newest raspbian img not compatible with Model A+

Bug #1457965 reported by chillum on 2015-05-22
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Bug Description

We need a legacy img for people still using RPi 1 type B/B+/A/A+, you can't just abandon us!

peter green (plugwash) wrote :

There is no intention to remove support for the pi1.

Can you clairify:

1: what image you are talking about? raspberry pi foundation or other? if raspberry pi foundation full release or nightly?
2: how exactly did you download and flash it? we have seen plenty of cases where people did something stupid like flash the image to a partition rather than the whole drive or flash the image without decompressing it first.

https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/
--> http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbian_latest <--- the Download zip
option on the official download site, to download:
Release date:2015-05-05

https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/installation/installing-images/linux.md
---> dd bs=4M if=2015-05-05-raspbian-wheezy.img of=/dev/sdd <--- I did
install it to drive not partition

After loading the 2015/05/05 image to flash and on boot of RPi1 A+, I get
lots of cgroups errors and then "exec " errors, in my experience when
trying to run a 64bit binary in a 32bit environment you get "exec" errors,

SOOoo my conclusion was that the image had been built for the newer
architecture of the RPi 2 and not for the older RPi 1 instruction set.

Tell me where I'm mistaken, but I'm pretty sure that it's architecture
related. Just keep a legacy image for our old hardware, we're not ready to
throw them away yet :-)

PS. I had an image dated 2015/02/06, booted that, and smooth sailing ;-)

Kind Regards,
Willem Weideman
<email address hidden>
083 777 57 22

On Fri, May 22, 2015 at 7:24 PM, peter green <email address hidden> wrote:

> There is no intention to remove support for the pi1.
>
> Can you clairify:
>
> 1: what image you are talking about? raspberry pi foundation or other? if
> raspberry pi foundation full release or nightly?
> 2: how exactly did you download and flash it? we have seen plenty of cases
> where people did something stupid like flash the image to a partition
> rather than the whole drive or flash the image without decompressing it
> first.
>
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> Title:
> newest raspbian img not compatible with Model A+
>
> Status in Raspbian - Debian Hard Float for Raspberry Pi:
> New
>
> Bug description:
> We need a legacy img for people still using RPi 1 type B/B+/A/A+, you
> can't just abandon us!
>
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Diederik (didi-debian) wrote :

Is this still an issue?

All images from raspberrypi.org ought to work on all their devices.
If that's not the case, you should report it here: https://github.com/RPi-Distro/repo/issues

Changed in raspbian:
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for Raspbian because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in raspbian:
status: Incomplete → Expired
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