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by procount
Sat May 15, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Compute Module
Topic: CM4 bootloader and GPIO filters
Replies: 7
Views: 291

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: 1528
Views: 514982

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: 1528
Views: 514982

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: 1528
Views: 514982

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: 1528
Views: 514982

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: 1528
Views: 514982

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...
by procount
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1528
Views: 514982

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

@gn77b, @jharris1993 In my opinion, you are both right. It depends on your experience, capability and knowledge of the system. I wouldn't recommend this approach to a beginner, and would guide them through the approach that JIm suggested. If you know what you are doing and how the system works, you ...
by procount
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1528
Views: 514982

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

1. The current version of Retropie4 (4.6) will not boot from USB. You need to wait until I convert version 4.7.1 (which hopefully won't be long). 2. Your procedure up to the point where you say "Then I try to format "Data Partition" via gparted" sounds ok. 3. Before you use Gpart...
by procount
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can I use a USB micro sd card adapter as my pi’s boot drive?
Replies: 8
Views: 327

Re: Can I use a USB micro sd card adapter as my pi’s boot drive?

If your SD card does not work in your USB adaptor, do not assume it is faulty, as you might just need some additional configuration. You didn't mention which OS you have on your SD card. Assuming you have a recent version of Raspbian/Raspberry Pi OS, then it should just work ok (subject to the USB b...
by procount
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Can Not Boot from USB SSD into Raspberry Pi OS
Replies: 1
Views: 347

Re: Can Not Boot from USB SSD into Raspberry Pi OS

I've seen this happen when users have copied a PINN SD card to USB and tried to boot it. Have you done that?
by procount
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Upgrading to an ssd
Replies: 17
Views: 752

Re: Upgrading to an ssd

My understanding is that neither PiNN nor NOOBS work without an SD card present because the boot partitions need to be on the SD card. However, I think the system root could be on the SSD. Actually, both NOOBS & PINN work perfectly well with USB & SSD drives. The boot partitions do not need...
by procount
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1528
Views: 514982

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

I believe the "requiresPartitionNumber" parameter was added to support Windows IoT, but it is also used to make sure RiscOS is the first OS when selected, as it MUST go there. I've not seen any other use for it. It is only used by the NOOBS/PINN program and not passed to Parted or fdisk. I...
by procount
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1528
Views: 514982

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

What are you on about? ;) Just download the contents of the following folder -> https://downloads.raspberrypi.org/data_partition/ (Forget the archive folder in there, you don't need it.) Copy it to /os on your SD card or USB stick and modify as required. You can even set the partition size as variab...
by procount
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1528
Views: 514982

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

At risk of putting even more on your plate, it would be convenient to have a data partition of a user-defined, pre-set size. It's already in the roadmap. Do you have any idea WHY modifying the partitions and editing the installed_os.json file wold cause such havoc? Sorry I didn't have time to reall...
by procount
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1528
Views: 514982

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

JIm - Take a look at the metafiles for the 512MB data partition. Copy them to your own USB drive, or even put them in the /os folder on your PINN partition. Modify the os.json and partitions.json to make it as big as you want and whatever format you want. Install that instead of manually messing wit...
by procount
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1528
Views: 514982

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

Retropie 4.6 is not suitable for USB boot. You will need to wait until I convert 4.7, or upgrade it yourself if that is possible.
by procount
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1528
Views: 514982

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

There is already an option to install a "Data Partition" from the list of available OSes. The idea was that this could be used as a shared partition between the other OSes. It is fixed in size, but using pinn.mjh.nz, you could make it any size you want. Or create a template for your own da...
by procount
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1528
Views: 514982

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

Pre-allocation only really helps to postpone the installation of standard 2 partition OSes. Fortunately that covers most OSes, but not things like Volumio or Android. Maybe in the future I will be able to accommodate more elaborate partition layouts. It doesn't matter if the boot partitions are odd ...
by procount
Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1528
Views: 514982

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

Yes, that sounds correct.
by procount
Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1528
Views: 514982

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

PINN is based on NOOBS, which does not allow any changes to the OSes once they have been installed. This is because moving partitions around is tricky and affects all OSes after any modification. PINN gets around this by allowing OSes to be replaced by other ones, but only if it does not affect the ...
by procount
Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Smallest operating system?
Replies: 6
Views: 550

Re: Smallest operating system?

Buildroot is also the framework used to build NOOBS, PINN & Berryboot.
by procount
Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Extend root partition under noobs
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Extend root partition under noobs

So it does! Sorry, I obviously didn't look closely enough. Maybe it was a 16GB card that was cloned to a 32GB card :man_shrugging: In which case Gparted could be used to expand the extended partition (part 2), expand the root partition (part7) and then resize the rootfs. But I think SD Card Copier w...
by procount
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Extend root partition under noobs
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Extend root partition under noobs

Your SD card is full. Your best bet would be to get a bigger SD card (e.g. 32GB) and use SD card Copier in the Raspberry Pi OS menu to copy your old card to your new card using a USB SD Card adaptor. It looks like you have a 16GB SD card and you installed full NOOBS on it. This takes up 2.4GB for th...

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