An operating system is the software that manages the hardware and software resources of the Raspberry Pi and provides common services for the applications.

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GnuPG 2.0.30 for Raspberry Pi

I got a Raspberry Pi Rev. B (512 MByte RAM) and I want to use it for cryptograhy purposes. Which operating system for the rasppi supports GnuPG 2.0.30?
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Installing OSMC as an executable instead of OS

I'm using the RPi3 with one SD-card. I run Raspbian Jessie Lite from it and use it to build several projects. Recently I wanted to start using the same Pi as a mini media server. I think I'll really ...
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How can I triple boot operating systems?

I hope this isn't a stupid question, but I'm trying to load Retropie, Raspbian, and really any variant of Kodi/XBMC, all onto one SD card Using Berryboot, I wasn't able to do much(it didn't recognize ...
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CLFS custom build, kernel panic or nothing happens

I have a problem with custom CLFS build for RaspberryPi B+ and was struggling with it for few days in a row, I am literally out of ideas for now. Here is my story: Some time ago I started to build my ...
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What OS's work on the Pi-top?

I have a Pi-top sitting around and was wondering what OS's worked on it. I have the sd card it came with which has something on it but i was wondering if any other OS's would work especially because ...
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How can I run my windows application on Raspberry Pi2.?

I am new to Raspberry Pi 2, I have a windows application and a windows service which I wanted to run on Raspberry Pi2. I have windows 10 IOT installed on Raspberry Pi 2. I had refereed to some sites ...
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Operating system for Raspberry Pi

I have Raspberry Pi which needs to read sensor data through Bluetooth and I2C. I want to know the Linux operating system which will be well suited for this application.
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Use a program on a Raspberry Pi without an OS [duplicate]

I'm a software developer and all the programs that I have developed were to run on an operating system. Now, I'm going to start developing software for Raspberry Pi and I'm wondering if I can create a ...
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Preparing MicroSD card for Raspberry Pi 2

I'm having a problem with installing my system to MicroSD card that could boot from my Raspberry Pi 2. I don't have a MicroSD reader built-into my PC, but I found out that I can plug my phone into ...
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Raspbian moving to 64-bit mode

In this page, the official RPi3 announcement states: You’ll need a recent NOOBS or Raspbian image from our downloads page. At launch, we are using the same 32-bit Raspbian userland that we use on ...
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Will Tails OS work on Raspberry Pi 3?

The System Requirements page for Tails states that Tails requires: 2 GB of RAM to work smoothly. Tails is known to work with less memory but you might experience strange behaviours or crashes. ...
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Server os for original Raspberry pi B+

According to the official Ubuntu website you can run Ubuntu on Raspberry pi 2, however: Note that the information on this page currently only applies to the Raspberry Pi 2, not the original ...
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Installing CentOS 7 on a Raspberry Pi

How do you install CentOS 7 on a Raspberry Pi? The link to download the image is available here.
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How to create a custom image for raspberry pi 2?

The more speciefic question is. I would like to create an image with: Some pre-installed programs Some custom theme (nothing complicated, wallpaper, colors, etc) Some animation while booting (just ...
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Recover pi 2 from wrong kernel build?

I built rt kernel incorrectly, so it did not boot at all and I left the old one with a different name. I want to know how to change these files back so it can be booted??I mean by a program for SD ...
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How do I remove OSMC from a Raspberry Pi 2?

So, having bought a Raspberry Pi 2 for the first time a couple of days ago, I watched some videos online about this thing we all know as OSMC. I use the EXE file installer and it installs it to the ...
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RPi2B redlights when trying to boot into RaspBSD

I'm trying to get my Raspberry Pi 2 B to boot using RaspBSD. I had previously, and still can, boot into the latest Raspbian image. After downloading and decompressing the RPi2 image from the RaspBSD ...
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What operating systems allow ssh connection on first boot (with no configuration)?

So let's say I don't have a monitor and keyboard handy to hook my pi up to? What images are available to put on the SD card so that I can connect to ssh on first boot up? Do most operating system ...
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Formatting sd card for Raspberry Pi

I am trying to install Raspbian OS on my Raspberry Pi. I have a 8 gb SD card which has two partitions. A 56 MB ntfs partition and a 7.34 GB fat32 partition (I badly messed up the partitioning while ...
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Freeing up cache when memory is low

I have my raspberry pi A+ in my embeeded project and every byte of memory is important when I've only got 128 MB to my CPU (I need 128 MB for the GPU because I use the camera module). Unfortunently ...
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How to set up a RaspberryPi(B) as a 4 year-old's PC?

Been thinking for a while now, on how I could go about turning my RaspberryPi into a PC that my 4 year-old could play with. I can see the (not entirely innocent) sparkle in his eyes when he wants to ...
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What is the difference between $ sudo reboot and $ reboot? [closed]

I have got Raspberry Pi 2 Model B v1.1 with NOOBS v1.4.2 Raspbian loaded. What is the difference between $ sudo reboot and $ reboot typing in terminal?
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Which OS would run faster in image processing? Is “RISC OS” is well suited for this task?

I am planning to use my raspberry pi 2 in an image processing project. Is there an OS which would be particularly helpful in this purpose? I was thinking about RISC OS, because I have read that it ...
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Is there any way to run program on startup with root permissions in Raspberry Pi? [duplicate]

I am doing a project. In it I want to run program on startup with root permissions. Now I can run it after starting in the usual way and it's working fine. I tried many ways I saw on the internet and ...
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cron job for gpio 1-wire sensor fails at 17 minutes past hour

I am developing on a Pi 1B some work with 1-wire sensors - using my own software. My application is running as compiled C - bit-banging the GPIO. On the current setup I have a single sensor on gpio 17 ...
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A suitable OS for running a Java application which captures photos and prints them [closed]

I have developed a Java application, which captures photos from a webcam and detects faces (using OpenCV) and prints only the facial area on paper. Now I have to run this app on a Raspberry Pi. I need ...
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How can I put in the “@” sign on your Stack Exchange log In from a Raspberry Pi?

When I try to log in with my stack exchange credentials from a raspberry pi, the keyboard registers a quotes sign (") instead of an "@" (at) sign. I'm using an Epiphany browser in a Raspbian OS.
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zImage install on Raspberry Pi 2

I have precompiled Android Kernel and modified it. After builduing I got an zImage. The Question is how can I install and boot the zImage on my raspberry pi 2? I'm using a SD-card.
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Touch friendly OS or desktop environment

I plan to get a Raspberry PI 2 Model B and the following touchscreen http://www.amazon.de/dp/B00LN9MYCO/ Now my question is, which OS or desktop environment can you recommend with good touch support? ...
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Apple Macintosh 1984 OS 0.8.5/or similar on RPI2

Is there any way to install the Apple OS 0.8.5/or similar (Macintosh 1984) on a raspberry pi 2? (with an emulator or something)
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Which minimal Linux distro for RPi will fit on 16 MB SD card?

This is my first question here, so please be kind. I have an original RPi and a 16MB SD card, and I don't want to use another USB drive to run Linux from. Which tiny distro will fit entirely on this ...
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How to install a cross-compiler for the Pi on OSX

I recently started the course from Cambridge University on writing your own OS, but i´m having some trouble. Here is my question: I have tried to install the yagarto tool, but i didnt succed. I ...
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What are limitation for making a Web Server with RPI 2? [closed]

I haven't used raspberry pi ever. I have ordered one and that's on way now. I was wondering if I use it as web server. Can I use centos on that? Are there any sort of limitations compared to ...
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Make Custom OS For Raspberry Pi B+ [duplicate]

I want to make my own OS for the Raspberry Pi B+. When doing my research I have came across Baking Pi. The only issue with this is it only works with the Raspberry Pi model A (by the looks of the red ...
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Kali & NOOBS in pi

I have read many tutorials and guides, that try to explain how to have two OSes Kali and Raspbian (Wheezy) in the Pi using Berryboot. The problem is that I do not know how, where and when to install ...
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Installing OS image onto many SD cards [duplicate]

I'm needing to put 20 of the same image onto sd cards for 20 PIs... Is there any faster way than using win32diskimager for each card?
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Can the Pi run an embedded RTOS other than Linux?

I have a hobby project that requires a real-time MCU running an embedded RTOS like embox or something comparable. I know that it is typical for the RPi to be ran with a Linux flavor like Raspian, ...
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What non-viral-licensed free open-source OS to use?

I'm thinking of buying a Raspberry Pi and putting some open source OS/kernel on it so I can modify it into my own OS with my own apps. The device would be a simple PC that I can pull out of my pocket ...
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OS from scratch on the Pi 2?

I found this cool tutorial for building an OS from scratch for the Raspberry Pi. Unfortunately, to my dismay, it seems like it hasn't been updated for the 2. Is there any chance it would still work? ...
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How can I add another Operating System onto NOOBS?

When NOOBS is booted up, there is a choice of a variety of Operating Systems. Is it possible for me to add another Operating System onto this list (for example MinePeon)? If so, how do I do it? ...
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System writeprotected all the sudden

I've had Raspberry Pi running few years Arch Linux ARM 24/7. All the sudden there seems to be inability to write anything, can't create new files nor edit anything, even as root. Same applies to any ...
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Why is my Raspberry Pi 2 with OSMC slow?

I just installed my new Raspberry Pi 2 B model with the OSMC OS Alpha version 4. While the Pi 2 is supposedly much faster, I experience the device to be not very responsive when navigating the menu's ...
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Can MINIX 3 work on the Raspberry Pi 2?

The MINIX 3 OS has been ported to ARM based CPUs with development focusing on the Beagleboard. The original Raspberry Pi could not run MINIX however the newly released Raspberry Pi 2 uses an ARMv7 ...
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Why do I have to “flash” the operating system onto the microsd card. Why can't I just copy and paste?

I know you can just copy and paste the NOOBS files and it works, but aside from that, in order to install other operating systems on a raspberry pi or some other similar device like odroid, etc, I'm ...
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Is Raspberry PI appropriate as gift for a non-english speaking person?

I am considering Raspberry Pi as a gift for an older Russian-speaking relative who is a computer enthusiast, but has a fairly limited grasp of the English language. What's involved in getting him a ...
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Do I need a soft-float/“armel” installation to run a soft-float/“armel” driver?

I want to set up a Raspberry Pi as a network endpoint for the USB-only Samsung SCX-4521F multifunction printer/scanner. To achieve that, I believe I'd need to install the Samsung Unified Linux Driver ...
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Can't access raspberry pi files on SD card (OSX) [duplicate]

After just flashing an SD card (/dev/disk2) with the 2014-09-09-wheezy-raspbian.img I need to edit /etc/network/interfaces from the commandline on my OSX computer. $ df -h Filesystem Size ...
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Why is Python the preferred language for the pi

Why is python perceived as the preferred language to control and manipulate Raspberry Pi? Why is Python language chosen over other other programming languages like PERL, etc. (which are included ...
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PiCore not working

I recently downloaded a version of linux called tiny core linux found here The idea of tiny core is that the entire operating system resides in memory (the whole OS is only 15MB so it easily fits on ...
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Need a Simple “Cyberpunk” OS for Raspberry Pi B+ [closed]

I'm extremely new to Raspberry Pi, but I'm currently working on a wearable computer for a very detailed costume and one of the things I'd like to have is a slick looking interface, with some limited ...