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by procount
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Noobs black screen. Is there a way to force video resolution ?
Replies: 1
Views: 21

Re: Noobs black screen. Is there a way to force video resolution ?

Although NOOBS does not have a config.txt file by default, you can always create one and set your required video settings in there like hdmi_group and hdmi_mode, just like in Raspbian.

Also make sure you use the hdmi0 connector next to the USB-C power input.
by procount
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Makecode Arcade and Raspberry Pi......3??
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: Makecode Arcade and Raspberry Pi......3??

What you can do is follow the links for downloading the firmware from Adafruit mintioned in the article. You end up at -> https://github.com/Microsoft/uf2-linux Where it states (emphasis mine): UF2 Flashing for Linux This repo contains scripts and patches to build a sample Linux image based on piCor...
by procount
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Installing Raspbian from bootable USB?
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: Installing Raspbian from bootable USB?

Even when Pi4 does have USB boot mode, why do you want to do this? The raspberry Pi is not like an x86 desktop computer where you can install linux onto it from a bootable live Linux USB stick or CD. Just put the SD card in a USB reader and write Raspbian onto directly on your PC with Etcher. Why do...
by procount
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 852
Views: 275969

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

Retropie updated to v4.5.1
by procount
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Convert .img to noobs .img
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: Convert .img to noobs .img

Yes, PINN can install to USB. No, it can't install a disk image containing multiple partitions, but it could probably use an image for each partition. My suggestion would be to install a new copy of retropie with PINN, along with any other OSes you want. Use Matt's PINN.mjh.nz page to fix the partit...
by procount
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 852
Views: 275969

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

PirateBox is now available through PINN.
by procount
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can I install Raspbian and a custom image onto one SD Card?
Replies: 14
Views: 352

Re: Can I install Raspbian and a custom image onto one SD Card?

PirateBox is now available through PINN.
by procount
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Plusnet Internet Access Blocked
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Plusnet Internet Access Blocked

:D
by procount
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Plusnet Internet Access Blocked
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Plusnet Internet Access Blocked

If you have a plusnet hub one (white): 1. Open the router home page in your web browser 2. Select settings 3. Login with admin password (it should be on a removable label on back of router). 4. Select Plusnet Aceess Control 5. Review your settings to see if you have blocked any devices, or times of ...
by procount
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can I install Raspbian and a custom image onto one SD Card?
Replies: 14
Views: 352

Re: Can I install Raspbian and a custom image onto one SD Card?

I have made a start to convert it for you, so if you can be patient it should be available soon.
It has presented one small conversion issue for me, so please bear with me.
by procount
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can I install Raspbian and a custom image onto one SD Card?
Replies: 14
Views: 352

Re: Can I install Raspbian and a custom image onto one SD Card?

That's just for general operation of PINN.
i.e. if you want PINN to install an OS, PINN must be able to download it from the Internet, or you need to download it yourself and provide it on a USB stick. Nothing more than that.
by procount
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can I install Raspbian and a custom image onto one SD Card?
Replies: 14
Views: 352

Re: Can I install Raspbian and a custom image onto one SD Card?

Project spaces are documented in the link I gave you to README_PINN.md.
You can just ignore them.

Try following the wiki procedure. It is more comprehensive. You will need a USB stick, usbreader and another SD card
by procount
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can I install Raspbian and a custom image onto one SD Card?
Replies: 14
Views: 352

Re: Can I install Raspbian and a custom image onto one SD Card?

I have not converted Piratebox for PINN yet, but details on how to convert an OS such as Piratebox for use with PINN yourself are explained here -> https://github.com/procount/pinn/blob/master/README_PINN.md#how-to-create-a-custom-os-version and here -> https://github.com/procount/pinn/wiki/How-to-C...
by procount
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can I install Raspbian and a custom image onto one SD Card?
Replies: 14
Views: 352

Re: Can I install Raspbian and a custom image onto one SD Card?

@DeeDooDaa8 - regarding SD card size, Raspbian is OK on a 16GB card. I've been asked to provide Piratebox as a PINN install before, but I've not got around to it yet. It looks relatively small in itself, so you should be able to install them both. However, PINN shares any free space equally between ...
by procount
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can I install Raspbian and a custom image onto one SD Card?
Replies: 14
Views: 352

Re: Can I install Raspbian and a custom image onto one SD Card?

@rpdom - yes you can do that, but it's not an advantage over PINN. If you have a problem with an OS under PINN, you can use the recovery shell of PINN to do the same low level repairs, or use PINN's backup, restore, replace, reinstall, fsck, or password recovery features to fix it, all without havin...
by procount
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can I install Raspbian and a custom image onto one SD Card?
Replies: 14
Views: 352

Re: Can I install Raspbian and a custom image onto one SD Card?

Use PINN to multiboot them. But you will need to convert Piratebox into a "custom os" which is described in the readme_pinn.md and in the wiki (see signature to start)
by procount
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How will I Know [Are the directories created on my HDD and all files being put onto it]
Replies: 21
Views: 488

Re: How will I Know [Are the directories created on my HDD and all files being put onto it,]

Sorry if I misled. That previous post was purely about booting. Once booted, Linux does support GPT & big disks.
by procount
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: NOOBS & PINN detecting USB3 HDD but says there's not enough space?
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: NOOBS & PINN detecting USB3 HDD but says there's not enough space?

Oh yes, I agree with you with respect to booting. I mistakenly thought you meant in the wider sense.
by procount
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: NOOBS & PINN detecting USB3 HDD but says there's not enough space?
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: NOOBS & PINN detecting USB3 HDD but says there's not enough space?

Hey Dougie - are you sure about Raspbian and other OSes?

This old post from 2013 -> GPT Partitions on Raspbian suggests that Raspbian can handle large GPT drives. I've never used a drive >1TB on a Raspberry so I'm clueless.
by procount
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How will I Know [Are the directories created on my HDD and all files being put onto it]
Replies: 21
Views: 488

Re: How will I Know [Are the directories created on my HDD and all files being put onto it,]

Yes, I realise it is only a band aid and doesn't fix the root cause of your problem. But may be that is related to someone else's post of using a 3TB drive and Dougie's comment that GPT is required but not supported in any OS. Maybe try repartitioning/formatting your external drive and creating a fi...
by procount
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How will I Know [Are the directories created on my HDD and all files being put onto it]
Replies: 21
Views: 488

Re: How will I Know [Are the directories created on my HDD and all files being put onto it,]

If your problem is the SD card filling up and not allowing you to start Raspbian, then you can use NOOBS to do some maintenance work without having to start from scratch. In NOOBS, press shift to interrupt booting to Raspbian and go to the recovery menu. Press ctrl-alt-f2 and login to the recovery s...
by procount
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 1st time set up (with Noobs?)stops at log in command line not graphical interface
Replies: 11
Views: 162

Re: 1st time set up (with Noobs?)stops at log in command line not graphical interface

I'm not sure anything went wrong - it sounds like it is working fine. It's just that you're not quite sure what you've got. Subtle differences in the startup sequence can help identify what you have. 1. The first thing you should see is the rainbow square. This shows you the Pi is alive. 2. If you h...

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