The Pinet client SD card boots up just fine on a Raspberry Pi 3B+ where I can login and do stuff i.e shows up in the PiNet Servers dashboard. etc... but if you place the same PiNet client SD card into a Pi Zero W you get a rainbow screen from the very beginning.
1) I've only just started working with my first Raspberry Pi Zero W (purcahsed June 16, 2018) and I've managed to get the SD card to boot up and run as with the Stretch OS on a network with Raspberry Pi 3 B+ machines on a closed LAN.
2) Pinet Alpha - I've also managed to get the PiNet client SD card to boot up as a Pinet Client on a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ i.e It's visible on the Pinet Server Dashboard and you can control/login and do stuff (same closed LAN)
I believe I've had this similar "Rainbow" problem before, however it was solved by using the alpha version of Pinet and that issue was all about Raspberry Pi 3 B+. I'm still using the same Pinet Alpha I installed then, as mentioned in the post below...
Please Help -Pinet Epoptes client SD cards just won't boot
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Wed May 30, 2018 2:03 am
a) Is it possible that Pinet Alpha does not yet work with Pi Zero W for Pinet? Is it supposed to at all?
b) Is there another version Of Pinet I am suppose to use for Pi Zero W?
What am I doing wrong? Really need this to work for an ICT project so I can work out if I can use Pi Zero W as an alternative to a Raspberry Pi Pi3B+ any help would be greatly appreciated.
(I am aware it's not officially supported, for Pi Zero W) but thought I would ask anyway.