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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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very odd problem - installation split over two usb drives

I installed raspian 3 on my new pi3b+ and something went weirdly wrong - twice. I used an 8GB micro in the micro usb bay on the pi3 and loaded the installation files on an 8GB Sandisk Cruzer memory ...
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Light weight OS

Is there any light weight OS for RPi with GUI. All I have is an 8 GB micro SD card for boot so if I run any application on Raspbian OS such as chromium, it crashes
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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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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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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 get installed system to output component video, but NOOBS can

Background: Pi 3 B+ connected to an old tube TV with front composite video connection. I've installed NOOBS on a 32GB microSD card, and am able to successfully boot it, using the keyboard 4 key (NTSC)...
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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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ssh not working after creation ssh file

I am trying to setup my raspberry pi headless. I understand that we can create a file by name ssh in the boot partition (the one that is accessible on windows) to gets this working. I have connected ...
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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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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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Accidently disabled overscan on pi 4b

Stupid me. I accidentally disabled overscan and it won't show anything after normal post, it shows the rainbow-colored screen, then shifts for recovery then after what nothing. I don't want to lose ...
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I can't tur on my Raspberry Pi 3 B+

I just bought my first R PI B+. I have a Kingston 128GB micro SD card with NOOBS downloaded on it. The device is connected to monitor with HDMI cable (I tried 3 different monitors), but it isn't ...
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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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Creating a new partition in NOOBS

I received a custom Raspberry Pi OS image from someone else. This image is based on NOOBS and contains a lot of programs and settings that I would need. After installing it on my microSD card, I ...
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Getting 2560x1600 resolution from RPi 4B on HP LP3065 monitor

I have a 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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Pi does not find NOOBS files

My Raspberry Pi is not finding the NOOBS files. I have tried to make the SD card bootable, but it did not get me as far as if I just unzipped NOOBS on to the Sd card. The screen is blank. Any ...
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Raspberry pi 3 A+ [closed]

The Raspberry Pi 3 A+ ,I think is memory-constrained,in that Chromium does not work well. I wanted to code Scratch 3 on it as Scratch 2 is only available offline. Using the web seems off limits and so ...
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Followed setup instructions for NOOB lite P2 B

I reformatted the SD card with SD Card format, downloaded NOOBS lite, unzipped it and moved the files to the SD card. I did rename the SD card to boot from RECOVERY as the instructions show and now ...