Raspberry Pi 2B and SSD drive

bob prohaska fbsd at www.zefox.net
Sun Jun 17 18:42:49 UTC 2018

On Sun, Jun 17, 2018 at 03:21:33PM +0200, Per olof Ljungmark wrote:
> FBSD 11.2-RC1
> How can I make good use of a USB SSD drive connected to the Pi?
It might help if you indicated what constitutes "good use" 8-)

> For instance, can I start from the SD card and then hand over everything
> to the SSD drive? From googling it does look like it is possible.
Going out on a limb here, but I don't think it'll make much difference.

Personally I like to leave root on microSD and keep /usr, /var, /tmp 
and swap on USB flash. Far as I know USB is the only mass storage 
connection interface, so that bottleneck is unavoidable. 

Having the booting bits separate from the scribbling bits offers a little
protection against a totally unbootable system in case of user error or
other mishap. It's still necessary to make provision for a serial console,
since last I checked one can't talk to single user via USB keyboard. 


bob prohaska

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