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Re: How do I get noobs?

Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:26 pm

I know/knew all those things, but I get that you are posting it for the benefit of the general public.
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Re: How do I get noobs?

Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:00 pm

GlowInTheDark wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:26 pm
I know/knew all those things,...
So why did you post about a negative that isn't negative at all?
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Re: How do I get noobs?

Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:46 pm

I don't know. Why do you post?
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Re: How do I get noobs?

Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:10 pm

There is one other, unmentioned in this thread, disadvantage to NOOBS, it complicates the update process.
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Re: How do I get noobs?

Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:50 pm

There is one other, unmentioned in this thread, disadvantage to NOOBS, it complicates the update process.
I've never had any problems. Care to elaborate?
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Re: How do I get noobs?

Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:06 am

When updating, you had to update both noobs and the operating system. This caused a lot of confusing for new users who thought they simply had to type the usual sudo apt update / upgrade.
Mostly this caused issues when people bought a kit containing an outdated, preloaded sd card that was not updated for the model of Pi they bought.

There is much evidence littered throughout the forum that I don't have the time to find at the moment
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Re: How do I get noobs?

Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:27 am

Mostly this caused issues when people bought a kit containing an outdated, preloaded sd card that was not updated for the model of Pi they bought.
Well, assuming you actually meant what you typed, then that's a kit-maker-seller (do they still use the term "VAR" for this?) problem, not a software or hardware problem. If a kit-maker sells a collection of hardware, including an SD card, and that SD doesn't work with (i.e., won't boot up) the rest of the hardware in the kit, then that's on them. Sometimes, they include instructions like: Well, you need to download the latest stuff and update the card, blah, blah, blah. If they are going to do that, then they should just include a blank SD card in the kit (not one containing old/useless junk).

Anyway, as you can see from my previous post, I presented both sides of the NOOBS argument. Personally, I don't use it much anymore (I think one of my Pis might still be using PINN), but I think it is invaluable if you fit into either of the categories listed in that post (namely, 1) Wants to play around with other OSes or 2) Is a total newb, which we all were at some point...)
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Re: How do I get noobs?

Sat Sep 25, 2021 10:59 am

has the OP got his/her/its NOOBS? (I sure hope so)

if so... then this topic should have ended....

if no response from the OP by 2021-Oct-01, then I vote that this topic be closed....(and locked) :D
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Re: How do I get noobs?

Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:27 pm

Actually, leaving aside the unnecessary and distracting sniping in some of the responses, since cleaned up, I've found this thread quite useful and informative.

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