[How To] RetroPie & KODI Dual Boot
Here is my easy how-to for building a multi-boot RetroPie & KODI system.
You can also install any other systems as well (eg. Raspbian) & easily boot to them from KODI.
It is compatible with all versions of the Raspberry Pi.
An internet connection is required on the Pi.
How to Install
Step 1Follow THIS post to install NOOBS Lite Extra to your SD card.
Step 2Power on the Pi.
NOOBS will load and then give you a list of OS's to install.
For KODI, you can choose either LibreELEC or OSMC (or both).
Then select RetroPie & any other systems you want.
Above I have chosen Raspbian + LibreELEC + RetroPie
NOOBS will now download and install your chosen systems.
This can take a bit of time depending on how many systems you are installing.
Wait for it to complete, and then move on to step 3.
Step 3Follow THIS post to install my NOOBS Companion Add-on in KODI.
Step 4Let's now make RetroPie able to boot back into our KODI system.
Go to the main menu.
Scroll down to Add-ons.
Select the "NOOBS Companion" add-on.
Move down to the RetroPie system.
Open the context menu and select "Install Boot-Back"
RetroPie now has a new KODI system installed.
Simply click into this and then select KODI, and it will boot-back to our KODI system.
Watch the video on the NOOBS Companion post for more things you can do with it!
Optional TweaksTweak #1
If your using LibreELEC and want to remove all the extra sources in File manager, see HERE
TroubleshootingIssue: NOOBS Companion add-on is removed from KODI.
Solution: Redo Step 3 from above.
Issue: RetroPie no longer boots back into our KODI system (eg. after an update)
Solution: Redo Step 4 from above.
- Initial Post
Thanks to the teams at Raspberry Pi, KODI, LibreELEC, OSMC, PINN & RetroPie