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Raspberry Pi 3, 3B, 3B+

Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:54 am

Just need some clarification,

Which standard Raspoberry PI OS image works with the Raspberry Pi 3 range of Pi's?

Thanks

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Re: Raspberry Pi 3, 3B, 3B+

Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:02 am

bobster316 wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:54 am
Just need some clarification,

Which standard Raspoberry PI OS image works with the Raspberry Pi 3 range of Pi's?

Thanks


The current (as of 21st September 2021) RasPiOS Buster [32] Operating System image released May 2021 is stated by Raspberry Pi themselves to be compatible with ALL models of RPi board. https://www.raspberrypi.org/software/op ... -os-32-bit

There are 3 variants of that OS: all should be equally compatible with the hardware you list. Apart from the fact that I don't think there has ever been a board designated simply "Raspberry Pi 3". See the list of Revision Codes - https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... des-in-use. There is an RPi Model 3 A+ that you don't mention.


Any official image of RasPiOS (formerly referred to as 'Raspbian') released by Raspberry Pi from March 2018 onwards should work with those 2 boards. But I wouldn't suggest installing anything but the most recent.
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Re: Raspberry Pi 3, 3B, 3B+

Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:09 am

bobster316 wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:54 am
Just need some clarification,

Which standard Raspoberry PI OS image works with the Raspberry Pi 3 range of Pi's?

Thanks
Quick answer "all of them" - the current Raspberry PIOS 32bit versions are backwards compatible to all older Pi variants - some pre-P3 type examples here:
http://www.cpmspectrepi.uk/raspberry_pi ... cTest.html
http://www.cpmspectrepi.uk/raspberry_pi ... kTest.html
I currently have my P3B+ setup to usb-boot from a USB-to-SATA connected SSD.
Trev.
Still running Raspbian Jessie or Stretch on some older Pi's (an A, B1, 2xB2, B+, P2B, 3xP0, P0W, 2xP3A+, P3B, B+, and a A+) but Buster on the P3B+, P4B's & P400. See: https://www.cpmspectrepi.uk/raspberry_pi/raspiidx.htm

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