Why use Berryboot to load NextCloudPi on your Raspberry Pi? 0


Berryboot is a grafical tool and bootloader to help you install one ore more operating systems to your Raspberry Pi’s SD-card or external usb attached drive.

berryboot-menu

For instructions on how to install and use berryboot check berryterminal website

To find out how to install NextCloudPi with berryboot check NCP project page at Github.

Download latest version of NextCloudPi from OwnYourBits

Main reason for using berryboot is/was saving on SD-cards and extend disk space available. Cards of 32Gb or larger are/were relatively expensive and the cheaper one’s are often unreliable. SD-cards also have factory limited number of read/write operation, even if it is a large number, it is bound to run out if you are running servers with rotating logs or similar.
Advantages:
  • Simple installation; extract zip into vfat formated (micro)sd-card
  • Format and install to external usb connected drive (at first boot only)
  • Setup/check keyboard and network connections¬†(at first boot only)
  • Install multiple operating systems, import custom operating systems
  • Clone or copy, manage operating systems.
Disadvantages:
  • Requires a screen, keyboard and mouse to be connected at least for initial install
  • Requires a screen, keyboard and mouse to be connected to switch between and manage operating systems.
  • Importing custom operating systems requires converting image FileSystem to SquashFS
  • External drives usually need there own power source

Overall, berryboot is great for testing newly released images. Once testing done, you can select one operating system to be default and set its time out to a lower number and disconnect screen, mouse and keyboard. That’s if you are running NextCloudPi or similar app that runs headless.

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