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What, besides the MBR, is on the start of a Raspberry Pi OS drive?

If the MBR is 512 bytes (which includes the partition table), what is in the rest of that 4MB at the start of the device? The MBR is 512 bytes. The rest of the block at the beginning is garbage/...
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How can I flash Raspberry Pi OS onto a single partition of an SSD?

Simple answer. You can't. The Pi needs a MBR medium to boot and looks at the first FAT partition for boot files. It is possible to manually prepare partitions on a SSD and copy content. The simplest ...
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