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Re:Using BerryBoot to run Astroberry from an SSD

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Hi !

I used this tutorial (in German) to transfer everything from SD to SSD for thee RPI4. And everything is working fine. I did this with a ready installed astroberry on SD-Card and transferred this to the SSD.


Why using the SSD ?
After I´ve lost a view SD-Cards because of Power-loss (exidently and stupidly ;-) ) I didn´t feel like it anymore. So I bought Kingston industrial SD, installed Astroberry and then I did the steps explained in the Video. Since the I´ve never had that issue again. And its faster...

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Last edit: 2 years 10 months ago by Reiner vom Bruch.
2 years 10 months ago #51572

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Hi AstroNerd,
Just wondered if you are actually using Astroberry (rather than Stellarmate or AstroPi3 images) in this case? I have tried the SD card copier, but when I examine the drives available after copying, there is no second partition on the SSD, although four zram drives complete the list.
Thanks, Ed
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I'm still struggling with the various SSD YouTube videos (my German is pretty weak) but not yet had the breakthrough I am hoping for!
Ed
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Hi,
I have actually done it with both SM and AB and both worked fine, although the first time I tried I had that same issue, but for some reason each time after it’s worked ok.... ??
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Right then - I’ll just have to be more persistent!
Currently running KStars/Ekos/Indi on two Raspberry Pi 4Bs 4GByte under Raspberry Pi OS thanks to Astroberry
Two mounts, two Fracs, a Newt and a Mak and a couple of OSC cameras.
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Yippee - after three consecutive ‘SD Card Copy’ commands, all’s well that ends well. I’m not sure I can recall exactly the steps and which boxes I ticked in the process, but hopefully I won’t have to do it again too soon!
Currently running KStars/Ekos/Indi on two Raspberry Pi 4Bs 4GByte under Raspberry Pi OS thanks to Astroberry
Two mounts, two Fracs, a Newt and a Mak and a couple of OSC cameras.
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Can you share what modification you did to the boot partition to make it boot from the SSD?
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This was at a time before it was easy to boot a Raspberry Pi 4 directly from SSD. Since July I have been running astroberry from an SSD exclusively. Just burn an image straight to your SSD instead of microSD and plug it in to your RPi4! Make sure your RPi4 firmware is fully up to date (sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade) before you do this.
Currently running KStars/Ekos/Indi on two Raspberry Pi 4Bs 4GByte under Raspberry Pi OS thanks to Astroberry
Two mounts, two Fracs, a Newt and a Mak and a couple of OSC cameras.
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Thanks for the info. I just bought an Argon M.2 case and a 240 GB M.2 SSD. Trying to figure out how to get Astroberry directly on it from Windows. I'd need to get an adapter or install Raspian on the Pi 4 and then burn a copy directly to the M.2 SSD from within Raspian.
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Just download the Astroberry image file, and plug SSD into windows PC and use Balena Ethcer to burn to SSD....simples....
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Skywatcher EQ8 pro, on steel pier
Takahashi FSQ85, FS60cb & Meade 8” SCT (de-forked)
Starlight Xpress SXVR H18, SXVR M25c, Lodestar x2 Guide Camera
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Pegasus focus motors on all scopes
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Yes....it will be simples.....I just need an m.2 SSD to USB adapter. Thanks for the help.
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Ah... this is what I did... I already had a USB SSD with Astroberry installed:



In any case, you don't need an M.2 adapter, the bottom half of the argon one m.2. is the adapter, you just need a USB cable from the bottom half to your Windows machine.
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