I want to install Retropie, (that's why I bought the pi) but lost the SD/MicroSD adaptor, so I would like to know if there is a way for me to install retropie using only the pi. thanks ahead of time!


Yes this is possible if Raspbian is installed on your MicroSD card.

sudo apt-get install git lsb-release
git clone --depth=1 https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup.git
cd RetroPie-Setup
chmod +x retropie_setup.sh
sudo ./retropie_setup.sh

Like this tutorial

But if you have nothing on your MicroSD card you have to buy a new MicroSD card adapter.

  • There is NOOBS running raspbian on my microsd card, but when i get to <chmod +x retropie_setup.sh sudo ./retropie_setup.sh> it says <Sorry - Raspbian/Debian Stretch (and newer) is not yet supported on the RPI Distributor ID: Raspbian Description: Raspbian GNU/Linux 9.1 (stretch) Release: 9.1 Codename: stretch> what now? – Peter_Paladin Dec 7 '17 at 12:37
  • Try sudo nano /etc/apt/preferences and add following lines: Package: * Pin: release a=oldstable Pin-Priority: 1001 – 2CoB9 Dec 7 '17 at 12:56

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