crazyskeggy
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How to update / upgrade NOOBS?

Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:01 pm

I'm using NOOBS and am updating to 1.2 RC for better compatibility with my HDMI display. As there is currently no documentation on this, can someone direct me on what to do to do this?
Running a Model B (256MB RAM) with Raspbian (in NOOBS 1.3) and a Model B (512MB RAM) with OpenELEC + CEC (No NOOBS, as it breaks CEC)

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Re: How to update / upgrade NOOBS?

Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:18 am

To be clear: are you having trouble flashing the new OS to the SD card, or are you trying to update it without reflashing?
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Re: How to update / upgrade NOOBS?

Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:44 am

I am updating NOOBS, not the OS. I also want to keep the OS I currently have installed (Rasbpian)
Running a Model B (256MB RAM) with Raspbian (in NOOBS 1.3) and a Model B (512MB RAM) with OpenELEC + CEC (No NOOBS, as it breaks CEC)

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Re: How to update / upgrade NOOBS?

Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:19 am

crazyskeggy wrote:I am updating NOOBS, not the OS. I also want to keep the OS I currently have installed (Rasbpian)

I'm no expert, but I think that's probably not possible.

You could try contacting the developers here - https://github.com/raspberrypi/noobs/issues and ask for an upgrade path.

But I'm not sure what you think you might gain by updating NOOBS once you have got a stable OS installed - after that it stands to one side unless you need to re-install or change OS.
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Re: How to update / upgrade NOOBS?

Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:46 pm

@DeeJay is correct, NOOBS is not intended to be updated after initial installation.

If you wanted to save your existing OS image to use with a new NOOBS deployment, you would need to make sure that it works with the new partition scheme.

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Re: How to update / upgrade NOOBS?

Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:32 pm

The reason I am updating is because 1.1 didn't work, and I had to take the version from the git repo's /output/ directory, and also it has recently just frozen on the "press shift for recovery" screen, then doesn't do anything. I would prefer a more stable system. If i need to, I am able remove all partitions and reformat, but if I can update whilst keeping my OS installed then I'd be happy.
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Re: How to update / upgrade NOOBS?

Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:40 pm

There perhaps should be 2 extra options in NOOBS.

1) Remove NOOBS to make extra space.
2) Pack my image back into NOOBS as a delta filesystem of one of the initial OS images. (minus other mounts).

Forgetting about NOOBS after you've got a stable system, misses some of the option and flexibility of having such a thing. NOOBS should not just be for noobs.
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Re: How to update / upgrade NOOBS?

Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:47 pm

Here the instructions to update NOOBS to last version:
https://thepihut.com/blogs/raspberry-pi ... berry-pi-2
at the end of the article, after Raspbian update, show how to update NOOBS, it work, tested.

Take a look at PINN too:
viewtopic.php?f=63&t=142574

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Re: How to update / upgrade NOOBS?

Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:32 pm

That's a very old post you resurrected! :D

PINN will now self-update.
PINN - NOOBS with the extras... https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=142574

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