OSIAS
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Multiple OS Installation & Management

Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:21 pm

Hey new PI user gotta say the possibility and technology is pretty awesome. I am no tech slouch i make my living in the IT world and I am an experienced linux user just no expert. I am looking to use this around my home for multiple purposes to save energy cost, cooling costs, no need to carry my laptop or PC around to each TV and plug it in etc more of a dummy terminal for the following.

KODI for the streaming of Music and Movies across my networking

Retro-Pie for my emulation of old games

Raspbian for surfing the web, checking email, installing steam and perhaps streaming some games from my main PC through steam.

OR perhaps just install a steam-os paltform for streaming from my main rig to this device.

So it would be great if I could just put all of this onto one OS Raspbian and do/boot into everything I want from there. However that doesn't seem very simple and I see many tutorials that do not work or are outdated. All the searching I have done has just concluded that its simpler to install each OS or service I want as its own stand-alone OS and use a dual/multiple booter to choose which one to run at launch.

This means Noobs 1.3.10 or BerryBoot, but if there where some good solid instructions on how to install, Steam, KODI & Retro-Pie in Raspbian I would be interested but they all again seem very lacking. So back to the multiple boot path resolution.

I can dual boot Raspbian and Kodi off of Noobs 1.3.10 without an issue...

How do I install and include Retro-Pie in a TRI-Boot list? It seems both BerryBoot & Noobs doesn't have Retro-Pie in the OS install list, I am currently using Noobs Lite, haven't played with Berry Boot just yet but saw the install list.

Can I install it on a separate SD take those files and move them into the SD with the dual boot and edit the config to include it somehow?

Or not use the Noobs lite but use the full version and include the image file there and it will show up in the install list or edit a config to have it show up in the install list?

I am looking for some guidance and instruction here so I do not spend a ton of hours of trying and failing when I know someone has already figured out what I am trying to do here.

Lastly I know I could always just make a separate SD card for each OS and change them out each time, that just seems really bad and such a little card floating around is likely to become lost.

Thanks In Advance

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Re: Multiple OS Installation & Management

Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:15 pm

A few thoughts:

SteamOS has not been released for the ARM Linux Platform

XBMC/Kodi prefer the OpenElec Distribution

Noobs is an Operating System Chooser

BerryBoot is a multi-boot manager and gives more control see:

http://www.berryterminal.com/doku.php/berryboot

http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 78&t=54488

Though the RPi boots from the SD Card it is feasible to install the actuall operating systems on an external USB Drive

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Re: Multiple OS Installation & Management

Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:31 pm

OSIAS wrote:Lastly I know I could always just make a separate SD card for each OS and change them out each time, that just seems really bad and such a little card floating around is likely to become lost.
I agree. It is much easier to have a separate Pi for each OS :D

OSIAS
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Re: Multiple OS Installation & Management

Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:21 pm

Looks like I miss-evaluated berry boot. Will give that a go.

Will try out open elec as well.

Ah steam arm didn't consider that. Any alternatives for streaming from my main of . Not rdp but streaming?

But I don't want 100 micro so cards.

Thanks

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Re: Multiple OS Installation & Management

Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:25 pm

Limelight looks like the only substitute for steam os right now.

Any others that are not proprietary to nvidia high end cards.

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Re: Multiple OS Installation & Management

Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:09 pm

Berry Boot is the key and all encompassing. No need to download anything other that this. It installs all OS's including Retro-Pie and it manages the boot selector.

My Selection is the Latest Raspbian - OpenElec - Retro Pie, it pretty much covers everything minus some game streaming.

The only tools/software you need to download is:

BerryBoot
SD Formatter
Win32DiskImage
WinSCP

I am on my way to having my image all updated, configured and backed up so I don't have to do all this again. I looked into limelight the streaming service, seems a little hit and miss and very early on and unsupported. Does anyone have any other options besides limelight? I know steam isn't ARM or whatever but is it in steams future by chance or a work around to get it running on the PI or any other type of streaming service, not RDP.

Thanks for the help thus far.

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Re: Multiple OS Installation & Management

Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:19 pm

I found this.

https://wiki.debian.org/Steam

So debian 8 has steam but debian 7 doesn't. Says we could upgrade probably not the best approach or build a jessie chroot .

What does that mean build Chroot?

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Re: Multiple OS Installation & Management

Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:37 pm

OSIAS wrote:I found this.

https://wiki.debian.org/Steam

So debian 8 has steam but debian 7 doesn't. Says we could upgrade probably not the best approach or build a jessie chroot .

What does that mean build Chroot?
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Re: Multiple OS Installation & Management

Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:53 pm

OSIAS wrote:I found this.

https://wiki.debian.org/Steam

So debian 8 has steam but debian 7 doesn't. Says we could upgrade probably not the best approach or build a jessie chroot .

What does that mean build Chroot?
Surely that is for x86 systems ?? i386

https://packages.debian.org/jessie/steam

Steam has not been ported to ARM Architecture as already stated :?
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