[solved] NOOBS, which raspbian?


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by rplantz » Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:03 am
I created a NOOBS SD card. When I first start up my RPi, there are two versions of raspbian to choose from. There are small icons on the right hand side of each line. One of them looks like an ethernet connector, and the other looks like an SD card.

What is the difference between the two?
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by rpdom » Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:45 am
I haven't tried NOOBS yet (I'm quite happy with the plain Raspbian installs that I've had running for well over a year), but from what I've read about it I'd guess that the entry with the SD card icon will install the version of Rasbian from the version stored on the card, and the entry with the network icon will download and use the newest image it can find from the internet.
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by rplantz » Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:16 pm
That's what I suspect, but somebody, somewhere, should know for sure.

I have also been happy with the Raspbian install I did about a year ago, but I am thinking of writing a presentation about programming on the RPi for beginners. I believe that starting with NOOBS would be appropriate for that audience, and I want to make sure that I have a good understanding of NOOBS.
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by FTrevorGowen » Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:19 pm
rplantz wrote:That's what I suspect, but somebody, somewhere, should know for sure.
I have also been happy with the Raspbian install I did about a year ago, but I am thinking of writing a presentation about programming on the RPi for beginners. I believe that starting with NOOBS would be appropriate for that audience, and I want to make sure that I have a good understanding of NOOBS.

Hopefully, you already know about the main NOOBS "readme"? (If not it's at: https://github.com/raspberrypi/noobs and, IIRC, an "earlier version" exists in the news archives). FWIW, I've created some "NOOBS Installation Process Snapshots" etc. within my webpages, beginning at: http://www.cpmspectrepi.webspace.virgin ... lV132.html and you're welcome to "borrow" any of the photo's/images therein (Or P.M. me if you'd like "higher resolution")
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by rplantz » Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:38 pm
FTrevorGowen wrote:Hopefully, you already know about the main NOOBS "readme"? (If not it's at: https://github.com/raspberrypi/noobs and, IIRC, an "earlier version" exists in the news archives). FWIW, I've created some "NOOBS Installation Process Snapshots" etc. within my webpages, beginning at: http://www.cpmspectrepi.webspace.virgin ... lV132.html and you're welcome to "borrow" any of the photo's/images therein (Or P.M. me if you'd like "higher resolution")
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Ah, now it's clear. Yes, I knew about the readme, but I didn't read it with enough care. The text under "OS Installation" clearly explains the icons, thus answering my question. :oops: (I will note here that I'm a retired CS professor who constantly harangued my students to read the instructions. Now if I could only learn to follow my own advice...)

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by rplantz » Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:08 pm
I had made another error that led to my original question. I had prepared my SD card with NOOBS 1.3.2. When redid my card with NOOBS 1.3.3 the only option provided for Raspbian is from the card. I am guessing that when NOOBS 1.3.2 was released, the author knew that a newer version of Raspbian was almost ready, hence the option to load it from the network.

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