I’ve been working at removing the dependencies on X to get MAME to function correctly and finally at a point where I’m able to share. This image boots straight to advmenu and allows running games either from the internal storage or from an external USB drive. I cant say I’m 100% pleased with how I had to get the games menu to work, but removing X games that would play slow or choppy before should be much better now.
If you load this image and have any problems or questions please let me know. Grab it from here: mamebone-1.2.rar