Make a SD card for importing roms

  • ODROID-GO supports only FAT file system.
  • The Emulator supports
    • Game Boy (GB)
    • Game Boy Color (GBC)
    • Game Gear (GG)
    • Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
    • Sega Master System (SMS)
    • ColecoVision (COL)

Insert a SD card to the system before proceed with.

Open a This PC window and click mouse right button on the SD card, then click format.

Select options referring to the screenshot below, and make sure that FAT32 is selected for the File system.

Click the Start button, then click OK button to proceed.

Then this tool formats SD card as FAT file system.

Press shortcut ALT+CTRL+T to open a Terminal window.

Find out the device file name for inserted media.

joshua@joshua-desktop:~$ sudo fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sdc: 7.4 GiB, 7948206080 bytes, 15523840 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x00000000
Device     Boot Start      End  Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sdc1        2048 15523839 15521792  7.4G 83 Linux

In my case, /dev/sdc is that name.

Unmount the partitions for the SD card.

joshua@joshua-desktop:~$ sudo umount /dev/sdc?

Enter the following command to format as FAT.

joshua@joshua-desktop:~$ sudo mkfs.fat /dev/sdc1
mkfs.fat 4.1 (2017-01-24)

Eject and insert again the SD card.
And Enter the command below to check if the SD card is mounted well and the partition is FAT.

joshua@joshua-desktop:~$ df -Th
Filesystem     Type      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sdc1      vfat      7.4G  4.0K  7.4G   1% /media/joshua/3B5E-B96C

Download Skeleton file
Uncompress and you can see 2 directories, odroid and roms.

Move them into the top-level of the FAT formatted SD card.

  • Move the games to the proper directory under the /roms directory of the SD card.
    • Generally, the name of the target directory is the abbreviation of the system.
    • e.g. If you have some Sega Master System games, move it to /roms/sms directory.

Move the games to the proper location of the SD card.

  • Additional ROMs can be added to the appropriate folder in /roms:
    • nes - Nintendo Entertainment System
    • gb - Nintento GameBoy
    • gbc - Nintendo GameBoy Color
    • sms - Sega Master System
    • gg - Sega Game Gear
    • col - ColecoVison
  • ROM files must be decompressed (unzipped) and have the same extension as the folder in which they are placed.
  • odroid_go/make_sd_card.txt
  • Last modified: 2018/09/07 11:33
  • by john1117