Prerequisites for Running Photon OS on Raspberry Pi
Before you use Photon OS within RPi, perform the following prerequisite tasks:
Verify that you have the following resources:
Resource Description Raspberry Pi 3 Raspberry Pi 3 Model B or Model B+ board. This will serve as the target of the installation. Raspberry Pi 4 Raspberry Pi 4 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 File Photon OS RPi image downloaded from URL
Note: Photon OS RPi image is available only from Photon 3.0 onwards.
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Download Photon OS.
To install Photon OS on a Raspberry Pi, you must download the Photon OS RPi image, which is distributed as a compressed raw disk image with the file extension
Note: You cannot use the Photon ISO to install on RPi.
Go to the following URL and download the latest release of Photon OS image for RPi: https://packages.vmware.com/photon/4.0/GA/rpi/rpi.tar.xz.
For instructions, see Downloading Photon OS.