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by procount
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Raspberry pi 4 load kernel from non boot partition
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Raspberry pi 4 load kernel from non boot partition

On second thoughts, PINN will just complicate things. With the standard boot loader, you have the option of autoboot.txt specifying the boot_partition to use for loading the kernel from, or the rootfs option of cmdline.txt. Or there's the UBoot option. Normally the kernel is located on the FAT boot ...
by procount
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Boot Menu
Replies: 10
Views: 193

Re: Boot Menu

Actually, yeah - all those use cases could be run on a single copy of Raspbian.
by procount
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Boot Menu
Replies: 10
Views: 193

Re: Boot Menu

You could certainly modify PINN to replace the bootmenu selection dialog with your own 4 images.
by procount
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Boot Menu
Replies: 10
Views: 193

Re: Boot Menu

PINN may not have quite the interface you are looking for, but it will allow you to install multiple OSes and switch between them. It also supports XBOX like gamepad controllers. It will also let you install multiple versions of the same OS, back them up, replace or restore them,
by procount
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Raspberry pi 4 load kernel from non boot partition
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Raspberry pi 4 load kernel from non boot partition

I use yocto so probably using NOOP or PINN is out of scope. What difference does the method you use to build your kernel (yocto) make? NOOBS or PINN just tell the firmware which partition to load your OS from. I thought that perhaps I can create something like recovery config and then switch the bo...
by procount
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: [How To] Auto detect hdmi while having dsi display connected
Replies: 38
Views: 33179

Re: [How To] Auto detect hdmi while having dsi display connected

@agupte - You have missed the point of this thread, which is: "detecting the HDMI whilst having a dsi [LCD] display attached". The DSi normally takes priority. These instructions allow you to change this priority so that the HDMI takes precedence.
by procount
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Detecting HyperPixel4 display ?
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: Detecting HyperPixel4 display ?

I was developing a kernel driver for hyperpixel4 and hyperpixel3 that output a message to dmesg when either was detected. This made detection dead easy for the likes of PINN, but it's still a bit buggy.
by procount
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Raspberry pi 4 load kernel from non boot partition
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Raspberry pi 4 load kernel from non boot partition

You can easily do it with noobs or pinn if you are prepared to have a partition layout as follows: Recovery Bootkernel1 Rootfs1 Bootkernel2 Rootfs2 You can probably do it without noobs/pinn but with minimal firmware and an autoboot.txt file on the recovery partition to select which to load. Pinn eve...
by procount
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 952
Views: 334191

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

I think probably the easiest way is to create a new wpa_supplicant.conf file without any networks in it and put it on the PINN partition, then boot PINN.

The default wpa_supplicant.conf file looks like this:

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ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev
ap_scan=1
update_config=1
by procount
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Detecting HyperPixel4 display ?
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: Detecting HyperPixel4 display ?

This is not a foolproof method, but assuming you will only have these 2 types of display attached, you can do it by detecting the presence of their touch controllers. If the RPF DSI LCD panel is fitted, then /sys/devices/platform/rpi_ft5406 will be present. The Hyperpixel4 uses the goodix touchscree...
by procount
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Make Pi4 not switch videomode during bootup?
Replies: 9
Views: 250

Re: Make Pi4 not switch videomode during bootup?

2) Then, as a test, I took a fresh SD card and put PINN (pinn-lite) on it, and installed Raspbian from there. That one works like what I consider the very old days (before the UI was re-designed a few years ago), where the bootup is very noisy - all the messages about this and that and so on until ...
by procount
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Noobs hangs at “ The install process will begin shortly”
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Noobs hangs at “ The install process will begin shortly”

If you want to recover from this situation, just pull the plug, reboot and try again. If you want to try and find out why it has stuck here, there may be some diagnostics you can perform as follows before pulling the plug. Press ctrl-alt-F2 to enter the recovery shell (login with root, password=rasp...
by procount
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 952
Views: 334191

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Hi Gide, You chose a nice case btw, (I have 3 of them!) Of course I am biased in my answer ;) but the choice is entirely yours. If you are new to the Pi world, then I suggest you try all options to make your own mind up. As you already have your preloaded NOOBS card, then I should start with that. T...
by procount
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 952
Views: 334191

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

So it was. fixed now.
by procount
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 952
Views: 334191

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

The webapp link is not dead.
http://pinn.mjh.nz

If you are just resizing (and not adding it deleting OSes) then you could do it with gparted.
by procount
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it possible automatically set the settings when burning the SDcard
Replies: 10
Views: 323

Re: Is it possible automatically set the settings when burning the SDcard

Have you looked at pibakery? That allows you to preconfigure Raspbian. PINN allows you to do a similar thing by setting up some customisations that are independent of the OS install image, and are "slip-streamed" on as the OS is installed using "flavours". Provided the next version of that OS is com...
by procount
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Another NAS guidance question
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Another NAS guidance question

I want to create a NAS using RPi for backup purposes, primarily for 3x Win10 laptops, some RPis (naturally) and maybe some data from android phones as well. I have 2x 6TB USB3 HDDs with the intention of one being a redundant copy of the other. Rather than using them in as a mirrored pair on the same...
by procount
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 952
Views: 334191

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Can Project spaces be removed without wiping the entire SD card? NOOBS (and hence PINN) was designed to allocate all of the available SD card space proportionally to the installed OSes. ProjectSpaces are a way to reserve some of that space so that OSes (that follow the standard boot/root partition ...
by procount
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Bare metal, Assembly language
Topic: Real-Time Thread in ThreadX on VideoCore
Replies: 8
Views: 4684

Re: Real-Time Thread in ThreadX on VideoCore

I've tested how well suited the out-of-the-box Raspbian is for real-time operations ... on the unpatched kernel The results are astonishingly good PS: I have to other possibilities: a) get the Linux kernel real-time and do the hardware interactions If the unpatched kernel is nearly good enough (I a...
by procount
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 952
Views: 334191

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Try adding `disablesafemode` to recovery.cmdline if you are using attached hardware.
https://github.com/procount/pinn/blob/m ... ne-options
by procount
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 952
Views: 334191

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Alpine 3.8.2 is already included in PINN (by Matt)
by procount
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 952
Views: 334191

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Manjaro is already in progress.
Lat time I looked, OpenSuse used U-boot, which is sometimes difficult to remove.
by procount
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 952
Views: 334191

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Well, they are under "testing" for a reason. It sounds like those are issues with the underlying OS so they are the responsibility of the respective maintainers, or maybe they just need the latest firmware/kernel. :shrug: If newer versions are available I will try to pick them up next time I review ...
by procount
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 952
Views: 334191

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Hello, how do we add ourselves a bootable operating systems on Pinn ? Adding a function for that would be great (by manually adding an image or download URL) !!! https://github.com/procount/pinn/blob/master/README_PINN.md#how-to-create-a-custom-os-version https://github.com/procount/pinn/wiki/How-t...
by procount
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Français
Topic: Réinstallation de NOOBS
Replies: 13
Views: 266

Re: Réinstallation de NOOBS

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