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Using NOOBS pro and con? [duplicate]

NOOBS seems like it would save time for beginner. Is there any con of using it versus installing from a regular image?
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NOOBS stuck at rainbow screen - Raspberry Pi 4

I formatted my SD card to fat32 using GParted and copied all the files from the official NOOBS Lite download: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/noobs/. I unzipped using unzip command on the ...
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How do i expand file system on raspberry pi 4 manually

I have just flashed an image of my original 16 GB SD card (the one that comes in the raspberry pi kit) to an new 128 GB card. It booted up fine but when i tried to expand the filesystem using raspi-...
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Raspberry PI black screens on reboot after updating

Good Day All, I recently experienced an issue with my Raspberry-Pi 2B that caused it to boot into a black screen after using the following commands: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get ...
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Do I need to upgrade any firmware on a new board to make it work and produce a video signal?

I received my 3rd Pi4 4GB kit from Velros and all I did is move the known working sdcard from my working Pi#2 board into this new one. However, after it boots I see 4 raspberries in the upper left ...
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NOOBS gets stuck when downloading Raspbian

I have a problem with NOOBS. I have tried to download Raspbian onto the SD card directly from NOOBS, and as soon as the download starts, I get the regular message "Please wait while the software is ...
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Imaging Raspberry PI via PXE

Apologies if this has been answered, tried searching but didn't find exactly what I was looking for. I have 5-10 Raspberry PI's coming in at a time that I need to load Rasbian (jessie) on. Currently I ...
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Finding or mounting boot partition to create /boot/ssh

To permanently enable ssh for a headless setup, my understanding is that the simplest method is to create an empty file /boot/ssh on the boot partition. However, when I write to a file using this ...
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Boot in emergency mode after restoring the Pi

I wanted to have a backup system for my raspberrys using Raspbian: simple, versioned and automatic like Time Machine on my mac, so I installed Borg Backup and started saving the full system on an ...
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Stopping a new Raspbian Stretch install from upgrading to Buster

I am a Linux user but a bit of a noob with respect to the Pi. I have a Pi that was running Raspbian Stretch with GassistPi as a tinkering tool and a sort of attraction, to tinkering, for my kids. ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 does not see 5GHz networks

I've got myself a new Raspberry Pi and installed Raspbian (fullest of editions) using NOOBS. During installation (i presume for package download) Raspberry clearly saw and was able to connect to my ...
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Cannot boot Raspberry pi into recovery mode

I am getting an error with my Raspberry Pi on boot: Kernel panic-not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(179,2) I have been trying to follow this answer: Kernel panic-not syncing: ...
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Is WiFi of my Raspberry Pi Zero W broken?

Directly coming to the point. I bought a raspberry pi zero w from a local retailer. I burned a raspbian "buster" image (dated 2019-09-26) into a 16GB SanDisk Class 10 SDHC memory card and booted the ...
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Cannot find boot partition or folder to place ssh file for headless setup

I am trying to setup a headless raspberry pi (through ethernet) that I can SSH into. Everything I've seen on how to do this has said to put an empty file titled SSH in the 'boot partition' or 'boot ...
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Stuck on rainbow screen with my rp4b [duplicate]

It remains stuck on the rainbow screen, and I don't know what to do. I've followed all the steps and I'm still stuck on the rainbow screen. Please help.
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How to install noobs after trying to install rasbian with pre-configured noobs

I just bought an Raspberry Pi Zero unit that came with Vilros utils. I get within the package a 16gb SD-Card that was pre installed with NOOBS. When I received the package, I looked inside the SD-...
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Pi menu bar flashes then disappears - due to ALSA config

I have built a new image on a RPi3B+ with Noobs using the latest Raspbian which I believe is named Buster. I uninstalled libreoffice (for space) and have installed various python libraries and the ...
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Getting 2560x1600 resolution from RPi 4B on HP LP3065 monitor

I have an HP LP3065 workstation monitor which is 10+ years old and it only has 3 DVI-D Dual-link inputs. You can see its specs here. It can only work in native resolution 2560x1600 or quarter ...
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end Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(179,6)

When I attempt to boot my Pi into a terminal I get this error, please tell me I can fix this somehow. [ end Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(179,6) ] I tried ...
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Raspbian OS broken after “dist-upgrade”. Fresh-start instructions sought

Rapsberry Pi 4 with Noobs & Rapsbian full installed. Was working perfectly, until I did an apt-get dist-upgrade. Now (after reboot) it seems the window manager is broken or not launched : symptoms,...
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Can't find boot partition on SD card

I just got a Raspberry Pi yesterday to run some Python automation scripts on it. I downloaded the zip file of NOOBS, extracted it, and placed all the contains (including overlays, os, defaults) in my ...
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Can't find /boot nor etc folder in downloaded NOOBS in SD Card. Need to add wpa_supplicant.conf file to connect to wifi on first boot in headless mode

I have downloaded NOOBS on an SD Card to install in my Raspberry Pi Zero W. I will boot it for the first time in headless mode (because I do not have access to an HDMI monitor) and for that i need to ...
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Can't Forget SSID, Even after rm from wpa_supplicant

I'm trying to forget an SSID from a new Raspberry Pi 4. I need to get it connected to a hidden network in our house, but it grabbed a public guest network first by default, and now I can't get it to ...
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Unable to upgrade my model 2B Pi running Jessie

I am trying to update all of the software on my model b pi. I have cleared as much space as possible - then did df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/root 6.0G 5.2G 450M ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 B+ won't boot up after 1 week of use

So I just got a new raspberry pi 3 b+ earlier this week by RS Components and I got it working on the first day. A couple days I shut it down and later when I tried to turn it back on, it didn't all it ...
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Include File With Raspbian Setup

I am working on a project which requires many raspberry pi's to be set up pretty much the same way. In order to set up the pi's we put NOOBS on the micro SD card and then install raspbian onto the pi. ...
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Raspberry Pi B+ doesn't boot after upgrading the os

Today I upgraded the Raspbian os from version Stretch to Buster with sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Now I can't boot Raspbian. Only a black screen appears. When I try to load the different os, like ...
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Does NOOBS showing/freezing on the Rainbow screen mean that the microSD card reader is working?

I have a Raspberry Pi 4 with NOOBS. When I try to boot NOOBS it shows the rainbow screen and then freezes. I have limited the possible reasons why it won't boot to either my 32GB card is not formatted ...
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Raspberry pi 2b not booting after SD card was ejected while working

So, like the title says: My Raspberry pi 2b is not booting after the card was ejected while working. I was watching some Kodi media, then it froze, I realized that the SD Card was ejected (there is a ...
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Raspberry Pi installer vs NOOBS

I have just bought a new Pi4 and want to start off with Ubuntu OS rather than with Raspberry Pi OS. I wasn't sure if I should use NOOBS or Raspberry Pi installer for setting up the OS on the microSD ...

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