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Will Raspbian move to 64-bit?

given that the processor is 64 bits, isn't it obvious that running the OS in 64 bits will be better in every way? No actually, it's not. In some ways, running a 64 bit operating system could ...
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Make a Fallout Pipboy from an Rpi

Buy yourself a smartphone, you'll get "Android OS with camera, Bluetooth, gyro, GPS, and SIM card and with a lot of programmable buttons and LEDs" -- all already included, working and with plenty of ...
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Will Raspbian move to 64-bit?

It's worth noting that the situation is different for ARM and Intel/AMD. That's because the switch to x86_64 was also used as an opportunity to update the badly-aging architecture, basically crippled ...
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How do I install an OS image onto an SD card?

There is a tool called Etcher for Windows, Linux, and Mac. It has a simple GUI. A screenshot from the website: (source: etcher.io)
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Can you run pfsense on a Raspberry Pi 3?

There seems to be Raspberry PI support in the pfsense github repository. See pfsense repository. For raspBSD see RaspBSD. It seems feasible to compile pfSense for the Raspberry PI. I think it would ...
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Do I still need rpi-update if I am using the latest version of Raspbian?

Meanwhile the kernel is part of the raspberrypi-kernel-package in Raspbian. So rpi-update is not needed anymore to update the kernel. There are several kernels in the package, that means it works on ...
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Can you run pfsense on a Raspberry Pi 3?

-Update Aug 2017- Unfortunately pfSense has no interest in creating arm based images. pfSense HAD no interest in porting over to an ARM based version because the BSD kernel was not stable on ARM yet....
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Can I have 1 processor core just for my program?

Dedicating a core is probably overkill. I suggest you try my pigpio library. By default it will time GPIO level changes to within 10µs. As a quick test I suggest you look at this Python example, ...
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Do I still need rpi-update if I am using the latest version of Raspbian?

The answer marked as correct is in fact outdated, and in a problematic way: rpi-update will update the firmware to the latest published version, which has to be considered "not stable". So following ...
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Make a Fallout Pipboy from an Rpi

I want to run a Windows OS or Android OS Unfortunately, this is not possible. Windows just isn't supported at all on the Pi (only a lesser version called Windows 10 IoT Core, which isn't much like ...
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Which distro for Raspberry Pi Zero W?

If you don't need the graphical capabilities of the full Raspbian distro, I would recommend Raspbian Lite. Raspbian, has the largest user base and hence the most projects and tutorials available. The ...
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Installing CentOS 7 on a Raspberry Pi

Linux / OSX Download the image from here Extract the .xz file using any of the following methods Tar tar xf CentOS-Userland-7-armv7hl-Minimal-1511-RaspberryPi2.img.xz Unxz unxz CentOS-Userland-7-...
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How to configure Raspberry Pi in my car

Powering the Raspberry Pi You should supply your Raspberry Pi via its microUSB port. It takes 5V and you should make sure it can draw up to 2A - that should be sufficient, if you don't plug in too ...
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How to configure Raspberry Pi in my car

4 things: proper shutdown: what is meant by "proper shutdown" in @Fantilein's answer is what we call a "software shutdown." You need to issue a "shutdown" command in the OS, either via the command-...
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How to make an image file from scratch

It is possible to create an empty image for a Raspberry Pi. Then you can copy an operating system with a boot and root partition to it and boot. To fill the empty image you can use any usable file ...
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Will Tails OS work on Raspberry Pi 3?

No, it will not run on any version of the RPi. Looking at the link you provided, it specifically states that the OS requires an x86 processor, and that ARM is unsupported. All versions of the RPi use ...
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Will Raspbian move to 64-bit?

I am sure there are already people running Debian Aarch64 (ARMv8) on the Pi 3; it certainly would not be that hard for many people (see here for some clues about that might work)1 although for most ...
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Can you run pfsense on a Raspberry Pi 3?

As of February, 2019: Neither pfSense nor OPNSense have released images for the RPi: pfSense is only available for the amd64 architecture and the Netgate ADI. OPNSense is only available for the i386 &...
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Install one Windows (operating system) on 4 Raspberry and with one monitor

Nope. This isn't going to happen. You're describing attempting to run an x86 operating system (Windows) on a cluster of ARM devices. Wrong chipset, with CPUs which are too slow, linked together in non-...
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Will Raspbian move to 64-bit?

As part of the launch publicity I saw it mentioned that one concern is the effort required to maintain two separate code bases (32 and 64 bit). the Adafruit PI3 Launch video also mentioned that the ...
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Recover pi 2 from wrong kernel build?

All the boot files are on a FAT32 sector, which is readable and writeable by all common operating systems. You can place the SD card in an SD card reader, delete the bad kernel, and rename the good ...
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Can you run pfsense on a Raspberry Pi 3?

I Think it will eventually be possible if you consider the new SG-1000, an ARM base pfsense appliance: https://netgate.com/products/sg-1000.html Also, I think installing it on a raspberry pi would ...
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Can I have 1 processor core just for my program?

You can lock your program to one core using schedutils as described in this Cyberciti article: sudo apt-get install schedutils sudo taskset -c 3 -p 13545 # Lock PID 13545 to core 3 Other processes ...
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Make a Fallout Pipboy from an Rpi

You can't run a traditional Windows OS or a usable Android OS on the Pi. You can run something called Windows IOT which is not a desktop system.
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FreeBSD - easiest way to install on my RPi?

Much has improved over the last few years. These days (early 2018) the process is very easy. There are ready-built images available for most (all) of the boards and the install process is quite easy ...
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Can I install Ubuntu?

A community maintained Ubuntu 14.04 LTS install image for Raspberry Pi 2 Model B (RP2). This will NOT work on RP1. Change log current as of 2015-04-06 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/RaspberryPi This ...
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How do I install an OS image onto an SD card?

The Raspberry Pi Foundation now has their own image burning software called Raspberry Pi Imager. You can download it here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/
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Will Raspbian move to 64-bit?

Addressing the assertion that the 64 bit native programs are larger (more memory for data and pointers), and that there are no noticeable benefits to a 64 vs. 32 bit OS on ARMv8 with less than 4GB of ...
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Will Raspbian move to 64-bit?

The 64-bit addressing can be useful even if you don't have more than 1GB of memory. It allows you to memory-map large files, so you have a pointer and let the OS do the I/O transparently. Just ...
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Use a program on a Raspberry Pi without an OS

This is technically possible; it's called bare metal programming. If you choose to go this route, you should know that it's not particularly simple. You'll need to do it in either C or ARM assembly (...
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