Most modern operating systems come with a ‘recovery partition’, a reserved area of the drive containing everything needed to get the machine back to a clean install. So, if something goes badly wrong, you can start over. In the world of Raspbian, this normally means overwriting the image on the microSD card. This is perfectly fine, but what if you have a large number to do, say a classroom’s worth, or you don’t have access to another device to do the burning? We’re going to create an alternative version of Raspbian featuring a recovery partition. Raspberry Pi, heal thyself!
Each Friday is PiDay here at Adafruit! Be sure to check out our posts, tutorials and new Raspberry Pi related products. Adafruit has the largest and best selection of Raspberry Pi accessories and all the code & tutorials to get you up and running in no time!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.