PI3 beginning to support network and USB booting

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PI3 beginning to support network and USB booting

Post by Popcorn » Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:14 am

Hopefully it's only a matter of time for the PI0

You Can Boot a Raspberry Pi 3 From a Hard Drive or Over Ethernet

http://lifehacker.com/you-can-boot-a-ra ... 1784983772

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Re: PI3 beginning to support network and USB booting

Post by Popcorn » Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:36 am

I think I've already mentioned this idea before in a long lost post, but if they eventually support USB flash drive booting on the pi0, what might be a cool implementation is if you mapped the cartridge port to a single USB port. Then you could plug n play different USB sticks inside various cartridges to be able to boot different configurations or organize different roms on different cartridges. And if the sd card continues to boot on failover (a lack of a USB boot drive), then you could even put wifi and Bluetooth dongles inside cartridges to activate different optional hardware. And you should be able to hot swap them just like regular usb. Might be cool!

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Re: PI3 beginning to support network and USB booting

Post by Popcorn » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:33 am

Just did some mild digging on Raspberry Pi's github, and it looks like the logic from my postulated boot sequence is correct! So, if/when support for USB booting is added to the PI0, we could potentially implement USB plug n play via cartridges. Thumb Drive, Networking Devices, Soundcards, anything. Cool!

https://github.com/raspberrypi/document ... es/host.md

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Re: PI3 beginning to support network and USB booting

Post by Ganreizu » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:55 am

I just want a more powerful pi zero. :[

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Re: PI3 beginning to support network and USB booting

Post by solder » Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:41 am

Ganreizu wrote:I just want a more powerful pi zero. :[
*with wifi ;3

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Re: PI3 beginning to support network and USB booting

Post by Fleder » Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:55 am

a proper audio output would be great

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