How to access config.txt from linux or windows?

#1

Instead of completely having to reflash when when pushed to far and it doesn’t boot? unable to access the confix file under window or linux.

#2

If you would like to access it from within the Pi:

  1. Open CMD, Type DISKPART
  2. Select the small, first disk by typing list disk then select disk * (this is normally 0)
  3. Type assign letter=* (this should be a drive not mounted, Windows commonly assigns drives in order after C, D, E, etc. because floppy disks are commonly at A or B, so try using B)
  4. Download “ExecTI” from Winaero’s site
  5. Run ExecTI
  6. Type in the command box notepad B:\config.txt

Info on why ExecTI is required:
ExecTI runs software as “TrustedInstaller,” which a very powerful account that overrides most security, etc. measures. We are required to use this because WoA Deployer’s newer versions seem to put a security/permission lock on this directory and/or Etcher is causing trouble or maybe this UEFI is built in a way that is meant to not alloy system direct access…?

If you want to view these things on a normal computer, try following the above steps EXCEPT for the ExecTI part, then shutdown and put it in a Windows computer. Now you may follow the ExecTI steps on that computer.

#3

Thank you mate, I will give it a try. Sound exactly what I needed (how to access it on another PC linux or windows). I’ve spent the past day messing with my OC settings and it’s a struggle when my pi refuses to winboot because I’ve upped something to high. This causes me to have to reflash my backed up image which takes foreverrrr.

#4

So I’ve followed you instructions, opened CMD.exe both normally and as admin in Windows 10 trying to access my config.txt. It reports back with the error, after trying to assign letter=B “this operation is not supported on removable devices.” Any other ideas? Would save not only be, but pretty much anyone else who uses this a lot of hassle and time when OCing.

#5

Hmm, strange. What’s your OS (build on the Pi and the one used to install it on the Pi) and WoA Deployer/WoR version? Try a slightly older version of WoA Deployer actually.