Getting Start - 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:
Upon reboot, open Terminal again:
- go to Advanced Options
- Select Boot Order, select #1
USB Boot, Return to Advanced Options,
- Select Boot Loader Version, choose
- Save & exit
Reboot again (to restart with new settings)
After reboot, re-open Terminal again
sudo -E rpi-eeprom-config --edit
• Do not change anything, it is unnecessary • press Ctrl-X to save, answer Y to overwrite file.
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.