I do have Raspbian (+ retropie) and Raspbmc running in my raspberry pi. I do loads of admin from work via ssh but I can only reboot to the current distro. Is there any command/config I can select which distro I want the next reboot to start from?


  • Which image are using? Did you installed Raspbmc and Raspbian from NOOBs image? Commented Feb 6, 2015 at 6:30

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If you are using NOOBs image, you could edit the autoboot.txt file located in the FAT partition, but keep in mind that will deactivate the GUI Boot Screen.

You only have to add boot_partition=<partition number of your OS> to that autoboot.txt and save it.

Here is completely explained: https://github.com/raspberrypi/noobs#how-to-bypass-the-recovery-splashscreen-and-boot-directly-into-a-fixed-partition

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