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by procount
Tue May 07, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Booting to Noobs
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Booting to Noobs

Yeah, that would be a bad thing to do. ;) There was a post on here recently asking for help on "Can't Remove SETTINGS File from Desktop" That icon appeared in the latest Raspbian because it now mounts all external drives as desktop icons by default, including the NOOBS SETTINGS partition. There is a...
by procount
Sun May 05, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: setting up a lamp is now a nightmare
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: setting up a lamp is now a nightmare

The latest LAMP version behaviour has changed with respect to the root user. Did you try my tutorial which I've just rewritten for the latest Stretch and incorporated some comments/fixes from fbe? https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=218354#p1460237 (also see earlier posts on that...
by procount
Fri May 03, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Can Recovery Mode use a USB WiFi dongle?
Replies: 12
Views: 437

Re: Can Recovery Mode use a USB WiFi dongle?

It will work with PINN which is just a better compatible version of noobs. Give it a try.
by procount
Fri May 03, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Can Recovery Mode use a USB WiFi dongle?
Replies: 12
Views: 437

Re: Can Recovery Mode use a USB WiFi dongle?

What was the output of lsusb for your dongle?
by procount
Fri May 03, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Can Recovery Mode use a USB WiFi dongle?
Replies: 12
Views: 437

Re: Can Recovery Mode use a USB WiFi dongle?

You can identify which wifi dongle you have by using

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lsusb
Best to do this in Raspbian.
by procount
Fri May 03, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Can Recovery Mode use a USB WiFi dongle?
Replies: 12
Views: 437

Re: Can Recovery Mode use a USB WiFi dongle?

If by "recovery mode" you mean the use of NOOBS, then NOOBS should work with broadcom dongles which will cover all built in wifis and should also cover any official dongle, but no others. If your particular wifi dongle does not work with NOOBS, you could try PINN which has a wider choice of wifi don...
by procount
Fri May 03, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: Creating a Raspberry Pi program in Qt Creator
Replies: 25
Views: 2131

Re: Creating a Raspberry Pi program in Qt Creator

Sudo apt-get install qtcreator
by procount
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspian slow after resizing main partition
Replies: 11
Views: 347

Re: Raspian slow after resizing main partition

I seem to recall there was another thread on here about that issue recently... try a forum search.

What is the output of

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ls -alF /boot
cat /boot/cmdline.txt
cat /boot/config.txt
by procount
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspian slow after resizing main partition
Replies: 11
Views: 347

Re: Raspian slow after resizing main partition

I'm not sure why it should be any slower at all. But looking at your new gparted screenshot, it looks to me like you have restored sda2 and sda3 insude your extended partition as logical partitions, probably sda15 and sda16? If so you may well find Windows IoT is now not working. You need to restore...
by procount
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: Creating a Raspberry Pi program in Qt Creator
Replies: 25
Views: 2131

Re: Creating a Raspberry Pi program in Qt Creator

Obviously the purpose of noobs is totally different to your application. It was meant only as an example of how to create a framework that satisfies your requirements and even has an example of reading gpio. You would have to adapt it or even replace the recovery program entirely to match your appli...
by procount
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Expanding Storage. NOOBS Installed!
Replies: 24
Views: 3179

Re: Expanding Storage. NOOBS Installed!

Cool!
Yes, dismounting the volumes is a pre-requisite before doing any low-level stuff on a drive, like fsck and especially moving or resizing partitions.
by procount
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Expanding Storage. NOOBS Installed!
Replies: 24
Views: 3179

Re: Expanding Storage. NOOBS Installed!

Which OSes have you installed? It looks like you may have installed Windows IoT, because that is one of the few OSes that needs to use SDA2/3. But I think due to the order that NOOBS partitions the SD card (i.e. it expects all OS partitions to go in the extended partition) the exception that Windows...
by procount
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: Creating a Raspberry Pi program in Qt Creator
Replies: 25
Views: 2131

Re: Creating a Raspberry Pi program in Qt Creator

Why don't you have at look at the source code for NOOBS. https://github.com/raspberrypi/noobs It is built using QT4.8 It runs a small version of Linux built using buildroot, but it boots straight into the noobs recovery program, bypassing a lot of the usual linux startup stuff, so some you have to s...
by procount
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED] Raspbian not using entire SD Card (NOOBS)
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Raspbian not using entire SD Card (NOOBS)

The other ~2GB is used to store the OS installation files. If you want more space use noobs-lite and install Raspbian from the internet.
by procount
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Expanding Storage. NOOBS Installed!
Replies: 24
Views: 3179

Re: Expanding Storage. NOOBS Installed!

Of course it can't, at the moment. A drive can only grow in size by joining it to adjacent free space. There is none in sda4 yet. Sda4 also has no adjacent free space so you cannot grow that yet either. Think of it like a sliding puzzle game. You have to do things in the correct order. First move sd...
by procount
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: HOWTO: Install LAMP stack (on Raspbian Stretch June 2018)
Replies: 11
Views: 21737

Re: HOWTO: Install LAMP stack (on Raspbian Stretch April 2019)

I needed to install a LAMP stack (Linux Apache MySQL PHP) for a student to run a project on. I found it a little tricky since versions had changed since I last did this, but finally I found this tutorial that worked: https://pchelp.ricmedia.com/setup-lamp-server-raspberry-pi-3-complete-diy-guide/3/ ...
by procount
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: HOWTO: Install LAMP stack (on Raspbian Stretch June 2018)
Replies: 11
Views: 21737

Re: HOWTO: Install LAMP stack (on Raspbian Stretch June 2018)

@eMEsut & @AndieB I'm not sure what is wrong with either of your installations, as I'm not an expert on this, So I just went through my tutorial step by step again on the latest updated Raspbian and it worked fine. I could create a new database too. So maybe there is something different about the OS...
by procount
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can't Remove SETTINGS File from Desktop
Replies: 26
Views: 1007

Re: Can't Remove SETTINGS File from Desktop

Andyroo wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:22 pm
Is it the desktop that is showing the icon because it’s told to in its settings?
Yes.
From the April 2019 Raspbian release notes....

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2019-04-08:
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  * Mounted external drives now displayed on desktop by default
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by procount
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can't Remove SETTINGS File from Desktop
Replies: 26
Views: 1007

Re: Can't Remove SETTINGS File from Desktop

Still not quite sure why you need access to the settings partition. It's mostly internal stuff for NOOBS. I don't think there is anything there you need to alter, edit, or even view outside of NOOBS.
by procount
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can't Remove SETTINGS File from Desktop
Replies: 26
Views: 1007

Re: Can't Remove SETTINGS File from Desktop

I haven't tried it myself yet, but I am reliably informed that you can remove the Settings partition icon from the desktop by adding the following line to /etc/fstab. You probably need to edit it with superuser rights, so: sudo nano /etc/fstab /dev/mmcblk0p5 /mnt/Settings ext4 defaults,noatime,noaut...
by procount
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 800
Views: 247567

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

Just create a config.txt file for PINN with the same lcd rotation settings in it.
For ease, go to the Maintenance menu, highlight the PINN entry and click the edit config button. Then enter your settings there.
Exit (press ok) and reboot.
by procount
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can't Remove SETTINGS File from Desktop
Replies: 26
Views: 1007

Re: Can't Remove SETTINGS File from Desktop

@efeick - You might want to check out the following links: https://github.com/procount/pinn/blob/master/README_PINN.md#backup https://github.com/procount/pinn/blob/master/README_PINN.md#restoring-backups https://github.com/procount/pinn/blob/master/README_PINN.md#reinstall-individual-oses And if you...
by procount
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can't Remove SETTINGS File from Desktop
Replies: 26
Views: 1007

Re: Can't Remove SETTINGS File from Desktop

Try my fork of NOOBS called PINN then.
It will allow you to reinstall individual OSes, backup and restore them, plus plenty of other features.
by procount
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can't Remove SETTINGS File from Desktop
Replies: 26
Views: 1007

Re: Can't Remove SETTINGS File from Desktop

Yes, that's the NOOBS settings partition. Don't delete it or NOOBS may have problems. It is being mounted automatically, but it does not need to be. If you drop into a terminal you can un-mount it for this session using: sudo umount /media/pi/SETTINGS which may make it disappear from the desktop. So...
by procount
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC, LibreELEC, OSMC and Linux
Replies: 2
Views: 987

Re: OpenELEC, LibreELEC, OSMC and Linux

LibreELEC and OSMC are both installable by NOOBS & PINN.
PINN will also install an old (retired) version of OpenELEC.

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