Hattie980
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Running Raspberry Pi 1 OS on Raspberry Pi 3

Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:51 am

I have a Raspberry Pi 1 running Raspbian. I tried running the SD card from it on a Raspberry Pi 3 but it didn't boot myprepaidcenter.

I've read various things about upgrading a Raspberry Pi 2 install to run on Raspberry Pi 3, but little for upgrading from 1 to 3.

Can anyone please help?

Thanks
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Re: Running Raspberry Pi 1 OS on Raspberry Pi 3

Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:39 am

It's the same process whichever model you start with.
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Re: Running Raspberry Pi 1 OS on Raspberry Pi 3

Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:05 am

Only Raspbian Stretch is compatible with the 3B+ model. If you have the older Wheezy or Jessie version then you need to start over with the latest Stretch version (Wheezy and Jessie are no longer supported).

If you have an early version of Raspbian Stretch (prior to March 2018), then all you need to do is update it with the following command.

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sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade -y
The update can be done in your old Pi1 model (any model of Pi that boots the card can be used to update).

Note: If it's the Pi 3B (not +) then Jessie will work with an update (but Jessie is still end of life and should be replaced with Stretch).
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Re: Running Raspberry Pi 1 OS on Raspberry Pi 3

Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:18 am

If the old SDCard contains NOOBS with Raspbian then don't bother trying to upgrade, the process is complex and not worth the pain.
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