I previously wrote about my Debian stretch preview image for the Raspberry Pi 3.
Now, I’m publishing an updated version, containing the following changes:
- A new version of the upstream firmware makes the Ethernet MAC address persist across reboots.
- Updated initramfs files (without updating the kernel) are now correctly copied to the VFAT boot partition.
- The initramfs’s file system check now works as the required fsck binaries are now available.
- The root file system is now resized to fill the available space of the SD card on first boot.
- SSH access is now enabled, restricted via iptables to local network source addresses only.
- The image uses the linux-image-4.9.0-2-arm64 4.9.13-1 kernel.
A couple of issues remain, notably the lack of HDMI, WiFi and bluetooth support (see wiki:RaspberryPi3 for details. Any help with fixing these issues is very welcome!
As a preview version (i.e. unofficial, unsupported, etc.)
until all the necessary bits and pieces are in place to build images in a
proper place in Debian, I built and uploaded the resulting image. Find it at https://people.debian.org/~stapelberg/raspberrypi3/2017-03-22/.
To install the image, insert the SD card into your computer (I’m assuming it’s
/dev/sdb) and copy the image onto it:
$ wget https://people.debian.org/~stapelberg/raspberrypi3/2017-03-22/2017-03-22-raspberry-pi-3-stretch-PREVIEW.img $ sudo dd if=2017-03-22-raspberry-pi-3-stretch-PREVIEW.img of=/dev/sdb bs=5M
If resolving client-supplied DHCP hostnames works in your network, you should be able to log into the Raspberry Pi 3 using SSH after booting it:
$ ssh root@rpi3 # Password is “raspberry”
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