Configuring the Compute Module

The compute module is a compact and flexible version of the Raspberry Pi hardware platform. It does have a few significant differences from other Pi boards that should be noted, as configuring it requires a different process;

  1. It has 4GB of onboard eMMC memory from which to boot, and there is no ability to expand the size of boot memory. OS images are therefore limited to 4GB.
  2. In order to flash the OS onto the eMMC memory, the compute module must either be connected to the Compute Module IO Board for USB programming, or via its 200-pin SODIMM edge connector.

The steps to configure the Compute Module are well-documented by the Raspberry Pi Foundation: please see Flashing The Compute Module eMMC as well as the full set of Compute Module reference files.

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