Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.


  Search this Thread
Old 09-23-2012, 05:52 AM   #1
Senior Member
Registered: Jun 2006
Location: UNIX
Distribution: FreeBSD
Posts: 2,357

Rep: Reputation: 213Reputation: 213Reputation: 213
Booting the raspberrypi from the USB pendrive rather than the SD


Happy Owner of a raspberrypi, you might sometimes have issues with your small sized devices, such as for instance an SD card to boot.

Those SD cards have no endurance, and usually you have to buy several spares 8gb-16gb to replace them regularly due to bad clusters.

Not good, and it starts really to become expensive. Nobody mentions too much about that. Of course, since it is not so good for the pi's marketing.

OK, so why not booting directly from the usb pendrive?

Please would you mind indicating how this could be completed?

thank you


Last edited by Xeratul; 09-23-2012 at 05:54 AM.
Old 09-23-2012, 06:04 AM   #2
Registered: Sep 2011
Location: Italy
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 635

Rep: Reputation: 186Reputation: 186
You'll still need an SD card to load the kernel (and firmware files), but you should be able to use a different root file system modifying the kernel command line (/boot/cmdline.txt).
More on this here.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Live USB on a external HD instead of USB pendrive / NTLDR is missing Marrrriej Ubuntu 3 04-16-2010 03:24 AM
Problem with usb pendrive and usb modem ZTE ZXDSL 852 AM33N Linux - Hardware 3 12-10-2008 04:25 AM
booting off a PNY usb pendrive linuxhippy Linux - Hardware 0 10-18-2005 10:44 AM
"Can't find KNOPPIX image" when booting from USB Pendrive goldenratiophi DamnSmallLinux 2 01-11-2005 04:23 PM
Booting Debian from a USB pendrive ? amrdavila Debian 1 10-17-2004 10:57 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:37 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration