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by procount
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How will I Know [Are the directories created on my HDD and all files being put onto it]
Replies: 21
Views: 510

Re: How will I Know [Are the directories created on my HDD and all files being put onto it,]

Yes, I realise it is only a band aid and doesn't fix the root cause of your problem. But may be that is related to someone else's post of using a 3TB drive and Dougie's comment that GPT is required but not supported in any OS. Maybe try repartitioning/formatting your external drive and creating a fi...
by procount
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How will I Know [Are the directories created on my HDD and all files being put onto it]
Replies: 21
Views: 510

Re: How will I Know [Are the directories created on my HDD and all files being put onto it,]

If your problem is the SD card filling up and not allowing you to start Raspbian, then you can use NOOBS to do some maintenance work without having to start from scratch. In NOOBS, press shift to interrupt booting to Raspbian and go to the recovery menu. Press ctrl-alt-f2 and login to the recovery s...
by procount
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 1st time set up (with Noobs?)stops at log in command line not graphical interface
Replies: 11
Views: 182

Re: 1st time set up (with Noobs?)stops at log in command line not graphical interface

I'm not sure anything went wrong - it sounds like it is working fine. It's just that you're not quite sure what you've got. Subtle differences in the startup sequence can help identify what you have. 1. The first thing you should see is the rainbow square. This shows you the Pi is alive. 2. If you h...
by procount
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: NOOBS & PINN detecting USB3 HDD but says there's not enough space?
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: NOOBS & PINN detecting USB3 HDD but says there's not enough space?

I think the problem is that both NOOBS & PINN require a disk to be partitioned using an MBR (Master Boot Record).
The maximum size of an MBR based disk is 2TB.
To go any larger requires a GPT (GUID Partition Table) based HDD, which NOOBS/PINN do not support.
by procount
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 854
Views: 277401

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

PINN FULL has not been updated yet for offline installation, but any version of PINN will always use the latest version of Raspbian if connected to the internet
by procount
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 854
Views: 277401

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

@BRCX7 - glad it worked for you. JFYI (and anyone else): Another option would have been to install an older version of Arch instead of the ProjectSpace (You may have to add the 'showall' option in order for it to show up as installable, especially on a Pi4), and then manually replace the files with ...
by procount
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 854
Views: 277401

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

I have a project space entry which I wish to convert to arch linux, I have extracted all boot and root files from the compress image from arch wiki guide, now how would I make it visible in PINN os selector, See my post above about manually converting a ProjectSpace entry in installed_os.json to a ...
by procount
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 854
Views: 277401

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

I've now used PINN Lite to install only Raspbian Lite (on a zero wireless) and compiled Ultibo and it's Hello World program (see wiki page above for details). I now hope to change PINN to boot a second OS (not really an OS but the Ultibo Hello World program) on the same SD card. Can anyone help me?...
by procount
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: Minimal menu-focused GUI toolkit suggestions?
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: Minimal menu-focused GUI toolkit suggestions?

uGui is a really small graphics library (in C) that supports such small displays with a framebuffer.
https://github.com/achimdoebler/UGUI
Last timeI looked it didn't support menus directly, but they should be pretty easy to implement using the graphic primitives it provides.
by procount
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Can I get a joystick to work on my pi without Retropi?
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: Can I get a joystick to work on my pi without Retropi?

Joysticks can have analog or digital inputs. From the photos this arcade stick looks like it is purely digital using micro-switches. There is a standard kernel joystick interface that covers these things. See https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/input/input_uapi.html especially sections 4,6 & 7. A...
by procount
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: VNC Viewer on school network
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: VNC Viewer on school network

Which VNC Viewer program are you using on your PC? Some viewers will not connect to the RealVNC server on the Pi by default (e.g. tightVNC, but it may work by changing some settings). Best to try the free RealVNC Viewer to connect to the RealVNC Server on the Pi. It should work directly without requ...
by procount
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 854
Views: 277401

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

The maintainers are in the process of rebuilding Lakka for NOOBS. When it is ready it will automatically be available through PINN.
by procount
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 854
Views: 277401

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

No Idea, but glad you resolved it.
by procount
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Switch two kernel image in raspberry pi using UBoot
Replies: 11
Views: 324

Re: Switch two kernel image in raspberry pi using UBoot

I don't see any point running UBoot with PINN. I try to remove uboot from any OS that I convert for PINN as it just complicates the installation (especially with partition references in boot scripts in compressed files :roll: ) Or are you thinking of installing multiple OSes that each have redundant...
by procount
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 854
Views: 277401

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

OK. So you said PINN does not show up on "reboot". Do you mean when rebooting FROM an OS that is already in fkms mode? Or do you mean it happens even if you start PINN from a power off condition? One more point to check - PINN only displays on HDMI0, so make sure your HDMI monitor is connected to th...
by procount
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 854
Views: 277401

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

Yes, PINN uses the framebuffer and is not aware of kms/fkms. You are free to enable such configuration to any OS that PINN installs, but adding it to PINN itself is unnecessary, unsupported and likely to cause issues as you have reported. Remember that PINN is like a totally independent OS to the ot...
by procount
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Android
Topic: Android on Pi
Replies: 23
Views: 1799

Re: Android on Pi

By "package" I mean a program, an application, or a piece of software that you are wanting to use. In this case, it is becoming clearer that you have a specific piece of software that you want to use with your iptv box, which is the apk file that came with your iptv box that is only suitable for And...
by procount
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Switch two kernel image in raspberry pi using UBoot
Replies: 11
Views: 324

Re: Switch two kernel image in raspberry pi using UBoot

I'm just wondering why you are singling out the kernel for fallback reasons? Do you think this is more vulnerable than any other part of the software, like the root file system? Or are you experimenting by installing different custom kernels that may fail? Do you need an "on-system" recovery system ...
by procount
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Switch two kernel image in raspberry pi using UBoot
Replies: 11
Views: 324

Re: Switch two kernel image in raspberry pi using UBoot

Assuming your are talking about running this on a RPi (and not an x86 PC running Debian with a Raspberry Pi Desktop), then I guess you could get NOOBS or PINN to do it with a manually configured SD card. You could install Raspbian with NOOBS / PINN along with a Data Partition (If using PINN, you can...
by procount
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Android
Topic: Android on Pi
Replies: 23
Views: 1799

Re: Android on Pi

Hello... I'm a newbie with Linux and I'm curious can Android be installed as an operating system on the Pi 4B ? Not as far as I know yet. There are some Android versions for the Pi3 available (e.g. LineageOS) but they are not officially supported and you have to wait and rely on third party support...
by procount
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: NOOBS does not disply
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: NOOBS does not disply

A couple of suggestions:
1. Use pishrink to shrink (a copy of) your old image so it fits on your new sd card.
2. Loop mount your image on another Linux machine (could even be your RPi with Raspbian and a different HDMI monitor) and extract your old noobs files from it.
by procount
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 854
Views: 277401

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

Is that still a reasonable reflection of the current reality? Yes. please remind me about the $RESTORE variable? The $RESTORE variable is set when a backed-up OS is being reinstalled or restored over an existing installation. In this case, some one-time operations in partition_setup.sh that are onl...

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