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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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Installing Raspbian from NOOBS without display

I am trying to install Raspbian from NOOBS, but I have no other screen/keyboard available than my laptop screen/keyboard. I find enough information about using a laptop screen/keyboard for a Pi, but ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Do You HAVE To Use SDFormatter Before Installing NOOBS?

SDFormatter is often recommended to format the SDCard. https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/a/19928/39410 http://elinux.org/RPi_Easy_SD_Card_Setup#Using_NOOBS I have never heard of this software ...
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Why do I have to "flash" the operating system onto the microsd card. Why can't I just copy and paste?

I know you can just copy and paste the NOOBS files and it works, but aside from that, in order to install other operating systems on a raspberry pi or some other similar device like odroid, etc, I'm ...
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Loading the NOOBS image for 1st time -- What's the purpose of the "Data Partition" selection

I hate to sound stupid but I just wanted to know, when I copy and paste the NOOBS package onto a fresh microsd and load it into my pi, on first startup I get these options: Raspbian Data Partition ...
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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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Raspberry PI NOOBS first boot screen only three options. No OpenElec option

When I copy and paste the NOOBS package onto a fresh microsd and load it into my pi, on first startup I get only three options: Raspbian Data Partition Raspian - Boot to Scratch From all the ...
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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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Where is cmdline.txt located on the NOOBS SD card?

I need to reset a forgotten RPI OS password. In order to do that I need to insert the SD card to the computer and edit the cmdline.txt file. It is not anywhere on the SD card root folder or any of the ...
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Move 16GB SD NOOBS Raspbian to 64GB Micro SD for a new B+

I am upgrading to a Raspberry Pi B+. These are my concerns: I have RASPBIAN via NOOBS on a full sized 16GB SD card. How do I get that onto a 64GB Micro SD card? raspi-config does NOT support ...
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Windows 10 IoT Dual Boot

I have a new Raspberry Pi 2 Model B ARMv7 (with blank 64GB SDcard), and would like to install Windows 10 IoT Core. I know it's supported for this hardware. What I'd like to do though, is have the ...
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Deleting NOOBS from SD card and only keep Raspbian

I've got NOOBS on my SD card, and chose to install Raspbian on it. Now what I want to do is to remove NOOBS from my SD card, while still keeping Raspbian and all of my programs/settings. I tried ...
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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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How do I change the default OS to start with NOOBS Dual Boot headless?

I installed two operating systems on my raspberry pi using NOOBS. In my configuration the pi works headless, that means I won't be able to chage the os to start at runtime since I have no monitor and ...
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How do I get RCA video out of OpenELEC/LibreELEC?

Thanks to help received in here, I was able to get RCA video out of my Raspberry Pi 1 version B with NOOBS. With Raspian (installed via NOOBS) all I had to do was editing the config.txt file to ...
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Installing Raspbian from NOOBS without display V2.1 and beyond

So it appears there have been significant changes to the "New Out Of the Box Software" (NOOBS) system with version 2.1 and beyond. According to the release notes included with the package: 2016-11-...
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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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NOOBS multiboot - resize partitions

I just started playing with NOOBS and a question came to my mind. I installed Raspbian, OpenELEC and OSMC on the same SD. The config didn't ask how I wanted to split the memory for the three OSs and ...
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My Pi freezes during install

I have a Raspberry Pi 2 B and I used NOOBS and NOOBS Lite to install Jessie but when I selected Jessie and install, it starts to install but then says "zeroing start of each partition" and as I try to ...
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Raspberry pi B+ first boot

I got Raspberry pi B+ and I tried to boot by using NOOBS v1.3.10 and RASPBIAN Debian Wheezy Version:September 2014. Then I got two different problems. These are my component information, Raspberry ...
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Option for Arch Linux not showing in NOOBS. Alternative solutions?

I was hoping to install Arch linux via NOOBS because I've read that Arch linux probably has best real-time GPIO handling for a non-RTOS (due to minimal OS processes etc) out of the box, and via NOOBS ...
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Is it possible to interact with the NOOBS install remotely (VNC, SSH or other)?

I copied the NOOBS files to a FAT32 microSD Card. There is no monitor or keyboard installed on the Raspberry Pi all I have is power and a network cable. I've put the NOOBS microSD Card in and powered ...
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Stuck at 100% on the Noobs Installer

I loaded the Noobs installer on my Raspberry Pi (B+ Model), then chose for both Raspbian & Raspbmc to be installed. I've been waiting for a long time now, it's on 100% and not doing anything (...
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How to specify hostname in NOOBS installation files?

Is there some way to specify the hostname (instead of default "raspberry") that is used when doing a NOOBS (ver. 1.3.4 or 1.4.1) installation? The hostname is present in /etc/hosts and /etc/hostname ...
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Restart NOOBS downloading process?

I was at university with NOOBS in SD card and my Raspberry. I need to install OpenELEC which is downloaded from Internet. However, it seems that university cable network doesn't provide DHCP or ...
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Re-configure Raspberry Pi as if it was new

Was going through a tutorial, and I forgot to enable I2C interface and load the I2C kernal module, as well as a few other things. I just want to get it back to the point as if I didn't configure ...
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Fast reinstall of rPi with desired dependencies

I do a lot of experimentation on my rPi and I frequently want to wipe the OS and start clean. However, there are a number of things that I want installed/ configured no matter what I'm doing on the pi....
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How to install NOOB's onto SDcard on Chromebook

I only have a chromebook. I have a RaspPie 3 B. I want to install NOOB's onto it. There is this guide here but it shows how to install an .img. Is there a way I can convert my NOOB's folder ...
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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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Mac Clone SD with dd failing during boot

I am having issues cloning one MicroSD to another using my Mac. I have been working on this for days and have tried several things, all with the same end result. Here is my process: First, I put my ...
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couldn't install libusb library

I'm trying to install a third party library, which has a dependency with libusb-1.0-0dev library. Raspberry pi has NOOBS setup, which I believe libusb library is pre-installed within it. To cross-...
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OpenHAB to I2C instead of Internet/Ethernet

I want to use OpenHAB to make home automations using a Pi to run it and send and receive data from an Arduino, which will be controlling lights, reading sensors, etc. But to avoid the cost of an ...
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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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Installing OS on SD card will not work

I know at first glance that this question has been asked many times, but I have seen no one with the same problem as me so far. I also was really excited to start using my raspberry pi 3 model B v1.2 ...
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Now that Raspbian Stretch has been released, should Jessie users rush out and do the upgrade? Is it safe?

It has taken a while, but RaspberryPi.org has now announced the official release of Stretch to replace Jessie. Does this mean everybody should start changing their repos and doing the upgrade? Myself, ...
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Connecting a Raspberry Pi 3 to an iMac

I just got my first Raspberry Pi and I was wondering how I can use an iMac as a display for NOOBS. I tried connecting an HDMI cable to the Raspberry Pi and connecting the other side to a Mini Display ...
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Can't get Ubuntu Mate on NOOBS?

So Ubuntu mate is now an 'official' third party OS I guess: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/ I'd like to install it to try it out, I know how to install using a .img file, no problem. The ...
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Rasberry pi noobs sd card shows /dev/sdb6 with fdisk when there are only /dev/sdb and /dev/sdb1 exist?

I'm trying to edit some init scripts that have gone haywire on my raspberry pi Noobs SD card, and since it's easier, I'm trying to edit them on a MacPro 3,1 Ubuntu box I have. After I plug the sd-...
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Why there is only Raspbian in NOOBS 1.3.10?

I just downloaded current version of NOOBS (1.3.10) and there is only one operating system (Raspbian). After zip file unpacking - I see that there os only Raspbian in os folder. NOOBS 1.3.8 version ...
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"no space left on device" on fresh install

I did a fresh install of NOOBS on a 4gb SD card. As soon as I did apt-get update && apt-get upgrade, I got an error with a message that there is "no space left on device". I thought ...
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HDMI Output works with NOOBS but not after I install an OS

I am brand new to RasPi. I installed the NOOBS onto an SD card. (formatted using SDFormatter) On boot the NOOBS screen came up on HDMI. I selected Raspbian. After NOOBS installed Raspbian and (I ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 model B green led is blinking 8 times

When I am booting up my Raspberry Pi 2 model b, green led is blinking for 8 times. I read all the post related to it and done necessary things without success. I changed SD card, tried Noobs, Wheezy,...
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Is it possible to create a script that runs after a NOOBS installation?

Is it possible to create a script as part of the NOOBS installation files in the FAT32 partition on the SD card, so this script runs automatically after the installation of NOOBS? I need this in ...
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Incorrect time until I restart the ntp server (multiple times)

I am using Raspberry PI Model B with Raspbian, installed by NOOBS, upgraded to the latest version. The NTP server is automatically started in the boot process. When I boot my RPI, the time is always ...
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Noobs minimum/maximum partition size

I have installed libreelec and raspbian on single SD card using NOOBS. Raspbian got 8GB partition and LibreElec about 5GB. OpenElec takes only 256MB so I would like it to be assigned partition no ...
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