New Project! RetroPie x86 on a Thumbdrive

So, here’s my problem: I really want to play Retro games on my bitchin’ gaming laptop, but I don’t want to install Linux on it, since I have it crammed full of MMORPGs and video recording software. This got me thinking long and hard about the issue, and I came across an idea…

What about installing Ubuntu 16.04 on a Thumbdrive, then install RetroPie x86 on that?

I have yet to actually try this, because frankly I’m not sure I can pull it off, but here’s what I’d like to do. My plan is to get Ubuntu put on a big-ass thumbdrive, preferably one that is USB 3.0 and at least 128GB in size (although I’m shooting for 256). This would leave me plenty of room for the large ROMs I plan on using therein, such as Playstation, Playstation 2, GameCube, etc. Although, that leads me to the second possible option…

What about doing all of this, not on a thumbdrive, but on an external hard drive instead?

That would not only provide me a massive amount of storage for those more ‘modern’ retro games, it might actually be easier to get than a 256GB thumbdrive, which are notoriously hard to find in USB 3.0. My main concern would be if I could get the software to install properly on said drive, and if I could then use it as a bootable drive connected via USB (like a thumbdrive).

Anyway, this would solve many of my issues, and I think might just be well worth trying out. I will of course update you on this website, and probably in a video, once I have cobbled together something.

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