Booting Freedombox from USB or using USB stick as root filesystem

Before the Raspberry Pi4 had full usb boot support, I managed to use just the sd card for the bootloader, and a USB hard drive/usb stick for the root filesystem, so my Pi would run much faster. I am wondering if it is possible to do the same thing with the freedombox, or if there is just a way to boot directly from a USB stick on the freedombox. If either of these ways are possible, could someone provide some direction and an explanation of how to accomplish this?

Thanks for any help!


FreedomBox Info

  • FreedomBox version: FreedomBox version 20.19
  • Hardware: Pioneer Freedombox
  • How did you install FreedomBox?: Downloaded stable version iso file and DD’d it to my SD card.

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This would also interest me! The FreedomBox manual mentions booting from USB should be possible for the A20-OLinuXino-Lime2 (under section 4.4.4. “SATA disk drive”):