Questions tagged [noobs]

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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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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RaspberryPi 4 access ssh on first time setup without changing boot data

I recently got RPi 4 kit and I want to connect to its terminal interface using Ethernet cable from my laptop. I dont have any SD card reader on my laptop so I cannot change data on microSD. That ...
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Can't get past rainbow screen with Kali install process

I am new (to all of this, Pis, Linux, etc). This is my first real attempt at working directly with hardware as well. I needed a new project so I got a Canakit started set which came with a Raspi 3B+,...
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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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WaveShare 7-inch Touch Screen driver for PINN / NOOBS

I have a Raspberry Pi 3, with 3 systems installed on it (Raspbian, recalboxOS, Android) using PINN. I have done the installation with a monitor, all of the systems work fine, the screen can display ...
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end kernel not syncing: vfs: Unable to mount root fs on unknown block (179,2)

I'm new into the Raspberry world and in need of some help. Looking to see if anyone shed some light on the above message I'm receiving. I have new RPI3, erased 32gb card using SD formatter & ...
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Espeak library pcm.c:2495 unknown pcm bluealsa - raspberry pi

I'm currently working on a project using espeak I fixed the first issues with devices using this tutorial https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=136974 but i'm left with what is below ...
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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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Add existing OS's to bootberry(or alternatives)

So I have 3 use drives: 128gb w/retropie 32gb w/raspbian 8gb w/libreelec Is there a way to have all 3 connected at once and have an sd card with something like berryboot/pinn/noobs where I can ...
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Getting started with Pico Pi controlling 5V PTC heating element 100C

I have just started with the Pico Pi and have no idea where to get info on how to power 5V 3A PTC heating element using the Pico and a MOSFET. Would there be anyone who could give me a pointer as I ...
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Failed to pair: org.bluez.Error.ConnectionAttemptFailed

Failed to pair: org.bluez.Error.ConnectionAttemptFailed. I am trying to connect my Bluetooth joystick controller '8bitdo Pro 2' to my RPi4. Below is the error I get. This appears to be the same error ...
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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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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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Kernel panic-not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown- block(179,6) running Raspbian on top of NOOBS

When booting, the sequence stops at the following: Kernel panic-not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(179,6) What can I do to get my Raspberry Pi 2 to boot again using the ...
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Should I install NOOBS or Raspbian?

The Foundation site used to state states "Beginners should start with NOOBS – New Out Of the Box Software." Raspberry Pi Ltd. now hides NOOBS from unsuspecting novices. Only unscrupulous ...
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How to update NOOBS using a Raspberry Pi without removing the NOOBS sd card

I have an old version of NOOBS (1.4) installed on my Raspberry Pi, and I want to update to a newer version. I don't have a way to plug my micro SD card into a computer to install the new version of ...
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How to install Noobs without disk imager?

I am trying to install Noobs on on a SD card. I don't have access to a SD card reader so I have inserted my SD card into my mobile and plugged it into the laptop. Now Disk Imager does not recognize ...
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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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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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My password doesn't work over ssh

I am trying a headless install and using NOOBS v1.4.2 . I followed the instructions on this thread: Installing Raspbian from Noobs without display and changed the password on \os\Raspbian\os.json ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to get back to NOOBS?

How can I get back to NOOBS? My Pi boots straight into the SCRATCH animator and I can't get anything else. Note I tried holding down the shift key when booting but it still went straight to SCRATCH, ...
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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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Enable SSH in NOOBS before install

In the last release (2.1) of NOOBS the developers have "disabled by default" SSH, so it's not possible anymore to connect to a Raspbian via SSH, which is installed via NOOBS, without enabling SSH ...
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Installing Raspbian without recommended Software from NOOBS

Is it possible to install Raspbian (without the Recommended software) from NOOBS? Last time I chose Raspbian from NOOBS installation menu it also included the recommended software (Mathematica, ...
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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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Execute a script on startup in latest NOOBS OS - Raspberry - Pi 3B+

Actually I have went through this stack answer and followed the 3rd Type for running the script on startup, and It works like a charm for previous version of NOOBS. Today I downloaded the latest zip ...
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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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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B won't boot NOOBS or Raspbian, but boots Ubuntu Mate

I recently purchased a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B which I am beginning to think is damaged or defective. I originally installed Ubuntu Mate to a 4gb Sandisk microsd card and ran the Pi that way for about ...
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How can I add another Operating System onto NOOBS?

When NOOBS is booted up, there is a choice of a variety of Operating Systems. Is it possible for me to add another Operating System onto this list (for example MinePeon)? If so, how do I do it? ...
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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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Omxplayer failing on Raspberry pi 3 with Jessie OS

On my Raspberry Pi 2 running Wheezy, I have a php if statement that if true echo exec('/usr/bin/X11/omxplayer -o local --win "0 0 1680 1080" /var/www/xxx/thisvideo.mp4 > /dev/null 2>/dev/null');...
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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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Pi3 raspbian + recalbox dual boot problem

Hi there, Got myself a pi3 a few weeks ago. I’m new to this environment. Mounted recalbox on one sd card to relive the good old days. installed raspbian on another sd card for other purposes . ...
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how to skip NOOBS boot menu

So I installed Raspbian and OSMC on my pi and I like using both, but is there a way to skip the 8 second boot menu? I ssh into raspbian often which can require rebooting, so it adds an extra 8 ...
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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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NOOBS randomly asking for password on startup, terminal unavailable

I have several copies of NOOBS OS on several different microSD cards. After shutting down my Pi, taking out the card and inserting a different one, NOOBS booted to a login screen ( as you see in photo ...
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RPI not responding to SD card

I have a Raspberry PI 3 and I want to install Kali Linux onto it. I downloaded the RPI image file from https://www.offensive-security.com/kali-linux-arm-images/. Then, using Win32 Disk Imager, I wrote ...
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Raspberry PI keeps on rebooting

I am a new Raspberry Pi user. I bought a Pi 3 recently. I installed Rasbian on it by using NOOBS and SD Card Formatter. After completing the installation i set a root password by using sudo passwd. ...
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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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