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by procount
Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1541
Views: 533730

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

I burnt lineage image with flipper on a sd card and put it into pc but I see nothing . Can you help me please. I fear you might be a bit stuck here. Discussion of retro games (ROMS etc) on this forum is frowned upon for copyright reasons, so I doubt you will be able to share a link to this image fo...
by procount
Tue Jun 22, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Français
Topic: [Debutant] Pi4, Argon One, PINN, SSD, divers OS
Replies: 13
Views: 1107

Re: [Debutant] Pi4, Argon One, PINN, SSD, divers OS

It's in my signature ;)
by procount
Tue Jun 22, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Français
Topic: [Debutant] Pi4, Argon One, PINN, SSD, divers OS
Replies: 13
Views: 1107

Re: [Debutant] Pi4, Argon One, PINN, SSD, divers OS

Hi - you can post such PINN specific questions on my PINN thread where I am more likely to spot them. Yes, you could use PINN to install these OSes. Batocera and Lineage are already options in PINN, but they may not have the same preconfigurations that you have found. One way is to install the stand...
by procount
Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1541
Views: 533730

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

If you want to put any OS in /os of the SD card, you must make sure there is enough room on there first. That depends on how you install PINN in the first place (unzipping the zip file, or dd'ing an image etc.) Alternatively, you can put OSes in the /os folder of a FAT32 formatted USB drive instead....
by procount
Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Image File Utilities
Replies: 544
Views: 87535

Re: Image File Utilities

If you use the '-P' option of losetup to create a LOOP device of an image file, you don't need to get involved with the offsets and lengths of partitions. That sounds a bit like Kpartx. I used to use that but it didn't always work on some images, so I defaulted to using losetup the hard way instead...
by procount
Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Image File Utilities
Replies: 544
Views: 87535

Re: Image File Utilities

The image file is mounted as a LOOP device and the space info presented (Used/Available/Use%) is simply the output of a 'df -T' command: Hey RonR, as you seem pretty knowledgable on imaging, I wondered if you knew the answer to a related query? I hope it is not too Off topic. Suppose you have an im...
by procount
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1541
Views: 533730

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

@typxxi - welcome back! Q. Why do NOOBS/PINN need time? A. The only reason NOOBS needed the time was for secure HTTPS connections as the protocol relies on knowing a vaguely accurate notion of the current time. To save the complexity of NTP configuration, NOOBS obtains the current UTC time from the ...
by procount
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Français
Topic: [Debutant] Pi4, Argon One, PINN, SSD, divers OS
Replies: 13
Views: 1107

Re: [Debutant] Pi4, Argon One, PINN, SSD, divers OS

When PINN start, Is it possible to launch one OS by clicking one button and the second OS by clicking another button? Good day. No, not really. If you have more than one OS installed, you have to choose the OS from a menu, so it needs 2 keyboard presses, or selection with mouse/joystick. Where is t...
by procount
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Automatically modify fstab BEFORE boot
Replies: 35
Views: 1181

Re: Automatically modify fstab BEFORE boot

There's no need for two FAT partitions when using a "run from RAM" OS (or for a second root partition). Stick the initrd in the "recovery" directory of the existing boot partition and have one of the actions taken by the gpio filter be to specify the initrd as well as the os_pre...
by procount
Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Automatically modify fstab BEFORE boot
Replies: 35
Views: 1181

Re: Automatically modify fstab BEFORE boot

However I doubt that will help with the OP's problem. The fstab of the recovery OS needs the correct device identifiers or that won't boot either. I don't think that's quite the same thing, as you are using a 2nd rootfs in a separate partition, which still requires locating the partition properly i...
by procount
Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Automatically modify fstab BEFORE boot
Replies: 35
Views: 1181

Re: Automatically modify fstab BEFORE boot

I hesitate to get involved in this discussion as it's all rather vague what the OP is doing or why they are doing what they are doing. What OS image is the "some image" that is being used? How is it updated (apt update, re-imaging, something else)? Why does the boot partition need to be so...
by procount
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: pi recovery partition analog to android?
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: pi recovery partition analog to android?

@thagrol - Sorry, I've no idea how that happened! You didn't even quote him yourself, so..... maybe the forum software had a glitch? How weird!
I've updated my post now.
by procount
Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: pi recovery partition analog to android?
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: pi recovery partition analog to android?

From my reading of the docs it doesn't sound like it would be possible to have two partitions installed and switch between them, just the option to nuke the current install with a old image? If I missed something let me know and I'll read it more carefully. PINN allows multiboot (up to 60ish partit...
by procount
Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1541
Views: 533730

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

On the boot menu (that only lists the OSes you have installed), there is also a tick box there where only one OS can be ticked as the Sticky default. If one of these is ticked, it will result in the behaviour you mention with no gamepad installed, i.e. without any input (of keyboard, mouse , gamepad...
by procount
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1541
Views: 533730

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

There are 2 possible screens that can come up on boot. One is the recovery main menu where you can install the OSes from a tabbed category list of General, Games, Media etc. The second is the boot menu, where you can only select the OS to boot from a list of installed OSes. Can you just confirm whic...
by procount
Fri May 28, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Français
Topic: [Debutant] Pi4, Argon One, PINN, SSD, divers OS
Replies: 13
Views: 1107

Re: [Debutant] Pi4, Argon One, PINN, SSD, divers OS

PINN uses the standard joystick interface, but may not work with all joysticks.
If your joystick does not work, you may need to customise the button mapping.
See https://github.com/procount/pinn/blob/m ... ile-format
by procount
Fri May 28, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: pi recovery partition analog to android?
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: pi recovery partition analog to android?

Use PINN. It is a better version of NOOBs that can do exactly this.
by procount
Sat May 15, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Compute Module
Topic: CM4 bootloader and GPIO filters
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Re: CM4 bootloader and GPIO filters

it uses the PARTUUID (root=PARTUUID=83c4223d-02 in /boot/cmdline.txt), which is the very same on both devices as they are clones of the official Raspberry Pi OS image. PARTUUIDs are supposed to be unique within a system, so having the same PARTUUID on different devices will cause problems. If you c...
by procount
Wed May 12, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1541
Views: 533730

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

Simply, bsdtar cannot be used on PINN to tar files due to buildroot limitations of using uclibc, although it can untar files. Likewise, I use gzip instead of xz to compress archives on the Pi due to memory and performance constraints (think PiZero). Xz is used on a PC for ultimate compression, but g...
by procount
Tue May 11, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1541
Views: 533730

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

If you really want to go down this rabbit hole, you can have a read of these posts at https://github.com/raspberrypi/noobs/issues?q=bsdtar, starting at the bottom and working your way up. Like most things, it's a compromise and no single tool will cope with all the variety of OSes I cater for these ...
by procount
Sun May 09, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1541
Views: 533730

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

@cleverca22 - interesting. I never knew that. It will make Jim's project easier. Thanks for posting.
by procount
Sun May 02, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1541
Views: 533730

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

I'm pretty sure this is supported already. If not, or if it doesn't work for you, just edit cec_keys.json to map 2 keys to the up & down keys. TV remotes are all different, but the mouse cursor emulation should work on most of them, which is why it is the default. See my wiki on GitHub for more ...
by procount
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1541
Views: 533730

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

Not quite sure what you mean by "switch" Providing the OS supports it, PINN can install an OS to the SD card or to an SDD. But you can't mix and match. There are just 3 options: 1) PINN and all OSes installed to SD card 2) PINN and all OSes installed to USB/SDD/HDD. 3) PINN and all boot pa...

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