Mycroft Community Forum

Picroft on Raspberry Pi 4B 8GB

Hey,

I plan to try out Picroft and therfore have some questions concerning the hardware I should use:

  1. Does Picroft support the new Raspberry Pi 4B with 8GB RAM?
  2. Can Picroft use more than 4GB RAM on a Pi yet and does the increased RAM improve performance?

Cheers,
Markus

The latest image is running buster so there is no reason it should not run on RPi, mine is running off a 3B using the GoogleAIY kit that came with the magpi. I’m working on making it a bit ‘smarter’. My daughter is keeping me on my toes with that!

According to the following Issue on github it is not working yet:

OOTB, no (means with Picroft image). But you can copy the necessary files into /boot/.

8GB seems a bit over the top. Maybe if you want to go big on the gui side, but even a full fledged BigscreenOS (KDE Neon) is satisfied with 4. There would be some usecase in the Machine Learning departement… but mycroft itself? Not in the foreseeable future