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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

  • @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?
      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.


    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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