Re: RPI4: Why is everything still 32-bit?
Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:52 am
There are some specific binaries - for example there are two kernel binaries (three if you enable 64bit), and the device tree system has specific entries for each Pi (which is what device tree was designed for!) to account for HW differences. But the aim of all this IS to ensure the same SD card/image will work in all models. Which is why we only have one image per distro (e.g. Full, Lite etc) on the downloads page.sal55 wrote: ↑Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:46 amI didn't know this literally meant one binary distribution that could work on any Pi (I thought every board had somewhat different hardware specs and addresses).
But I tried my 32-bit Raspian from RPi4 on my RPi1, after failing to find any specific download for it, on the off-chance it might do something, and it worked fine! It also handily came with all the programs and files I'd installed on it.
That's very impressive.