Pi 5 NVME hat-- not possible to install Umbrel on it?

Just getting into Umbrel for the first time. I have a Pi 5 with a NVME hat that I had previously been using for all the Arr’s/Plex, but wanted to try out the Umbrel route.

Seems like I can only install Umbrel on an external USB drive, not on the NVME? Or, am I missing something?

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Correct. They say they will support NVMe in 1.1 but don’t clarify if that means you can install/boot on NVMe or just use it as a storage device.

So today (1.0.4), no NVMe drive attached to a RPi 5 PCIe hat, but yes to NVMe SSD if it’s installed in a USB3 enclosure that the UmbrelOS kernel supports, but it’s a crapshoot to find one that does work.

Future (1.1), maybe support NVMe PCIe hat SSD, but no clarity on UmbrelOS being able to boot from NVMe/PCIe hat.


Any sort of ETA on 1.1? Seems like I should probably wait, before spending time getting it dialed in without NVME support.