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by rdb
Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: NOOBS + ROS
Replies: 3
Views: 850

Re: NOOBS + ROS

The best thing you could do to help is to contact the RISC OS team and let them know that you're keen to help test any future releases (as I understand that it's the testing part that is resource limited).
by rdb
Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: NOOB 1.3.0 never stops initializing?
Replies: 12
Views: 11506

Re: NOOB 1.3.0 never stops initializing?

Update: After some research, I discovered that NOOBS is apparently waiting for the network to come on-line I have the majority of my lab's Ethernet ports plugged into a 100-T Intel Express 510T 24 port rack-mounted switch. For whatever reason, the Pi seems to have no end of trouble getting a DHCP l...
by rdb
Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Only boots NOOBS
Replies: 231
Views: 37763

Re: won't boot to OS - noobs 1.3

Just wanted to say that I have the exact same symptoms with a Sandisk Ultra 16GB class U1 micro-sd card: used latest noobs lite, installed a few os (raspbian, openelec, pidora, arch) as well as the data partition, all went ok, but after selecting (return key) an os in the boot selection screen, the...
by rdb
Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Only boots NOOBS
Replies: 231
Views: 37763

Re: won't boot to OS - noobs 1.3

I have the same problem as described in this thread. Everything installs okay (Openelec and Raspbian). But when you choose a OS to boot into, the screen goes black. I have tried both Noobs and Noobs Lite, with same result. I use a Sandisk Ultra 32 GB memory card class 10. If it can help in anyway, ...
by rdb
Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Only boots NOOBS
Replies: 231
Views: 37763

Re: NOOBS 1.3 problem with booting OS on SanDisk 16GB Ultra

Could everyone confirm that the issue seems to be restricted to just Sandisk Ultra cards?

Does following identical set-up steps on a different card work correctly?
by rdb
Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Only boots NOOBS
Replies: 231
Views: 37763

Re: won't boot to OS - noobs 1.3

Could we have an audit of exactly who has a problem and what their problem is? Please post below with just that information along with what steps you have taken to try to fix it. Unless I can clearly understand the issue, I can't fix it. Lots of "me too" posts are unhelpful when the causes are often...
by rdb
Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Brand new start up - color screen
Replies: 2
Views: 742

Re: Brand new start up - color screen

Try following the instructions given in http://www.raspberrypi.org/quick-start-guide.

Getting your RCA display to work via NOOBS is as simple as pressing either 3 or 4 on your keyboard.
by rdb
Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: STICKY: Setting up HDMI output when video output is wrong.
Replies: 555
Views: 961339

Re: Setting up HDMI output

Help! I'm a school teacher and very NOOB! The school just bought a 5 Lilliput 619A 7" Screens: http://lilliputweb.net/field-monitors/hdmi-monitors/7-inch-monitors/619a.html and 5 Model B Pis with the Boot SD cards from AusPi technologies: http://www.buyraspberrypi.com.au/shop/raspberry-pi-starter-p...
by rdb
Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Only boots NOOBS
Replies: 231
Views: 37763

Re: won't boot to OS - noobs 1.3

So all of these files and partition maps look okay to me. Could you remove the "quiet" entry from the cmdline.txt file in OpenELEC's boot partition and try booting directly into it by adding the autoboot.txt as before? If you could let me know exactly what happens (including what the LEDs are doing)...
by rdb
Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: "Can't Read Superblock", etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 2562

Re: "Can't Read Superblock", etc.

Are you using NOOBS lite? It looks as if the OS installation files didn't download correctly.

If not, please retry with a fresh install of NOOBS and see if the issue is repeatable.
by rdb
Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD card won't load. It only loaded once, and not once since!
Replies: 1
Views: 342

Re: SD card won't load. It only loaded once, and not once si

I got my brand new Raspberry Pi preloaded with NOOBS. I started it once and loaded some options on screen. Then suddenly crashed saying "recovery partition too large" and then everything crashed. Since then I tried many times. The Noobs won't load! Could you try following the steps given in http://...
by rdb
Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Sticky Keyboard Issue / Keys skipping
Replies: 12
Views: 4343

Re: Sticky Keyboard Issue / Keys skipping

I recently downloaded the NOOBS package 1.2.1. I works great but I too have had problems with the sticky keyboard...missed keystrokes and then repeating when using Raspian. I'm using a Rev B board. I've found that rebooting will sometimes clear up the problem and everything works great until the ne...
by rdb
Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: NOOBS & OS images question
Replies: 4
Views: 779

Re: NOOBS & OS images question

NOOBS v1.3 works with filesystem tarballs and JSON partition specification files rather than complete images as this allows easier OS customisation, backup and multibooting.

It's very simple to convert your existing images into suitable tarballs and the steps are given in the README.
by rdb
Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Issues with creating custom OS with NOOBS 1.3
Replies: 16
Views: 4793

Re: Issues with creating custom OS with NOOBS 1.3

psimmons wrote:It's working fine now.

I have noticed it seems to be slower installing custom image than previous version. Im getting 2.2MB/sec from class 10 card, is that slow or is it just me?
It's about what I would expect.
by rdb
Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Uncompressing Linux... done, booting the kernel.
Replies: 12
Views: 5249

Re: Uncompressing Linux... done, booting the kernel.

For the record, the serial connection will also work for NOOBS by default. (Not that you can use the NOOBS interface via serial as there is no CLI version).
by rdb
Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Dual-Boot Pi from big SD card
Replies: 14
Views: 63865

Re: Dual-Boot Pi from big SD card

Hello NOOBS does multiboot? I thought its just a simple starter for non-IT users to get a distro running so I didn't look into it Will do that tomorrow morning. If anyone has an advice on how to set the sizes of partitions to what size I like let me know Would maybe using parted or something like t...
by rdb
Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Dual-Boot Pi from big SD card
Replies: 14
Views: 63865

Re: Dual-Boot Pi from big SD card

Hello on the first look noobs seems nice :) But is there an option to add other images? Like Kali Linux or Retro Pie? The OS-folder seems to be for that purpose but I don't see any information on how to put distros there (putting the *.img there doesn't do the job) Best regards Instructions on how ...
by rdb
Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: NOOBS Torrent problem?
Replies: 18
Views: 6012

Re: NOOBS Torrent problem?

This should hopefully now be fixed (for good this time).

Please let me know if the issue reappears.
by rdb
Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Issues with creating custom OS with NOOBS 1.3
Replies: 16
Views: 4793

Re: Issues with creating custom OS with NOOBS 1.3

These command works: sudo -s tar -cvpf boot.tar /* --exclude=proc/* --exclude=sys/* --exclude=dev/pts/* No errors and good boot. Thanks AndrewS Anyone else had the issue? if so does the readme file need changing? I've updated the README to reflect this. Does the custom OS now install and boot corre...
by rdb
Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:08 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Only boots NOOBS
Replies: 231
Views: 37763

Re: won't boot to OS - noobs 1.3

Also... Can you add a file called autoboot.txt to the first partition (the recovery partition) with a line saying: boot_partition=5 This makes the bootcode go directly to partition 5 rather than loading NOOBS first, so you should be able to use partition 7 / 9 if you have more OSes... See which one...
by rdb
Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Only boots NOOBS
Replies: 231
Views: 37763

Re: won't boot to OS - noobs 1.3

nipmads wrote:just removed the "autogenerated" bit from config.txt.

however the cmdline doesn't contain the quiet bit...

result--> no boot of raspbian, same scenario. PWR constant on as only LED
Could you post the contents of the cmdline.txt and config.txt file here (after you've edited them)?
by rdb
Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Only boots NOOBS
Replies: 231
Views: 37763

Re: won't boot to OS - noobs 1.3

nipmads wrote:Hi again,

I'll give it a shot - should be said though, never done that before...

I'm currently installing raspbian (hence deleting the openelec) and after first reboot, I'll edit as requested via noobs
Thanks. You should be able to edit both config.txt and cmdline.txt via the NOOBS editor.
by rdb
Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Only boots NOOBS
Replies: 231
Views: 37763

Re: won't boot to OS - noobs 1.3

hi again, openelec opens fine when installed just on it's own... Could you reinstall just Raspbian and edit the config.txt for the raspbian install (either via NOOBS or by mounting the BOOT partition on a PC) and delete the "Autogenerated" part at the end of the file before rebooting? It would also...
by rdb
Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Only boots NOOBS
Replies: 231
Views: 37763

Re: won't boot to OS - noobs 1.3

just installed just raspbian - same story, no boot, after it asks for recovery mode with the shift key - it goes to black screen... Is that with just Raspbian installed? Could you edit the config.txt for the raspbian install (either via NOOBS or by mounting the BOOT partition on a PC) and delete th...
by rdb
Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: NOOBS LITE 512mb partition?SOLVED
Replies: 6
Views: 1605

Re: NOOBS LITE 512mb partition?SOLVED

It's much less difficult than you think. Just take a look at the files - they're very readable and intuitive.

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