Avocette wrote: Progress !and ). Once I had Raspbian Buster running from the SSD with no microSD card, then using Balena Etcher, I burned the Astroberry 2.0.1 image to my SSD. I copied into the boot partition the 14 .elf and .dat files which are on the GitHub repository (as described in the second YouTube video, and as I had already found successful with the plain Raspbian) . So Astroberry now boots at lightening speed from the SSD. Only one small problem yet to solve - I need to expand the file system to occupy the whole of the SSD. At present I have access only to around 8GB of the much larger SSD. I tried using raspi-config Menu item 7 Advanced Options Menu item A1 Expand Filesystem but get the message "sda2 is not an SD card. Don't know how to expand".
So I now have Astroberry 2.0.1 running on my RPi4 directly from a Sandisk Extreme SSD. I followed a couple of videos on Youtube (
I guess I need to seek some help from the experts on the RPi forum!
Perfect! Many thanks
This may help...there are instructions in here about expanding the drive space...
Yes - you can boot directly from ‘any’ USB storage device. My Astroberry implementation now resides on a Sandisk Extreme SSD which is super fast. I have also tried out a 1TB 2.5” hard drive in an IcyBox USB3 carrier. It works pretty well although RPi agnostics tests gives an overall FAIL due to random read /write speed being a little below the test threshold score.
jnowat wrote: This new beta applies all the same to a USB3 thumb drive, yeah?