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Questions involving the New Out Of Box Software (NOOBS). Use this tag if you are having trouble using NOOBS to boot your Pi, having trouble with using NOOBS to install an OS, or your question involves NOOBS, such as how to configure an installation from within NOOBS.

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Can I edit/remove autostart commands?

When I turn on my Raspberry Pi, I receive the following error message: bash: /opt/retropie/configs/all/autostart.sh: No such file or directory I had previously installed RetroPie, but have since run ...
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Booting issues with pi 4

My raspberry pi isn't booting, I get the rainbow splash screen then the raspberry pi icon then the system crashes with no logs or any reason for crashing. I have tried the software NOOBS and followed ...
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dual boot menu with raspbian / librelec not showing anymore

I have a RPI 4 with both Raspbian and Libre elec. I went 2 monthes in vacation, and now I am coming back, system is only booting on librelec, I cannot find a way to boot on raspbian. Is there a way to ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 CanaKit - Micro SD Card - Do Not Format

I just bought a Raspberry CanaKit for Raspberry Pi 4 with all the latest features, and the Micro SD comes already preloaded with NOOBS (Gotta love that acronym) and backup files it appears, so why ...
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Install RPi OS from a zip file (No image)

I have a new RPi 4 and I have installed NOOBS from a zip due to the fact that I cannot install software on my computer as it is loaned from my school (i.e. image writing software) However, once ...
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Raspberry Pi not booting "recover4.elf is not compatible"

I've bought x3 Raspberry Pi 4 4GB Model sets a while ago and was very happy with it. I've been working on the one and cloning the same SD-Card onto other 2, so I could have the same system state on ...
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noobs in trouble

How can I format a sd card with noobs on it? I can read the disk on a Windows computer, can delete files on a Linux computer because they are read only. It's probably a simple question for you, but I ...
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my Pi-Top 3 wont power down on shutdown [closed]

I am running Noobs, it boots fine and runs fine but when I shut down the screen stays powered on, etc. What shout I tweak? I've already tried shutting down from the console, checked Hardware/software ...
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Missing NOOBS file at the download section of RPi website

Hi Im new to Raspberry Pi and recently got Pi 4. When I was looking up videos to setting up the new RPi 4, I realised that the NOOBS file is nowhere to be found in the downloads section of the RPi ...
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Browser visual bug

I just got my Raspberry Pi 4 model B and installed and updated NOOBS. The browser has a visual bug which looks like this: How do I fix this?
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Install recovery mode after already flashing Raspberry Pi OS?

I have a Raspberry Pi 4B, and I installed Raspberry Pi OS onto a blank microSD card using the official imager. My understanding is that if I had used NOOBS, after installing the OS there would have ...
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Will Raspbery Pi OS work on 2GB or 1 GB SD card?

I am ordering a Raspberry Pi Zero WH and I have a 2GB in my storage. I want this pi to run only a pi-hole. I know that it is recomended to use 8GB, or at least 4GB. I am interested if somebody actualy ...
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NOOBS SHA256 does not match because of ver number

I'm looking for the correct hashfile for NOOBS 3.5.1 The dl page advertises the zip file as 3.5.0 but downloads 3.5.1 It is 2020-12-19 Can someone point me to the correct hash. I am unable to find a ...
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How to change OS boot queue (NOOBS, Raspberry Pi 3)?

How to manage the queue of operating systems in NOOBS on Raspberry pi 3? I need to change the priorities of boot to another operating system after each reboot
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RetroPie NOOBS SD card files [closed]

A while ago, I got a Pi with an SD card that was preloaded with noobs and RetroPie from Vilros. I've formatted the card multiple times since then and I am wondering where I can get the files again ...
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Why is the latest version of noobs not working on my raspberry pi 4?

Hello when i try to boot up with a fresh install of the latest vertion of noobs it just shows a rainbow screen. What do do to fix this?
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How NOOBS OS boots? (in recovery mode)

I am trying to implement something which requires me to learn this:- How Raspberry pi NOOBS OS boots in recovery mode while holding SHIFT key? Can anyone help me regarding this?
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How to debug raspberry pi 4 connected fan

I'm completely new to this stack exchange, I've recently purchased a new case for my pi and a fan. It's a 5V fan which i connect the red wire to pin 4 and the ground to pin 6. While in power my fan ...
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Can not delete process on Raspbian in order to remove default user

I'm trying to delete default pi user, i've tried many things but it seems that i can't have him removed. This is what i do delete processes of pi user sudo pkill -u pi delete user sudo deluser pi ...
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Raspberry pi 4 - Doesn't read sd card

I am trying to boot noobs, or raspberry os, or lineageos, and i am getting some errors Error when using sdcard "Failed to open device: 'sdcard' (cmd 371a0010 status lf0f0001)" booting NOOBS ...
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Does this "NOOBS" installer contain a simple option to encrypt the system disk? [closed]

When "burning" one of these to the memory card, the resulting Raspberry Pi OS installation is installed without encryption: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspberry-pi-os/ I've found ...
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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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Enable desktop on the raspberry pi

I was trying out booting my pi4 into a chromium kiosk mode for a demo and ran the commands from the following post: Open chromium full screen on start up @xset s off @xset -dpms @xset s noblank @...
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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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Bus error raspberry pi

I have a function make_model() which works fine everywhere and I ran it on my raspberry pi in the morning and it worked fine but now it gets the following error: Using TensorFlow backend. 2020-07-11 ...
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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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Upon boot, NOOBS GUI only stays onscreen for approximately 15 seconds

Upon boot, NOOBS GUI only stays onscreen for approximately 15 seconds, and then the Command Line Interface appears. How do I get back to the GUI, and how do I prevent the system from going to the ...
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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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I need to troubleshoot a re-install of NOOBS

I had been using my Raspberry Pi as a desktop computer, and I wanted to reset it so that I could use it for a project, so I moved my personal files to a newer computer, and formatted the sd card, ...
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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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LibreELEC_RPi4 (System.tar.xz) unzipped changes to config.txt

trying to connect Pi4 to a Hitachi TV (pretty old - mid 2000's), however it has the HDMI port. So my Pi4 is connected. SD card is with OS's on it (NOOBS). Any idea why Pi4 is not booting up? I have ...
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Pi 4 does not see SD. Can't boot from SD-card

My Rpi 4 doesn't see the SD-card. I have switched SD-cards, formatted them all correctly. Also used both Raspian and Noobs. Nothing helps because it does not see the cards. Every 'solution' on the ...
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Pi4 SD card formatting Scheme options

im formatting the SD card for NOOBS install, and I have few options to select the Scheme. What would be the correct Scheme to select and why? Thanks.
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Downloading OS system taking too long

I have recently acquired a Raspberry Pi 4B and I have just tried set it up with NOOBS on the SD card the whole process ran smoothly until the download of Raspbian began. I waited for an hour and only ...
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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.
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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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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 4 stuck on Rainbow Screen

My Raspberry Pi turns on, it shows the Rainbow Screen, then freezes. I have not installed Raspbian; I downloaded NOOBS and put it on my micro SDHC card. I put the micro SDHC card into the slot and ...
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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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Choise wich OS to boot in NOOBS with gpio

Well, I have RPi0w and I need to boot different os when at example I boot from pc or just regular power supplay, without keyboard and mouse. So I decided use gpio as OS choiser... But how can I make ...
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Boot error - don't find NOOBS files

i buy RPi4 and tried to install raspbian with NOOBS, but didn't work :-( It displayed MSGBOX: Files not found with the message "Cannot find the drive with NOOBS file." And then on CLI... [0.982514] ...
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After Noobs Raspbian installation Pi won't start

Brand new raspberry pi 4, brand new SD card. I downloaded and transferred Noobs onto the SD card, booted it, set up Raspbian with no issues, but then it told me to reboot to apply changes. Since ...
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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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Why won't my TV see the Raspberry Pi 4 as a source

I recently got a Raspberry Pi 4B and i used a 128GB MicroSD card and copied over the files from Noobs 3.2.1. I connected the MicroHDMI > HDMI to my TV and connected the power adapter and turned it on. ...
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How to install gcc 7 and g++ 7 on NOOBS_v3_2_1 version..?

The preinstalled gcc version on Noobs 3_2_1 is 8.3.0. I would like to downgrade or install 7.4.0 version on it. When i try to run sudo apt-get install gcc-7.4 I get Below error. E: Unable to ...
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Raspberry pi 4 does not show on HDMI

I recently bought a new raspberry pi model B with 4GB rams and I copy & paste Noobs in the micro SD card from macbook. I plugged my HDMI cable from my raspberry pi to samsung TV but it always ...
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PINN no internet connection after hard reset

I have recently installed and configured a new server on my raspberry pi 3B. I used PINN as my bootloader and installed some OSes (Fedberry - an Raspberry Fedora implementation - being the main one). ...
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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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No video output on my new Raspberry 4 B

I just received my new RPI 4. Before I was running RPI 3 B+. I have: - formatted the same SD with SD Card Formatter for mac - download Noobs - extracted all files on SD - inserted SD on my ...
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