Boot from SSD Topic is solved

Suggestions for features and software you would like to see in DietPi, goes here.
Post Reply
greavette

Boot from SSD

Post by greavette »

Hello,

Not sure if this has been requested or not, my search did not come up with this topic.

Could DietPi be configured to boot from an SSD? I've been looking to purchase this bad boy - http://www.pi2design.com/store/p1/502SS ... hield.html and add an mSata SSD drive to my Pi for use with Zabbix Proxy (which requires that I use a database). Since an SDHC card will probably be killed with a database running on it running an SSD drive and booting from this drive will be much safer.

Thanks!
User avatar
johnvick
Legend
Posts: 693
Joined: Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:53 am
Location: New Zealand

Re: Boot from SSD

Post by johnvick »

You'll always need an SD card to boot from but you can move the file system to an external drive and then it all runs from there.

Check this thread:

http://dietpi.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=375
User avatar
Fourdee
Site Admin
Posts: 2783
Joined: Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:36 pm

Re: Boot from SSD

Post by Fourdee »

As another option:
I improved rootfs transfer support in DietPi-Drive_Manager for v145, offers a simple menu method for rootfs transfer (RPi/Odroid only):
https://github.com/Fourdee/DietPi/issues/751
If you find our project or support useful, then we’d really appreciate it if you’d consider contributing to the project however you can.
Donating is the easiest – you can use PayPal or become a DietPi patron.
Post Reply