May 17, 2015 Leave a comment
Ive recently tried setting up noobs so I could dual boot openelec and raspbian, but I dont have any internet attached to the raspberry pi I have atm, so trying to set it up is pretty futile since I found out that they removed most of the images from the noobs images for the offline installers. After a bit of experimentation and messing around, I found out where noobs points to for the online installers and figured I would post it all here.
Here’s the command to download the operating systems image for the newest raspbian for noobs, it has to be done from a linux computer tho, windows wont work, tho mac might, not sure tbh.
wget -r -nH –cut-dirs=2 –no-parent –reject=”index.html*” http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbian/ -e robots=off
Just do that within a blank folder named the same as the os as you wanted, and download the noobs lite installer, then when you extract the noobs lite archive, just put it into the os folder. So you’ll have a folder named Raspbian for raspbian, openelec for openelec, etc, inside of the os folder.
To change to another distro, here’s the full list of all of them, just change the raspbian in that wget line to whatever link you wanted to download.
Openelec for rpi and rpi2
Open Source Media Center (formally Raspbmc)
And so on and so on.
Edit: You dont need to download the archives and images folders or the stuff in them. If you use the command above, it’ll download the stuff in just the base directory that you wanted to download, then work on downloading the stuff in the archives and images folders, you can just press control + C to cancel when it starts downloading the stuff in those folders, and just delete them.