Raspberry Pi 4 8GB & USB Boot



Raspberry Pi 4 8GB and Raspberry Pi OS overview and demo, plus booting a Pi 4 from USB via a beta firmware update. These really are exciting times for the wonderful world of Pi! 🙂

If you enjoy this video, you may also like my other Pi 4 episodes, including:

Raspberry Pi 4 Passive Cooling:

Raspberry Pi 4 Week: Desktop PC Replacement?:

If you are wondering, you can find the Pimoroni Fan SHIM here:

NOTE ON INSTALLING BETA USB BOOT FIRMWARE
In this video I show how I configured three Raspberry Pi 4s to boot from USB. Please note that these instructions are provided in good faith, but that you install any beta firmware at your own risk. There is also no guarantee that what is shown in the video will work on your Pi 4 with your particular USB drives or USB SATA adapters. It is called beta firmware for a reason! Fairly soon the official Pi 4 USB boot firmware will be available, and waiting for this release is a safer option.

If you are familiar with the Raspberry Pi YouTube and wider community, you may notice that the process I use to install the beta firmware involves fewer steps than included in many other guides. In part this is because I flashed the June 6th 2020 firmware (pieeprom-2020-06-03.bin), and not the initial May 15th file (pieeprom-2020-05-15.bin) used in many other videos and tutorials. The latter required fixes to be made to a Raspberry Pi OS installation. But at the time of writing (June 9th 2020), the June 6th firmware did not.

Some other tutorials also execute unnecessary commands, as well as editing the rpi-eeprom-update file located in the Pi’s /etc/default/ directory. Specifically they change the environment variable “FIRMWARE_RELEASE_STATUS” in this file from “critical” to “beta”. As far as I am aware, this variable tells the Pi which category of firmware update to automatically install. However, it is also my understanding, as well as my practical experience, that this environment variable is ignored by the rpi-eeprom-update utility if you do a manual install with a -f flag included, followed by the location and name of a specific firmware file. Indeed, the -h help information for the rpi-eeprom-update utility states that the -f option installs “the given file instead of the latest applicable update”.

If you have changed “FIRMWARE_RELEASE_STATUS” from “critical” to “beta”, then your Pi will in the future automatically pick up beta firmware updates, which may not be what you want it to do! So if you have followed another guide and edited this file, my strong suggestion is to change “beta” back to “critical”. Of course, I may be wrong about all of this. But this is the best information I can provide.

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Chapters:
00:00 Introduction
00:40 Pi 4 Models
03:48 Raspberry Pi OS
10:30 USB Boot demo
12:57 Firmware Update
18:06 Happy Birthday

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27 Comments

  • Just bought one to replace my aging and failing smartphone, to write resumes and apply for jobs and answer emails.

    My last computer was a custom dfi lanparty with sli gfx in 2005. That cost about $2k in todays money.

    Relative poverty has struck me and this seems like a worthy solution. Wish me luck.

    Chop Wood
    Posted July 7, 2020
  • Is this firmware update only for the pi4 or can I put this on my pi 1? This one has the problem it bends the SD cards, so at one point it does not boot anymore. With USB boot I could avoid this problem. As a pi hole the pi 1 is just fine, so I don't wanna change to newer pis.

    Gisela Ottfried
    Posted July 7, 2020
  • Correction: The newer Pi's actually do have composite video, just through the 3.5mm jack instead of a dedicated one. Adafruit sells one if you want composite on your Pi 3 or 4. https://www.adafruit.com/product/2881 it's $5 USD

    Aim Well
    Posted July 7, 2020
  • In your Raspberri Pi adventures, do you happen to have found a USB 3.0 hub with a port that provides the 3A required to power a Raspberry Pi 4 along with multiple powered data ports suitable for external hard drives?

    Sorry if I've asked this in the wrong place as I know it's only loosely related to the video topic. The note on your website re-directs questions to your YouTube channel but not a specific place, so I just found the most recent Raspberry Pi related video. I can always move the question if there's a more appropriate place.

    Ian Miller
    Posted July 7, 2020
  • Its 2020 but it feels like 1979 when I watch this – except that its HD and on youtube … and obviously modern but the dude … He does spend a lot of time on stuff that doesn't matter but you get tons of useful detail … still, waffle.

    Michael Nolan
    Posted July 7, 2020
  • Could you change the opening music please… 🙂

    Waspada Sinulingga
    Posted July 7, 2020
  • I use my RPi4 as a backup for my "big" Windows-10 PC. Also, my original Pi was used to build a Stratux ADS-B receiver, which I now headlessly connect via WiFi to the RPi4. Additionally, it serves as my web server sandbox and learning platform.

    Dave Moseley
    Posted July 7, 2020
  • You copied a current functioning SD card to external SSD, then rebooted. Can you please comment on achieving the same goal but starting with /root already on the SSD and /boot on the SD. This configuration previously allowed me to run the Pi from SSD, with a minimal SD footprint.

    Dave Moseley
    Posted July 7, 2020
  • What about the sata to usb 3.0 cable you are connecting with the ssd. I had found two types of cable online. One is with a power adapter and other one without power adapter. Iam confused which one I have to buy.

    muhammed musthafa
    Posted July 7, 2020
  • 64bit asap. I will then be happy., with my two Pi 4's an original Pi 4 with 4GB and USB power supply problems, running 24 hours driving an RSP1A SDR radio server. Overclocked and doing well, average temp 62 Deg C at 1.75 GHz and fitted with Pimoroni FanShim, rarely needs to run. Great service over my local net with HDSR and no stuttering with BW (Bandwidth) of 1MHz my BW of choice. My new Pi 4 with 8GB is yet to drive an SDR radio, of more need and 24 hours service for my SDRplay RSPdx .

    Nige C
    Posted July 7, 2020
  • I really enjoy your videos. I am a engineering student at the University of North Texas ( Denton, Texas- USA) and I found your Raspberry Pi videos very informative. What brand SSD for memory could you recommend for using with the Pi? My student engineering org. is interested in making some projects using the Pi. We would love more Pi videos if you have time 🙂

    Dannie Costello
    Posted July 7, 2020
  • The 8GB version only one cheaper when buying in pounds? I thought pounds were worth considerably more than dollars. Shouldn't it cost more like £60? Or even less than that because don't these things come from the UK? So you're not paying for import.

    Matthew Hill
    Posted July 7, 2020
  • The pi 4 audio jack is audio video.

    Demetry Gutierrez
    Posted July 7, 2020
  • Chris, can you point me to directions for how to make an SD card bootable with a Linux .iso file for the Pi? I wanted to try Skywave Linux but can't get it to boot no matter what I do! I've tried everything they say to do on their website but nothing works. I made a bootable version of HamPi that works with the file they provided using Balenaetcher that works with no problems so I don't know why Skywave can't do that!
    It seems to be impossible to make a bootable SD card or thumb drive with the Skywave .iso!
    I've tried using the version of Balenaetcher that I used for HamPi but that wouldn't boot, I tried Rufus, Universal USB Installer, Win32Disk Imager in Windows and DD in Linux but nothing works to make a usable SD card.
    I tried Universal USB Installer with a thumb drive just to see if the .iso was actually any good and that works on a PC but won't boot on the Raspberry Pi.
    Do you have any ideas how to make Skywave work? They have a nice looking website but I think they should have put more effort into making the software work rather than using it all up on the website!
    Thanks.

    steve c
    Posted July 7, 2020
  • raspberry pi 4 has rj45 network card and it doesn't work <so that card if it doesn't work emulator and game

    Vídeo & Cia
    Posted July 7, 2020
  • It was possible to have root file system on USB drive already for some time [even on Pi 2] (while still having /boot/ partition on SD card, see e.g. https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=44177 ). Because SD card is needed only for boot, it is possible to have some completely scrap SD card (like some old 1GB) to host /boot partition only and have rootfs on USB drive. What is new is that now we can also boot from USB device. But if the main concern is the speed of root file system after Pi booted already, it was possible to run it from USB already ages ago (surely having USB3 on Pi4 helps as well). I think also using command "rpi-update" will download and installs latest bleeding edge firmware, ver 5 of kernel and video drivers for your pi [pre-release] (https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/raspbian/applications/rpi-update.md)

    /dev /null
    Posted July 7, 2020
  • This guy is in love with silicon. He is so excited, oh my goodness!! Nergasms :0 :O 🙂

    Dennis Sloane
    Posted July 7, 2020
  • What you use chrome under pi hole = no go!!!!!!!!!!

    Profi
    Posted July 7, 2020
  • I just went Stuff the expense & ordered the 8Gb model so it'll chew up what ever I throw at it. It's my universal kick around experiment computer. Their great for that.

    hiteck007
    Posted July 7, 2020
  • We really need compute module 4

    Jakub Janek
    Posted July 7, 2020
  • The procedure didn't work for me, unfortunately. My USB drive is a Samsung FIT Plus 64GB USB3.1 flash drive (model MUF-64AB/AM.) The eeprom update worked fine. Even the SD Copy Tool worked fine. It copied 5 of 5 partitions to the USB drive successfully. Unfortunately the bootloader couldn't find a suitable .elf file to launch, and the recovery.bin file couldn't be found.

    Really unsure what happened. I watched another Youtuber use that exact same USB drive to boot into, in order to make USB drive comparisons for IO speed. His video was a major reason for buying that Samsung product in the first place. I'm downloading the Raspberry PI OS and will try to flash that onto the USB drive using the Raspberry PI Imager tool, to see if that works.

    MrMalchore
    Posted July 7, 2020
  • 8GB RAM for up to two chrome tabs open concurrently. Seriously though, the extra RAM is great for multi-tasking; maybe using the Pi for both home automation and lightweight music/movie server on one device.

    Jamie Rogers
    Posted July 7, 2020
  • Broadband radar for open chart plotter

    Space Jew
    Posted July 7, 2020
  • This guy is the Bob Ross of tech. Happy little processes.

    eeyoreofborg
    Posted July 7, 2020
  • Nice News with USB Boot ,😃
    Regards from Europe from my channel Bro's 👍

    CZARNYEU
    Posted July 7, 2020
  • Windows on Raspberry Pi 4 8gb is not possible?

    Aparna Pandey
    Posted July 7, 2020
  • A suggestion, android tv top boxes have fallen in price and seem to have some nice tech in them. Can you take one apart and see whats inside and can they be used for anything interesting.

    Robert May
    Posted July 7, 2020

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