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enter image description hereI recently got a pi 5 8GB and also bought a case and an NVMe hat and active cooler and stuff, and I cannot boot it up. I didn't have a way to flash Raspberry Pi OS onto the NVMe, so I used the pi imager to put the OS onto a USB to boot from. Won't work. It tried booting from the NVMe after attempting the microSD option, but it wouldn't boot from USB. I re-flashed the image on the USB and selected the boot order to start with USB (actually NVMe/USB as that was the only option), but still got nothing. It just kept trying to detect the NVMe and micorSD. I even tried disconnecting the NVMe but that didn't work either. I know I shoulda just got the microSD with the OS on it, but I didn't want it - I want to use the NVMe. I don't have a way (or know of an alternate way) to flash the NVMe with the OS. Thanks in advance 🙏

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  • Welcome. "It just kept trying to detect the NVMe and micorSD..." -> Is that an assumption or is there something that happens which makes you believe this?
    – goldilocks
    Commented Jun 22 at 13:25
  • No it kept cycling through trying to find something to boot off of and kept returning "failed" or "no" - something along those lines. I attempt again this evening and add pics or a quick video. I should've done that to start, sorry about that.
    – Seth
    Commented Jun 22 at 20:22
  • Added a photo of what I'm seeing when I turn the pi on.
    – Seth
    Commented Jun 23 at 20:24
  • If you can boot from usb or microsd, there are many options to get the pi 5 to boot from ncme drive. First make sure that dtparam=pciex1 (or dtparam=nvme) is in /boot/firmware/config.txt file, a reboot to make it active. The best way is to run the rpi-imager on the nvme drive and then power off, remove the usb and/or microsd and power on.
    – bstipe
    Commented Jun 24 at 17:54
  • Please clarify your specific problem or provide additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it's hard to tell exactly what you're asking.
    – Community Bot
    Commented Jun 24 at 20:19

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