I'm planning to install either Arch or Raspbian on my rp using Noobs(with offline installation option). I have no HDMI monitor, so I will do it using ssh in "silent install mode" as described in this thread: Installing Raspbian from NOOBS without display

The question: How to modify Noobs to make sure that my distro will be installed offline and the network mirrors will be disabled?

Thank you.


You are in for several problems.

  1. NOOBS does not have Arch. PINN does have an Arch installer.

  2. NOOBS is designed to be a "simple" installer, and requires a keyboard and screen. (It is possible to bypass this, but the steps involved are highly complex.) The link you listed is very old, for Wheezy.

  3. ssh is disabled by default. It is possible to make it work in Raspbian by including a file ssh on the boot partition, but AFAIK this can't be done with NOOBS.

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  • I've installed raspbian already... just stuck on enabling ssh. I've done this: sudo su cd /media/ubuntu/root for i in 2 3 4 5; do sudo ln -s /etc/init.d/ssh etc/rc$i.d/S02ssh; done from kali, but it did not work..(( – Drew Feb 2 '17 at 3:36
  • @Drew DO NOT paste detail into Comments, edit your question. – Milliways Feb 2 '17 at 4:50

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