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@zander Here is what I got when entered “ls and  lslkb.”

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@josiah430 That appears to be working.

I just connected my Zero to a display and kbd/mouse and it would not boot. I then changed the TF card to an older OS ver I had in my bird cam and it booted ok. That tells me at least in my case that the Pi OS download is somehow broken.

I have all 12 possible images, so I will try again with my month old copies.

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@josiah430 I am loading Bullseye 32bit desktop. Will let you know in a few.

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@josiah430 I just tried to image all 3 versions of Bullseye 32 bit to no avai, then I tried a 64 bit, same thing. Now I am installing directly from the Legacy 32 bit, Fingers crossed.

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@josiah430 That worked so far. I will try an update but since its legacy it is likely current. I will also try browser. I used the option in Imager to download, here is a screen grab of what that looks like.

Screenshot 2024 05 21 at 18.59.22

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@josiah430 I am doing an update/upgrade but clicking Chromium says it is notg supported on a Pi Zero.

At this point it appears all the current Raspberry Pi images are broken except the Legacy version. I will try to report that. 

BTW, the Pi Zero is not really intended to be a workstation, it is designed for battery operation running smaller dedicated apps.

I don't know what it is you are trying to do, but maybe if you tell us we can advise a better approach.

The update appeared to stall, but has started again. Probably just a lot of work to do and maybe some internet bottlenecks.

Try the legacy version.

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@zander Ok, thank you! 

 

This is my first Rpi and I got it to experiment with Rpi’s.


   
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@josiah430 The Zero is a great board, but not for a workstation or server. It is best at those special dedicated tasks like sensor data gathering and sending via WiFi, or camera based apps. Get a Pi 4B/4 to learn, or maybe a Pi 5 but it has some teething problems so I would stay away from it as a newcomer.

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@zander How long do you think it will take for Raspberry pi to fix their images?


   
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@josiah430 No idea. I sent a message but no feedback yet. In the meantime use the Legacy image, as a new user you won't know or appreciate the differences which are not that big a deal and mostly hardware driven (Pi5)

Get the 32 bit, the Zero doesn't have enough memory to care and 64 bit is a tad slower.

BUT do not download it directly, just select it in Raspberry Pi Imager as shown in the following pic

Screenshot 2024 05 22 at 14.23.14

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@josiah430 I just installed 32 bit bookworm and it is working as I speak, BUT be warned, this is a very low powered processor. You should really get either a Pi4 or Pi5. You can use an SSD on Pi4 to boot from, or on the Pi5 with the addition of a board use an M2 board. 

Chromium is NOT supported on Pi Zero, try changing the config to Firefox.

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Late last year I was doing something with my Zero2 (forget what) and loaded loaded on the latest Bookworm 32.  It worked, but I was a bit taken aback as it seemed a heck of a lot slower than I remembered the Zero2 performance to be, so I reloaded the Bullseye Legacy 32bit and the performance was quite a bit better.   Of course Bookworm has had a few updates since then so this may not still hold.

I see that rpi are keeping the older Bullseye updated with security and desktop updates.  Normally rpi cease to do updates once the Debian moves on to the next release, so I guess they realise that the Zero2 could struggle with the Bookwork release.  I suggest if you find the performance of Bookworm to be too sluggish you try out the Bullseye Legacy image.  

However there have been a few changes related to the Debian Bookworm release that meant some of the older libraries relating to how the rpi GPIO pins are addressed has changed so this could be a pain if learning things on a Zero2 with Bullseye to later use on a rpi5 with Bookworm, so beware.

 

 


   
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Josiah
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@zander My pi is still freezing when I use the newest 32 bit os.


   
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@josiah430 Where did you buy the Pi, maybe it's a fake. Can you see the name on the back, exactly what does it say?

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@josiah430 I will say this one last time, then I will unsubscribe.

Get a Pi4b either 4GB or 8. Also get a small SSD that plugs into the USB3 boot port. Before that plug the USB SSD into your PC and install Desktop 32 bit Bullseye edition. That is a usable desktop computer, the PiZero is not. BTW, neither chromium or firefox work on the PiZero.

Here are Amazon.CA links for the ones I use, I have 1 x 120GB and 2 x 512GB. LINK

Those cost $50 to $100 each, but if you can wait, you can get them from Aliexpress for about $15 for 1TB. Here is one of many LINK

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My personal scorecard is now 1 PC hardware fix (circa 1982), 1 open source fix (at age 82), and 2 zero day bugs in a major OS.


   
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