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by procount
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: How can the memory size on Pi4B be reduced ?
Replies: 7
Views: 786

Re: How can the memory size on Pi4B be reduced ?

NOOBS/PINN use recovery.elf, which is a copy of start_cd.elf. This file restricts the base memory to 256MB. I assume it's use in NOOBS is to ensure it works properly on all model variants (?). So yes, it can be done via the start.elf file, but that's closed source and probably not an option for norm...
by procount
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PINN Installs Exton's Raspex (Ubunutu 18.04+LXDE) for Pi4
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: PINN Installs Exton's Raspex (Ubunutu 18.04+LXDE) for Pi4

The kernel is 32-bit.
It is essentially the same as the original Raspex with new firmware and kernel.
by procount
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PINN Installs Exton's Raspex (Ubunutu 18.04+LXDE) for Pi4
Replies: 2
Views: 290

PINN Installs Exton's Raspex (Ubunutu 18.04+LXDE) for Pi4

Following the launch of the Pi4, we will have few operating systems for it until the OS maintainers can release new versions. So for the sake of variety, I have updated Exton's Raspex OS to create a version for the PI4. Raspex4 (as I have distnguished it) is based on Ubuntu 18.04 + the LXDE desktop....
by procount
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: NOOBS 3.1.1 & fake-hwclock needed?
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: NOOBS 3.1.1 & fake-hwclock needed?

AFAIK
by procount
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: NOOBS 3.1.1 & fake-hwclock needed?
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: NOOBS 3.1.1 & fake-hwclock needed?

No. It's already installed through systemd.
Type `systemctl` and you get a list of services including...

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fake-hwclock.service   loaded    active exited    Restore / save the current clock
by procount
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: NOOBS 3.1.1 & fake-hwclock needed?
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: NOOBS 3.1.1 & fake-hwclock needed?

You cannot install anything in NOOBS. It is read-only.
If you connect it to the internet, it will get the current time from the RPF server in order to access https URLs.
Other than that it does not know or need to know the time.
by procount
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Dual boot SDMI cards
Replies: 8
Views: 696

Re: Dual boot SDMI cards

@sorensenbrad - please see my sig for the main thread about PINN on this forum. It is a fork of NOOBS with enhanced functionality, including backup and restore, project spaces, password recovery, file system checking, OS customisation, recovery shell and much more. Yes it is also a boot manager and ...
by procount
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 852
Views: 274252

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

The full version of PINN has now been updated with the latest Raspbian_Full Buster image.
by procount
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Gentoo
Topic: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)
Replies: 288
Views: 72144

Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPI3B+)

Lol! It's never ending is it?
Looking forward to your 64-bit kernel for Buster/Pi4. :D
Great work as always.
by procount
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 852
Views: 274252

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

PINN has been updated to v3.3 Now supports the new Pi4! V3.3 Pi4 support - Added support for the new RPi4. Includes Raspbian Buster in full version. V3.2.4c Hyperpixel - Fixed hyperpixel 4 overlay file (for legacy models) V3.2.4b Wifi Drivers - Re-added Realtek rtl8188eu and rtl8192cu modular wifi ...
by procount
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Installing VNC for NOOBS
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Re: Installing VNC for NOOBS

@MoistFactorSupremo What you say you want to do is perfectly possible, but I wonder if that is really what you want to do? Many newcomers often get confused between NOOBS - which is an OS-installer, and Raspbian - which is the main OS that is used on the RPi. Also you refer to instructions for PINN,...
by procount
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 852
Views: 274252

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

I'll try to find some time to test it again. It worked fine when I posted it. Initial startup is rather long as I recall.
by procount
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 852
Views: 274252

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

That version of Lineage is rather old now (2017) and unfortunately it is no longer being supported by the developer. I had started to prepare the most recent version for inclusion in PINN, but I'm afraid other events over took me. If you want to try it out, replace the contents of your /os/lineage f...
by procount
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Temporary Router
Replies: 7
Views: 479

Re: Temporary Router

Lede / Openwrt can also be installed on a RPi to turn it into a router. It's available for many devices. (also installable via PINN ;) )
by procount
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 852
Views: 274252

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

PINN has been updated to v3.2.4a [/color] V3.2.4a Build - Modified to build on Ubuntu 18.10 'cosmic' Progress - Experimental modification to measure installation progress more accurately Wifi dialog - Removed focus change for better use by keyboard Zipfles - Use bsdtar to unzip inline for checksums...
by procount
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Deutsch
Topic: NOOBS: Nachträglich OS dazu installieren
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Re: NOOBS: Nachträglich OS dazu installieren

NOOBS allocates all of the available SD card space to the initial operating systems you install. So there is no space left to install more operating systems afterwards. To do that you have to delete what is there and start again. You could try PINN which is a fork of NOOBS that includes many more us...
by procount
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 852
Views: 274252

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

The firmware is a bit of a black box, known only to the RPF. It is preferred to use the latest firmware wherever possible, as the RPF strive to make it compatible with all models of RPi and with the latest version of Raspbian. I provide the facility of downgrading PINN's firmware to support older OS...
by procount
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Downloading Noobs or Raspbian.
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Downloading Noobs or Raspbian.

As B.Goode says, the RPF servers are pretty reliable, so it may just be a temporary problem. As an alternative you can try my PINN alternative to NOOBS (see my sig. for details and download from https://sourceforge.net/projects/pinn/files/pinn-lite.zip/download). You could always replace it with NOO...
by procount
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: A B+ that always boots into recovery mode!
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: A B+ that always boots into recovery mode!

Try adding `disablesafemode` to recovery cmdline.
by procount
Thu May 23, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: C/C++
Topic: Memory barriers for GPIO access
Replies: 12
Views: 1591

Re: Memory barriers for GPIO access

Have a read of this thread -->https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=72&t=234420&p=1447526&hilit=memory+barriers#p1447526 Just pure speculation on my behalf, but my take on it is that unless you are writing baremetal code, or kernel drivers, you can safely ignore it, as normal user code/...
by procount
Tue May 21, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 852
Views: 274252

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

That's good to hear.
by procount
Tue May 21, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 852
Views: 274252

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

PINN has been updated to v3.2.3

V3.2.3
  • Customisations - Fix bug introduced by backup preventing customisations.
This is a quick Hotfix release to fix the application of customisations.
by procount
Sat May 18, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 852
Views: 274252

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

Yes it is normal to take 3-4 mins calculating the checksum.
Progress display will be improved soon.
by procount
Sat May 18, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Auto login in captive networks
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: Auto login in captive networks

See if this thread is of any use, although it is quite old now and will probably need adapting
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 36&t=98782

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