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Running Pixel from a write-protected SD card

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:24 pm
by kaksi
Hi everyone,

RPI just destroyed my third SD Card, UPS is not an option.

Many Linux live distributions can (or could) run from a CD-ROM. Could RPI apply the same principle? (If the card becomes unreadable, logs are not of much use anyway).

The idea is to write data on a USB key - if it gets destroyed, at least I do not need to start by building a new SD card.

Linux is quite cryptic to me - please a very detailed description of what I should do.

Re: Running Pixel from a write-protected SD card

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:30 am
by ejolson
kaksi wrote:Hi everyone,

RPI just destroyed my third SD Card, UPS is not an option.

Many Linux live distributions can (or could) run from a CD-ROM. Could RPI apply the same principle? (If the card becomes unreadable, logs are not of much use anyway).

The idea is to write data on a USB key - if it gets destroyed, at least I do not need to start by building a new SD card.

Linux is quite cryptic to me - please a very detailed description of what I should do.
I wrote a tutorial how to do this a few months ago. Please let me know how you get on.

Re: Running Pixel from a write-protected SD card

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:44 am
by kaksi
Thanks for the reply, I had a quick look and I will try it as soon as I get a new card.