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by procount
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 864
Views: 289590

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

Yes, PINN uses the framebuffer and is not aware of kms/fkms. You are free to enable such configuration to any OS that PINN installs, but adding it to PINN itself is unnecessary, unsupported and likely to cause issues as you have reported. Remember that PINN is like a totally independent OS to the ot...
by procount
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Android
Topic: Android on Pi
Replies: 23
Views: 2928

Re: Android on Pi

By "package" I mean a program, an application, or a piece of software that you are wanting to use. In this case, it is becoming clearer that you have a specific piece of software that you want to use with your iptv box, which is the apk file that came with your iptv box that is only suitable for And...
by procount
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Switch two kernel image in raspberry pi using UBoot
Replies: 11
Views: 360

Re: Switch two kernel image in raspberry pi using UBoot

I'm just wondering why you are singling out the kernel for fallback reasons? Do you think this is more vulnerable than any other part of the software, like the root file system? Or are you experimenting by installing different custom kernels that may fail? Do you need an "on-system" recovery system ...
by procount
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Switch two kernel image in raspberry pi using UBoot
Replies: 11
Views: 360

Re: Switch two kernel image in raspberry pi using UBoot

Assuming your are talking about running this on a RPi (and not an x86 PC running Debian with a Raspberry Pi Desktop), then I guess you could get NOOBS or PINN to do it with a manually configured SD card. You could install Raspbian with NOOBS / PINN along with a Data Partition (If using PINN, you can...
by procount
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Android
Topic: Android on Pi
Replies: 23
Views: 2928

Re: Android on Pi

Hello... I'm a newbie with Linux and I'm curious can Android be installed as an operating system on the Pi 4B ? Not as far as I know yet. There are some Android versions for the Pi3 available (e.g. LineageOS) but they are not officially supported and you have to wait and rely on third party support...
by procount
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: NOOBS does not disply
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: NOOBS does not disply

A couple of suggestions:
1. Use pishrink to shrink (a copy of) your old image so it fits on your new sd card.
2. Loop mount your image on another Linux machine (could even be your RPi with Raspbian and a different HDMI monitor) and extract your old noobs files from it.
by procount
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 864
Views: 289590

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

Is that still a reasonable reflection of the current reality? Yes. please remind me about the $RESTORE variable? The $RESTORE variable is set when a backed-up OS is being reinstalled or restored over an existing installation. In this case, some one-time operations in partition_setup.sh that are onl...
by procount
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 864
Views: 289590

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

"Much slower" is a very subjective term, but I don't think it is excessive. Are you comparing the rainbow screen and black screen times of PINN compared to plain Raspbian, or the rainbow/black screen times of "Raspbian installed by PINN" compared to plain Raspbian? I think the latter case should be ...
by procount
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Format a pre-rigged NOOBS card
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: Format a pre-rigged NOOBS card

Use the SD Card Association's SD card formatter...
https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter/
by procount
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 864
Views: 289590

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

@Sakaki - Many thanks for pinnify. It looks very promising and I hope to incorporate it into some of my own scripts. Some minor points: 1) The readme is a bit ambiguous concerning "..normal practice or a bootfs" which refers to being a fixed size, but someone could infer it applied to the "maximize ...
by procount
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Ye Old unknown-block(179,2)
Replies: 16
Views: 480

Re: Ye Old unknown-block(179,2)

Probably more due to the fact that the Sandisk's are UHS-1 and your microcentre SDs and card reader are probably not.

Background info about the bewildering array of different SD card modes can be found at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SD_card#U ... peed_(UHS)
by procount
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Ye Old unknown-block(179,2)
Replies: 16
Views: 480

Re: Ye Old unknown-block(179,2)

Well, it wouldn't have run before when you had the 179,2 error. Now it's not running for another reason - maybe there are still some disk errors. But you shouldn't have such errors at all since this is a fresh Raspbian install. Maybe you should check the md5 checksum of the Raspbian image file you o...
by procount
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Ye Old unknown-block(179,2)
Replies: 16
Views: 480

Re: Ye Old unknown-block(179,2)

From what little I have googled, the ',2' indicates a problem with partition number 2, maybe unable to mount it? You seem to have some other SD cards that work, and I assume you have a USB SD card reader. So try running Raspbian on one of your other cards, inserting your faulty one (after Raspbian h...
by procount
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Clone 16 GB SD Card to 8 GB
Replies: 16
Views: 806

Re: Clone 16 GB SD Card to 8 GB

which [what] is the problem about just installing the PINN copy tool on an existing Stretch? The problem is that it is not a standalone tool, but built-in as part of the PINN recovery program. Finally for Windows also all arbitrary programs can be simply installed on either Windows PC and either Wi...
by procount
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Clone 16 GB SD Card to 8 GB
Replies: 16
Views: 806

Re: Clone 16 GB SD Card to 8 GB

https://github.com/procount/pinn/wiki/H ... using-PINN details the procedure.

One day I may incorporate it into PINN itself to make it much easier.
by procount
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Clone 16 GB SD Card to 8 GB
Replies: 16
Views: 806

Re: Clone 16 GB SD Card to 8 GB

is there a installation protocol for PINN to non-GUI Stretch? No not really, because PINN (like noobs) is an OS installer and is used to install Raspbian, not the other way round. So you would need to install PINN to the SD card first, then use PINN to install your other OSes, but thereafter you ca...
by procount
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Ye Old unknown-block(179,2)
Replies: 16
Views: 480

Re: Ye Old unknown-block(179,2)

Note that Etcher performs a low-level bit-copy (like dd) which effectively formats and writes the data file content to the SD card at the same time.
This makes step 1 (formatting the SD card) totally redundant and unnecessary.
by procount
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 864
Views: 289590

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

@g55
TL;DR

"You need to boot with sdhci.debug_quirks2=4 in cmdline.txt of each OS for it to work, but it will sacrifice SD speed (I don't know how much)."
by procount
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Gentoo
Topic: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)
Replies: 347
Views: 83389

Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

It already exists and it's called PINN. Sakaki already maintains a repository to host such compressed versions for gentoo64 for installation using PINN. It's quite easy to download the compressed files and put them on an SD card with PINN so that they can be installed directly without internet or US...
by procount
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 864
Views: 289590

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

This is due to the new sd card interface.
See https://github.com/raspberrypi/noobs/issues/551 for full details and a workaround.
by procount
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can't install Noobs from an 8gb SD?
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Can't install Noobs from an 8gb SD?

If you need noobs, use noobs-lite as it doesn't contain 2gb of compressed installation files. But you'd still need a bigger SD card to install multiple OSes.
by procount
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Noobs Installation not work
Replies: 12
Views: 450

Re: Noobs Installation not work

Whether you use NOOBS or PINN, the SD card must be formatted correctly first. If you struggle to do this, there is an Etcher image of PINN that you can flash using balena etcher just like most other images. This will avoid any formatting difficulties.
by procount
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Noobs Installation not work
Replies: 12
Views: 450

Re: Noobs Installation not work

For further info on this issue see https://github.com/raspberrypi/noobs/issues/498
by procount
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Noobs Installation not work
Replies: 12
Views: 450

Re: Noobs Installation not work

You formatted your SD card incorrectly as one single drive.
You need to make sure it is formatted with an MBR so that it can have multiple partitions.
by procount
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 864
Views: 289590

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

PINN pulls in LibreELEC from NOOBS, so it always references the latest version. If you want to install an older version you can download it to usb and install from there. But to avoid the network version over riding the older local version, there is an option to disable network OSes that you should ...

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