What Is My Retropie Login
With your image downloaded, navigate to the correct folder on your hard drive where you saved your RetroPie image. Typically, that's the Downloads folder. Since the RetroPie image is a .gz file, you'll need to extract the image somehow.
I put my sdcard in my computer and only see a small ~50Mb filesystem. This is the FAT32 boot partition which contains the Raspberry Pi firmware and bootloader. The rest of the Linux operating system, including the RetroPie ROMs and BIOS folders, are stored in an ext4 Linux partition which Windows and OSX cannot read by default.
Thanks. I reimaged with the latest available retropie 3.0 (which is the same as my last image), and repeated the process: Set a new password for root. Logged in via SSH as root. Copied across the new binary that I need (a different version of pifba which allows 2 players on one keyboard)
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The RetroPie Setup Script lets you install and configure all the emulators, front-ends, drivers, and other components for your retro-gaming console. Technically, it is a bash script that consists of a few thousand lines of code and is run from the command line. The complete sources are hosted at Github to support collaboration, feedback, bug reporting, and pull requests.
Wow. That's a wall of text. So changing the password is no big deal for retropie, also changing the host name isn't a problem either. I believe that the issue lies in the retropie core scripts- it is setup to make calls for the Pi user only. It expects to auto login and find the retropie directory in /home/pi/retropie.