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Offline Santacarl

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Operating systems
« on: April 02, 2014, 07:10:39 PM »
Hello All....

I'm looking to purchase a RPP.... I've noticed on a couple of the sites the following statement in the descriptions of the product......"SD Card loaded with the your choice of 6 different Raspberry Pi optimized operating systems."

My choice?  I'm assuming this is referring to NOOBs?  Being new to this product how do I know what my "choice" should be? 

Thanks....

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Re: Operating systems
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2014, 07:15:24 PM »
The places selling Raspberry PIs are not including the FalconPiPlayer OS as one of the 6. (though I'm sure it is based on one of them)

If you have 7 SD cards, you could have all of them available with just a Shutdown/Card Change/Reboot.

The FPP version is downloadable from this Forum and keeps itself updated from GitHub.

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Re: Operating systems
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2014, 07:34:37 PM »
If you are not a unix/linux programmer it shouldn't matter what comes with it.

I'm assuming that you want to use it to run a light show and if that's true then JonB256 has your answer.

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Re: Operating systems
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2014, 07:44:40 PM »
Correct. You dont need any of them. Most just buy the Raspberry Pi without a car and buy the SD card at Walmart.
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Re: Operating systems
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2014, 08:04:43 PM »
Thanks guys....

I had watched a tutorial on line and it was saying to keep the original NOOBs loaded card and purchase a new one and put my FPP software on it.....

Not knowing anything about the RPP I'm feeling my way along and the idea of 2 SD's had me a bit confused.  I suppose if I want to use the RPP in a different way then I would need to load the Linux or whatever.....

Is that what Jon was explaining when he referred to "Shutdown/Card Change/Reboot"


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Re: Operating systems
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2014, 08:21:08 PM »
Yep. You can buy the cards anywhere though. All the images to run other distributions are free to download on the internet. All you need is a sd card writer. For FPP just buy the PI and a SD card somewhere also a 5V power supply and USB drive.

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Re: Operating systems
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2014, 08:43:25 PM »
Al tho not required, I recommend a 2A USB charger/adapter....

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Re: Operating systems
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2014, 10:07:09 PM »
Thanks for the feedback......

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Re: Operating systems
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2014, 06:33:43 PM »
Al tho not required, I recommend a 2A USB charger/adapter....

Myk

Does anyone have a recommendation for a good 2A.....maybe a retailer for it?

How about starter kits.....is 1 better than another?

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Re: Operating systems
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2014, 07:09:14 PM »
I just got a generic 2A one off amazon....

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