I have a pi for 2usages:

  • retropi
  • watch video from netflix into the pi-linux (standard)

Today the pi boots with retropi interface direclty and if i want to watch videos i have to quit emulationstation and startx. Is there a way to have a boot menu with first option boot retropi and the second option startx directly...? Thanks


2 Answers 2


Then install retroarch in raspbian and use it. Then you can have both.

  • i want a boot menu...if possible....
    – Jnap
    Aug 18, 2020 at 14:55

You can do exactly that with NOOBS. I have mine on a 32 GB card dual booting to a Raspian desktop or RetroPi with the option to select at boot. It will boot to the last used one after a certain time. I'm not sure if you can disable that or extend the time, my guess is probably.

Also, I'm assuming that by "pi-linux (standard)" you mean the default Raspian OS.

Noobs Link

  • NOOBS has been discontinued. Use PINN.
    – Dougie
    Nov 25, 2020 at 14:47

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