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by procount
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How can I reinstall Raspbian or another OS through the terminal/emergency mode?
Replies: 15
Views: 823

Re: How can I reinstall Raspbian or another OS through the terminal/emergency mode?

So what precisely happens when you boot the Pi? Presumably the noobs screen comes up, but holding shift does not take you to the noobs recovery menu. So does it then boot into Raspbian? If that's the case, you can use Raspbian to fix noobs, and then use noobs to install Ubuntu. If your SD card is to...
by procount
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberrry Pi 4 Model B 4GB Display Problem
Replies: 14
Views: 691

Re: Raspberrry Pi 4 Model B 4GB Display Problem

I should do more advertising! :D
Even though it's in the signature of every post I make.

By the way, PINN also includes ssh, so you could use that for debugging over the network instead, as per my previous post.
by procount
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberrry Pi 4 Model B 4GB Display Problem
Replies: 14
Views: 691

Re: Raspberrry Pi 4 Model B 4GB Display Problem

No doubt you have found this page for configuring the video display: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/configuration/config-txt/video.md You could try configuring a lower resolution using hdmi_group/hdmi_mode. I read 1366x768 is a tricky resolution for the Pi4, but not sure that is related t...
by procount
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberrry Pi 4 Model B 4GB Display Problem
Replies: 14
Views: 691

Re: Raspberrry Pi 4 Model B 4GB Display Problem

Inspecting the micro-SD card reveals that there are TWO config.txt files – one in the boot partition, and the other in System. Just FYI... You need to treat NOOBS and the other OSes you installed as separate OSes. They each have their own rootfs, boot/firmware files and configuration files etc. By ...
by procount
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 864
Views: 289032

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

It looks like you installed: Raspbian FULL, Retropie2 LibreELEC_rpi2 Xbian_rpi3 ProjectSpace-1 using Matt's webs page to customise the partition sizes. The first error message is due to my mistake. :oops: I have just updated retropie to v4.5.1 and inadvertently changed its name from retropie2 to ret...
by procount
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Installing NOOBS OS
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: Installing NOOBS OS

You could install from USB stick instead. Try this on a spare NOOBS sd card first to see if it works for you.... Format a USB stick as FAT32. Copy the /os folder from your NOOBS SD card to the USB stick. Delete the /os folder from your NOOBS SD card. Edit recovery.cmdline and add 'runinstaller' to t...
by procount
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: Ubuntu 19
Replies: 4
Views: 776

Re: Ubuntu 19

I did have a quick go at converting this for PINN, but it uses UBOOT, so it needs a little more massaging to work. And given the issues mentioned above, I decided to leave it a while until it is more proven.
by procount
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Noobs black screen. Is there a way to force video resolution ?
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Re: Noobs black screen. Is there a way to force video resolution ?

Although NOOBS does not have a config.txt file by default, you can always create one and set your required video settings in there like hdmi_group and hdmi_mode, just like in Raspbian.

Also make sure you use the hdmi0 connector next to the USB-C power input.
by procount
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Makecode Arcade and Raspberry Pi......3??
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Makecode Arcade and Raspberry Pi......3??

What you can do is follow the links for downloading the firmware from Adafruit mintioned in the article. You end up at -> https://github.com/Microsoft/uf2-linux Where it states (emphasis mine): UF2 Flashing for Linux This repo contains scripts and patches to build a sample Linux image based on piCor...
by procount
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Installing Raspbian from bootable USB?
Replies: 8
Views: 442

Re: Installing Raspbian from bootable USB?

Even when Pi4 does have USB boot mode, why do you want to do this? The raspberry Pi is not like an x86 desktop computer where you can install linux onto it from a bootable live Linux USB stick or CD. Just put the SD card in a USB reader and write Raspbian onto directly on your PC with Etcher. Why do...
by procount
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 864
Views: 289032

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

Retropie updated to v4.5.1
by procount
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Convert .img to noobs .img
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Re: Convert .img to noobs .img

Yes, PINN can install to USB. No, it can't install a disk image containing multiple partitions, but it could probably use an image for each partition. My suggestion would be to install a new copy of retropie with PINN, along with any other OSes you want. Use Matt's PINN.mjh.nz page to fix the partit...
by procount
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 864
Views: 289032

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

PirateBox is now available through PINN.
by procount
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can I install Raspbian and a custom image onto one SD Card?
Replies: 15
Views: 657

Re: Can I install Raspbian and a custom image onto one SD Card?

PirateBox is now available through PINN.
by procount
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Plusnet Internet Access Blocked
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: Plusnet Internet Access Blocked

:D
by procount
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Plusnet Internet Access Blocked
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: Plusnet Internet Access Blocked

If you have a plusnet hub one (white): 1. Open the router home page in your web browser 2. Select settings 3. Login with admin password (it should be on a removable label on back of router). 4. Select Plusnet Aceess Control 5. Review your settings to see if you have blocked any devices, or times of ...
by procount
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can I install Raspbian and a custom image onto one SD Card?
Replies: 15
Views: 657

Re: Can I install Raspbian and a custom image onto one SD Card?

I have made a start to convert it for you, so if you can be patient it should be available soon.
It has presented one small conversion issue for me, so please bear with me.
by procount
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can I install Raspbian and a custom image onto one SD Card?
Replies: 15
Views: 657

Re: Can I install Raspbian and a custom image onto one SD Card?

That's just for general operation of PINN.
i.e. if you want PINN to install an OS, PINN must be able to download it from the Internet, or you need to download it yourself and provide it on a USB stick. Nothing more than that.
by procount
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can I install Raspbian and a custom image onto one SD Card?
Replies: 15
Views: 657

Re: Can I install Raspbian and a custom image onto one SD Card?

Project spaces are documented in the link I gave you to README_PINN.md.
You can just ignore them.

Try following the wiki procedure. It is more comprehensive. You will need a USB stick, usbreader and another SD card
by procount
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can I install Raspbian and a custom image onto one SD Card?
Replies: 15
Views: 657

Re: Can I install Raspbian and a custom image onto one SD Card?

I have not converted Piratebox for PINN yet, but details on how to convert an OS such as Piratebox for use with PINN yourself are explained here -> https://github.com/procount/pinn/blob/master/README_PINN.md#how-to-create-a-custom-os-version and here -> https://github.com/procount/pinn/wiki/How-to-C...
by procount
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can I install Raspbian and a custom image onto one SD Card?
Replies: 15
Views: 657

Re: Can I install Raspbian and a custom image onto one SD Card?

@DeeDooDaa8 - regarding SD card size, Raspbian is OK on a 16GB card. I've been asked to provide Piratebox as a PINN install before, but I've not got around to it yet. It looks relatively small in itself, so you should be able to install them both. However, PINN shares any free space equally between ...
by procount
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can I install Raspbian and a custom image onto one SD Card?
Replies: 15
Views: 657

Re: Can I install Raspbian and a custom image onto one SD Card?

@rpdom - yes you can do that, but it's not an advantage over PINN. If you have a problem with an OS under PINN, you can use the recovery shell of PINN to do the same low level repairs, or use PINN's backup, restore, replace, reinstall, fsck, or password recovery features to fix it, all without havin...
by procount
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can I install Raspbian and a custom image onto one SD Card?
Replies: 15
Views: 657

Re: Can I install Raspbian and a custom image onto one SD Card?

Use PINN to multiboot them. But you will need to convert Piratebox into a "custom os" which is described in the readme_pinn.md and in the wiki (see signature to start)
by procount
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How will I Know [Are the directories created on my HDD and all files being put onto it]
Replies: 21
Views: 685

Re: How will I Know [Are the directories created on my HDD and all files being put onto it,]

Sorry if I misled. That previous post was purely about booting. Once booted, Linux does support GPT & big disks.

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