Raspberry Pi 4 boot-from-mass-storage functionality enters beta phase

The techies from Raspberry Pi have just announced that the ability to boot from a mass storage device with Raspbian installed without an SD card is one step closer today. There is now a public beta programme for the facility and you can get involved by using your own hard drive or pen drive. Head over to the Raspberry Pi Forums where you can find the instructions. Please also use the forum thread to feedback any issues with the operating system giving as much detail of your set-up as you can.

I’m part of the Alpha testing team and I can confirm that “it worked for me!” 🙂

7 comments for “Raspberry Pi 4 boot-from-mass-storage functionality enters beta phase

  1. Bonzadog
    20 May 2020 at 4:08 pm

    This is good news, indeed. I will wait until the official release comes out. I have more than enough projects to keep me occupied until the release.

    • Michael Horne
      21 May 2020 at 1:38 pm

      Yeah. Definitely a moveable feast at the moment!

      • Bonzadog
        21 May 2020 at 4:55 pm

        A moveable feast? what on earth is that?

        • Michael Horne
          24 May 2020 at 2:14 pm

          It means something that never stays still and lets you get a handle on it.

          • Bonzadog
            24 May 2020 at 2:20 pm

            A strange definition that does not make much sense.

          • Michael Horne
            25 May 2020 at 8:15 am

            Yup. It’s just “a saying”.

  2. 20 May 2020 at 7:07 pm

    Great news.

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