Questions tagged [operating-systems]

An operating system is the software that manages the hardware and software resources of the Raspberry Pi and provides common services for the applications.

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Why 64-bit OS on Raspberry Pi 4? [duplicate]

Considering that: Raspberry Pi 4 maximum RAM is 4Gb and so its memory is completely addressable by a 32bit OS all the code available for Raspberry is a 32bit code are there any meaningful and ...
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rp3 can't boot openelec

I am using rp3 and trying to install openelec from here and using the second one for rp2 and 3 I tried to format the sd card to fat32 Tried to copy the image after extraction using dd Tried using ...
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Booting from network and installing os

Is it possible to download any suitable os from network and install it same way like using pxe boot on pc? Update: Reason for that is saving time when installin multiple Raspberries without need ...
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What is the difference between the Yocto and Raspbian?

Recently I come to about the IIoT solution of siemens which have Yocto Linux https://www.14core.com/siemens-simatic-iot2000-iot2020-iot2040-arduino-ide-integration/. As I am already working on ...
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How does the RPi Boot work?

I am a complete beginner in Raspberry pi and have very little knowledge of the Operating system. So to put on the OS on my new Raspberry Pi I come across the "RPi Boot". When I follow the steps as: ...
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Why OS on raspberry are model specific?

Every time I want to install a OS on a Raspberry Pi I have to check if that version support the model I have. For example, NetBSD doesn't support RP Zero and RP 4. (it doesn't even boot). Of course ...
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Virtualizing raspberry pi (as guest) on bochs?

Is it possible to run raspberry pi as a VM on Bochs (the hypervisor)? Actually I've an R Pi application which I would like it to run on a PSP game console, also I've found that the bochs hypervisor ...
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Ways to run an OS for a watch using a Raspberry Pi/Arduino

I am thinking of making a smartwatch using a Raspberry Pi/Arduino (Zero W if I use a Raspberry Pi). Is it possible to put an OS such as Tizen on it so that I can turn it into a smartwatch? (Anything ...
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Automatic clean of unattended upgrades

Following the Debian wiki documentation and this answer I have successfully set up unattended upgrades. I have confirmed that upgrades are really run. However, I want to avoid eventually getting disk ...
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Dualboot second OS without formatting previous OS

My PI 3 is currently running NOOBS on a Class 10 SD-Card. I see multiple guides online, however I cannot find one that doesn't involve formatting the SD-Card. I want to dual-boot another OS like ...
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what's the best os for the first gen 256mb pi? [closed]

what's the best os for the first gen 256mb pi? i have one laying about and raspbian is using to much ram any ideas?
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Is there an optimal version of NOOBS for each Pi model?

Is the most recent version of NOOBS appropriate for all models of Pi, or does each on have an optimal version? I'm focussing optimality on speed only (and foregoing security) as I'm mainly concerned ...
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bootcode.bin RPi 3

I've been reading this document: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/raspberrypi/bootmodes/bootflow.md About the boot process of the Raspberry Pi. I want to make a simple "Hello, ...
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NOOBS is stuck on, “The install process will begin shortly.”

I’m installing windows IoT and “The install process will begin shortly.” has been on the screen for a while. Is the os downloading? Did something fail to install/download? Safe to cut power?
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Tiny OS with wifi and web server?

I'm looking for a small OS for my RPi3 that can create its own wifi network (for other clients to connect to) and server up static webpages. The issue is that I only have a 1 GB SD. It seems crazy ...
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Make a Fallout Pipboy from an Rpi [closed]

I want to make a modern Pipboy from the Fallout series. But I want to run a Windows OS or Android OS with camera, Bluetooth, gyro, GPS, and SIM card and with a lot of programmable buttons and LEDs. I'...
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Best OS for mining Monero on the Raspberry Pi [closed]

Currently I'm mining Monero on the raspberry pi (for educational purposes and not profitable). Short input on Monero: only CPU performance matters GPU and RAM can/should be neglected mining is ...
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Running PiHole from rPiW with safe shutdown

I am new to Raspberry Pi, but I was looking to use one as a PiHole from the small Zero wireless series. My thought was to run it connected to the router itself using the USB port from that to give it ...
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How to reinstall python3 from binaries?

One of my RPis has a problem with python3: root@sent121:~# python3 Segmentation fault When debugging a print('hello') script I get root@sent121:~# dbg python3 -bash: dbg: command not found root@...
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How to make an image file from scratch

I want to make my own image file for a Raspberry Pi so I can copy any usable operating system to it and boot it. This way I'm also able to size down partitions or use other partition sizes. Is it ...
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Would dual booting allow me to get Rasplex and a web browser on my Pi-3?

I recently installed Rasplex on my Raspberry Pi 3 model B. I'm very happy with it, but would also like to be able to watch youtube video and movies online, etc. I know that Rasplex does not offer a ...
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Large touch screen capability

Would a Hanns.G HT231HPB have 10 point touch screen capability when using a PI 3B running Window 10 IOT (Raspbian does not)?
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Lightweight GUI-OS to show webbrowser with modern webpage

Hi I'm looking for an OS that is capable to show an webbrowser (in fullscreen) on an raspberry pi 2 (no other GUI elements are required/necessary). The website is just one page using html, jquerry ...
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Removed dbus from raspbian

I have accidentally removed my dbus file on my Raspberry Pi 3 Raspbian OS ( full Operating system version) (not raspbian lite). I used the command apt-get remove dbus to do this uninstall of dbus. ...
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How do I install ubuntu server 16.04 on pi3 model B

I have tried the instructions at Ubuntu Wiki, especially the ones under Booting the official Pi 2 image on the Pi 3 I downloaded both pre-installed server versions armhf+raspi2 and armhf+raspi3. I ...
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Burning Raspbian to SD card from a Mac laptop

I have a Raspberry Pi 1 Model A and would like to use Etcher to burn a Raspbian image to an SD card, so that I can plug that SD card into my pi and use it to load Raspbian as its OS. I'm not terribly ...
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Etcher to modify customer base images of robot OSes [duplicate]

I was wondering if anyone in this community has used Etcher to burn OS images to a Raspberry Pi. I have a Rapberry Pi 1 Model A and would like to use Etcher to burn Raspbian Stretch Lite to it with ...
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Can Etcher be used to customize the base Raspbian image?

I was wondering if anyone in this community has used Etcher to burn OS images to a Raspberry Pi. I have a Rapberry Pi 1 Model A and would like to use Etcher to burn Raspbian Stretch Lite to it with ...
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How to install a nix OS once and only once

I have a Raspberry Pi 1 Model A and would like to install a *nix (probably either Raspbian or Ubuntu) OS to something (SD card, whatever) so that I only have to install it one time, and that the rpi ...
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Hardware and OS Options for Quick Dev/Test Cycles on the Model A

I have a Rasperry Pi 1 Model A. I want to use it on a hobby project that will require me to have lots of dev/test cycles where I: Write some code in a higher-level language (Scala; but could be ...
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How to know what is the service launched on raspbian startup?

I want to achieve instant startup, roughly 1 sec, by disabling unwanted startup services in my pi. During the boot up, the cmd shows things like CUPS printing service, samba, dhcpcd ... etc. I don't ...
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Not able to load OS onto MicroSD

So my raspberry pi 3 didn't come with a MicroSD card. That's fine, I had an old Android phone that was just lying around, so I pulled that SD card out of that phone, wiped and formatted it, and tried ...
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OS installation through VNC

The only way I have to display my RPi is VNC. If the VNC is installed, it's ok. But How can I make the installation? Is there any OS with VNC installed by default? Or is it possible to make the OS ...
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Avoid frezing/optimize Raspberry Pi 3 is under heavy load

I am trying to run some prediction on pictures with Keras with pre-trained model vgg16. Here is my code: from keras.applications import VGG16 from PIL import Image from keras.applications ...
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How to build my very own device tree (and if I need to)

Let me preface this by saying I don't know much about device trees. I do know a bit about ATAGs, since I'm working with this operating system that currently only uses ATAGs. I'm modifying the ...
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how to know to which port my mobile phone is connected (in the /dev filesystem)

I wonder how to know to which port my mobile phone is connected (in the /dev filesystem) when I plug it (I am using a Raspbian OS) ? Thank you for your help
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Minimal SD card firmware with OS so that I can run my own custom OS

I have a Model B, not 100% sure which revision, but it does say 2011.12 on it. I'm working on writing a custom OS (primarily for learning purposes, I know that making my own OS is a huge, difficult ...
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What is the fastest/best OS for OpenCV with a Pi 3? [closed]

I am using Raspberry Pi 3 for a surveillance project. In this project I need to use OpenCV 3 with pi camera. When I searched on Internet, some sites say Raspbian is good for this, whilst some say ...
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Raspberry pi for smart mirror, what operating system?

I am conducting a larger project where i will create a smart mirror powered by an raspberry pi 3 B. The smart mirror will be able to use some google play application and the system will also be able ...
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Which distro for Raspberry Pi Zero W?

Which distro is recommended for the new Raspberry Pi Zero W? I want to code a few small projects which will not have graphics sound any added software other than my own programs but will have ...
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New SD card without OS

So recently my dog chewed up my Mini SD card to bits destroying everything on it (didn't back up at all). I just ordered another micro SD card from amazon with the same make and model and I was ...
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Get MAC address in Flint OS

I'm relatively new to Raspberry Pi in general, my basic experience is with loading XBMC or Noobs. I've got a project with work that I'd like to utilize Raspberry Pi as a terminal which only needs a ...
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What real-time operating systems are supported by the Raspberry pi 3 model B?

I have been looking around for multiple RTOS for the rpi3 but unfurtunately many of them are not (yet?) supported? Could anybody tell me which ones can be used on the rpi3 now?
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Can I have 1 processor core just for my program?

I have to time the time difference between high -> low and low -> high signal edge on GPIO pins. I have written simple program that does this. After running it for some time I was quite happy with the ...
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What does an OS require to be able to run on the RPi's hardware?

I was thinking of trying to run some other OS on my raspberry pi that would be better for a really small screen, as Raspbian and the programs that run on it aren't made for screens the size of mine(...
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Screen is black with mouse narrow

I get a black screen on my Raspberry Pi. When I right clicked on the mouse, Scratch was opened, and when I closed the program my Raspberry shut down. Please help me anyone.
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Screenly OSE starting in another instance of terminal

I have been trying to get Screenly OSE up and running. Everything works really well, but I have a problem. After the Pi is booted, it starts in the terminal. On the other hand, if I switch the ...
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What options do I have to setup my new clean Raspberry Pi 3?

As far as I know, there are two options for setting up the Raspbian OS on Raspberry Pi: Connect it via HDMI to a display, via USB to a keyboard and a mouse then you install the OS via the SD card, ...
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Win 10 IoT Core for RPI usefulness without Win10 machine

I got Win 10 IoT core on my RPi 3. I dont have a computer running Windows, therefore I cant really run the dashboard. Is the Windows 10 IoT OS still useful? Or should I just switch to Raspbian.
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No SD card Adapter other options to load operating system

I am a little late in the game but I am building my first RPi 2 B machine. Background: I do not have access to a SD card adapter so I am not able to insert my micro SD into my laptop to download/...