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I was at university with NOOBS in SD card and my Raspberry. I need to install OpenELEC which is downloaded from Internet. However, it seems that university cable network doesn't provide DHCP or something, and I need to set an static IP manually.

So, NOOBS tells "Error downloading distribution lists" because I don't have Internet.

I've managed to set an static IP by logging into tty2 as root, and editing /etc/network/interfaces and /etc/resolv.conf. It works, as I've already tried the built-in browser that comes with NOOBS. However, I can't restart the NOOBS download list process, and if I reboot Raspberry Pi, I loose my network changes.

Is there a way to do it?

  • I haven't ever used the NOOBS software, so I may not be the most qualified to answer, but you should be able to edit the file manually before you copy the NOOBS .zip onto the SD card. I'll check when I get home, but it should work in theory. – RPiAwesomeness Feb 20 '15 at 16:43
  • I should also need to check if those files live freely in the NOOBS files. – whitenoisedb Feb 20 '15 at 21:59
  • "I loose my network changes" -> Not if you mean the edits you made to interfaces, etc. – goldilocks Mar 23 '15 at 16:30
  • From what I remember, after rebooting Pi I would have lost my interfaces edits.. I couldn't managed to set an static IP and keep it after rebooting – whitenoisedb Mar 23 '15 at 16:33
  • I'd like to try it again to be more sure about it. – whitenoisedb Mar 23 '15 at 16:40

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