Booting from SD and leaving eMMC alone on BeaglePlay?

I may have misread what images are available, but can I make a new image that boots from SD and keep version on eMMC? Current version on eMMC is
cat /etc/os-release
PRETTY_NAME=“Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)”
NAME=“Debian GNU/Linux”
VERSION=“11 (bullseye)”

Pretty sure it is configured for SD as the first option, could be wrong on this. Just insert an SD and it should be fine.

No image listed for SD, just flashing eMMC from SD. Repositories as installed on eMMC not finding things, and anyway, I would prefer to do on SD boot custom software configuration like xrdp.

Normal microSD only images are available for the Play (arm64):

Initially only flashers, as out of the box, the cc1352 firmware really needed a working version.


Just to make sure I don’t flash the eMMC, but the SD only, please tell me if I would be right in downloading, etcher copy to SD, then insert SD, hold down usr button requisite time and release, configure sd os?

If this is on a board you’ve already flashed the eMMC, u-boot should be in a good enough shape where forcing the USR button should not be required…



Where can I get “sudo /opt/scripts/tools/”?

Just reboot… File System is auto-expanded on first bootup…


Impressive. Any advice on xrdp?

sudo apt update
sudo apt install xrdp


xrdp connection established and no setup required. Thank you and xrdp people.