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Odroid C1/C1+

This is a guide on how to build RetroPie on the Odroid C1/C1+. This is assuming you are starting with a prebuilt image of Ubuntu from HardKernel's Website:

Download Ubuntu Image for Odroid:


Direct Link Here

Extract the .xz file with a program like 7zip

Write the .img file to your SD card or EMMC module with something like Win32DiskImager

Unlike the RetroPie SD Image, the Odroid image will autoexpand the filesystem so there is no need for that step here.

Install RetroPie:

Optional preliminary steps:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo apt-get install -y git

Installing the RetroPie Setup Script:

git clone --depth=1 https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup.git

Run the Setup Script:

cd RetroPie-Setup
sudo ./retropie_setup.sh

Note if you have issues while compiling modules and it freezes up on you, then you need to tell it to only compile with one core by running the setup script with this:

sudo MAKEFLAGS="-j1" ./retropie_setup.sh

Installing Modules

All modules can be installed from the RetroPie Setup Script. First and foremost the two main packages you need in order for the majority of your system to run are RetroArch and EmulationStation:

Installing EmulationStation:

  • Option 5: Install EmulationStation

Killing X sudo service lightdm stop

open new terminal ctrl+alt+F1

Install EmulationStation Theme

  • Option 3: Install Themes

Installing RetroArch:

  • Option 5: Install RetroArch

Installing Emulators:

  • Option 5: Choose your emulators

Advanced Configuration

AutoStart EmulationStation

  • Option 3: Autostart EmulationStation

Rom Transfer

  • Option 3: Enable USBRomService

Samba Shares

  • Option 3: Enable Samba Shares

Boot to Console:

sudo -s

sudo echo "manual" >> /etc/init/lightdm.override

To start lightdm on command:

sudo start lightdm

To restore your system so that lightdm is always started on boot:

sudo rm /etc/init/lightdm.override

Disable Screen Blanking in Console:

sudo nano /etc/kbd/config

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