taylorkh
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Boot Pi 3B+ to Ubuntu Mate from USB drive?

Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:25 pm

Perhaps I need to take a course in how to use search engines (or perhaps search engines need to take a course on how to search for what I ask for, not what is convenient to find.) Off my soap box now :D

I have several Pi 3B+ models running Ubuntu Mate 18.04 from MicroSD cards. I wish to boot one from a USB flash drive. I have found how to boot a Pi3B+ to Raspbian from a USB drive (which I do NOT want to do) and how to tweak Ubuntu to run on the Pi 3B+ (which I already know how to do.)

Would someone please tell me if a Pi 3B+ will run Ubuntu from a USB drive? and if so, what tweaks to the OS image are needed? I cloned the working Ubuntu image to a Samsung Fit flash drive and installed it in place of the MicroSD card in a Pi 3B+. It "boots" to the 4 raspberries screen and the green led flashes. That is as far as it goes.

TIA,

Ken

hommar
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Re: Boot Pi 3B+ to Ubuntu Mate from USB drive?

Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:10 pm

taylorkh wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:25 pm
I have several Pi 3B+ models running Ubuntu Mate 18.04 from MicroSD cards.
realy? 18.04&

taylorkh
Posts: 104
Joined: Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:57 pm

Re: Boot Pi 3B+ to Ubuntu Mate from USB drive?

Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:54 pm

Yes really 18.04. I started with the 16.04 image, booted it on a 3B, performed the necessary tweaks to enable it to boot on a 3B+, booted it on a 3B+ and then did a do-release-upgrade. It took a while but was successful. I have the resulting image running on 3 3B+ at the moment.

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