I have raspberry pi with Raspbian installed in it. I want to switch into recovery mode. I haven't installed NOOBS and do not want to use it any way. How can I move into recovery mode of raspbian.

  • What makes you think there is a "recovery mode of Raspberry Pi"? What are you actually trying to do? – Milliways Mar 3 '16 at 6:24
  • Sorry, I meant recovery mode of "Raspbian". I want to do firmware upgrade over the air (FOTA) of raspbian. And since to upgrade the raspbian, I would require it to boot into recovery mode of "Raspbian". – Apurv Mar 3 '16 at 6:31
  • There is no such thing. – Milliways Mar 3 '16 at 6:33
  • There is nothing like "Recovery Mode of Raspian" ? If is it so then how can I add/modify/delete filesystem of Raspbian (for updating purpose) while it is running. ? – Apurv Mar 3 '16 at 6:41
  • I think it would be beneficial if you would try to explain what problem you are trying to solve. What is it you want to achieve? – Bex Mar 3 '16 at 7:00

No you don't need to boot your pi to recovery mode for upgrading the OS. To upgrade:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

A summary and further details can be found here.

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