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No Install from Binary Option [4.2]


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    @nemecyys it won't work. I will add some code when I next have some time to disable RetroPie on stretch on rpi. Use a Jessie image or the RetroPie image (which is Jessie lite).

    Ps. It's just compiling packages..many will compile but many things won't work.



  • @buzz said in No Install from Binary Option [4.2]:

    . I will add some code when I next have some time to disable RetroPie on stretch on rpi

    Ahhh ok

    Thanks, then can you explain why i no longer see Binaries on my install of Raspian Debian Jessie Full?
    If you can answer any of my original questions too that would be great :)


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    @nemecyys are you sure it's Jessie? What's the output of cat /etc/issue



  • @buzz

    I don't think i understand how NOOBS works at all, but i installed the Full Desktop Version - and then was cleaning out some programs and instead of your command i used cat /etc/os-release

    Turns out it was Stretch...

    I messed around trying to change the Source.list files to download Jessie file instead, didn't seem to work.

    So I thought that if i turned off the wifi while I booted NOOBS and then reinstalled Raspbian (Assuming the way NOOBS works is it connects to an online repository) then I would hopefully get Jessie (I dunno, im probably totally wrong)

    Seems the OS I installed overnight is now Jessie, so i dunno what to believe.


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    I think it would be better to start with a clean .img containing Raspbian Jessie, instead of trying to downgrade via APT/DPKG.
    Old Raspbian releases are over at http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbian/images/



  • @mitu

    Ahh thanks for that links Mitu, I had no idea where they were stored.

    Yeah i agree it didn't work trying to downgrade, I read it was basically unsupported to begin with, however I reinstalled Raspbian after this anyway via NOOBS Recovery, and now it says I have Jessie.

    • Can I put a new Image of Jessie on my SD Card VIA Raspbian now that it's installed (I don't have an SD Card Reader on my PC)

    • Am I right in how i think NOOBS works?
      https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/installation/noobs.md
      Appears NOOBS comes with Raspbian on it - So im thinking my NOOBS will install Jessie as long as theres no net connection otherwise it tries to get latest ( I THINK )

    • During the RetroPie install tutorial it says to make sure your up to date using Sudo apt-get Update/Upgrade does that update my OS?

    P.S. The install option clearly says this is a install of Debian Jessie when i choose to install it, so maybe I accidentally updated my OS before without releasing.


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    @nemecyys The update/upgrade via APT does not automatically upgrade your OS from Jessie to Stretch unless you manually modify the APT Sources file, so no worries here.

    I don't know about NOOBS with RetroPie, I didn' use it - alwayes used the RP image.

    As far as flashing a new image on the SD Card from within the OS booted from it, I don't think will work straight up, maybe some trickery using a recovery shell and a network mounted folder from where to get the .img file, but I woudn't recommend this.



  • @mitu Ahh right ok, that makes sense - a Fresh install should of replaced ALL the files then, and ahh I see no worries.

    I want both Raspbian and RetroPie so I can play games and learn python without switching SD Cards.

    Ahh fair enough - I thought adding the image would mean it would appear in my NOOBS Boot Recovery List when i wanted to install a new OS.

    Thanks for your help :)


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    @nemecyys RetroPie images on the site are Raspbian (lite). RetroPie is not an OS. Might just be easier to use the image.



  • @buzz

    Would creating an image require me to have an SD Card reader?
    I believe that has been the source of the majority of my current hurdles, however I liked the flexibility of having NOOBS just while im getting to grips with the RPI3 and what im planning to use it for.

    Cheers for the advice though.

    UPDATE:

    By disconnecting my Pi from the internet, I was able to install the Jessie Version 8 of Raspbian, otherwise it was going online to retrieve Stretch Version 9

    From here on out - it's a standard install, Binary options were available, and now its all setup.

    • Seen as I already have Pixel Desktop Installed how do I enable the Pixel Desktop Option in PORTS without "Installing Pixel Desktop" via the RetroPie-Setup?
      It didn't seem to work last time.


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