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XueHai8
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PINN - How to create multiple partitions on USB Drive?

Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:03 am

I have a Pi4B and ran Raspbian on it to create multiple partitions on my USB Drive so that I could install and test different OSs.
I then installed PINN on an SD Card and booted it.
But PINN only see's the entire USB Drive, not the individual partitions.
How do I create multiple partitions on the USB driver for multiple OS'es?

Is there documentation or instructions for this somewhere? I can't find any.

The Utility Tab lists multiple 'ProjectSpace' (s) but they all seem to do the same thing and 'Data Partition' only creates a single 512MB partition.

The General Tab only shows 5 options, most being Raspbian.

I can't even figure out how to Shut it Down! The 'Exit' button is greyed out!

I'm missing something.

Any help?

Thanks!

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Re: PINN - How to create multiple partitions on USB Drive?

Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:23 am

XueHai8 wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:03 am
I have a Pi4B and ran Raspbian on it to create multiple partitions on my USB Drive so that I could install and test different OSs.
I then installed PINN on an SD Card and booted it.
But PINN only see's the entire USB Drive, not the individual partitions.
How do I create multiple partitions on the USB driver for multiple OS'es?

Is there documentation or instructions for this somewhere? I can't find any.

The Utility Tab lists multiple 'ProjectSpace' (s) but they all seem to do the same thing and 'Data Partition' only creates a single 512MB partition.

The General Tab only shows 5 options, most being Raspbian.

I can't even figure out how to Shut it Down! The 'Exit' button is greyed out!

I'm missing something.

Any help?

Thanks!

The PiNN developer provides documentation:

https://github.com/procount/pinn/blob/m ... ME_PINN.md


Any queries should be posted in his Post:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... p?t=142574
Retired disgracefully.....

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Re: PINN - How to create multiple partitions on USB Drive?

Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:38 am

+1. Thanks Fotl.
PINN manages all the partitioning for you. No need to partition the HDD yourself first. In fact, any existing partitioning will be removed.
PINN - NOOBS with the extras... https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=142574

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