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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Trying to use second sd card raspberry pi

I just got a new 64 GB micro sd card and installed NOOBS based off this tutorial (https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/projects/noobs-install). I did not format it since I just bought the sd card and ...
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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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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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After Power Failure, RPI now just cycles through boot sequence without booting

So some workmen were working at the house switch box which created multiple power failures for the RPI. Now it is not working. At first, it was just dead (red power LED, but nothing else) so I ...
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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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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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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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REINSTALL THE NOOBS to another OS

I just installed the Raspian with Noobs and run perfectly the Debian raspian. But the problem start when i did it again and run the raspberry to install other OS. Q: How do i install other OS after ...
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Pi wont boot: Failed to start Load Kernel Module

In short, the Pi just stopped booting. I looked at the boot screen, which displayes FAILED messages: Failed to start Load Kernel Module and keeps rebooting after A start job is running for dev-...
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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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Can I run NOOBS directly off of a Chromebook?

I have a good 64-bit chromebook and 16GB SD card. I want to use multiple noobs OSs, but my Pi was destroyed by my dog. Is this possible without buying a new Pi?
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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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Can't boot after external usb disk died

I've got a pi 3b that boots from the ssd card, but has an external usb drive to store media files. The external drive seems to have died (makes terrible sounds and doesn't spin up) but the bigger ...
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How to delete SMB shortcuts/links from the desktop?

I used File Manager to browse some files on my NAS: //BACKUP/Files When I did so, a shortcut (or symlink) was automatically placed on my desktop. Now I cannot delete this item. When I attempt to do so,...
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Raspberry Pi Black Screen

I just got a new raspberry pi 4 model B. I used it twice and it was working perfectly fine. But on the third time, when I tried to turn it one, I have the rainbow screen then the screen which says &...
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SD Card Resize on 32gb SD Card Raspberry Pi

I have a 32gb SD card in my Raspberry Pi. I'd like to make use of all the space, please can someone tell me how to resize? Disk /dev/mmcblk0: 29.7 GiB, 31914983424 bytes, 62333952 sectors Units: ...
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UART input from programmable IC to Pi Zero W

I'm trying to send a signal from a programable IC to my Pi Zero W but all I get is b' ' My IC is setup to send an alternating value between AA and 55. The data is sent on the UART line every .35 ...
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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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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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Can I run latest NOOBS on a Pi 2?

Can i run the current version of NOOBS on a Raspberry Pi-2? I have tried but it will not boot up.