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by procount
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1065
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Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Yes. Soon.
by procount
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1065
Views: 392810

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

busywait wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:20 am
Are there any ways to have an autoexec.txt automatically deleted after the OS boots?
You could write your own bash script in each OS that runs on startup to mount the PINN partition and delete the autoboot.txt file. PINN can't do it because it is bypassed in this case.
by procount
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1065
Views: 392810

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

I think it must be a consequence of the name change to Pi OS. I will look into it.
I'm not sure about open plotter. I'll check, but some just can't be backed up for various reasons.
by procount
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1065
Views: 392810

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Ah I see. My mistake. It is actually 20.04, but the description hasn't been updated to reflect it. That doesn't explain why it doesn't work for you though. Ubuntu 20.04 is in the works. It's just a bit odd and takes more time to convert. Contributions of about 3-6 png files (~388x288 px) for the ins...
by procount
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1065
Views: 392810

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Not sure where you are getting Manjaro 16 from. Whether you use PINN or PINN-Lite, it should still only be offering the 20.04 version at the moment. What is your recovery.cmdline set to? Regarding the HDMI connection, both NOOBS and PINN still use the legacy device drivers and therefore only use HDM...
by procount
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1065
Views: 392810

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Partitioning should be ok.

Have you selected a sticky default OS to boot into each time? If you have it will prevent the boot menu coming up on each boot, requiring shift and esc as you mentioned to change the OS.

Also look at forcetrigger and remote_timeout options.
by procount
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1065
Views: 392810

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

It's not preferred, but yes, you should be able to grow or shrink partitions afterwards. If you want to add a data partition retrospectively, you need to add it as a logical partition within, but at the end of, the extended partition. This is so that the existing partition numbers are not affected, ...
by procount
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1065
Views: 392810

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Under the utility category, you will see an entry for a data partition that you can install to share between OSes. I think it is a fixed 512MB in size, but if you use Matt's webpage (pinn.mjh.nz) you can resize it during installation Depending on the OSes you install they might automount this partit...
by procount
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Retropie image makes FAT boot partition
Replies: 17
Views: 564

Re: Retropie image makes FAT boot partition

I remember reading a post on here somewhere, maybe from RonR, that the new USB bootloader has dropped support for Fat12 or fat16 boot partitions, but only when booting from USB. SD card booting remains the same. I've not tested myself, but that's the only issue I can think of. Edit: https://www.rasp...
by procount
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1065
Views: 392810

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

PINN has fewer dependencies on the firmware than full distros do, so it doesn't always need to be on the cutting edge. But I will update it when it is necessary. I'm sure I will be nudged if I miss something ;)
by procount
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1065
Views: 392810

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

I've already updated them for USB boot. Does it not work for you?
by procount
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi4 installs OS but will not boot
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Pi4 installs OS but will not boot

There are plenty of posts on here with the same issue you can search through for solutions. My particular solution for my HDMiPi is to add or change the following settings in config.txt for Raspberry Pi Os. hdmi_group=2 hdmi_mode=28 hdmi_ignore_edid=0xa5000080 As you have NOOBS installed, you can mo...
by procount
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Copy SD-Card to USB-SSD and boot from it?
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Copy SD-Card to USB-SSD and boot from it?

Currently NOOBS does not support USB-BOOT on the Pi4, but you can modify it to do so. PINN 3.3.4.2 does support USB_BOOT, but many OSes that it installs may still not support it, so they will need their firmware upgrading. If you don't need the multiboot capability, then just do without NOOBS, insta...
by procount
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Copy SD-Card to USB-SSD and boot from it?
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Copy SD-Card to USB-SSD and boot from it?

I do not know how to determine whether this is NOOBs or not, I don't quite understand the differences. If it is NOOBS, when it boots, after the rainbow square, you will get a grey screen with a small raspberry logo in the middle of the screen with a message about holding the shift key to enter reco...
by procount
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: RPI recovery partition
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Re: RPI recovery partition

How could I implement auto recovery from recovery partition when RPi 4 faied to boot into the primary partition? "Auto recovery" means no users attend on-site, this usually happened when sudden power outage and some OS system files are corrupted. PINN also has the ability to backup an OS to USB sti...
by procount
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1065
Views: 392810

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Instructions for how to create your own can be found on GitHub in my README_PINN.md and on my wiki.
If you want me to consider doing it, it always help to provide a URL to the download. Creating some slideshow installation images and a 40x40 OS icon for it always helps ;)
by procount
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1065
Views: 392810

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

It was a small typo. It should be fixed now. Just reboot and retry.
by procount
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Raspberry Pi OS (64 bit) beta test version feedback
Replies: 208
Views: 28862

Re: STICKY: Raspberry Pi OS (64 bit) beta test version feedback

I just re-installed pios-64 and did sudo apt update & upgrade.

sudo halt - red power LED goes off, but HDMI screen displays a message saying "system halted", so the GPU is not shut down.
sudo poweroff - red power LED stays on, but no HDMI signal is output.
by procount
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: New to the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 83
Views: 2338

Re: New to the Raspberry Pi

@Raspberry Pi Micro - Sorry, this is all going a bit off topic for your original post. I would just like to keep one OS on one SD card, and not have multiple OS, just keeps things simple I think. Then as I said previously, Forget PINN. You don't need it for your use case. Reference with PINN, sounds...
by procount
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Uncompressed .tar instead of .tar.xz for custom images in PINN?
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: Uncompressed .tar instead of .tar.xz for custom images in PINN?

One more thought - when you created your custom image, did you leave any sha256sum checksums in partitions.json or os.json for the previous OS version? If so, you might want to update them, or remove those lines altogether (making sure to respect JSON formatting by possibly removing any trailing com...
by procount
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: New to the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 83
Views: 2338

Re: New to the Raspberry Pi

I never understood why the maker of PINN implemented an "imager" way of using the product, but I suppose it was one of those "Because it was an interesting challenge - because it was there - sort of thing". In the beginning, using an unzip tool was the easiest way to install NOOBS for basic Windows...
by procount
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: New to the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 83
Views: 2338

Re: New to the Raspberry Pi

How can you install PINN using Raspberry Pi Imager on Mac OS, then to install RISC OS, is this the only way to install RISC OS, or is there another way. Rpi Imager is an OS installer that runs on Windows, Mac or lInux (ie. your existing "PC" computer). You use it to burn an image file of an OS to a...
by procount
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: New to the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 83
Views: 2338

Re: New to the Raspberry Pi

Thanks for all the PINN commendations ;) There is a post in my thread about how to install PINN using Raspberry Pi Imager -> https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=142574&start=975#p1638508 It describes how to create a shortcut for use on Windows, but I imagine it would be similar t...
by procount
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Argon 1 Case Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: Argon 1 Case Questions

It's a great case.
Early Pi4 versions had some issues, but they are all sorted now.
The case is good enough at keeping the pi cool on it's own, so the fan doesn't need to be on much, if at all.

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