How can I get back to NOOBS? My Pi boots straight into the SCRATCH animator and I can't get anything else. Note I tried holding down the shift key when booting but it still went straight to SCRATCH, bypassing NOOBS.
If you get stuck booting to scratch
- press Ctrl+Alt+F2 to get out of scratch and back to the boot window.
- Then press Ctrl+c to interrupt the process.
- Then press Ctrl+c again to cancel the shutdown of the system.
From there, type
raspi-config and go to the second option and change the password for the 'pi' user. Now go to the third option and start with login required and use the 'pi' user and your new password to log in.
Once you log in to the terminal, run the
raspi-config command again and you can now change it to Enable a lot to Desktop Log in as 'pi' at the graphical desktop.
Boom! No need for another computer...
You can do it by mounting the NOOBS partition, usually is the first partition in disk, and adding the following entries, in this partition, at the begining of the first line of recovery.cmdline file runinstaller and at the end vncinstall.
- runinstaller is for booting into NOOBS installer.
- vncinstall is for enabling vnc on NOOBS.
runinstaller quiet ramdisk_size=32768 root=/dev/ram0 init=/init vt.cur_default=1 elevator=deadline sdhci.debug_quirks2=4 vncinstall
You can add an empty ssh file too(in the NOOBS partition), to enable SSH after installing the OS you want. Now just reboot and you should be able to use VncViewer to connect to your Raspberry Pi in a local network.
To conect to your Raspberry Pi you need to have at least an Ethernet conection to it, you can check its new IP Address using the following command:
nmap -sP <Network Address>/<Network Mask>
The output will contain some network device called recovery(must be your Raspberry Pi) and you can use its address to connect to it.