An operating system is the software that manages the Raspberry Pi.

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Baremetal Forth for Raspberry Pi?

I was strongly considering writing a Forth implementation designed to run bare-metal on a Raspberry Pi, ie, booting directly into Forth with no OS. I thought this might be of interest to the ...
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Transition to Embedded Linux like Pi from Microcontrollers [closed]

I am currently familiar with design/programming custom embedded systems using PIC Micro-controllers with various peripherals like I2C, SPI Flash, UART,ADC,etc with some additional analog processing ...
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is it the user or the system doing the halting?

How do i find out if the system is halting by its self, or a user via terminal? I took this from the /var/log/user.log logged in as root via ssh: Feb 20 21:07:40 raspberrypi shutdown[3405]: shutting ...
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Raspberry Pi Boot-up Error

how can i solve this kind of error on raspberry pi. I'm using a modified version of raspbian OS. For some certain purposes i tried to use this mod name Honeeepi ...
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Multiple Raspberry Pis on one SD card

Is it possible to somehow connect 2 or 3 Raspberry Pis to one SD card and have then all run off one. I understand that reading and setting files may be an issue, but
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Brand new pi, black screen on first attempt

I got bought a new Raspberry Pi B as a present that came with an SD card, power and case etc but no instruction manual, and since it is meant to be about "teaching" I thought I'd just plug it all in, ...
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FreeBSD, GPIO, physical memory adresses

First my Assignment: I'm a beginner with BSD and low level peripherals like GPIO etc. and I need to toggle Raspberry GPIO Pins from a C programm on BSD. I am Using this BSD Image i took from here: ...
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OS that would not corrupt SD card when abruptly shut down?

There are a bunch of operating systems available to download for the Raspberry Pi. I wonder if there is a OS that would not corrupt the file system/SD card when unplugged from power source without ...
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Need OS advice!

I've just got my Raspberry Pi and then I faced the question: Which Linux OS should I use with the Raspberry Pi? I'm aiming to use the Raspberry Pi for forwarding commands from connected Android ...
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RPi doesnt work after formatting SD card

I have working with Rapsberry Pi for the last month. I tried to downloaded Opencv library today and i noticed that it the sd card is only using 2GB out of 8GB so stupidly, I tried to reformat my SD ...
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Can i run a web server with php support on Raspberry Pi?

I want to use the Raspberry Pi as a web hosting device. I want to run php server. Is it posible? If so how?
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Install Raspbian OS on SD Card for Raspberry Pi

I am new with Raspberry Pi. I wrote the .img file onto my SD Card with DiskImager on Windows 7. I downloaded the 2013-09-25-wheezy-raspbian.img file from the Raspberry Pi website. When I start the ...
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Make a read-only OS image from working installation

I currently have a working Raspbian installation on my Raspberry Pi that I use to read my car's diagnostic info using OBD2 (by setting up a Wifi hotspot on boot and opening a socket relaying data to ...
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OS for controlling CNC machine?

RISC OS, PiDora, Raspbian, Arch, etc. are all available for the Pi. All are distributed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, but which will work the best as a control system for a 3D printer or a CNC ...
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Building Linux Kernel for Driver Creation

I am attempting to compile the kernel for the RPI using Raspbian. These are the steps I took... (1) Imaged the SD card from http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads (2) Downloaded the kernel from and ...
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Run iOS app on Raspberry Pi

Can Raspberry Pi be configured to run iOS apps? Maybe through an emulator that already exists or are in the works?
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Using the Raspberry PI as a Replacement for Desktop Browser

I currently have a web driven application set that I would like to roll out on the Raspberry Pi for our production floor. I have a couple of questions regarding the Raspberry PI as a viable ...
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Is there any good pi distros that load completely into ram?

I know a few linux x86 distros that do this pretty well, but I want to do the same with my pi. I would like to be able to boot from the SD card, then be able to remove it without errors.
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Latest NOOBS goes into panic after rainbow splash

I've just bought my rPi with a pre-installed rsdelivers but I couldn't get it to work. It went into kernel panic right away(See photo below). So i assumed it had something to do with my mouse/keyboard ...
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“Resource busy” error when using `dd` to copy disk img to SD card

I've downloaded Raspbian wheezy from the Raspberry Pi downloads page and following the RPi Easy SD Card Setup wiki page. I formatted the SD card, and cded into the folder containing the Raspbian img ...
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Lightweight and/or legacy distro for FOTRAN hackery?

My grandfather was a programmer back in the day, and lately he's been hearing about the RPi in the news and he's expressed a desire to try one out. He can remember computers filling whole rooms and ...
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Dmesg Unknown Flag

When I execute dmesg, I get several messages containing unknown flag: [416259.108023] pts0: unknown flag 7 [416259.108053] pts0: unknown flag 9 [416327.464610] pts0: unknown flag 82 [416432.916151] ...
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Will iOS, jailbroken or not, work on RP Model B?

I want to purchase a RasberryPi Model B, to explore the programming and robotics capabilities. I was just wondering about iOS and maybe even android, will it work on a Model B? Thanks in advance.
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Wheezy or Squeeze [Raspbian] [closed]

Which of these is better for use as a programmer device, internet navigation and stability? Raspbian Squeeze or Wheezy ? Or just which is better for use now without problem ?
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Which available operating systems for the Pi come with OpenOffice and paint programs? [closed]

I'm collecting RPi OS, and I want to know if there exists an OS that already comes with office tools like OpenOffice Writer not such notepad and something to paint or draw things. Thank you. __ And ...
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Write OS for RPi in C

I already found the Baking Pi tutorials, but they only use assembly. I followed the first lessons but am already wondering how to use C instead. I mean, there is a reason they invented higher level ...
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Emulating “Baking Pi”

Evening! I'm running through the amazing Baking Pi tutorials, which actually convinced me to buy an rPi in the first place. I realize I (obviously) can't emulate the "status" light, but I read all of ...
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NOOBS won't start

I am setting up the NOOBS (New Out-Of-Box Software) that has just been released. Once I have formatted and copied the data onto my Class 6 SDHC card, and plug my Pi in, the power light turns on, but ...
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LFS on ARM with Blink

I am interested in creating a LFS (Linux From Scratch distro) on ARM with a HTML5 rendering layer, like how Mozilla's Firefox OS has. However, I want to use the new Blink rendering engine powering ...
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How long does it take to perform the initial update?

I just ran sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade on my pi to update for the first time. It's still going at it, and I was just wondering if I should be worried since it's been 1 hour and ...
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Raspberry Pi Live Boot or Read Only Distro?

Is there any Raspberry Pi Live Boot or Read Only Distros available? I was wondering, since the EE stack exchange normally gets some questions regarding safe power disconnect on the RPi, if such a ...
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Is XBMC an operating system?

This might be a stupid question but I'm wondering is XBMC for the Raspberry Pi an operating system? Or is it built on top of another such as Debian?
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custom firmware on raspberry pi?

Is there a way to use the raspberry pi like a arduino. (i.e.) without a Operating system? Just connect it to the USB of your computer and download code onto it, and next time the raspberry pi boots, ...
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Special OS for a special device

Why does the RPi need a 'special' kind of Linux ? Why can't it run any distribution ?
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Fedora remix not working with rca cable

When I use Raspbian I can start my Raspberry Pi with my analogue TV connected over a RCA cable. After I installed Fedora remix I don't get anything on screen. Does anybody know how to fix this?
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Do I still need rpi-update if I am using the latest version of Raspbian?

I have a 512MB Pi. I am trying to make sure I am getting the most out of it. I just downloaded the latest version of Raspbian and installed it on the Pi. Do I also need rpi-update? Is rpi-update ...
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Bare Metal Assembly/C(++) Programming

I'm trying to make a small os on my Raspberry Pi. I have good assembly and strong c/c++ knowledges but I need some help. For my first experiments I worked with Qemu and it's serial output but now I ...
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How do I upgrade Raspbian?

I have my RPi setup how I want, but I have an older version than what is currently available (2012-10-28-wheezy-raspbian.zip). How do I upgrade the kernel, firmware, etc? I have upgraded some this ...
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Sandisk Extreme Class 10 SD Stopped working?

I own a Sandisk Extreme 4GB Class 10 SD (30mb/s), which used to work fine in my Raspberry Pi (booted Raspbian and Raspbmc), but it has stopped working completely. I have what is known as the "red ...
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How can I install Debian from scratch?

I would like to install a plain Debian operating system on my pi without all the software and config that comes with the Raspbian image. Is there a guide for this?
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FreeBSD - easiest way to install on my RPi?

Raspberry Pi support has been merged into FreeBSD-CURRENT a few months ago. However the latest installation instructions still involve a lengthy process of cross-compiling the entire OS on another ...
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Wifi stopped working after installing bluetooth drivers

Yesterday I had my WiFi adapter working. I took the Raspi home and installed drivers and manager for my Bluetooth adapter. Now, today, WiFi will not work. lsusb returns the device, but it will not ...
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Cambridge University Raspberry Pi Operating system development Guide Questions

I'm a high level app developer (C#, python) and I'd like to get my hands dirty with low level embedded application development. Cambridge University has posted a series of tutorials teaching you how ...
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Best OS for Raspberry Pi that would support Remote Desktop aswell as local internet surfing

I've just ordered a Raspberry Pi and I'm interested to know what you think the best OS is for it that would: Support remote desktop so I can connect to my terminal server. And support local web ...
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Raspbian vs. Raspbmc

I've been using Raspbian for several days now, and I'm satisfied with it. However, I was wondering if I should also try Raspbmc until I feel like playing with it. I'm going to use my Raspberry Pi ...
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Is it possible to install Raspbmc without a wired internet connection?

I don't have a wired internet connection and I was wondering if it would be possible to install the latest version onto the SD card? Alternatively I tried bridging my laptop's wireless connection ...
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Is it possible to upgrade occidentalis with latest wheezy upgrades

Is it possible to upgrade occidentalis 0.2 with the latest wheezy upgrades to improve the distro performance with sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade. Or can't I get the improvments if ...
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Custom Operating System on the Raspberry Pi?

Me and a fellow coder friend are looking to create our own Operating System. We're looking to create a Java based OS so I would love to poke about the Jnode OS for inspiration. Is there a way to run ...
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Playing around with servers

I want to get some hands on knowledge with linux servers (sine the last internship I applied for, required some experience with linux servers, but I had none), and I'm wondering if the RPi would give ...
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How can I change the RAM split?

By default, the Pi is set to a 192MiB:64MiB RAM:VRAM split. As I will not be using the pi for graphical purposes, I would like to change the split to allocate more normal ram to ease swap usage.