ANDERCIAO
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Install 2 os

Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:53 am

Hi everyone,

i ask if it's possible to install 2 os on raspberry and during the initial phase choose which start. Now i have installed debian on raspberry pi 4 with 2 Gb Ram and 64 Gb sd card.

do you have any suggestion?

aBUGSworstnightmare
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Re: Install 2 os

Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:11 am

https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/noobs/

Isn't that exactly what NOOBS does?

BlackKnight_UK
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Re: Install 2 os

Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:20 am

aBUGSworstnightmare wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:11 am
https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/noobs/

Isn't that exactly what NOOBS does?
No, NOOBS just makes it easy for Newbies to get a choice of which OS to install.

BlackKnight_UK
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Re: Install 2 os

Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:22 am

ANDERCIAO wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:53 am
Hi everyone,

i ask if it's possible to install 2 os on raspberry and during the initial phase choose which start. Now i have installed debian on raspberry pi 4 with 2 Gb Ram and 64 Gb sd card.

do you have any suggestion?
Search these forums for "dual boot", I found several threads, but as I haven't done it I wouldn't know what to suggest, but at least it'll give you some ideas until someone with more knowledge replies.

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kerry_s
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Re: Install 2 os

Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:43 am

ANDERCIAO wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:53 am
Hi everyone,

i ask if it's possible to install 2 os on raspberry and during the initial phase choose which start. Now i have installed debian on raspberry pi 4 with 2 Gb Ram and 64 Gb sd card.

do you have any suggestion?
it's better to have separate sd cards with what ever os you want & just swap them when you want to play with something else.
i have a 64bit beta & raspi lite + budgie desktop custom minimal install on 2 sd cards that i currently swap between.
currently using budgie.
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fruitoftheloom
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Re: Install 2 os

Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:44 am

ANDERCIAO wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:53 am
Hi everyone,

i ask if it's possible to install 2 os on raspberry and during the initial phase choose which start. Now i have installed debian on raspberry pi 4 with 2 Gb Ram and 64 Gb sd card.

do you have any suggestion?

There are 2 approaches, depends on your definition of dual boot!


BerryBoot is a Multiple Operating Systems Bootloader:

https://www.berryterminal.com/doku.php/berryboot



PiNN (NoobS on steroids) is an installer / chooser for multiple Operating Systems:

viewtopic.php?f=63&t=142574
Rather than negativity think outside the box !
RPi 4B 4GB (SSD Boot) RaspiOS64 ARM64
Asus ChromeBox 3 Celeron is my other computer...

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B.Goode
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Re: Install 2 os

Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:54 am

BlackKnight_UK wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:20 am
aBUGSworstnightmare wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:11 am
https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/noobs/

Isn't that exactly what NOOBS does?
No, NOOBS just makes it easy for Newbies to get a choice of which OS to install.


Wrong!

The NOOBS Installer does indeed support the installation of multiple Operating Systems on a single microSD card.

(It may not be advisable to do it, and NOOBS may not be the best tool, but it is certainly supported and documented.)

kartable
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Re: Install 2 os

Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:27 pm

As far as I am concerned, Berryboot would be my choice if it allowed to install the OS on 1 or 2 partitions of a hard disk. But it takes the whole disk!

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