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

Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:05 am

No, I was meaning behind the text box :idea:

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

Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:14 am

The OS boot dialog is not transparent, but if you choose a big enough wallpaper, it should show up behind/around the OS boot dialog.
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Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:24 am

procount wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:14 am
The OS boot dialog is not transparent, but if you choose a big enough wallpaper, it should show up behind/around the OS boot dialog.
Big enough? Meaning 1080p?

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

Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:42 am

Yes, if that is the size of your monitor.
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Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:27 am

Thanks:) Will check it when i get the time :P

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

Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:10 pm

I ve put my wallpaper.png file to PINN's recovery partition but i cannot see any background. Still my menu is like this (grey color):

https://ibb.co/fiqynz

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

Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:26 pm

Hmm - it worked when I tested it with the forcetrigger option, but it seems some startup use cases cause it to disappear. I'll look into it.
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Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:45 pm

@Haris1977 - If you would like to try pinn-2854.zip in the /testing folder on sourceforge (https://sourceforge.net/projects/pinn/files/testing/) I hope it fixes the issue.
(Test it on a blank SD card for safety, but if you want to try it on an existing one, you need to backup recovery.cmdline before unzipping the contents of pinn-2854.zip over the top of your old version, then restore recovery.cmdline. Double check the 'runinstaller' option is not present, otherwise it will wipe your SD card!)
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Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:04 pm

Will check it tomorrow morning and i will report back! thanks

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

Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:24 pm

Still a couple of use cases not quite working as expected, so I've taken the test version down for the moment. It will be up again once It's sorted.
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Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:39 pm

Procount thanks. As i 've checked your version i had the time to check the cec_keys.json file in PINN's partition. Unfortunately it didnt work with my tv: When i press the down arrow to choose what os to boot in (in the os boot menu) that seems not to work and it always boots in my first partition (for me librelec). When i use my keyboard it works as expected. I guess it is smth wrong with my json file?

I have upload my file here: (i cant paste it here)

https://www32.zippyshare.com/v/8R8K8uQG/file.html

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

Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:11 pm

I think i have found a way to reproduce the culprit!

Supposing i am on the Os boot menu:

1) When i press the Down/Up arrow of my TV controller cancel tab is highlighted and immediately PINN autoboots the 1st os :( . There is a glitch here.. :roll:

2) But..if i press the Right or Left arrow of my TV controller, the OS boot dialog's tab changes to PINN - Select Os to boot and then if i press the down arrow 2 times, the os that i want to load is highlighted and i can choose whatever i want !! :ugeek:

It s a little frustrating - but i guess it happens cause it conflicts with the 10 sec bootmenutimeout option :idea: . You should check that out.

PS 1 I am using the 2854.zip and the below modified json file (with the full structure - not only the up, down, enter)

https://www75.zippyshare.com/v/e0bHsVrW/file.html

PS 2 If i use the json file of my previous post - with the same 2854 build - then 2 is not working anymore! :shock: :?

PS 3 I also get the below line every time i start PINN after the rainbow screen (the same happens with the v2.8.5.3)

[ 1.794682] raspberrypi-firmware soc: firmware: Get Throttled mailbox call failed

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

Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:12 am

Can pinn read two formats, ie boot.tar.xz, root.tar.gz? Ihave compressed boot.tar.xz, but for some reason my rpi freezes when compressing second file in xz format.
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Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:26 am

1. I will change the default tab order so that the list of OSes is the first focus.

2. You can ignore the "throttled" error message - it is a consequence of running a new kernel with old firmware, which PINN sometimes uses on older RPis to allow older OSes to still install/run. (See https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/issues/2532 for full details).

3. Yes, PINN can use .tar.xz or .tar.gz, so use tar.gz if that works better for you. XZ compression does take a while, even on a PC, but that's how it gets a good compression ratio. (Conversely, decompression is pretty quick.) I haven't tried it on a RPi for a while, but I imagine it will take 10s of minutes, if not hours. Using the '-9' option for maximum compression is not usable on a RPi because it uses too much memory and will take too long. So if xz still doesn't work for you even without the '-9' option, just use gzip.
In fact, if storage space is not an issue for you, you could even try using the .tar file as it is without any compression. PINN supports .tar files, but NOOBS does not.
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Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:36 am

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3. Yes, PINN can use .tar.xz or .tar.gz, so use tar.gz if that works better for you. XZ compression does take a while, even on a PC, but that's how it gets a good compression ratio. (Conversely, decompression is pretty quick.) I haven't tried it on a RPi for a while, but I imagine it will take 10s of minutes, if not hours. Using the '-9' option for maximum compression is not usable on a RPi because it uses too much memory and will take too long. So if xz still doesn't work for you even without the '-9' option, just use gzip.
In fact, if storage space is not an issue for you, you could even try using the .tar file as it is without any compression. PINN supports .tar files, but NOOBS does not.
Cool! :D
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Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:48 am

procount wrote:
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1. I will change the default tab order so that the list of OSes is the first focus.
That's exactly what i meant :) Thanks!

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

Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:30 am

Haris1977 wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:10 pm
I ve put my wallpaper.png file to PINN's recovery partition but i cannot see any background. Still my menu is like this (grey color):
For info: the wallpaper is actually a splashscreen, so it disappears if you click on it with the mouse to enter the PINN menu. If you just press the shift key instead, or it times out to the boot menu, or use forcetrigger, it seems to stay there. Not tested a CEC key yet, so I don't know what that does. The wallpaper must be bigger than any dialog box to be able to see it. Working on a better solution...
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Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:41 pm

"greater than 4GB in size (the root.tar.xz file is likely to be the largest), then this memory device must be formatted as ext4 and you must use PINN v2.4.2i"

Where can i find this? my root file is 8gb or so. is it "The latest version of PINN-lite can be downloaded from sourceforge."?
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Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:48 pm

That should have read "v2.4.2i OR LATER" so the current vesion should be fine.
Yes, if it's a large file, FAT32 won't cope with it and you will have to use an external SD card formatted to ext4.
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Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:03 pm

procount wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:30 am
Haris1977 wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:10 pm
I ve put my wallpaper.png file to PINN's recovery partition but i cannot see any background. Still my menu is like this (grey color):
For info: the wallpaper is actually a splashscreen, so it disappears if you click on it with the mouse to enter the PINN menu. If you just press the shift key instead, or it times out to the boot menu, or use forcetrigger, it seems to stay there. Not tested a CEC key yet, so I don't know what that does. The wallpaper must be bigger than any dialog box to be able to see it. Working on a better solution...
I was talking about a wallpaper in OS Boot Selector menu.

So, the only solution (as we speak) for a real "OS Boot Selector Menu" background color (it s a pitty we cant have a wallpaper there) is to add a background=r,g,b option to recovery.cmdline? Cause i did it (used 0,0,0 for totally black color) but the boot selection dialog turned also black which was not too appealing :|

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

Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:08 pm

It's difficult to separate the 2 background colours.
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Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:13 pm

I understand. Thanks:)

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

Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:02 pm

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Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:48 pm
That should have read "v2.4.2i OR LATER" so the current vesion should be fine.
Yes, if it's a large file, FAT32 won't cope with it and you will have to use an external SD card formatted to ext4.
👍 formatted USB as ext4, installing Raspbian in PINN, going to take around an hour. I'm just testing out PINN for now until I get a HDD for PINN.
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Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:07 pm

Raspbian... WORKS! :|
PINN WORKS :)
Procount thx for making PINN :D
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Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:20 pm

@DarkPlatinum - You're very welcome! :D Glad it all worked out for you.
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