Installing PINN on your Raspberry Pi

Installing PINN on your Raspberry Pi

PINN (PINN is not NOOBS)can easily be installed on your Raspberry Pi is easy to do. It is better then NOOBS because PINN allows your to edit the config.txt file straight from the startup application. This can be useful if you overclocked your Raspberry Pi too much and it becomes unstable. PINN also supports custom OSes. You can add your existing versions of Raspbian, RetroPie, etc. As well as coming with large database of images, you can make multiple copies of the same exact OS. You can keep boot files on an SD card and keep OSes on a USB drive if needed. This means you only need a 4GB SD card!

Things needed:

  • Any Raspberry Pi
  • A 8GB or more SD card
  • A computer that is able to flash images to SD cards
  • An SD card reader

Video Tutorial:

Downloading PINN:

  1. Download the latest version of PINN-lite.zip.
  2. Extract the files from pinn-lite.zip
  3. Plug your SD card into your computer.
  4. Format your SD card as FAT32.
  5. Copy the extracted files to your SD card.
  6. Eject the SD card from your computer.

Installing images to PINN:

  1. Plug in the SD card, HDMI cable and power supply to your Raspberry Pi.
  2. Insert your USB boot drive now if you want to use one.
  3. If step 2 is chosen, use the menu bar at the bottom of the screen to select your USB drive.
  4. Turn on the power and let the startup application to load up.
  5. Choose your wifi network and enter your wifi password.
  6. Let the startup application load the available OSes.
  7. Select OSes to be downloaded and installed. (Be warned that if you want to add more in the future, you need project spaces to be replaced later. Project spaces should only be used with 16GB or greater SD cards, 8 GB is not sufficient enough.)
  8. Click install and your OSes will download and be installed.
  9. Click finish.
  10. The RPi will reboot.
  11. Boot into any installed OS.

 

Thanks to Procount for creating this software!

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