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Say you are running Batocera off a USB pendrive (or SD card) but want to host your ROM files on a different hard drive. In that case, you need to edit /boot/batocera-boot.conf and provide the information of the hard drive that hosts your ROMs. In order to do that, you can list the UUID of the drive that hosts the ROMs by typing the blkid command:

/dev/sdb2: LABEL="SHARE" UUID="12e46ca9-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxx" TYPE="ext4"
/dev/sdb1: LABEL="BATOCERA" UUID="zzzz-zzzz" TYPE="vfat"
/dev/sda1: LABEL="SHARE" UUID="2efa1068-yyyy-yyyy-yyyy-yyyyyyyyyy" TYPE="ext4"

In that example, /dev/sdb1 is my Batocera boot partition, /dev/sdb2 is the rest of my Batocera USB pendrive (that I don't want to use) and /dev/sda1 if the partition hosting my ROM files. In order to use that partition, I need to edit /boot/batocera-boot.conf and put:

# device to the share data (userdata)
sharedevice=DEV 2efa1068-yyyy-yyyy-yyyy-yyyyyyyyyy

# disable the splashsound (remove the # to disable sound)

# enable the nvidia driver (remove the # to enable it)
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