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Whats the difference between NOOBS and Berryboot?

Whats the difference between NOOBS and Berryboot? Why would you use one vs the other?
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Raspberry Pi - Rainbow screen

I'm trying to boot up Exton's Android build on Raspberry Pi 2, but I seem to be getting the rainbow screen. Here is what I have - 4 partitions as follows boot which has 512 MB, flagged as bootable ...
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WOL Raspberry Pi

I'm researching the Raspberry Pi features and understand that the Pi can be used to WOL other devices. My question is can devices WOL the Pi? Yes I know I can leave it on and running but I would ...
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Kali & NOOBS in pi

I have read many tutorials and guides, that try to explain how to have two OSes Kali and Raspbian (Wheezy) in the Pi using Berryboot. The problem is that I do not know how, where and when to install ...
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wifi dongle not working (rtl8712u firmware issue)

I'm trying to connect my Raspberry Pi 2 (Raspbian Jessie, loaded from berryboot) to wifi using my wifi dongle, it's not going as smooth as I had hoped and I'm hoping one of you can help me out. some ...
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Berryboot fallback partition

Berryboot is a great way to load multiple os's onto a single pi, but I'd like to use it for something very specific. I need to be able to have berryboot attempt to load the default os, and if it ...
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Is network boot possible on Raspberry Pi?

I have several RPI and want them to have a common OS shared thanks to a hotpot generated from a central computer, hence my question: Is network boot possible on Rasperry PI?
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Upgrading berryboot version

I currently have a version of berryboot dated Mar 14 2016 installed and running succesfully with 2 OSs. I would like to update firmware. Is it safe to just replace that berryboot installation with ...
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Berryboot stuck on rainbow screen after update

I have been using RetroPie and Raspbian with Berryboot for a month without any problems. While using Raspbian and ssh on Windows, I did rpi-update then rebooted but I now only see a rainbow screen. I ...
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Cannot SFTP into Retropie

I have installed BerryBoot on a microSD card which I use with a Raspberry Pi 3. On this card, I now have a quadruple boot: Raspbian, UbuntuMATE, OpenELEC and Retropie. I am able to launch all ...
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Berryboot and adding partitions

I've got Berryboot 2.0 on one of my SD cards and I'm using it for fooling around with some alternate OSes. For the Linux based ones I would like to share a HOME file system between them (and even if ...
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External HDD stopped mounting automatically in Raspbian

In Raspbian I used to be able to just plug in my external HDDs and they would be detected I could then find them in /media/ using WinSCP and transfer files to them. I haven't used Raspbian in a ...
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How does BerryBoot work?

Good evening, BerryBoot allows us to put multiple OSes on the same SD card, and I know it uses SquashFS, but I don't understand how everything is done. I'd like more explanation about how do SquashFS ...
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Berry Boot "No Connection"

Cannot get Raspberry 3B to load os list upon initial boot. Continuously receiving "Error downloading distribution list from Internet." I've tried 3 different disk images including the berryboot ...
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Kano OS with BerryBoot

Is it possible to run Kano OS from BerryBoot? My son plays with Kano OS. I would also like to run Raspbian and OpenElec from the same SD-card. I believe Kano-OS is based on Raspbian, so it should be ...
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Unable to boot Raspbian or Ubuntu Server 20.04 from a USB SSD using a Raspberry Pi 4 4GB

I know of two methods to do this which I've tried: Use RPi Imager to install Ubuntu on both the SD card and SSD as per this post and this post Install BerryBoot and use that to install and boot ...
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Latest BerryBoot 2.0 Bluetooth issues

I installed the latest Raspbian Jessie 1.9 on my Raspberry Pi 3, with the latest version 2.0 of BerryBoot. When I install that same Raspbian version (downloaded from the Raspberry site) in the normal ...
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Converting to SquashFS for BerryBoot

I have been following an online course on operating system development, named baking pi.I have successfully followed 'OK01' As I don't have 2 SD cards, and I find it fiddly to swap operating systems ...
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Boot stuck at [ ok ] Staring enhanced syslogd : rsyslogd

I'm using berryboot to boot my first gen pi on an external hard drive, and even though it is better than an SD-card I seemed to have cut the power too many times and corrupting some files. I don't ...
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How can I automatically resize the root partition on first boot?

I'm preparing an image for download based on Raspbian. I can resize the partition manually using raspi-config. However, I'd prefer this to be automatic during first boot (maybe with a timeout for ...
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Moving SD card from Pi 2 to Pi 4, Pi4 does not boot, Berryboot issue?

I am trying to upgrade from Raspberry Pi 2 ("old setup") to Raspberry Pi 4 ("new setup"). I would like to just physically move SD card from Rpi 2 to Rpi 4. What is important for me ...
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Creating an image file from an SD card

I have a Raspberry Pi distribution on a bootable 32 GB SD card. What I would like to do, is the following: Shrink the partition to 4 GB (that's the size of the data on the card). Create an .img file ...
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Problem with ethernet and usb controller after update/upgrade

I use a Raspberry pi 3 Model B Today I tried to update my Raspbian OS(installed with berryboot) version from 09.05.2017 to the latest version. I was ssh'ed into the raspbian pi user(root) and typed: ...
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Berryboot recovering data

I was trying to setup the 7 inch touch screen with my raspberry pi. And admittedly, did one blunder after another :( The information on the internet rare on setting this touchscreen up. So once I get ...
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Is it possible to add Kali Linux as a dual-booted operating system without removing Raspbian?

I have a 16GB storage Raspberry Pi 3 running standard Raspbian installed through NOOBS. I'd like to fool around a bit on Kali Linux and was wondering if I could set up a dual boot without erasing ...
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How do I replace Berryboot boot partition with a regular one?

I no longer need the option to boot different operating systems and want to overcome Berryboot's firmware/kernel update limitations. Could I simply replace the current FAT boot partition with a ...
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How to Convert 32GB Cloned SD card Image to small size ISO file

I have have 32GB SD card Cloned Image of Raspberry PI, I want to make it small size as Flashing back to another SD card takes more time using DD command, I need a small size image so that i can place ...
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How to Change Raspberry pi 3 Boot order to Network boot with SD card Inserted

In Raspberry Pi 3 board, I am able to boot from network by changing the boot order to Network Modes as below : sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade echo program_usb_boot_mode=1 | sudo tee -a /...
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Dual or Triple Boot Possible?

I'm wondering if it's possible to dual boot Raspbian, LineageOS, and RetroPie on an SD card? I've looked around and it seems like there is an issue with it not going straight into a bootloader like ...
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Should I use Berry boot or 2 SD cards?

Would it be better to swap SD cards to switch from Retropie to Raspbian, etc. or use Berry boot on same SD card and store Roms on my network or USB stick? Also, does anyone have experience using ...
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Raspbian Buster Video Player Display

I installed Rasppian buster on pi 3 on my 8GB SDCard, No issue what so ever playing video on Chrome, VLC, etc. I now did a squashfs file to boot Raspbian Buster via Berryboot where I have more storage ...
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Turn on/ off your Raspberry Pi3

I have a RaspBerry Pi3 with a WD PiDrive attached and the following installed via BerryBoot Ubuntu Server LibreELEC When I shutdown the pi i usually unplug it( I know i don't have to but I think its ...
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Re-squash an OS under berryboot?

My understanding of berryboot is that for each OS it has a "base" distro using squashfs, and any changes I make get saved as non-squashed files. I'm using Debian Jessie as one of my OSs and have ...
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Questions about multi-boot

Good afternoon everyone. I installed raspbian / retropie / kodi by berryboot . Whenever I turn , appears the OS selection screen to boot . I would like to hold the automatically boot the last OS used ....
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Do I need to format my raspberry pi if I want to install Berryboot?

Firstly, complete newbie, only been playing with Raspberry Pi for one day. So I originally used Noobs to use Raspbian on my Raspberry Pi and I've discovered BerryBoot and want to experiment with ...
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Cannot Boot into Raspbian with BerryBoot and Twister on SSD Drive

I have a raspberry Pi4 8GB and have installed it in an Argon One M.2 Case with a Kingston 128GB SSD Drive. When viewing a tutorial on how to set it up I opted to install BerryBoot in order to have the ...
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Berryboot issue with opengl es

I have dual booted my raspberry pi with Android auto and raspbian Jesse. I have installed kivy on raspbian for running an application. For this I enabled the opengl es 2.0 driver from raspi-config but ...
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USB and Ethernet dont works after upgrade Raspbian [duplicate]

After upgrading the Raspbian operating system, I do not recognize the USBs (any of the 4 inputs) or the network port. I have a wireless keyboard and mouse connected via USB and I have also connected a ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 SD card corrupted, only 30mb partition appearing [duplicate]

So I attempted to boot my Raspberry Pi 3 running BerryBoot with raspbian and retropie installed, but it wouldn't boot. So I tried to plug my sd card into the computer, and instead of the boot ...
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Expanding a File System on BerryBoot

I have installed the latest version of BerryBoot v2.0 onto a Raspberry Pi 3 with a 32GB SD card. I currently have Raspbian Jessie and RetroPie installed. If I go into Raspbian and set it so its file ...
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I want to get tor-browser-bundle to run on an RPi2 B. What OS can I use? What are the steps?

I have been trying for months to get tor-browser-bundle TBB to run on my RPI2. My knowlege of linux is very limited. I have tried to download from Torproject and cannot get it to run. I have tried in ...
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My pi with berryboot with vnc enabled wont work

In Berryboot's cmdline.txt, I added vncinstall ipv4=192.168.2.16/255.255.255.0/192.168.2.1 and my ipconfig for my xp computer is: Windows IP Configuration Ethernet adapter Wireless Network ...
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Why is berryBoot not working on my RaspberryPi zero 2w?

I have a raspberry pi zero 2W and I used PINN on it but PINN has too many problems, so I want to use BerryBoot instead. If I install the zip with the imager it does not work. I have a 128gb micro sd ...
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Unencrypting Berryboot LUKS encrypted SSD

I am new to the RPi and recently installed an OS on an M.2 SSD (Argon one M.2 case) using Berryboot on an RPi4, and chose to encrypt the entire drive during installation. If I now want to remove the ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero W, berryboot would not boot

I am having difficulty installing berryboot on my pi zero. I followed countless guides and none seem to work. most guides tell me to download berryboot from here however the site does not have a ...
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How to stop shutdown script from running at startup (see body)

I installed the x735 shutdown script on my pi with the x735 board. The script allows the hat to provide power, and then safely shutdown on button press. I upgraded the board to a x728 which allows ...
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Issues installing and running pivpn (loop because it doesn't like my kernel?) wireguard

I have a raspberry pi 4b with 32gb sd card and attached to a SSD (usb3 port). Berryboot loads raspbain on ssd to run. This works fine I tried simply just running curl -L https://install.pivpn.io | ...
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Berryboot, raspbian, docker, SSD, aufs vs overlay2 storage drivers, nnc1: timeout waiting for hardware interrupt, pi 4b

My goal is to step up my Raspberry Pi 4B with berryboot loading the OS onto an SSD where I can start running docker to become better familiar with it. Then use pi-hole and pivpn and whatever else ...
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Can I boot a RPI 3 from an old HDD (not SSD) using Berryboot?

I know this question has been asked a few times, but technology changes and so I wanted to check the current state. Is it possible to re-purpose and old (rotating, magnetic) usb Harddisk to boot my ...
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Berryboot and Kali/Parrot

When I boot up either Kali or Parrot in berryboot, with both a monitor or my 7" touchscreen it boots the command line checks and then goes black, with parrot only displaying a pointer and kali nothing....
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