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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: 682

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: 682

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: 682

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: 682

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: 702

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.
by procount
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: NOOBS & PINN detecting USB3 HDD but says there's not enough space?
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: NOOBS & PINN detecting USB3 HDD but says there's not enough space?

Oh yes, I agree with you with respect to booting. I mistakenly thought you meant in the wider sense.
by procount
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: NOOBS & PINN detecting USB3 HDD but says there's not enough space?
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: NOOBS & PINN detecting USB3 HDD but says there's not enough space?

Hey Dougie - are you sure about Raspbian and other OSes?

This old post from 2013 -> GPT Partitions on Raspbian suggests that Raspbian can handle large GPT drives. I've never used a drive >1TB on a Raspberry so I'm clueless.
by procount
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:07 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: 702

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

Yes, I realise it is only a band aid and doesn't fix the root cause of your problem. But may be that is related to someone else's post of using a 3TB drive and Dougie's comment that GPT is required but not supported in any OS. Maybe try repartitioning/formatting your external drive and creating a fi...
by procount
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:52 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: 702

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

If your problem is the SD card filling up and not allowing you to start Raspbian, then you can use NOOBS to do some maintenance work without having to start from scratch. In NOOBS, press shift to interrupt booting to Raspbian and go to the recovery menu. Press ctrl-alt-f2 and login to the recovery s...
by procount
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 1st time set up (with Noobs?)stops at log in command line not graphical interface
Replies: 11
Views: 270

Re: 1st time set up (with Noobs?)stops at log in command line not graphical interface

I'm not sure anything went wrong - it sounds like it is working fine. It's just that you're not quite sure what you've got. Subtle differences in the startup sequence can help identify what you have. 1. The first thing you should see is the rainbow square. This shows you the Pi is alive. 2. If you h...
by procount
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: NOOBS & PINN detecting USB3 HDD but says there's not enough space?
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: NOOBS & PINN detecting USB3 HDD but says there's not enough space?

I think the problem is that both NOOBS & PINN require a disk to be partitioned using an MBR (Master Boot Record).
The maximum size of an MBR based disk is 2TB.
To go any larger requires a GPT (GUID Partition Table) based HDD, which NOOBS/PINN do not support.
by procount
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 864
Views: 292674

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

PINN FULL has not been updated yet for offline installation, but any version of PINN will always use the latest version of Raspbian if connected to the internet
by procount
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 864
Views: 292674

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

@BRCX7 - glad it worked for you. JFYI (and anyone else): Another option would have been to install an older version of Arch instead of the ProjectSpace (You may have to add the 'showall' option in order for it to show up as installable, especially on a Pi4), and then manually replace the files with ...
by procount
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 864
Views: 292674

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

I have a project space entry which I wish to convert to arch linux, I have extracted all boot and root files from the compress image from arch wiki guide, now how would I make it visible in PINN os selector, See my post above about manually converting a ProjectSpace entry in installed_os.json to a ...
by procount
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 864
Views: 292674

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

I've now used PINN Lite to install only Raspbian Lite (on a zero wireless) and compiled Ultibo and it's Hello World program (see wiki page above for details). I now hope to change PINN to boot a second OS (not really an OS but the Ultibo Hello World program) on the same SD card. Can anyone help me?...
by procount
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: Minimal menu-focused GUI toolkit suggestions?
Replies: 2
Views: 1029

Re: Minimal menu-focused GUI toolkit suggestions?

uGui is a really small graphics library (in C) that supports such small displays with a framebuffer.
https://github.com/achimdoebler/UGUI
Last timeI looked it didn't support menus directly, but they should be pretty easy to implement using the graphic primitives it provides.
by procount
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Can I get a joystick to work on my pi without Retropi?
Replies: 7
Views: 876

Re: Can I get a joystick to work on my pi without Retropi?

Joysticks can have analog or digital inputs. From the photos this arcade stick looks like it is purely digital using micro-switches. There is a standard kernel joystick interface that covers these things. See https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/input/input_uapi.html especially sections 4,6 & 7. A...
by procount
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: VNC Viewer on school network
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: VNC Viewer on school network

Which VNC Viewer program are you using on your PC? Some viewers will not connect to the RealVNC server on the Pi by default (e.g. tightVNC, but it may work by changing some settings). Best to try the free RealVNC Viewer to connect to the RealVNC Server on the Pi. It should work directly without requ...
by procount
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 864
Views: 292674

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

The maintainers are in the process of rebuilding Lakka for NOOBS. When it is ready it will automatically be available through PINN.
by procount
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 864
Views: 292674

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

No Idea, but glad you resolved it.
by procount
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Switch two kernel image in raspberry pi using UBoot
Replies: 11
Views: 363

Re: Switch two kernel image in raspberry pi using UBoot

I don't see any point running UBoot with PINN. I try to remove uboot from any OS that I convert for PINN as it just complicates the installation (especially with partition references in boot scripts in compressed files :roll: ) Or are you thinking of installing multiple OSes that each have redundant...

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