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NOOBS on my netbook??

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:24 am
by seanvll
if i purchased a NOOBS could i install it on my netbook?

Re: NOOBS on my netbook??

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:13 am
by FTrevorGowen
seanvll wrote:if i purchased a NOOBS could i install it on my netbook?
No. The "NOOBS installer" software can only be (usefully) run from an SDHC card plugged into a Raspberry Pi - its purpose being to install (and, subsequently, re-boot into) one or more Operating Systems that the Pi can use. However, you can use your netbook to "install" NOOBS onto the SDHC card in the first place, instead of purchasing a card "pre-installed" with NOOBS.
Trev.

Re: NOOBS on my netbook??

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:30 am
by DougieLawson
seanvll wrote:if i purchased a NOOBS could i install it on my netbook?
If you want to run Linux on your netbook that's not difficult to do. Try getting a Live CD version on a bootable USB stick.

NOOBS can run in qemu (an ARM emulator that runs on X86) but that is probably too complex for you with your level of experience.

Running NOOBS outside qemu is not possible because your netbook is an X86 processor and your RPi is an ARM processor and the two are entirely different.

Re: NOOBS on my netbook??

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:28 am
by mikerr
DougieLawson wrote: Running NOOBS outside qemu is not possible because your netbook is an X86 processor and your RPi is an ARM processor and the two are entirely different.
Technically his "netbook", could be an ARM based chromebook - but unlikely ;)

NOOBS /raspbian is linux - so you can of course install linux (e.g. ubuntu) on your netbook and have a similar experience (the commands and applications are the same)

Re: NOOBS on my netbook??

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:29 am
by duberry
seanvll wrote:if i purchased a NOOBS could i install it on my netbook?
What 'netbook' do you have ? :)

Re: NOOBS on my netbook??

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:22 pm
by seanvll
i have ubuntu already and i have a card slot. when i said purchase i ment the preloaded card.

Re: NOOBS on my netbook??

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:26 pm
by theoscy
You could, however would struggle to install it on your netbook. Raspbian is based on an ancient distro called KNOPPIX and knoppix can be installed, or booted live on a netbook. If you want another distro that can be installed via NOOBS it is all possible, Pidora is based on Fedora.

Re: NOOBS on my netbook??

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:32 pm
by plugwash
theoscy wrote:You could, however would struggle to install it on your netbook. Raspbian is based on an ancient distro called KNOPPIX and knoppix can be installed, or booted live on a netbook.
Raspbian and KNOPPIX are both based on debian but other than that there is no realationship between them.