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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
2answers
46 views

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.
0
votes
1answer
39 views

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.
2
votes
1answer
60 views

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? ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

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)
4
votes
1answer
114 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
40 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
80 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
278 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

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?
0
votes
2answers
93 views

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, ...
0
votes
2answers
55 views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
198 views

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? ...
1
vote
1answer
899 views

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? ...
2
votes
1answer
115 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
10k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
128 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
346 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
84 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

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 ...
4
votes
4answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
380 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
135 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
310 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
812 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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!
-1
votes
1answer
182 views

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?
1
vote
1answer
4k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
964 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
246 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
110 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
65 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
211 views

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
1
vote
2answers
1k views

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, ...
2
votes
1answer
392 views

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: ...
4
votes
5answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
136 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
157 views

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?
1
vote
2answers
3k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
766 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
7k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
372 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

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?
2
votes
2answers
679 views

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 ...