Hardware: pi 4
you can run volumio with Beryboot.
You need to format the image to squashfs
Then you can load it from a USB stick in berry boot during the install.
You will not be able to update it through OTA, and might encounter strange behavior as Volumio was not design to run in an other way then from SD.
Thanks a lot for replying
I haven’t figured out squashfs, I’m on old guy but new to Linux.
Anyway if you think it won’t be reliable , maybe I should just not do it yet.
Thank you wheaten and good day
You can try and see if it runs OK. I have one running from an external SSD, with only 3 plugins loaded. Only have issues that the “HiFiBerry DAC2 Pro” won’t load, but not sure if it is related from running it from the SSD.
There is already a pre compiled image for Volumio at berryboot.
Volumio v2.861 for all Raspberry Pi Devices
You still need a very small SD for the primary boot (Berryboot) as Volumio has an adjusted bootcode.bin, that doesn’t has the coding to boot from USB.
Thanks again for taking the time to reply, the reason I take so long to respond is, being illiterate in Linux jargon, I have to search for many words to understand what I’m reading.
So I’m still doing my homework.
So in short:
- Berryboot 32bit version.
- Volumio image in squashfs format
- Balena etcher, to burn the image to USB
- Small SD card (Min 1GB, for Berryboot)
- USB thumb (Min 1GB, for the volumio squashfs image)
- Low power USB SSD disk or USB Thumb (Min 8GB, to install to)
What to do (:
- Format the SD card with FAT32
- Unzip berryboot and copy the content to the SD card
- Format the USB thumb to FAT, and use Balena etcher to write the volumio squashfs image to this thumb
- Stick the SD card in the pi, the USB thumb with the image to a USB , the SSD to a USB3.0 port on the pi
- Connect monitor, keyboard and mous to the pi
- Boot the pi and follow the instructions on the screen:
- Select the destination drive (prob. start with sda). If it ask you to format it choose ext4
- When done, reboot the pi
- When rebooted select “Edit Menu”
- Hold down your mouse button over the “Add OS” button and select “copy OS from USB stick”, to install an operating system saved on USB stick.
- From here select your Volumio Image
- Let the Pi does it work.
- When completed, reboot the Pi.
- If all went well the OS runs from the SSD
Thanks a million
That was a lot of work for you, I appreciate it a lot
I will try this ASAP
Have a very good day