I mean, I’m hardly going to be taking it in and out repeatedly every other day, I’ll use WiFi for the majority of things. But for the sake of convenience for things like backups, being able to just plug it in and read the patch directory directly definitely has it’s advantages.
I get what you mean about dropping it inside though lol, I’ve done that countless times with my Disting. Still, this isn’t something I’d do frequently!
It’s one of those situations where once it’s set up, since there’s no real downside, why not?
If it works the same but also has the ability to be read directly in Windows, then it doesn’t really hurt to have as an option.
Having said that, my preliminary experimentation has been a little bit weird.
First off I deleted and remade the partition with fdisk to extend it to the full size, and then I reformatted it to exfat. I then tweaked the fstab to load the exfat partition instead, and rebooted.
First reboot didn’t work at all, seems like the partition wasn’t created properly. Remaking it seemed to work fine though, and it booted straight in.
I then tried to read it on windows 10, but for whatever reason windows didn’t see it as a mountable partition. It was all very strange. I ended up having to delete and remake and reformat the partition with the windows disk manager, but after doing that it seemed to mount fine on the Organelle while also mounting correctly on Windows.
I put my WiFi config back on as well as the Patches directory, and… Nothing.
The Wifi config all worked fine, my network showed up and I can connect to it fine. It can clearly read the partition, and going in to the terminal definitely shows it mounted correctly. But for whatever reason, it’s not detecting any patches.
I’m actually totally stumped at this, I’ve got no idea why it’s not working right.
My fstab is
/dev/mmcblk0p3 /sdcard exfat defaults,uid=1000,gid=1000,umask=022 0 0, so there’s no reason why it should have any issues finding the patches. Permissions should be good, file structure should be good, it’s being mounted, and as far as I can tell it’s able to read the Wifi config files as well as write to the log.