spatieman
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to silly question. how to check what noobs version i have

Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:45 am

topic says it all.
how do i check my version of noobs i have installed,
(i am so ashame to ask)

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B.Goode
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Re: to silly question. how to check what noobs version i hav

Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:11 am

NOOBS is simply an Installer. It displays its own version number at the top of the NOOBS Recovery Console. This is displayed when NOOBS is first booted, or in response to using the option to press Shift during subsequent boots.

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Re: to silly question. how to check what noobs version i hav

Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:13 am

Why do you need to?

The version is "version of NOOBS" not the version of the installed OS.

The installed OS is "Raspbian Wheezy v7" as reported by cat /etc/os-release

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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"
The kernel & firmware versions are reported by uname -r (or uname -a) and vcgencmd version commands.
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Re: to silly question. how to check what noobs version i hav

Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:15 am

1. If you have downloaded the zip file from website, the version is in the zip file name e.g. NOOBS_v1.3.11.zip
2. If you have an SD card with noobs already on it, then
a) pop it into your PC SD card reader and read the BUILD-DATA file
b) boot it on your RPi and hold the shift key down as it boots to enter the recovery program. The version is shown in the title of the main window.
c) If you are already booted into Raspbian, mount the /dev/mmcblk0p1 recovery partition and view the BUILD-DATA file there.
i.e.

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sudo mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 /mnt
cat /mnt/BUILD-DATA
sudo umount /mnt       
Note: The version of NOOBS can refer to the version of the recovery program on the NOOBS disk, or to the complete NOOBS distribution, which includes the recovery program PLUS any OS distributions (currently only Raspbian). Currently the recovery program is version v1.3.10, but the distribution is v1.3.11 because a more recent version of Raspbian was included on Christmas Eve. NOOBS is a convenient OS installer, recovery program and multi-boot loader. The version of NOOBS says little about the version of Raspbian or other OS you may have installed.
PINN - NOOBS with the extras... https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=142574

spatieman
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Re: to silly question. how to check what noobs version i hav

Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:22 pm

thnxs, that is what i needed, well, it seems, i am up 2 date xD

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