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by paulemm
Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:47 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: noobs sdcard multiple OS
Replies: 12
Views: 4678

Re: noobs sdcard multiple OS

Errr ... this is going to sound really stupid, but here goes: I've got a quite an old version of NOOBS on a 32GB microSD in a card carrier with raspbian booting from it. I've kept it up to date with apt get update and upgrade, and have added various packages along the way. I'd like to add say open e...
by paulemm
Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 'Sinclair BASIC comes to Raspberry Pi' - Article
Replies: 3
Views: 2975

Re: 'Sinclair BASIC comes to Raspberry Pi' - Article

Looks really interesting, and it seems to be FREE too. I loved my ZX81 and Speccy so I can possibly keep Pi-ing and do some nostalgia, ;)
by paulemm
Mon May 07, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Needed: a Nursery manual--
Replies: 40
Views: 8679

Re: Needed: a Nursery manual--

<r>paulemm said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Just as an addendum try looking at posts in this forum where an "on line" magazine seems to be launching:<br/> <br/> Home Forum Educational applications Slice of Pi – Raspberry Pi Magazine<br/> <br/> <br/> There is now a FREE on line mag called MagPI with what I, a...
by paulemm
Wed May 02, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: where do pre-absolute beginners go?
Replies: 29
Views: 5403

Re: where do pre-absolute beginners go?

<r>meltwater said: <br/> <br/> Also watch out for the MagPi, a community mag due to be released on 1st May. <URL url="http://www.themagpi.com">http://www.themagpi.com</URL><br/> <br/> The MagPi does exist and EXACTLY meets the needs of a long time PC user with no technical expertise who has never us...
by paulemm
Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Needed: a Nursery manual--
Replies: 40
Views: 8679

Re: Needed: a Nursery manual--

<t>Just as an addendum try looking at posts in this forum where an "on line" magazine seems to be launching:<br/> <br/> Home Forum Educational applications Slice of Pi – Raspberry Pi Magazine<br/> <br/> There are also references to other LINUX distros fo virgins to the sport geared to such users.<br...
by paulemm
Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Needed: a Nursery manual--
Replies: 40
Views: 8679

Re: Needed: a Nursery manual--

<r>bredman said: <br/> <br/> As a beginner, I would recommend Ubuntu. It is Debian wrapped in pretty clothes. It is available from <URL url="http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop">http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop</URL> and the download page should hold your hand along the journey.<br/> Once y...
by paulemm
Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Needed: a Nursery manual--
Replies: 40
Views: 8679

Re: Needed: a Nursery manual--

<t>It looks very interesting and you can browse a thing called Wiki which contains much of the (possibly summarised) course material. It could even save you from having to sign up! The site hosts some other intersting stuff too.<br/> <br/> I'm curious to know how it became known as a Python course w...
by paulemm
Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Needed: a Nursery manual--
Replies: 40
Views: 8679

Re: Needed: a Nursery manual--

<r>poing said: <br/> <br/> If you look at this link: <URL url="http://www.debian.org/CD/live/">http://www.debian.org/CD/live/</URL> you can download a so-called 'Live CD'-file of Debian Linux. This file is burned to a CD or DVD and once completed makes it possible to run Linux from the CD<br/> Ok we...
by paulemm
Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Writing to, and backing up SD Card (Using Windows, Alternative Software)
Replies: 42
Views: 30742

Re: Writing to, and backing up SD Card (Using Windows, Alternative Software)

<t>Tass said: <br/> <br/> <br/> @paulemm Take a look at my earlier link for DD for Windows - I have screenshots of what you should be able to see if you've completed the process successfully (using any mechanism).  Essentially you'll and a 70ish MB partition visible from My Computer, with an additio...
by paulemm
Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Needed: a Nursery manual--
Replies: 40
Views: 8679

Re: Needed: a Nursery manual--

OK I get it - the blue stuff only appears after posting - none of that WYSIWYG stuff for forum users eh? Takes me back to WordStar formatting.

Yes, I know, you can(t) teach an old dog etc. ...

Thanks for your patience

PM
by paulemm
Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Needed: a Nursery manual--
Replies: 40
Views: 8679

Re: Needed: a Nursery manual--

<t>Tass said: <br/> <br/> <br/> paulemm said:<br/> <br/> <br/> And finally how do I do the "Fred Bloggs said" thing with a highlighted block of text in these posts? I sure do stand out like a sore thumb.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Tass said:<br/> <br/> <br/> Hit the "Quote and Reply" button   When in th...
by paulemm
Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Writing to, and backing up SD Card (Using Windows, Alternative Software)
Replies: 42
Views: 30742

Re: Writing to, and backing up SD Card (Using Windows, Alternative Software)

<t>Just reporting back that:<br/> <br/> 1) Win32DiskImager works just fine on my Win XP SP3 netbook and wrote something that took about 3 mins at 10 MB/Sec to a 4GB card. I guess it's OK but I cant read it from Windows. This leads me to my next question:<br/> <br/> 2) Is there any way to read the di...
by paulemm
Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PiCard - GUI SD Preparation Tool
Replies: 268
Views: 72900

Re: PiCard - GUI SD Preparation Tool

<r>Being a beginner I followed this link<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://elinux.org/RPi_Easy_SD_Card_Setup">http://elinux.org/RPi_Easy_SD_Card_Setup</URL>, and there is says that to "... Download and run the PiCard tool. It will guide you through the progress. See the google code repo and the forum disc...
by paulemm
Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Needed: a Nursery manual--
Replies: 40
Views: 8679

Re: Needed: a Nursery manual--

<t>Well I'm feeling a bit refreshed and rather regret my grumpy sign-off of last night.<br/> <br/> I must say I like the idea of constrained (SW) versions for people like me who are new to Pi, Linux AND the nitty gritty of current lap/desk top PCs, but are willing to learn. "One step at a time" has ...
by paulemm
Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:23 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Needed: a Nursery manual--
Replies: 40
Views: 8679

Re: Needed: a Nursery manual--

<t>I appreciate that there will be something sometime somewhere. All I'd like now is the knowledge of where and when to look.<br/> <br/> I guess there will soon be a "Practical Pi" or "Pi Format" on the news stands - that will stop me whinging on but its now 4am and my spirit is flagging.<br/> <br/>...
by paulemm
Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:05 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Writing to, and backing up SD Card (Using Windows, Alternative Software)
Replies: 42
Views: 30742

Re: Writing to, and backing up SD Card (Using Windows, Alternative Software)

EErr, I've got the same problem and my OS is XP SP3 and both the above dont claim to work for XP. Words like "... might have issues" scare me and my pension rigid.

Any solid news for XP users would be VERY welcome.

PM
by paulemm
Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:44 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Needed: a Nursery manual--
Replies: 40
Views: 8679

Re: Needed: a Nursery manual--

<t>I too am not a school kid.<br/> <br/> I'm in my late 60's and I too want to get to grips with this 'ere new fangled Pi. I built a ZX81 kit and got it working but it came with a manual and a diagram which I found invaluable and I will really need a manual for the Pi.<br/> <br/> At least now I know...

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