Which RPi, which Raspbian?

Which RPi, which Raspbian?

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    I’m looking at the installation instructions on the Github page and it recommends a Raspberry Pi 3 B+
    Later on, it says to use the Jessie version of Raspbian as the Stretch (the latest at the time of writing) is broken for the code we need to use.
    However, the RPi forums say that Jessie won’t boot on a RPi 3 B+ due to firmware / hardware incompatibilities.

    Any ideas how to proceed?


    Update: one day later.

    I have discovered (the hard way) that Raspbian Jesse cannot be started on a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ board. It fails to start and just leaves a coloured square on the monitor.

    It is possible to install Jesse on a Model 3 B (not B plus). But there’s a catch. There are also very many downloadable files called “Jesse”. The early ones do not work on the Model 3. You need to find the very last version of Jesse with the 2017-07-05 datestamp. Remember, this is only for a Model 3 B, not a B+ board.

    Once you have written your micro-SD card and booted it on a RPi Model 3 B, it will work. However if you want to transfer this to a MOdel 3 B+, there is more that is needed. Refer to a StackExchange article that tells you how to upgrade the firmware on the Jesse system and follow the instructions. Ignore all the stuff about copying files to the boot sector, perform the

      rpi-update ef7621d91cb58ccc856c3c17ddda28685edd23f3

    spell 🙂
    You will now have a Jesse operating system that works on a Model 3 B+ board.

    But that’s just the start!


    Hi Pete,
    sorry for the late reply, I was at a conference in Slovakia. Please see the quick start guide here: https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/1MTL85YMYH33u8OZ9Tl0JjSZXcLn8mOmNrCOC0I28Drw/edit

    The link to the SD card image is inside. You should use a RPi 3B+ and a fast 64 GB (minimum) SD card. Also, make sure to use a power supply that can deliver at least 2.5 A.

    Let me know if you have any other questions!


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