pawlu
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Booting media

Sun Dec 06, 2015 9:40 am

Can my PI2 boot from a USB stick ?
Does it makes anydifference between SD card and USB stick ?
Do I have to use any particular tool to format and mount ?
I make use of Rufus, Win32lmanager and SDFormatting.

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Re: Booting media

Sun Dec 06, 2015 9:52 am

The Pi will ONLY boot from a SD card, with the partition formatted as FAT. This bit cannot be changed.

The remainder of the boot process, and the non-boot directories of the operating system, can be moved to a USB stick. There are quite a few different ways of setting up the Pi in this way. It depends on what you are trying to achieve

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Re: Booting media

Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:44 pm

The Openelec is opening Kodi, but when I exit Kodi, the proper way, and re-start Openelec, I have to wait 120 seconds to load, because it says, files are corrupted. When Kodi opens, I loose all my addons. Should I have partitioned the drive ?

I have tried to load the OSMC, but the PI2 will not boot.

So, I am trying to use a USB stick, instead of the SD.

Note that I had previously loaded Raspbian from NOOBS on my PI2.

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Re: Booting media

Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:49 pm

pawlu wrote: I have tried to load the OSMC, but the PI2 will not boot.
Ensure you are using the RPi2 version of OSMC.
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Re: Booting media

Sun Dec 06, 2015 11:26 pm

Hi there,

You can install OSMC to a USB stick, but you'll still need an SD card to perform the initial boot. If you head to osmc.tv/download and use our installer, this will automatically be configured for you.

pawlu
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Re: Booting media

Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:43 pm

Where can I find the PI2 initial boot files ? On any OS image configured for Raspberrypi ?

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Re: Booting media

Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:58 pm

They're on the first primary FAT partition on a regular plain Raspbian (or other distro) SDCard.

They're on partition #5 on a NOOBS card.
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Re: Booting media

Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:55 pm

Thanks for your reply and patience.
Pardon my ignorance, because I am a newbie to Linux distros etc.
Just where can you see the partitions on an sd card ?
On an ISO OS image, I can see the various files and folders, kernels, OS etc.

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Re: Booting media

Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:57 am

start with sudo fdisk -l
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