Greenwellington
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Using SSD for multiople OS's

Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:07 pm

I am a complete newcomer to Raspberry Pi and having failed to integrate a KingDian SSD to my newly purchased Pi 4,
I am trying to follow the procedure here:
https://jamesachambers.com/raspberry-pi ... sh-drives/
I have reached the point “Change PARTUUID” and suggestion is d34db33f.
In this example the Disc Identifier seems to have been changed from 0x6c586e13 to 0xd34db33f so is that the same as d34db33f?
However, I do not understand how I enter this suggestion.
Do I copy and paste the whole of that script? Or do I sequentially enter the letters in bold, including this hexadecimal and for the latter do I add the Ox?
If I enter:
sudo fdisk /dev/sda
I get:
Welcome to fdisk (util-linux 2.33.1).
Changes will remain in memory only, until you decide to write them.
Be careful before using the write command.
Command (m for help):


fruitoftheloom
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Location: Delightful Dorset

Re: Using SSD for multiople OS's

Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:32 am

Greenwellington wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:07 pm
I am a complete newcomer to Raspberry Pi and having failed to integrate a KingDian SSD to my newly purchased Pi 4,
I am trying to follow the procedure here:
https://jamesachambers.com/raspberry-pi ... sh-drives/
I have reached the point “Change PARTUUID” and suggestion is d34db33f.
In this example the Disc Identifier seems to have been changed from 0x6c586e13 to 0xd34db33f so is that the same as d34db33f?
However, I do not understand how I enter this suggestion.
Do I copy and paste the whole of that script? Or do I sequentially enter the letters in bold, including this hexadecimal and for the latter do I add the Ox?
If I enter:
sudo fdisk /dev/sda
I get:
Welcome to fdisk (util-linux 2.33.1).
Changes will remain in memory only, until you decide to write them.
Be careful before using the write command.
Command (m for help):

USB MSD is now usable:

viewtopic.php?f=63&t=277413
Thinking outside the box is better than burying your head in the sand...

RonR
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Location: US

Re: Using SSD for multiople OS's

Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:41 am

fruitoftheloom wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:32 am
USB MSD is now usable:

viewtopic.php?f=63&t=277413

Running Raspbian from USB Devices : Made Easy works well with USB MSD also.

fbe
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Joined: Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:08 pm

Re: Using SSD for multiple OS's

Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:49 am

Greenwellington wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:07 pm
I am trying to follow the procedure here:
https://jamesachambers.com/raspberry-pi ... sh-drives/
I have reached the point “Change PARTUUID” and suggestion is d34db33f.
Do I copy and paste the whole of that script? Or do I sequentially enter the letters in bold, including this hexadecimal and for the latter do I add the Ox?
Just enter the letters in bold and hit the "return " key.

But you will not be able to install multiple OS's on your SSD using this guide or the usb-boot program by RonR. AFAIK NOOBS and PINN have an option to select the installation target for the selected OS.

fruitoftheloom
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Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:40 pm
Location: Delightful Dorset

Re: Using SSD for multiple OS's

Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:03 am

fbe wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:49 am
Greenwellington wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:07 pm
I am trying to follow the procedure here:
https://jamesachambers.com/raspberry-pi ... sh-drives/
I have reached the point “Change PARTUUID” and suggestion is d34db33f.
Do I copy and paste the whole of that script? Or do I sequentially enter the letters in bold, including this hexadecimal and for the latter do I add the Ox?
Just enter the letters in bold and hit the "return " key.

But you will not be able to install multiple OS's on your SSD using this guide or the usb-boot program by RonR. AFAIK NOOBS and PINN have an option to select the installation target for the selected OS.

...also BerryBoot has support for the 4B.
Thinking outside the box is better than burying your head in the sand...

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