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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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 on http://mirror.centos.org/altarch/7/isos/armhfp/CentOS-Userland-7-armv7hl-Minimal-1511-RaspberryPi2.img.xz ...
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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 ...
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Can Raspberry Pi B+ use a card (with Debian) configured/used with “old” Raspberry Pi B?

So, I've several SDs bearing several OSes (Debian, Occidentalis, Raspbmc) for my several Pi Bs and my question is two-fold: can I (safely) boot B+ Pi from those cards w/o a risk they will be ...
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Install a third-party OS image using NOOBS?

I have a Raspberry Pi with Raspbian and RaspBMC installed using NOOBS, but I was wondering if it is possible to install a third-party OS, that is not included with NOOBS, using NOOBS? I was ...
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Pi B+ with TFT running Kali

I can't seem to figure out to get my 2.8 touch screen to work with a Kali (1.9) OS. Everything I read is aimed at Raspbian and Wheezy to use a TFT. I need a mobile platform to operate Kali from Pi but ...
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Why are system logs not rotating?

logrotate.conf says rotate logs weekly, but my logs haven't rotated for 5 weeks. What could be stopping my logs from rotating? Logrotate.conf: # rotate log files weekly weekly # keep 4 weeks worth ...
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What are the main differences / advantages of the various Raspberry Pi OSs? [closed]

Since there are quite a few operating systems available, what are the main advantages / disadvantages / characteristics of the different OSs, and when to use what? Thx!
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Raspberry Pi arkOS terminal Password not known

i anstlled arkOS on my pi, but i dont know its ip. the adress http://arkos:8000 does not work. how can i log into the raspberry terminal and find out the ip adress?
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How do I change the default OS to start with NOOBS Dual Boot headless?

I installed two operating systems on my raspberry pi using NOOBS. In my configuration the pi works headless, that means I won't be able to chage the os to start at runtime since I have no monitor and ...
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Video loop on startup

I've setted up Rasp to start in Destktop mode and launch a video in loop mode. The script, called by: /etc/rc.local is the seguent: #!/bin/sh SERVICE='omxplayer' while true; do if ps ax | grep -v ...
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Is Wolfram Mathematica compatible with all the operating system images?

I read that Raspberry PI comes with a license of Wolfram Mathematica but it is not so clear if it is possible to use it with all the system images or only with the default one. It seems that it is ...
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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, that is, 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 ...