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by procount
Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Installing second os
Replies: 5
Views: 1456

Re: Installing second os

When you install any OSes with NOOBS, it normally expands each OS equally to fill the available space on the SD card. You can prevent this by manually editing the json files if you are installing locally, but no chance if you are installing from the internet (ie.. something other than Raspbian) And ...
by procount
Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Multiple OSs
Replies: 8
Views: 1165

Re: Multiple OSs

It doesn't matter. Noobs-full = noobs-lite + raspbian OS. If you unzip noobs-lite you MUST have your Pi connected to the internet to show any list of OS. Each one selected will be downloaded and installed to your SD card. If you unzip Noobs-full, you can select and install Raspbian from the card, an...
by procount
Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Multiple OSs
Replies: 8
Views: 1165

Re: Multiple OSs

@mzarna - I suspect the RISC files you have downloaded and put in the OS folder are .img files that are meant to be written directly to the SD card and are not suitable for installation with NOOBS. The easiest way to proceed is to start again. Wipe your SD card, unzip NOOBS onto it. then pop it in y...
by procount
Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Multiple OSs
Replies: 8
Views: 1165

Re: Multiple OSs

@ga5941 - Start with a clean formatted SD card. Unzip NOOBS onto it. Connect your Pi to the internet via a wired connection. Boot Noobs and you will get a longer list of operating systems to install than just Raspbian. Now you can install Raspbian AND Risc-OS onto the same card, and you will get a b...
by procount
Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Tunneling proxies via ssh
Replies: 0
Views: 617

Tunneling proxies via ssh

I want to connect my RPi to the internet through an SSH proxy server, but I'm struggling a little. Here is my scenario. I have 3 machines, let's call them A, VM & RPI. A is a remote linux machine on the internet that can freely access the internet. VM is a virtual Ubuntu machine on a PC that cannot ...
by procount
Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:04 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: pi minecraft being weird
Replies: 3
Views: 1172

Re: pi minecraft being weird

Make sure you set all overscan settings to 0 in config.txt and then disable overscan. Minecraft should fit nicely in its window then.
I think this is a minecraft pi bug and they forgot to take account of overscan when positioning the overlay window.
by procount
Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:00 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: How does NOOBS flavours work?
Replies: 9
Views: 1630

Re: How does NOOBS flavours work?

Have a look at https://github.com/procount/noobsconfig where I use flavours extensively to customise an os installation. Should be just what you want. Or look at http://pihardware.com/pi-kitchen which takes noobsconfig to another level.
by procount
Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: NOOBS - uninstall and OS
Replies: 1
Views: 1338

Re: NOOBS - uninstall and OS

by procount
Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to remove 2 unwanted OS'es installed with NOOBs
Replies: 13
Views: 6154

Re: How to remove 2 unwanted OS'es installed with NOOBs

Basically, YES to all your points. You've learnt a lot. Well done!
by procount
Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:43 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How do you safely shutdown noobs?
Replies: 3
Views: 1230

Re: How do you safely shutdown noobs?

Do you really mean rhe noobs installer, or do you mean the Raspbian OS installed by noobs?
by procount
Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to remove 2 unwanted OS'es installed with NOOBs
Replies: 13
Views: 6154

Re: How to remove 2 unwanted OS'es installed with NOOBs

nahannidog, Re-inserting the SD card after deleting Pidora is interesting educationally, but the errors are not surprising as you haven't yet completed the process and the partitions do not match what it expected. Partitions 5-10 are Logical Partitions within the extended partition 2. They are creat...
by procount
Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Playing movies
Replies: 25
Views: 17581

Re: Playing movies

You probably need to configure your Pi2 USB ports to output more current, as you are powering your 1TB USB drive directly from it. By default it is only 600mA.
To increase the total maximum current output to 1.2A, you need to edit /boot/config.txt and add the line:
max_usb_current=1
by procount
Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:36 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Multiple OS on Pi B+
Replies: 19
Views: 3195

Re: Multiple OS on Pi B+

Noobs is a minimalist os installer, boot selection switcher and recovery program. To support ALL different wifi dongles with their associated wifi configurations would make it harder to maintain and more difficult to setup for a new user.
by procount
Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:31 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Multiple OS on Pi B+
Replies: 19
Views: 3195

Re: Multiple OS on Pi B+

I think I meant v1.3.9 which is the last version with all OS suitable for B+. Find it at
http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/NOOBS/ ... 014-07-08/ After installation when you get wifi working you can upgrade to the latest version. See many other posts on how to do this.
by procount
Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:20 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Multiple OS on Pi B+
Replies: 19
Views: 3195

Re: Multiple OS on Pi B+

Noobs is now only supplied with Raspbian since the OS has become so big, hence your restricted options. If you connect it to the internet it will be able to install the others from the web. But you must use a cable because noobs does not support wifi.Alternatively download the older noobs v1.3.8 whi...
by procount
Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: IP from cmdline.txt is not taking sometimes
Replies: 7
Views: 2489

Re: IP from cmdline.txt is not taking sometimes

Well, if you temporarily remove your script, does it then work? Another solution I saw somewhere (although NOT SECURE) is to copy your /etc/network/interfaces and /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf (if you are using wifi) files to /boot. Then replace the originals with symlinks to the copies on...
by procount
Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to remove 2 unwanted OS'es installed with NOOBs
Replies: 13
Views: 6154

Re: How to remove 2 unwanted OS'es installed with NOOBs

1. Yes. 2. Yes. You can use parted to remove unwanted partitions. You can also use it to resize the Raspbian partition. raspi-config can also be used to expand your filesystem to fill the SD card (but I'm not sure it will work in this instance - i've not tried it). 3. At the very least, you should m...
by procount
Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: IP from cmdline.txt is not taking sometimes
Replies: 7
Views: 2489

Re: IP from cmdline.txt is not taking sometimes

@bharadwajtk - I didn't have a problem using this method with Raspbian, although it was a while ago on a model B. But I did find it a bit flakey when adding it to the NOOBS recovery program in recovery.cmdline when I was trying to overcome my DHCP not working properly from a directly connected lapto...
by procount
Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: OS Selection at Boot using IR remote or Gamepad
Replies: 5
Views: 2209

Re: OS Selection at Boot using IR remote or Gamepad

You will have to rebuild NOOBS and include a driver for the gamepad. This userspace driver looks like it can convert gamepad events into keypresses that can be used with all linux software, so it might work with the NOOBS recovery program. http://pingus.seul.org/~grumbel/xboxdrv/xboxdrv.html https:/...
by procount
Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Offline NOOBS with OpenELEC on A+ board
Replies: 12
Views: 4622

Re: Offline NOOBS with OpenELEC on A+ board

You could download an older version of noobs that included OpenElec e.g. v1.3.9

http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/NOOBS/ ... 014-07-08/
by procount
Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: sd card reader shows recovery
Replies: 4
Views: 1322

Re: sd card reader shows recovery

@prinam - it is not necessary to put your SD card in your computer in order to configure your Pi to connect to the internet. I assume your computer runs Windows since you can only see the 1st 2GB FAT partition on the SD card, so it will actually be more difficult to set the internet connection this ...
by procount
Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: Graphics Acronyms & What works with what?
Replies: 15
Views: 6057

Re: Graphics Acronyms & What works with what?

+1 Brilliant post -rst- ! :D I've been looking for something like this for ages and I'm sure it will answer many beginners' questions. My only remaining questions are: which libraries are used to control the surfaces in the compositor (i.e. which one is in front etc), and is there any limit to the n...
by procount
Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: to silly question. how to check what noobs version i have
Replies: 4
Views: 8776

Re: to silly question. how to check what noobs version i hav

1. If you have downloaded the zip file from website, the version is in the zip file name e.g. NOOBS_v1.3.11.zip 2. If you have an SD card with noobs already on it, then a) pop it into your PC SD card reader and read the BUILD-DATA file b) boot it on your RPi and hold the shift key down as it boots t...
by procount
Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: BT keyboard (Tracer Eureka) pairing problem in Raspbmc
Replies: 5
Views: 1356

Re: BT keyboard (Tracer Eureka) pairing problem in Raspbmc

IIRC when I paired my BT keyboard, you must have a wired keyboard connected to the PI during the pairing (I assume you do). When you get the RequestPinCode message, try entering any pincode you like on the wired keyboard (e.g. 1234) followed by Enter, then enter the same Pin code (1234) on your BT K...

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