Boot your raspberry Pi 4 with SSD

The latest Pi model with 8 GB can easily be booted with an SSD.

This is the steps

Update Pi with latest packages

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade -y
sudo rpi-update 
sudo reboot

Change eeprom update to ‘stable’

sudo nano /etc/default/rpi-eeprom-update

Update rpi-eeprom

sudo rpi-eeprom-update -d -f /lib/firmware/raspberrypi/bootloader/stable/pieeprom-2020-07-31.bin

Check bootloader verion

vcgencmd bootloader_version

Plug your SSD to usb3 port of Pi and see it recognises the disk

pi@raspberrypi:~ $ ls /dev/sd*
/dev/sda  /dev/sda1  /dev/sda2
pi@raspberry-pi:~ $

Copy .elf and .dat files to SSD boot folder

# make a directory to mount the drive to
sudo mkdir /mnt/usb

# mount the drive to your new directory
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb

# copy the .elf and .dat files to you the boot partition on your SSD
sudo cp /boot/*.elf /mnt/usb
sudo cp /boot/*.dat /mnt/usb

Now shutdown and remove the SD card, restart Pi.


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