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Physical Button to Switch OS - - Help

Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:38 pm

I'm looking for a way to switch OS from Retropie to raspberrian with the press of a physical button. Then back to retropie with the same button

I currently have both OS's installed on berryboot.

-Full Story-
I'm building your run of the mill retropie arcade in a cabinet.
BUT I want to also have that cabinet function as a photobooth.
So, by default berryboot will load retropie. and the user can play games. OR at any point the user can press a physical button that stops retropie and boots raspberrian with will be overridden to actually just load the photobooth and with button(s) the user can take 3 pictures that will automatically print on HP Sprocket printer. (there are a ton of tutorials on this)
Then, when picture time is done the same button switches the user back to retropie

Is this possible? How?

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Re: Physical Button to Switch OS - - Help

Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:32 pm

What is this "raspberrian" you write of?

Maybe a lot easier to have two RPis and a KVM switch.
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Re: Physical Button to Switch OS - - Help

Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:43 pm

Not only would using two Pis provide redundancy, but the switchover could be made to be almost instant, versus waiting for the other OS to come up.....

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