I am new to Raspberry Pi, and have just downloaded PINN, which I've read is an enhanced version of NOOBS. I was hoping that I could switch between LibreELEC and Raspbian whenever I booted up the Pi, but as soon as I turn it on, it automatically boots to Raspbian within a few seconds. I want to be able to switch between the 2 often, whilst also keeping the data. Any ideas on how to do this. Btw, I downloaded both of them at the start, but I'm stuck on Raspbian.


PINN like NOOBS is not really a boot manager, it allows multiple OS but boots to the default within a few seconds.

You can get to the screen that switches OS by pressing Shift during this brief period.

NOTE you MUST install all OS at the same time.

  • Ok thanks, I've noticed it works. If you download another OS afterwards through recovery mode, will it lose all of the data from the SD card? – Nainman Apr 17 '19 at 10:57
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    PINN has changed since I last used it. In general changing OS loses the existing. I believe may possible to add a new OS if you shrink the existing, but you will have to study github.com/procount/pinn/blob/master/README_PINN.md It is, of course, possible to backup your data and restore and also to copy to a fresh PINN install on another SD Card - none of this is straightforward. – Milliways Apr 17 '19 at 11:24

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