Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:37 pm
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procount wrote: ↑Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:15 pmPINN has been updated to v2.5.1
Sorry for the wait, but finally PINN is suitable for the Pi3B+.
- firmware - New firmware for Rpi 3B+
- Kernel - Update to kernel 4.9.80
- OS firmware - Latest firmware is slip streamed onto old OSes
- wifi drivers - Some wifi drivers temporarily removed until they can be upgraded
- Arora - Prevented multiple instances of Arora browser running
Thanks to those who left positive comments about the previous beta versions.
PINN v2.5.1 includes new firmware, kernel and drivers to support the new Pi3B+ model. This latest firmware may prevent older OSes from booting from PINN if they have not been upgraded to the latest firmware, even on the older RPi models. PINN will therefore automatically upgrade the older firmware of any OS during installation. This is a bit of an experimental feature to avoid having to upgrade all the OSes individually, as there are just far to many to test. If this causes a probem, this firmware upgrade feature can be disabled by adding `nofirmware` to recovery.cmdline.
The new firmware is stored in /firmware.override. If it is newer than a version on an installed OS, it is automatically copied on installation. If it is older, or it does not exist in the OS, it is ignored.
Many OSes that support the Pi3 will need updating to support the new Pi3B+ model, so the list of available OSes for this Pi3B+ may be limited until the maintainers can release newer versions. Adding the `showall` option may allow the older version to be selected, and PINN's new firmware upgrade feature may allow them to boot, but the kernel and drivers will still need to be updated to allow the new hardware features to be used (LAN, USB, wifi etc).
If you are aware of any distros that have already been updated, but PINN still refers to the older version, please let me know, preferably with a link, and I will endeavour to update them.
Also let me know if there are any OSes that will no longer work with PINN.
Unfortunately, some of the previous drivers for Realtek wifi dongles have not been included in this release. I will add them into a later version when I have upgraded them.
Are you sure you've got PINN and not NOOBS?alectronic wrote: ↑Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:57 amHi,
first of all - I'm a noob even if I'm trying to install things with PINN... bought the latest RPi 3 B+ a few days ago, have a 32Gb Samsung SD in it... with PINN on it...
the install menu does not show all names, I'm mainly looking to install the latest LibreOS(KODI) along with RetroPie...
LibreOS is available, but no sign of RetroPie,
and I have tryied everything... reformated the card several times, with the SD Formater, made the card normal with copy/paste, made a custom partition file, connected the RPi to wired network, etc etc etc... all being individual tries ... nothing worked...
what am I doing wrong / missing ?
no THAT of a noob, I'm very sure about this...
Edit: Yes, when start SD+USB stick install (PINN on SD) there is many more OSs include Ubuntu MateSo decide to make USB stick install, not mixed SD+USB stick because RPi3B allows me and bought 64Gb stick.
Here comes the second question - I've tried v2.4.5f and v2.5.2a and in both of them there isn't anymore Ubuntu Mate.
In my previous (SD+USB stick) install there was Ubuntu Mate, could be missing due to USB only install ?
If look here http://noobs.matthuisman.nz/ there is Ubuntu Mate 16.04.2 LTS install maintained by PINN.
Second question: Where is Ubuntu Mate for RPi3B? Could be only temp repo problem?
During install it downloads, extracts and installs an OS all at the same time, so it is not easy to resume.