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?

Additional Notes: I am using a Raspberry Pi B with NOOBS 1.4.

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Yes it is possible (since NOOBS 1.3). To do so, plug in a physical keyboard and hold shift during boot. You should see the NOOBS GUI and should be able to select an OS to install (ie Raspbian). Let this OS install, once finished and it boots to Raspbian, set it up, then reboot. Hold shift again, select the secondary OS and click install. It should ask you if you want to overwrite or just install alongside. If this sounds too complicated or doesn't work, use BerryBoot.

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    I'm sorry I didn't make this clearer (now edited), I was meaning a separate Operating System that wasn't included in NOOBS. (An example being MinePeon). Thanks though :)
    – Geek Guy
    Commented Apr 4, 2015 at 15:04
  • Oh right, im not sure in noobs but ik it can be done in berryboot
    – Ben
    Commented Apr 4, 2015 at 15:06
  • using Noobs 1.4 it only gives me the option to overwrite - not install alongside
    – M.M
    Commented May 31, 2016 at 1:22

Yes, you can add operating systems in Noobs. Check out this link for further info, https://github.com/raspberrypi/noobs#how-to-create-a-custom-os-version

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    Thank you for your answer. Generally, link only answers are discouraged here, since they're subject to link rot. Please expand your answer to include at least a high level summary of its content. raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/help/how-to-answer
    – Jacobm001
    Commented Aug 10, 2015 at 16:33

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