Getting Start

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How to boot from USB SSD/HDD?

After initial Raspberry Pi Configuration and once you have Internet Connectivity established, Install the DeskPi Pro Utilities from https://github.com/DeskPi-Team/deskpi.git * Open a Terminal / Console and run the following commands:

sudo apt update
sudo apt full-upgrade
sudo rpi-update
  • When complete, run:
sudo reboot
  • Upon reboot, open Terminal again:
sudo raspi-config
  • go to Advanced Options
  • Select Boot Order, select #1 USB Boot, Return to Advanced Options,
  • Select Boot Loader Version, choose Latest Version
  • Save & exit
  • Reboot again (to restart with new settings)
sudo reboot 

After reboot, re-open Terminal again

sudo -E rpi-eeprom-config --edit
  • New Method:
  • Update rpi-eeprom-update
sudo apt-get -y install rpi-eeprom-update
sudo rpi-eeprom-update 
sudo raspi-config 

* • Do not change anything, it is unnecessary • Press Ctrl-X to save, answer Y to overwrite file.

sudo reboot    
  • Now you are ready to install Raspberry-OS onto your USB Boot Device. You can use the Raspberry Imager from www.raspberrypi.org website. Depending on device the new SD Card Copier can transfer the SD-Card image to the USB Device (ensure you select generate a new UUID). Once your USB drive is imaged & ready to boot, shutdown your Deskpi-Pro, remove the SD-Card and power-up to boot from the USB Boot drive, once running & configured you can install your additional software and proceed as usual.

New Method update:

  • Update rpi-eeprom-update
sudo apt-get -y install rpi-eeprom-update
sudo rpi-eeprom-update 
sudo raspi-config 
  • Navigate to 6 Advanced Options -> A7 Bootloader Version -> E1 Latest -> Yes -> OK -> 6 Advanced Options -> A6 Boot Order -> B2 USB Boot -> Yes -> OK -> OK -> Finish -> Yes -> reboot.