Prerequisites for Running Photon OS on Raspberry Pi 3

Before you use Photon OS within RPi3, perform the following prerequisite tasks:

  1. Verify that you have the following resources:

    ResourceDescription
    Raspberry Pi 3Raspberry Pi 3 Model B or Model B+ board. This will serve as the target of the installation.
    Host computer

    A computer equipped with the following:

    1. An SD card reader.

    2. Software utilities to flash an image onto an SD-card (details and instructions provided below).

    Distribution FilePhoton OS RPi3 image downloaded from Packages URL

    Note: Photon OS RPi image is available only from Photon 3.0 onwards.

    1. Download Photon OS.

      To install Photon OS on a Raspberry Pi 3, you must download the Photon OS RPi3 image, which is distributed as a compressed raw disk image with the file extension .raw.xz.

      Note: You cannot use the Photon ISO to install on RPi3.

      Go to the following bintray URL and download the latest release of Photon OS image for RPi3: https://packages.vmware.com/photon/3.0/GA/rpi3.

      For instructions, see Downloading Photon OS.

    Last modified March 19, 2021: fixed table width, updated URLs (cc9add01c)