JJR2
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NOOBS 1.3.8 Edit Config greyed out

Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:27 am

Post on similar topics seem to be several years old or only partly applicable, so I'm starting anew.
I have lost the password for this Pi. It has NOOBS 1.3.8, the partition can't be read from Windows, so I'm attempting to use the NOOBS recovery interface's "Edit Config" option to add the necessary option to let me change the password. The "Edit Config" option is greyed out, and will not respond to commands, whether the [Recommended][Installed] O/S is selected or not. I can't log in, so it isn't clear how I would enter command line instructions to make the edit otherwise. I don't appear to have my rather complicated OpenVPN edits backed up, so I would prefer not to have to overwrite the SD image from scratch. Any ideas?

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Re: NOOBS 1.3.8 Edit Config greyed out

Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:59 am

On the Noobs screen with a keyboard attached, press ctrl-alt-f2 and logon with username=root password =raspberry.
Mkdir -p /media/boot
Mount /dev/mmcblk0p5 /media/boot
cd /media/boot
Then use vi to edit the file directly.
(i to enter insert mode, Esc : w q to save & exit when done)
Last edited by procount on Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:42 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: NOOBS 1.3.8 Edit Config greyed out

Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:26 pm

What's stopping you from using NOOBS 1.4.1? Or NOOBS lite 1.4?
Languages using left-hand whitespace for syntax are ridiculous

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JJR2
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Re: NOOBS 1.3.8 Edit Config greyed out

Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:59 pm

procount wrote:On the Noobs screen with a keyboard attached, press ctrl-alt-f2 and logon with username=root password =raspberry.
Mkdir -p /media/boot
Mount /dev/mmcblk0p5 /media/boot
cd /media/boot
Then use vi to edit the file directly.
(i to enter insert mode, Esc : w q to save & exit when done)
Ok, I'll give that a try when I get back. Thanks.

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Re: NOOBS 1.3.8 Edit Config greyed out

Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:00 pm

DougieLawson wrote:What's stopping you from using NOOBS 1.4.1? Or NOOBS lite 1.4?
Because, as far as I know, I would be overwriting the SD, destroying my scripting.

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Re: NOOBS 1.3.8 Edit Config greyed out

Sat Sep 26, 2015 2:07 pm

If you only update partition #1 & partition #3 from a 1.4.1 NOOBS card your Raspbian OS on partitions #5 & #6 will remain intact but you'll get the benefit of new firmware and newer NOOBS (with a config editor that works).
Languages using left-hand whitespace for syntax are ridiculous

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