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by procount
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 864
Views: 292413

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

A projectSpace creates 2 empty partitions: a 100MB FAT32 boot partition and an ext4 rootfs partition, the size of which depends on how many OSes you install and the size of your SD card as all free space is shared equally between the OSes. So it is suitable for reserving space for many standard 2 pa...
by procount
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry with NOOBS always boots to installation screen
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Raspberry with NOOBS always boots to installation screen

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mkdir -p /tmp/noobs
sudo mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 /tmp/noobs
cd /tmp/noobs
nano autoboot.txt
by procount
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry with NOOBS always boots to installation screen
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Raspberry with NOOBS always boots to installation screen

If you install NOOBS, then the expected behaviour is for it display a splash screen at startup asking you to "press shift for recovery." If you have only installed one additional OS (e.g. Raspbian), then after a short delay it should boot straight into Raspbian. If you have installed multiple OSes, ...
by procount
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Newbie question! Noobs or etcher?
Replies: 8
Views: 420

Re: Newbie question! Noobs or etcher?

NOOBS has disadvantages such as - difficulty in updating (especially when a new Pi is released) - SD cards sold in kits that contain NOOBS is usually outdated and doesn't work with the Pi it's sold with, leading to a lot of angry first time customers. - wasted storage space (it stores a copy of the...
by procount
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PINN - How to create multiple partitions on USB Drive?
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: PINN - How to create multiple partitions on USB Drive?

+1. Thanks Fotl.
PINN manages all the partitioning for you. No need to partition the HDD yourself first. In fact, any existing partitioning will be removed.
by procount
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 864
Views: 292413

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

XueHai8 wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:33 am
I can't get PINN to connect to my Wifi network.
Which model of RPi are you using?
Are you using the internal wifi or an additional wifi dongle? (If using dongle, which one?)
by procount
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 864
Views: 292413

Re: "Lakka" can be booted from USB! Please remove it from the "blacklist"

MisterFloppy wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:00 pm
Could you please remove "Lakka" from the "blacklist" in this situation so that it can be downloaded and installed via "Pinn lite?", too? Thank you in advance!
Thanks for the notification. I will verify this and adjust as necessary. (May take a week before I can do this unfortunately).
by procount
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 864
Views: 292413

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

See https://github.com/procount/pinn/issues/310 for details.
I will address this issue soon.
by procount
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 864
Views: 292413

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

For Pi4 compatibility I recommend using "Pi 4 Model B Rev" in supported_models of is.json ,/ os_list.json, just in case other variants are produced that are not compatible. If it is compatible with ALL Pi3 models, you can just add "Pi 3", but if it is only for the 3b, use "Pi 3 Model B Rev". You cou...
by procount
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Clone 16 GB SD Card to 8 GB
Replies: 16
Views: 816

Re: Clone 16 GB SD Card to 8 GB

it would be wishful if there was such a utility which runs also on non-GUI Raspbians (Jessie, Stretch, e.g. also for retro-Pie and Noobs) to copy SDs with all partitions to smaller ones, on the Pi itself, from a terminal window. PINN (a variation of NOOBS) already contains a "clone" of the SDcard c...
by procount
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Wasted space?
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Re: Wasted space?

Noobs is a bit off topic for the original post, but as it has been mentioned.... If you want an easy recovery option and/or multiple OSes and are concerned about the wasted space, don't forget there is always noobs-lite that allows install of OSes from the internet or USB stick and then only takes u...
by procount
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Arch
Topic: Arch Linux ARM on Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 36
Views: 19053

Re: Arch Linux ARM on Raspberry Pi 4

Will PINN install it? I'm not in a position to test it or produce a new install for this at the moment. But my quick look suggests it's an updated rpi2 version so maybe it would work. Maybe give it a go and report back? Just set the 'showall' cmdline option first to make it visible on a rpi4. If it...
by procount
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cannot find the drive with the NOOBS file
Replies: 13
Views: 13235

Re: Cannot find the drive with the NOOBS file

This is quite an old thread. The cause of this issue was subsequently documented as an issue on NOOBS github: https://github.com/raspberrypi/noobs/issues/498 tl;dr - Make sure your SD card has an MBR and you copy the noobs/pinn files to partition#1. Alternatively, if you use PINN, I created an image...
by procount
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Script files disappear from Home Directory
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Script files disappear from Home Directory

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sync
before you

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reboot
If that doesn't work, check your SD card with h2testw
by procount
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 8g SD Card not enough space for NOOBS install
Replies: 4
Views: 767

Re: 8g SD Card not enough space for NOOBS install

Hmm. My minimum required statement might be a bit out of date, so I edited it to 16GB.
(I normally use 16/32GB cards these days)
by procount
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 8g SD Card not enough space for NOOBS install
Replies: 4
Views: 767

Re: 8g SD Card not enough space for NOOBS install

The latest full version of Raspbian needs a minimum SD card size of 8GB (EDIT: more like 16GB now) to run properly. If you install the FULL version of NOOBS, this includes compressed installation files for Full Raspbian that takes up about 2GB on its own. Leaving only 5-6GB left of free space to ins...
by procount
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 864
Views: 292413

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

PINN has been updated to v3.3c [/color] V3.3c Translations - Updated a few translations (it, zh_TW, ko, de) HDMI Pi4 - Removed hdmi_force_hotplug Downloads - Fixed download progressbar Replace - Changed accelerator key from L to C This minor release is a bit of a tidy up for the few issues above. N...
by procount
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Trouble Getting HDMI Output From RPi4
Replies: 50
Views: 7702

Re: Trouble Getting HDMI Output From RPi4

@Mortimer - It turns out I already had a uHDMI socket -> plug extension cable, so I was finally able to connect my Pi4 up to my lapdock. I already had the SD card configured to use HDMI and VGA666 on the GPIO pins, so I plugged it in and booted. i didn't have any problems at all. I had an extended d...
by procount
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: [How To] Auto detect hdmi while having dsi display connected
Replies: 36
Views: 30599

Re: [How To] Auto detect hdmi while having dsi display connected

This technique involves modifying config.txt by copying config.dsi or config.hdmi over the top of it. So if you add various other configurations to config.txt via raspi-config etc. they will potentially be lost the next time you reboot. Therefore it is essential to copy these additional configuratio...
by procount
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 864
Views: 292413

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

As soon as you apply power with a PINN SD card installed, you should see the green LED flash. If it does not, it suggests you haven't installed PINN on the SD card correctly.

I suggest trying the etcher image of PINN and flashing with balena etcher as there are less things to get wrong.
by procount
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 864
Views: 292413

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

Thanks for the praise. PINN is exactly for those times when you want to try things out on an OS. If you break your OS regularly, don't forget you can use PINN to back it up before any action that may potentially break it. Then instead of reinstalling from scratch, you can reinstall your last backup;...
by procount
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Folders in NOOBS - installing on SD card
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: Folders in NOOBS - installing on SD card

I imagine the OP is referring to https://github.com/raspberrypi/noobs/bl ... E.md#setup as these are the only other instructions I am aware of.
I imagine pull requests to write this more clearly would be welcomed, but it seems clear to me.
by procount
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Bare metal, Assembly language
Topic: Barebox
Replies: 25
Views: 3749

Re: Barebox

Wonder how fast Buildroot is on Pi4's? I assume you mean how fast is it to build a system from buildroot? Well, buildroot is used to build NOOBS and PINN. Here are some times for building PINN on various RPis: Model: Pi4 Pi3B+ Pi3B Pi2B Time(h:m:s): 03:34:10 06:04:23 07:00:05 11:50:44 Of course, th...
by procount
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1101
Views: 370479

Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

The screenly image will be rebuilt soon to accommodate the Pi4.
(https://github.com/raspberrypi/noobs/is ... -507726690)
by procount
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Folders in NOOBS - installing on SD card
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: Folders in NOOBS - installing on SD card

It depends on which zip tool you use and how you use it. If you extract the files (and sub-folders) from the noobs.zip file, they can end up in a folder called noobs, or they can ed up in the same folder as the zip file itself, or they could be extracted to another location, like the SD card itself....

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