Lxw2015
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does raspbian backward compatible?

Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:11 pm

recently I download the latest raspbian (2020-02-13-raspbian-buster-full.zip) . run it on RPi 3 B model. found it won't boots to desktop. is it backward compatible?

thanks
Xian

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Re: does raspbian backward compatible?

Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:15 pm

Backward compatible with what?
If you're asking if current Raspbian on older Pi models then the answer is yes. It will run on *all* models...

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Re: does raspbian backward compatible?

Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:16 pm

Lxw2015 wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:11 pm
recently I download the latest raspbian (2020-02-13-raspbian-buster-full.zip) . run it on RPi 3 B model. found it won't boots to desktop. is it backward compatible?

thanks
Xian

Yes.

(At least, that is the claim made by Raspberry Pi themselves.)

So what could be wrong? What size micro SD card are you trying to use?

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Re: does raspbian backward compatible?

Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:48 pm

I'm using 16G micro SD.

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Re: does raspbian backward compatible?

Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:10 pm

Lxw2015 wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:48 pm
I'm using 16G micro SD.
How did you (try to) install "2020-02-13-raspbian-buster-full.zip" on that uSD card (ie. with what tools and on what computer etc.)?
If you didn't use it perhaps re-try with the new imaging tool: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/
Trev.
Still running Raspbian Jessie or Stretch on some older Pi's (an A, B1, 2xB2, B+, P2B, 3xP0, P0W, 2xP3A+, P3B+, P3B, B+, and a A+) but Buster on the P4B's & P400. See: https://www.cpmspectrepi.uk/raspberry_pi/raspiidx.htm

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Re: does raspbian backward compatible?

Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:21 pm

I'm using balenaEtcher to write image to uSD. I have been using it for long time without issue.
now I try you suggested tool.

thank you
Xian

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Re: does raspbian backward compatible?

Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:55 pm

Lxw2015 wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:21 pm
I'm using balenaEtcher to write image to uSD. I have been using it for long time without issue.
now I try you suggested tool.

thank you
Xian
My God! it's power supply issue! I switched another power supply. then it worked. I have many usb power unit. I thought they are same, so I just grab one for RPi. it lights up RPi, seems no problem. but it is problem! I tried many, many times. finally come here for help.

hope this could help other people having same issue.

Regards
Xian

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