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Boot Raspberry Pi / OpenPlotter 2 From USB SSD
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First.  I'm new here.  I searched to see if anyone else has done it, and didn't find much, so since I got it working, I decided to post.  I tried a few methods and the one that worked for me is found here:

Raspberry Pi 4 USB Boot Config Guide for SSD / Flash Drives

I had a 64gb SSD out of an old laptop so all I needed was a USB cable.  I purchased the recommended StarTech 2.5" SATA to USB 3.0 Adapter from Amazon and followed the outlined steps almost exactly.  I already had my SSD drive prepared with a new partition, fresh format, and new install of OpenPlotter, so I saw no need to go though those steps again.  After reinstalling my USB Wifi adapter, installing the drivers, and downloading the charts, OpenCPN is running much better.

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I wish I could have this setup on my boat.


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This shows the two volumes, one is the micro SD card in the Pi, and the other is the USB SSD.


I hope this is useful to someone here.  I'm quite satisfied, myself, since at the start, I knew nothing about Raspberry Pi or OpenPlotter.  At the beginning of the month, I'm going to try and purchase a Moitessier HAT and experiment with that.  Unfortunately, it looks like they are not shipping because of this virus.  Confused   I cannot decide if I want to go headless, or with a touch screen.  My preference would be with the screen, but I cannot seem to find a good waterproof touchscreen option.
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Boot Raspberry Pi / OpenPlotter 2 From USB SSD - by jamieFL - 2020-04-19, 04:47 PM

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