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by procount
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Clone 16 GB SD Card to 8 GB
Replies: 16
Views: 741

Re: Clone 16 GB SD Card to 8 GB

is there a installation protocol for PINN to non-GUI Stretch? No not really, because PINN (like noobs) is an OS installer and is used to install Raspbian, not the other way round. So you would need to install PINN to the SD card first, then use PINN to install your other OSes, but thereafter you ca...
by procount
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Ye Old unknown-block(179,2)
Replies: 16
Views: 409

Re: Ye Old unknown-block(179,2)

Note that Etcher performs a low-level bit-copy (like dd) which effectively formats and writes the data file content to the SD card at the same time.
This makes step 1 (formatting the SD card) totally redundant and unnecessary.
by procount
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 852
Views: 273728

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

@g55
TL;DR

"You need to boot with sdhci.debug_quirks2=4 in cmdline.txt of each OS for it to work, but it will sacrifice SD speed (I don't know how much)."
by procount
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Gentoo
Topic: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)
Replies: 288
Views: 71692

Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

It already exists and it's called PINN. Sakaki already maintains a repository to host such compressed versions for gentoo64 for installation using PINN. It's quite easy to download the compressed files and put them on an SD card with PINN so that they can be installed directly without internet or US...
by procount
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 852
Views: 273728

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

This is due to the new sd card interface.
See https://github.com/raspberrypi/noobs/issues/551 for full details and a workaround.
by procount
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can't install Noobs from an 8gb SD?
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: Can't install Noobs from an 8gb SD?

If you need noobs, use noobs-lite as it doesn't contain 2gb of compressed installation files. But you'd still need a bigger SD card to install multiple OSes.
by procount
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Noobs Installation not work
Replies: 12
Views: 382

Re: Noobs Installation not work

Whether you use NOOBS or PINN, the SD card must be formatted correctly first. If you struggle to do this, there is an Etcher image of PINN that you can flash using balena etcher just like most other images. This will avoid any formatting difficulties.
by procount
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Noobs Installation not work
Replies: 12
Views: 382

Re: Noobs Installation not work

For further info on this issue see https://github.com/raspberrypi/noobs/issues/498
by procount
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Noobs Installation not work
Replies: 12
Views: 382

Re: Noobs Installation not work

You formatted your SD card incorrectly as one single drive.
You need to make sure it is formatted with an MBR so that it can have multiple partitions.
by procount
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 852
Views: 273728

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

PINN pulls in LibreELEC from NOOBS, so it always references the latest version. If you want to install an older version you can download it to usb and install from there. But to avoid the network version over riding the older local version, there is an option to disable network OSes that you should ...
by procount
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 852
Views: 273728

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

A projectSpace creates 2 empty partitions: a 100MB FAT32 boot partition and an ext4 rootfs partition, the size of which depends on how many OSes you install and the size of your SD card as all free space is shared equally between the OSes. So it is suitable for reserving space for many standard 2 pa...
by procount
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry with NOOBS always boots to installation screen
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: Raspberry with NOOBS always boots to installation screen

Code: Select all

mkdir -p /tmp/noobs
sudo mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 /tmp/noobs
cd /tmp/noobs
nano autoboot.txt
by procount
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry with NOOBS always boots to installation screen
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: Raspberry with NOOBS always boots to installation screen

If you install NOOBS, then the expected behaviour is for it display a splash screen at startup asking you to "press shift for recovery." If you have only installed one additional OS (e.g. Raspbian), then after a short delay it should boot straight into Raspbian. If you have installed multiple OSes, ...
by procount
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Newbie question! Noobs or etcher?
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Newbie question! Noobs or etcher?

NOOBS has disadvantages such as - difficulty in updating (especially when a new Pi is released) - SD cards sold in kits that contain NOOBS is usually outdated and doesn't work with the Pi it's sold with, leading to a lot of angry first time customers. - wasted storage space (it stores a copy of the...
by procount
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PINN - How to create multiple partitions on USB Drive?
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: PINN - How to create multiple partitions on USB Drive?

+1. Thanks Fotl.
PINN manages all the partitioning for you. No need to partition the HDD yourself first. In fact, any existing partitioning will be removed.
by procount
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 852
Views: 273728

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

XueHai8 wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:33 am
I can't get PINN to connect to my Wifi network.
Which model of RPi are you using?
Are you using the internal wifi or an additional wifi dongle? (If using dongle, which one?)
by procount
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 852
Views: 273728

Re: "Lakka" can be booted from USB! Please remove it from the "blacklist"

MisterFloppy wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:00 pm
Could you please remove "Lakka" from the "blacklist" in this situation so that it can be downloaded and installed via "Pinn lite?", too? Thank you in advance!
Thanks for the notification. I will verify this and adjust as necessary. (May take a week before I can do this unfortunately).
by procount
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 852
Views: 273728

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

See https://github.com/procount/pinn/issues/310 for details.
I will address this issue soon.
by procount
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 852
Views: 273728

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

For Pi4 compatibility I recommend using "Pi 4 Model B Rev" in supported_models of is.json ,/ os_list.json, just in case other variants are produced that are not compatible. If it is compatible with ALL Pi3 models, you can just add "Pi 3", but if it is only for the 3b, use "Pi 3 Model B Rev". You cou...
by procount
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Clone 16 GB SD Card to 8 GB
Replies: 16
Views: 741

Re: Clone 16 GB SD Card to 8 GB

it would be wishful if there was such a utility which runs also on non-GUI Raspbians (Jessie, Stretch, e.g. also for retro-Pie and Noobs) to copy SDs with all partitions to smaller ones, on the Pi itself, from a terminal window. PINN (a variation of NOOBS) already contains a "clone" of the SDcard c...
by procount
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Wasted space?
Replies: 8
Views: 398

Re: Wasted space?

Noobs is a bit off topic for the original post, but as it has been mentioned.... If you want an easy recovery option and/or multiple OSes and are concerned about the wasted space, don't forget there is always noobs-lite that allows install of OSes from the internet or USB stick and then only takes u...
by procount
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Arch
Topic: Arch Linux ARM on Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 36
Views: 14316

Re: Arch Linux ARM on Raspberry Pi 4

Will PINN install it? I'm not in a position to test it or produce a new install for this at the moment. But my quick look suggests it's an updated rpi2 version so maybe it would work. Maybe give it a go and report back? Just set the 'showall' cmdline option first to make it visible on a rpi4. If it...
by procount
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cannot find the drive with the NOOBS file
Replies: 13
Views: 12723

Re: Cannot find the drive with the NOOBS file

This is quite an old thread. The cause of this issue was subsequently documented as an issue on NOOBS github: https://github.com/raspberrypi/noobs/issues/498 tl;dr - Make sure your SD card has an MBR and you copy the noobs/pinn files to partition#1. Alternatively, if you use PINN, I created an image...
by procount
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Script files disappear from Home Directory
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Script files disappear from Home Directory

Code: Select all

sync
before you

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reboot
If that doesn't work, check your SD card with h2testw
by procount
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 8g SD Card not enough space for NOOBS install
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: 8g SD Card not enough space for NOOBS install

Hmm. My minimum required statement might be a bit out of date, so I edited it to 16GB.
(I normally use 16/32GB cards these days)

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