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by procount
Mon May 11, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Do I need to download a new version of NOOBS?
Replies: 11
Views: 1375

Re: Do I need to download a new version of NOOBS?

OK, I might be a bit "off-beam" regarding time delays being the reason for the delay, but the main point of my post is valid re: the list of available distros.
by procount
Mon May 11, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Do I need to download a new version of NOOBS?
Replies: 11
Views: 1375

Re: Do I need to download a new version of NOOBS?

@Joe Schmoe - I just wanted to jump in with a clarification about NOOBS. Noobs is not limited by an "on the disk" file that restricts the distros that are installable. There is such a file, but it is on the download server and is not included with Noobs or Noobs-lite. So Noobs will "Automagically" p...
by procount
Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: mounting a 3TB external hdd (NTFS)
Replies: 10
Views: 5103

Re: mounting a 3TB external hdd (NTFS)

I thought there was a 2TB limit on NTFS drives under Raspbian?
I have managed to mount several 1TB, 1.5TB, 2TB drives, but I couldn't mount a 3TB drive, I thought for this reason.
Please educate me if I have a misunderstanding.
by procount
Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Rebooting into a new OS.
Replies: 11
Views: 2710

Re: Rebooting into a new OS.

Alternatively, you can create a text file in the recovery partition (/dev/mmcblk0p1) called 'Autoboot.txt' with the line 'boot_partition=5' (change 5 to whatever partition you want to boot). This will boot straight into the selected partition on power up without going through Noobs at all. This is u...
by procount
Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB 04fc:05d8 and NOOBS
Replies: 19
Views: 2482

Re: USB 04fc:05d8 and NOOBS

Lurch will most likely answer you on NOOBS github. But I suspect he will say that the NOOBS Linux Kernel is very basic and contains virtually no drivers for anything except a very basic and standard USB keyboard/mouse and the wired ethernet port. There is no support for wifi dongles, USB sticks or a...
by procount
Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: sh: can't access tty: job control turned off
Replies: 7
Views: 5811

Re: sh: can't access tty: job control turned off

I see you are using NOOBS. Do you get this message before NOOBS tries to boot your OS?
If you remove the serial cable, does it then boot normally?
Try adding disablesafemode to the recovery.cmdline file in the recovery partition (/dev/mmcblk0p1).
Just a guess....
by procount
Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Multiple Partitions on SD card
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Re: Multiple Partitions on SD card

To change the read/write status of the mount point of a partition, you can use these commands: sudo mount -o remount,rw /mountpoint sudo mount -o remount,ro /mountpoint (replace /mountpoint with the name of the folder you mount your partition on.) If you want to fix the the r/w status at bootup, you...
by procount
Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Installing second os
Replies: 5
Views: 1479

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: 1183

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: 1183

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: 1183

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: 627

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: 1190

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: 1661

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: 1372

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: 6279

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: 1244

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: 6279

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: 17743

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: 3226

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: 3226

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: 3226

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: 2513

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: 6279

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: 2513

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...

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