to reenter in the same folder,nothing passed.
    i try to update with libreElec update,but aeon nox skin miss some of display,(i have seen this problem before with some openelec build)
    i have update again,with openelec milhouse build,but after reboot,kodi always reboot himself after boot finished.
    i would like to find the “update” folder of kodi in raspbian,but without success.
    finally i make a fresh install again,and see if my first problem is coming again (reenter in a folder in my music source local)
    comeback after to tell if all is ok.
    but thanks for realized one of my dream (triple boot)
    bester regards

  47. I have not been able to use any noobs installers. Not sure why, they just dont work. I can use .img files and win32 them to the sd that works every time. How can I get a .img triboot file?

    1. The problem is im using a 64gb sd card. I popped in a new 16gb and it worked fine. Still would like a .img file to make it work on the 64gb card

      1. I had the same problem. the SD formatter tool will format the card in exFAT if it is bigger then 32 gig. I found some info on the raspberry pi . org site. they have a link to a web based formatting tool that will format it to FAT32. hope this helps

  48. hi steve,
    thanks for this, i’ve been fiddling with retropie and linking in moonlight recently to stream steam. Now it’s time to set up a multiboot and was going about it myself until i found your page.

    Is it possible to have the boot menu always? i think i prefer making a selection rather than having to go into an OS to change it…

  49. Hey Steve,
    Any advise for setting cron jobs that will run across all three systems in this build?
    I want to build some periodic scripts that will run regardless of which system is running.

    Thanks,

  50. Hey Steve, great job!

    How do I update retropie to 3.8.1 version? how do I update Raspbian to latest version? by using the command “sudo apt-get update” , “sudo apt-get upgrade”, Raspbian and retropie are unstable…

    Thank you once again for your attention and congratulations on his excellent work.

  51. HI,
    So the {read-me} talks briefly about being locked into an OS. I booted OpenElec from inside Raspbian and now every time I boot my pi, it boots straight to OpenElec.

    How do I get back to the NOOBs menu or at least pick a different OS?.

    1. This is from the admin just above your post:

      The normal username and password applies for all builds, so as follows:

      *RetroPie & Raspbian
      User = pi
      pass = raspberry

      *OpenELEC
      User = root
      Pass = openelec

    1. Just so everyone else knows, it was very easy to update from the stock triple build.

      For Kodi –
      Download the LebreElec “manual update from Openekec” .tar file and put it the upgrade folder of the Samba share. Next reboot will update that OS to have Kodi at 16.1.

      For Retropie and Raspbian –
      Follow their normal update options.

  52. I can’t seem to boot into Rasbian from Retropie. I’m able to get to the command prompt, but still new with the commands, any help please?

  53. Much time has passed.. any new News if there was a solution found to install it onto a 200GB SD Card?

      1. Short said:
        Its not possible to install it on a Sandisk 200GB SD Card because i get an Error Message when i try to install the Triple System, this has not been fixed yet, sadly.

  54. I don’t see anyone else with this problem. I installed the 2 zip files so I could reboot to the other OS. It still booted into openelec. So I ssh-ed to kodi and located the switch.sh file. After manually executing it (commented out the reboot) and I get the following error on the mount command:
    OpenELEC:~/.kodi/addons/script.raspbian # mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 noobs
    mount: mounting /dev/mmcblk0p1 on noobs failed: Device or resource busy

    I’m only vaguely familiar with Linux. What is this error telling me? I tried to umount the dev first and got the same error. My first burn of this image let me switch with no problems even showing the other 2 OS as a selection on the main kodi line. Help please?

    1. Hi,
      Why did you comment out the reboot? It have to reboot in order to log into the other OSs. You neededed to ssh and locate the “storage/ss/select.sh” and “storage/ss/games.sh” etc and manually execute those. Not the 2 addons

  55. Hi
    First of all, I love your work with the RPi, makes me want to start learning to develop in Python, but I should just concentrate on C# for now :p

    The RetroPie system has the ability (forces you to) format and use an external hard drive as external storage for itself when on, but what happens with this setup when an external drive is used, could you store videos, music, games and programs on it all together, or would it confuse things?

    1. Update:
      I have tried this, however it seems to cause the RPi to freeze up, I thought adding “max_usb_current=1” to the boot config file would help, but it hasn’t.

      Any ideas?

  56. Hi there,

    This sounds like an excellent idea but unfortunately having problems and I cant find what is wrong.

    I boot up using this image, switched the skin to Aeon Nox. When I select Games in the menu it reboots but it boots back in to Openelec every time. Same with the Rasbian menu item. Any ideas? I have tried changing the shell scripts from select.sh to games.sh and select2.sh to rasbian.sh.

    1. Hi @Graham
      Have you tried the raspbian and retropie addons? It suppose to have the same effect of the scripts.
      It’s located on this same site.
      Hope that helps.

  57. How do I go about connecting a Bluetooth keyboard in Raspbian? I’m new to this so I apologize if it’s a dumb question. I know I could do it before but haven’t seen bluetooth on the Triple Boot Raspbian. Thanks.

  58. Hello! Thanks for making this. I am trying to get it setup on my RPi 3. I’ve tried both the USB method and not. I can’t seem to boot past the initial rainbow screen. Kernel panic for some reason?

    1. I don’t know what all this USB talk is. All you have to do is download the file and extract it. Format a microSD card in the FAT32 file system. Copy the contents of NOOBS Files folder to the root of the microSD card and plug it in the pi. When it boots, select the proper OSes and click install.

  59. So I have it all setup but after going into openelec to configure, I can’t get out of it. No matter what I do, it boots back into openelec. I can’t figure out how to get to a command line within openelec to do anything there either. My rpi3 is stuck in Openelec. How can I set it up so I see the boot screen every time I start my rpi? From there I’d like to choose what I want to start.

    1. Hi,
      You can not do so with this triple boot since this is a modified noon version. It will always log into the last system you use when shutdown. You may need to use the regular nooks installer if you want to continue to use the first screen choice.

  60. Can anyone help me with the Bluetooth issue referenced above? Also, how can I completely remove cairo dock? Everytime I remove it, it comes back with a reboot. Thanks.

  61. i been waiting on a reply to my question with no answer can u please help me with this one, i’m trying to install chrome and using this command “su -” then Raspbian prompts me for a password i have tried “raspberry” and still says authentication fails. what is the password for this and what do i do to install chrome or any other software.

  62. I just put your 3 OS files into the newest version of NOOBS which allows me to install your builds on the SD cards i have, as previous versions including the one used in this build don’t work.

    Everything is working fine with each individual OS when chosen from the NOOBS bootloader. However when i try to use your shortcuts. i.e Raspbian from Openelec. i just get a black screen.

    Can anyone help me with this please.

    Cheers

  63. hy, i have a build in jarvis, so i need to install my build in this build but everything crashes??? ideas?

  64. I would really like to use one of these multiboot images, but on each one I install on my Pi, I get the same error. Upon starting Retropie for the first time, and trying to configure the controller in Emulation Station, my PS3 controller’s buttons do not register, or are not detected correctly. I have this issue on every multiboot I’ve downloaded from here. It’s not a controller issue, because if I install a standalone Retropie install, the controller and all buttons are detected correctly in Emulation Station.
    Thanks for any help.

  65. hi thanks for this great tool, maybe a silly question but is there a way to boot into KODI when starting the Pi? instead of Emulation Station?
    Kind Regards

    1. The build will boot into the last system it was on when it was turned off. So if you want it to boot into kodi, you will have to go into kodi and turn it off from there.

      1. Thanks CandyLuv, i just figure that out… πŸ™‚
        just one more question you might help me…. most of my roms don’t work, keeps popping errors about missing files… but they worked fine when i used mame emulator on a macbook…but not in retropie…any configuration change that could help? thanks for your time.

  66. Can someone help me determine why all of my artwork is getting cropped? It’s not exclusive to Exodus because other add-ons do it as well. But I cannot find anything in settings to fix it. Thank you.

  67. Thank you for making these builds. I really appreciate it! I’m having some trouble with this one. I loaded the OS folder to a USB drive and BerryBoot does not see any operating systems to install. How should I troubleshoot this?

  68. some help PLZ!!
    i downloaded the 2 gig file from your google drive 2 gig file.
    followed the instructions.

    when i turn on the pi3 i get this message.
    error resizing fat partition.

    id really appreciate some help!!

  69. Hey there. My PS3 controller will not configure properly with the Retropie in this build. It does weird things like not recognize the up d-pad and some other buttons.

    Other builds work just fine. Do you know what this could be, or is there a way to update the Retropie.

    Thanks

  70. Just installed it the USB way, came up with all OS installed ok. Try and open any of them and my screen goes blank! Followed all instructions to the letter. RP 2B+. This looks amazing, hope I can get it to work!

  71. Really appreciate it if someone has the time to explain the update procedure for each build, as it is confusing af! Thanks

  72. The only way to update all systems completely and keep the functionality that I have found is to download each OS you want and load it on its own microSD card. Compress “tarballs” of the root folder and boot folder of each OS you want and plug them into a custom Noobs build. Yes, it is confusing and it took me many tries. To get the switching scripts running you will need to explore the file system to find the files he uses. Usually in ~/.ss/ but while simple, they vary in location.

    Here are some helpful links:

    https://github.com/raspberrypi/noobs/blob/master/README.md

    http://www.i-programmer.info/programming/hardware/7688-real-raspberry-pi-custom-noobs.html?start=1

    1. Got an updated version of his RetroPie and Rasplex dual-boot up and working. Check out the forum to download it.

      http://www.multibootpi.com/builds/retropie-3-6-rasplex-1-0-1-now-using-standard-skin/#comment-710

      If you do, read the following posts about the controller config. Keyboard is setup as default when you first boot RetroPie, so you need to plug in a USB keyboard to navigate to the are to configure other controllers in the retropie menu.

      (If you want the updated version do not download the version at the top, download my version under the post Ira Brown)

  73. Hello!
    Thanks for this build. Works realy good.
    Can I update Raspbian? I want to setup owncloud and make a print server with my old HP USB laserjet too.
    All tutorials begin with sudo apt-get update… πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Robert.

      You should be fine to update Raspbian, but as always I would recommend you back up your SD card first before you try just in case it goes belly up! I will be releasing a new triple-boot soon so if need be you could start over with an up-to-date build.

      Cheers.
      Steve

  74. Hello, Rodnee Pope, Graham, John Simmons (posters above) are all having the same problem as I am. I used to get the NOOBS boot menu for these 3 programs ( RetroPie, OpenELEC, Raspbian), but ever since using OpenELEC for the first time I’m only able to boot into OpenELEC automatically. I’ve tried the Quit, Shutdown, and Reboot options from OpenELEC/Kodi….and tried pulling the power (and plugging it back in), and I STILL can’t get back to that initial NOOBS OS select menu. Any help would be appreciated

    1. Hi.

      I have designed the builds so you don’t need to use the NOOBS boot menu, so I’m not sure why you are trying to get to it? If you really want to get the NOOBS boot menu back then you can do the following in SSH when in OpenELEC:

      mkdir mnt
      mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 /mnt
      cd mnt/
      rm autoboot.txt
      cd ..
      umount mnt/

      This will remove the autoboot.txt file from the NOOBS partition and therefore will display the NOOBS boot menu on next boot. Just to check, you do know there are shortcuts in each OS that will launch the different OS’s? In OpenELEC you should have a ‘Games’ and ‘Raspbian’ sections on the home screen from which you can boot into each of those OS’s – are they missing? If they are then no worries, you can install my triple-boot addons and gain them back again.

      Let me know how you get on.

      Cheers.
      Steve

  75. hi, im trying to access the kodi data folder through SSH but keeps retrieving the message no such file or directory (cd ~/.kodi/userdata)… is it on another folder?

    thank you

  76. Great build! However, I get an error when trying to launch Python 3.

    Failed to execute child process “usr/bin/idle3 “No such file or directory”.

    Is there a way to fix this? Thanks!

    1. Hi.

      Yes there was an issue in a previous build I uploaded where things like Python and other commands would not work. I have fixed this and re-uploaded the build so apologies, but please download again from original post and it should work now. If it doesn’t, please let me know!

      Cheers.
      Steve

  77. Nice build,

    However, When no gamepads are detected in Retropie it throws you out to cmd line. No buttons to go to the other OS’s

    1. Hi.

      If no gamepads are detected then it should prompt you to insert a gamepad or keyboard and set it up? I set up a keyboard on my install so that I do not get prompted if I havent synced my PS3 pad up yet.

      Hope this helps.
      Steve

  78. I installed beast build after installing your build on my pi 3. After doing that, I lost the links to boot to the other OS’s under OpenElec. How would I go about getting those links back?

  79. Hi Steve,

    Great build as always!

    Could you give the link to your kodi repo? I restored my kodi settings from a back-up I use, so lost the raspbian launcher. I’m guessing the best way to get it back is through the repo, right?

    I’m running a few updates and restoring some of my settings, but don’t want to lose any functionality of your build.

    Cheers!
    Andrew

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