RISC OS User Group Of London
Meetings > Previous Meetings > February 2013
The release of RISC OS for the Raspberry Pi uses a clever partition layout on the SD card so that both the files needed to initialise the board and the RISC OS filesystem can coexist. This avoids the need for an additional USB drive for the !Boot files and for storing applications and data.
A similar setup is possible on the Pandaboard and Beagleboard, but no preconfigured image (yet) exists. Keith will demonstrate to steps needed to create a suitable SD card setup for these boards, which does currently require the use of certain other operating systems.
Besides saving a USB slot, the major benefit of doing this is added performance because the SD card filing system (SDFS) is much faster than using a USB drive.