Computer Software

Berryboot for Raspberry Pi

Berryboot — Boot menu / OS installer for Raspberry Pi

Did you know you can speed up your Raspberry Pi by keeping the root partition on a USB stick instead of the SD card?

There is an easy way of doing this using the Berryboot utility. Download the ZIP file and extract it onto a spare SD card (not the one you are currently using the boot the Pi). Then boot the Pi from this SD card, with a spare USB stick attached to the Pi. The program will give you the option of installing Raspian to the SD card or the USB stick.

Warnings:

1. Be careful what USB stick you use. You want a 4gig one with a fast access time. You can test all your USB sticks for speed using a free Utility. Google “USB Flash Drive Tester”. Some USB sticks are MUCH faster than others. Be sure not to get a slow one.

2. Raspian has been tested with an SD card, but not with every make of USB stick. You may get reliability issues booting off a USB stick – if it is not a good USB flash drive – but if your flash drive is okay, then you are laughing!

 

What are you waiting for?

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