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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Get a pi running headless, first time use, with only NOOBS pre-installed on SD card

I got a pi3 with an SD card+adapter pre-installed with NOOBS. I'm wondering if there is some way to get this running headless through my laptop, on which I have Ubuntu 15.04 installed. I'm totally ...
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Raspberry not booting up after trying kernel compilation

I had placed fresh noobs on SD card and booted Raspberry Pi many times in the past. To install a custom kernel, I went with the follwing steps: git clone --depth=1 https://github.com/raspberrypi/...
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Noobs: Offline intallation without monitor and disabling network mirrors

I'm planning to install either Arch or Raspbian on my rp using Noobs(with offline installation option). I have no HDMI monitor, so I will do it using ssh in "silent install mode" as described in this ...
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SETTINGS Drive Accidentally Renamed!

Here is a link to what i mean by SETTINGS Drive: Settings partition on eject menu I was doing some stuff, and when i rebooted, i got a message in NOOBS saying something like the SETTINGS Drive could ...
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How do I add Risc Os to a NOOBs install on Pi Zero (ie no wired net)

It's driving me up the wall, but I can't find a solution to this. I've got a Raspberry Pi Zero, and I'd like to put Risc OS on it. Grabbing the Risc OS 99meg install file and using Win32DiskImager to ...
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Default gateway is missing

I have set up a new installation of NOOBS on a Raspberry Pi 2. I configured a static IP address by adding this to /etc/dhcpcd.conf: interface eth0 static ip_address=192.168.2.102/24 static routers=...
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Is it possible to use a Raspberry Pi wihout a HDMI monitor

My daughter got a Pi for Christmas. I have no HDMI monitor or TV available at the moment. Until we get one is there any way to use the Pi? I have researched and tried various approaches to the ...
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Install additional operating system with NOOBS

I have installed Raspbian with NOOBS and I now want to add another operating system (OpenElec) alongside it. When I hold Shift to enter recovery, I only get the option to install Raspbian again. How ...
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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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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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micro SD light not working

I just got my raspberry pi 3 model B and the green light is not working. I need help fixing it. I tried reseting the card and putting noobs back on the micro SD, but it does not work. I need help.
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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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RetroPie along with NOOBs

Does anyone know how to add RetroPie OS to an already installed NOOBS SD card in Raspberry Pi 2?
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Multiple microphones

Some of you know a method to connect 4 microphones to a RPi and handle them seperate? I want to calculate out when a soundwave hits the first microphone, the second, third and fourth (under water). ...
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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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Formatting 64/128gb microSC card to run on RP3

I had no success with experimenting on my SanDisk Ultra 64GB microSDXC UHS-I (SDSQUNC-064G-GN6MA). I tried formatting entire one to Fat, Fat32 using 3rd party software, making small Fat/Fat32 ...
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Transferring 16gb microSD to 64gb

I made a backup of the 16gb microSD card (installed with NOOBS) for a Raspberry Pi 3 and saved it to my Mac using: sudo dd if=/dev/disk2 of=~/Desktop/raspberrypi.dmg Then, I took a 64gb microSD card,...
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First time user. Not booting. Err -71

First time user. Put NOOBS on a 32 GB Sandisk ultra that was full formatted using the software receommended. Plugged into the PI 3 and turned it on. Did this repeating with the rainbow. After 50 ...
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Stuck on keyboard layout

I have a Logitech combo mk345 wireless mouse and keyboard (Y-R0042). When I press # the pound sign is printed on screen Have tried the sudo raspi config > change keyboard (no success) probably ...
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Error Mounting NOOBs partitions (Raspbian + Libreelec)

I'm trying to mount the libreelec storage partition of an SD card built with a fresh dual boot install of raspbian + libreelec on a 128GB Sandisk CD card built with NOOBS. I'm using a Raspberry Pi 3 ...
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Noobs can't copy to SD card: Can't be Read or Written Error -36

I'm trying to install NOOBS on a formatted SD card using a Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.6. I can't copy the files over from my downloaded zip of NOOBS, however. I'm following these steps. Here's the ...
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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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Remove one of the OSes from the SD card

I've installed both Raspbian and OSMC using NOOBs into 1 sd card. Is there a way to remove OSMC to free up some space? I have Kodi inside raspbian so OSMC is kind of redundant. My SD is 16gb. Thank ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 - Blank Screen - Red Led and no Green Led

Today I got a Raspberry Pi 3. When I powered it on for the first time I've putted on my SD Card the last image of Ubuntu Mate, but the red led was on and the green led was flickering and screen blank. ...
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Raspberry Pi connection closed by host problem

I am not able to ssh to raspberry pi after 2-3 hours. This all started after installing Plex Server on it but not sure if this is a mere conincidence. At first, I got "connection reset by peer" error ...
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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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Noobs Lite - automatically install Raspbian

I'd like to build a Raspbian setup process, where the user needs to do as less as possible. That's why I'd like to use Noobs Lite but to start the setup it's still necessary to have a display and ...
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RPi3 Noobs with Raspbian

I'm fairly familiar with debian linux, but having a little problem with the getting NOOBS running. I installed OSMC direct dd to the flash without problems without NOOBS. I installed UbuntuMATE ...
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I have two MicroSD cards that no longer work in my Raspberry Pi 2

I have two different sized SD cards that both worked in my Raspberry Pi. I was trying to set up OwnCloud but I just wanted to completely restart so I shut down the Pi and took the MicroSD card out. I ...
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Raspberry Pi Cannot Boot, SD card loaded with NOOBS

completely new to Raspberry Pi here. The fact that nothing is working here is frustrating me to no end, please help. So essentially I've followed every website tutorials' instructions that I could ...
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RPi Zero unable to boot Operating System

I've been playing around for over a week now, and I have had no luck whatsoever in getting any operating system to boot onto my Pi Zero. I started by flashing an image of RetroPie, but that gave me ...
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Unable to get 3.5 inch touchscreen to work with Pi 3B

I am unable to get my Pi 3B to work with a 3.5in RPI Touchscreen LCD v3.0. I have NOOBS and the Raspbain OS Image downloaded to my micro SD Card. All it does when I set it up is turn white. What is ...
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New Raspberry Pi B+ not compatible with Noobs 1.4

I've got an SD card I clone every time I buy new RPi B+ and I use it as a base system with all of the software I need pre-installed and configured. It's built on Noobs 1.4.x. The problem occurred ...
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Steady Red Light With One Green Light Flash After Booting Pi

I have a 16GB RAM Raspberry Pi 3 I'm using a Mac 10.11.5 I have 2 SD cards: 64 GB micro SanDesk and 8GB micro SanDisk (both should be supported by the Pi) I've formatted the SD card using the SD ...
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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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Raspberry does not start after apt-get upgrade

Bought myself a Raspberry PI 2 to use it as a simple web-server (lighttpd). Should have been simple. I have some years of experience with Debian so the light version of RaspBian was an obvious choice. ...
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Noob questions - login to websites and MacOS

Why does my Raspberry Pi 2 identify on websites as MAC OSX? (which prevents me from downloading the correct versions of software/debian?)?? Why can't I login to ANY website (Google, etc.)? Are there ...
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Fresh NOOBS install boots straight to Raspbian?

I recently purchased a Raspberry Pi 3, with a NOOBS sd card. During my first boot-up and initial setup using an external screen and keyboard, I was expecting a configuration settings dialog to choose ...
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dpkg error on fresh install

i am new to the raspberry and just setup my first one with a fresh NOOBS installation. First thing i did was mounting my external hard drive. Next i did sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get ...
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Remote connection to Pi succeeds or fails apparently at random

I'm attempting to remotely access the desktop of my Raspberry Pi 2 using VNC. I followed these instructions to install TightVNC Server on the Pi (which is running NOOBS) and these instructions to ...
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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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SD Card doesn't boot to Noobs

I have a raspberry Pi 3, and I bought a kit online which contained an SD card for my Raspberry Pi already, and I used it and it worked fine, though it was a fake brand, my only complaint was the low ...
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Boot Options for different OS

I have installed NOOBS 1.9.2(Offline and network install) in Pi3 Board. On booting only Raspbain OS option available and not listing other different OS to be installed or booting.How to show other ...
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Add RasPlex to existing Raspbian install?

I have an 8GB SD card with NOOBS 1.4 and Raspbian. Is it possible to add RasPlex on the same SD card and dual boot? If so, how? Preferably without erasing what I already have installed. The NOOBS ...
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Raspberry PI 3 Model B+ resetting after every reboot

My RPi 3 resets itself after every reboot. All my settings, customizations etc are lost. Keyboard layouts, date/time setting, setting in the sudo raspi-config (camera setting etc), desktop ...
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Can you run 32-bit IceCat or IceWeasel on Raspberry Pi 3?

I just got my RPi3 loaded, Raspbian (NOOBS) and tried node-red, but found a problem typing in function. I found out it was the browser's fault. Now I would like to install Firefox (AKA IceCat or ...
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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 doesn't boot when fan is plugged into GPIO

I'm trying to get a small fan to work with the Raspberry Pi 2 using power off of the GPIO pins. The fan seems to work fine on the boot, but NOOBS itself won't boot. It gives me the following message....
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NOOBS on Raspberry Pi 3 not starting

I changed /boot/config.xml because I had error with sudo i2cdetect 1 command. Now NOOBS cannot start. How i can edit /boot/config.xml on SD card with Windows?
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Windows 10 IoT and other OSes on NOOBS install list

Can I install Windows 10 IoT on PI 3, and also retain NOOBS install list? If I press Shift, NOOBS seems to be missing. These is no option to install another distro.
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