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Dual OS's on Same SD Card

Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:42 pm

I really hope it is alright to post this question here. I was given my very first Raspberry as a Birthday gift recently and was wondering if it possible to have a dual OSes on the same SD card. I only ask because I have Raspian on 1 SD card and I recently found another 16g SD card for the price of an 8g so I had to pick it up because I had wanted to try doing openelec to try and do a media player of sorts and was wondering if it would be possible for there to be 2 OSs on the same card in case I see another OS I want to play with.

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Re: Dual OS's on Same SD Card

Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:45 pm

Yes, if you use NOOBS as the installer, you can select multiple OS for installation, and NOOBS will start with a bootmenu.

alternatively you can manually install multiple OS, and use an utility called berryboot for the boot menu.

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Re: Dual OS's on Same SD Card

Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:52 pm

Ok I don't know if Noobs has Openelec as an option but I will definitely Look into that berryboot. May I ask if anyone has any suggestions of other OS that are good to try out ( I don't know what I want to do with this Raspi so I can't tell you where Im headed with it). I do know I am going to try and control my light switch using a Relay board at some point in time.

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Re: Dual OS's on Same SD Card

Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:41 pm

I do know I am going to try and control my light switch using a Relay board at some point in time.
most people will use Raspbian, as its simply the default linux OS for the PI, but really any OS can be used to do this, having a good GPIO library helps though (and raspbian has it), but have a look at RiscOS too.

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Re: Dual OS's on Same SD Card

Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:03 pm

I've got a question the XMBC that people are refering to is RaspMBC the same as in will it use the remote app that you can put on your phone (For when I do connect to Wifi on my raspberry) along with playing movies straight from USB ?. I was pondering doing Openelec and Raspmbc.

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Re: Dual OS's on Same SD Card

Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:30 pm

Des804 wrote:I've got a question the XMBC that people are refering to is RaspMBC the same as in will it use the remote app that you can put on your phone (For when I do connect to Wifi on my raspberry) along with playing movies straight from USB ?. I was pondering doing Openelec and Raspmbc.
I use openelec. Raspbmc was based on raspbian and is a tiny bit slower than openelec, which was built from scratch.
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Re: Dual OS's on Same SD Card

Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:30 am

I only ask about the XMBC because I like the ability to control it using my Wifi Smartphone with an app. Can you do the same in Openelec ? This is also why I am wanting to put both onto the 16g Sd Card

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Re: Dual OS's on Same SD Card

Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:30 am

Des804 wrote:I only ask about the XMBC because I like the ability to control it using my Wifi Smartphone with an app. Can you do the same in Openelec ? This is also why I am wanting to put both onto the 16g Sd Card
You should be able to do the same in openelec.
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Re: Dual OS's on Same SD Card

Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:03 pm

Ok because the App you can was for xmbc I can always try and see.

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Re: Dual OS's on Same SD Card

Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:13 pm

Des804 wrote:Ok I don't know if Noobs has Openelec as an option
See the "What's Included" part of http://www.raspberrypi.org/documentatio ... n/noobs.md :)

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Re: Dual OS's on Same SD Card

Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:38 pm

I looked into it and it looks like Yatse will work on it.

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