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NOOBS: Only showing Raspbien

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:26 pm
by Pfredd
When I boot up NOOBS in my Raspberry Pi 3 B+, the only OS options I am seeing are Rqspbien and Raspbien Lite.

I am under the impression that I should have several other options.

I have a wired ethernet connection, so network connectivity shouldnt be the problem.

What am I doing wrong?

Re: NOOBS: Only showing Raspbien

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:03 pm
by B.Goode
You are probably not doing anything wrong. It is your expectations that are incorrect.

From: https://github.com/raspberrypi/noobs/bl ... /README.md

OS Network Download
Both versions of NOOBS allow additional Operating Systems to be downloaded from our remote repository. To do this, the Raspberry Pi must be connected to a wired network, or it can connect over Wifi using the Raspberry Pi USB wifi dongle or the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B built-in wifi.

Once connected, the Pi will only show a list of Operating Systems that are appropriate to your Pi Model. If you want to see ALL available OSes, edit the recovery.cmdline file in the root NOOBS directory and append showall to the arguments list.
At the time of writing the only Operating Systems available via NOOBS for the relatively new RPi3B+ are the 2 variants of Raspbian. What you are seeing is correct.

Re: NOOBS: Only showing Raspbien

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:15 pm
by KLL
+ check your network if there is a raspberrypi device
( mobile app FING )

+ anyhow install "Raspbian Stretch with desktop"
and check network from "inside" terminal CLI
ifconfig
desktop test browser..

it does not matter what you want use the RPI for later,
you need a updated RASPBIAN system SD card (8GB) ( MASTER ) anyhow.

+ try a other ethernet cable
and check if it is "clicked in" ( what is the english word for this? )
and also if the 2 ethernet LEDs are blinking

+ try from NOOBS a WIFI login
( or the wpa_supplicant.conf file trick )

Re: NOOBS: Only showing Raspbien

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:22 pm
by fruitoftheloom
Pfredd wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:26 pm
When I boot up NOOBS in my Raspberry Pi 3 B+, the only OS options I am seeing are Rqspbien and Raspbien Lite.

I am under the impression that I should have several other options.

I have a wired ethernet connection, so network connectivity shouldnt be the problem.

What am I doing wrong?

NoobS will only show Operating Systems compatible with your RPi 3B+, many have not been updated.

Maybe try PiNN which has more features than NoobS:

viewtopic.php?f=63&t=142574

Re: NOOBS: Only showing Raspbien

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:32 pm
by Pfredd
fruitoftheloom wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:22 pm
NoobS will only show Operating Systems compatible with your RPi 3B+, many have not been updated.
Is there a list somewhere of what OSes are supported on my hardware?

Re: NOOBS: Only showing Raspbien

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:11 pm
by W. H. Heydt
Pfredd wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:32 pm
fruitoftheloom wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:22 pm
NoobS will only show Operating Systems compatible with your RPi 3B+, many have not been updated.
Is there a list somewhere of what OSes are supported on my hardware?
At the moment, that list is Raspbian and Raspbian Lite. That's kind of the point. As other distros are brought up to date for the Pi3B+, they will start showing up, but it takes time.

Re: NOOBS: Only showing Raspbien

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:21 pm
by procount
Well, even PINN is a bit limited in OSes for the Pi3B+ at the moment. ;)
We are waiting for the maintainers of various distros to catch up with the changes necessary to support the new 3B+ hardware, so we just need a bit of patience.

In addition to Raspbian, Xbian, Arch and LibreElec are now compatible.
I see there is also a beta version of Retropie available now, but I haven't included it yet.

(PINN will currently show a few other OSes as being available for the Pi3B+ whereas in reality, they are still only available for the Pi3. Hopefully this will be corrected soon)

If you become aware of an OS that is now compatible with the 3B+, please do let me know so I can update PINN accordingly.