Andrew Scheller lurch released this 3 days ago
NOOBS now only includes Raspbian by default, other distros can be network-installed. This makes NOOBS usable on 4GB cards again (fixes #176 )
Updated firmware so autoboot.txt works again (fixes #195 )
Silentinstall no longer crashes with Ethernet connected (fixes #120 )
Online help now goes to http://www.raspberrypi.org/help/ instead of the forums
No duplicate icons in OS-list if different versions of an OS are present on the SD card and the Internet (enhanced version of fix for #106 )
Don't display "install source" icon (i.e. SD or network) next to an OS if that source is currently unavailable (see #143 for an explanation)
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apt-get update apt-get upgrade apt-get dist-upgrade apt-get install raspberrypi-ui-mods
You can update the system and packages with
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
This will update your kernel and all the packages you have installed. For example if your image had Sonic Pi v1 installed, the package will be updated to v2.
For packages which are *new* to the image, like Minecraft and the browser, you’ll have to explicitly install them, e.g.
sudo apt-get install minecraft-pi
sudo apt-get install epiphany-browser
Alternatively you can re-image your card, or if it’s a NOOBS card, hold shift down on boot to get the NOOBS screen, select the option to install Raspbian over the network and it will replace your existing installation with an updated clean one. Note your files and customisations will not be kept so you’d have to back them up first.
Yes you need to have an internet connection via ethernet and when Noobs booted for the first time you can add additional Operating Systems for install..pcote_pi wrote:Allo,
Could you be more specific on how install another OS such that it is added to the start up boot menu. Some mention that you need a network connection. Does that mean that the PI needs to be connected to the net via a cable and the boot menu will provide the tools to add OSs for multi-boot?
I have tried many searches without success.
Thanks for that.Post by DougieLawson » Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:58 pm
To download an image you need 900MB for the zip file and 3GB for the expanded version. You won't have that amount of space free on a RPi booted from an 8GB NOBS card.
You can use a USB SDCard reader to copy a running system as long as the target SDCard is at least as big as the running card.
Open a root terminal with sudo -i
dd if=/dev/mmcblk0 of=/dev/sda bs=30M &
it'll take a long time (couple of hours).
So do the downloads on Windows.
1GB isn't big enough for NOOBS. Minimum size is 4GB.Dragon Pi wrote:No it only is one gig in size.....
Its one I had hanging about "spare".
I have some new ones on order, they will get amazoned here soon I hope.
Thanks for your reply. When I reboot, the loading information scrolls by so quickly that I can't see any reference to NOOBS (or anything else). However, if I go to the recovery screen (invoked during startup by holding down the Shift key), the version of NOOBS is shown at the top of the menu.DougieLawson wrote:When it boots there is some version info (NOOBS is v1.3.10 even with Raspbian v1.3.11) displayed on the screen.
Just to note, I re-loaded that whole file after a temp file and junk clean, and tried again.Dragon Pi wrote:Ahh.. New problem....
I am using Windows, I have downloaded the latest release zip file, and try to extract it.
It gets about a third of the way and "stalls".
I then get "Not responding"
Ok, so this old windows rig is dual AMD processor 4400 with 3gb ram, but I know it can unzip files quite easily.
I have deleted and re-downloaded the file, same problem....
Anyone know anything?...
I am going to try a CCleaner to remove temp files and crud to see if that helps .
If you want to check the NOOBS version without booting/installing AIUI that info. is within the "BUILD-DATA" (text) file which should be seen by a Windows box, as shown for a pre-installed NOOBS card here:MacsandaPi wrote:An excerpt from Clive Beale's recent Blog post (http://www.raspberrypi.org/merry-christ ... -a-new-pi/) says, "The most important thing is to make sure that you have the latest version of our New Out Of Box Software (NOOBS). You can check this by starting your Raspberry Pi – here’s Carrie Anne to tell you more." But the link to Carrie Anne doesn't explain how you can check the NOOBS version...so, how do you check the version of NOOBS by starting the Pi?
Thank you! The NOOBS version is indeed shown in that file. However, I note that the version identified in the file is different from the one on the Raspberry Pi Downloads page. The NOOBS version on that page is 1.3.11. I downloaded from that source, but the BUILD-DATA file shows it as 1.3.10. The downloaded BUILD-DATA file also says "Updated on 2014-12-24 with a newer version Raspbian."FTrevorGowen wrote:If you want to check the NOOBS version without booting/installing AIUI that info. is within the "BUILD-DATA" (text) file which should be seen by a Windows box, as shown for a pre-installed NOOBS card here:MacsandaPi wrote:An excerpt from Clive Beale's recent Blog post (http://www.raspberrypi.org/merry-christ ... -a-new-pi/) says, "The most important thing is to make sure that you have the latest version of our New Out Of Box Software (NOOBS). You can check this by starting your Raspberry Pi – here’s Carrie Anne to tell you more." But the link to Carrie Anne doesn't explain how you can check the NOOBS version...so, how do you check the version of NOOBS by starting the Pi?
http://www.cpmspectrepi.webspace.virgin ... he_Card.3F
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PRETTY_NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux 7 (wheezy)" NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux" VERSION_ID="7" VERSION="7 (wheezy)" ID=raspbian ID_LIKE=debian ANSI_COLOR="1;31" HOME_URL="http://www.raspbian.org/" SUPPORT_URL="http://www.raspbian.org/RaspbianForums" BUG_REPORT_URL="http://www.raspbian.org/RaspbianBugs"