Quad Boot Raspberry Pi

Introduction: Quad Boot Raspberry Pi

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In this Instructable, I'm going to show you how to install Quad Boot your Raspberry Pi. This method will work for a Raspberry Pi 2 or 3 only.

If you enjoy this Instructable, consider checking out my TechWizTime YouTube Channel

And for a good source of Raspberry Pi products, check out my Raspberry Pi Amazon List

Let's get started!

Step 1: What You'll Need Before We Start

  1. Quad Boot image for Raspberry Pi
  2. Raspberry Pi 2 or 3
  3. 8GB+ Micro SD Card (Recommend Samsung)

NOTES: The Raspberry Pi 3 requires a 2.5A power supply so make sure you have one that is capable. I highly recommend Samsung Micro SD Cards due to a technology called Wear Leveling which greatly increases the life span of the memory card.

Step 2: Download the Quad Boot Image

We'll download the required Image to Quad Boot Raspberry Pi from here, we'll click on "Continue Reading" on the first post, then we click on "Download", we are gonna be taken to a Google Drive page to download our Image

NOTE: If you don't see the Quad Boot Image Post on the main page, you can click on "Builds" and it should appear

Step 3: Writing the Image

Extract the file to a new folder.

Then copy everything in there to the Micro SD Card.

Eject the Micro SD Card and put it in your Raspberry Pi.

Step 4: Installing the Image

Run the Raspberry Pi installer, where we’ll select which Operating Systems we want to install. In this case we will choose RasPlex, Openelec, Raspbian and RetroPie

Click “Install”, then click “Yes”

After we have installed the image on the Raspberry Pi, we will be able to select which one we wanna boot into.

We’ll select Openelec and wait for it to boot.

Step 5: Setting Up OpenElec

When it boots into Openelec, we’ll be presented with a “Welcome to Openelec” window.

Just click “Next” as many times as needed. After everything is set up, we will have the three other Operating Systems we can directly boot too into under Programs. We’ll select Raspbian and wait for it to boot.

Step 6: Setting Up Raspbian

Now we are into Raspbian, this time the shortcuts for the other Operating Systems will be on the top bar.

Now we’ll proceed to boot into RetroPie

Step 7: Setting Up RetroPie

Wait for it to boot, and when it does, we’ll be prompted with window that will allow us to configure the controller we’ll be using for RetroPie.

Configure your controller and then hit “OK”. We are now into RetroPie, we have the other 3 Operating Systems shortcuts in front of us, so we just scroll to RasPlex and boot into it.

Step 8: Setting Up RasPlex

Wait for for RasPlex to boot and we’re done, we now have 4 Operating Systems in just one Raspberry Pie installation

Our Quad Boot Raspberry Pi is completed and that’s it for this tutorial. If you’ve installed a Quad Boot Raspberry Pi, have any suggestions or had problems during the installation, please leave a comment.

If you enjoy this Instructable, consider checking out my TechWizTime YouTube Channel

And for a good source of Raspberry Pi products, check out my Raspberry Pi Amazon List

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    4 Discussions


    2 years ago

    The download link no longer works


    10 months ago

    I watch a lot of your videos, great job, man. I did have one question however...I want to use my sd card that already has 6300 games on it with retropie/emulationstation, but I'd love to dual boot back to raspbian too. Can I do that? Or with I have to transfer all my roms and emulators?


    3 years ago

    Thanks for sharing :)