Raspberry Pi Zero W - RaspiOS

Hardware info on main page.


Raspberry Pi Software - Raspi OS, Pi Imager,

local links

c2 - FreeBSD workstation,


2023-03-04: mmc0blk0p2 - lscpu info

tingo@wicepi:~ $ lscpu
Architecture:        armv6l
Byte Order:          Little Endian
CPU(s):              1
On-line CPU(s) list: 0
Thread(s) per core:  1
Core(s) per socket:  1
Socket(s):           1
Vendor ID:           ARM
Model:               7
Model name:          ARM1176
Stepping:            r0p7
CPU max MHz:         1000.0000
CPU min MHz:         700.0000
BogoMIPS:            697.95
Flags:               half thumb fastmult vfp edsp java tls

lsblk info

tingo@wicepi:~ $ lsblk
mmcblk0     179:0    0 14.8G  0 disk 
├─mmcblk0p1 179:1    0  256M  0 part /boot
└─mmcblk0p2 179:2    0 14.6G  0 part /

info about the operating system

tingo@wicepi:~ $ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Raspbian
Description:    Raspbian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Release:    11
Codename:   bullseye
tingo@wicepi:~ $ cat /etc/debian_version 
tingo@wicepi:~ $ uname -a
Linux wicepi 5.15.84+ #1613 Thu Jan 5 11:58:09 GMT 2023 armv6l GNU/Linux

2023-03-03: I set up usb networking (via RNDIS) by adding to the end of /boot/config.txt (the [all] section):


and adding modules-load=dwc2,g_ether to /boot/cmdline.txt (carefully making sure that there is only one space between parts). The complete line looks like this:

console=serial0,115200 console=tty1 root=PARTUUID=4d39212e-02 rootfstype=ext4 fsck.repair=yes rootwait modules-load=dwc2,g_ether

Unfortunately, the usb netowrking doesn't work when the Pi Zero W is conmnected to c2, my FreeBSD workstation.

2023-03-02: back home, I realized my error and wrote the 32-bit version of Raspi OS (lite) to the card. after adding my wireless network details to /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf, I could finally ssh into my Pi Zero W.

2023-03-02: still at Bitraf, I wrote latest Raspi OS (lite) to a 16 GB microSD card usin the Pi Imager. Unfortunately, I wrote the 64-bit version, and couldn't figure out why the machine wouldn't boot (it didn't have a monitor connected). I got a usb hub from a friend, and borrowed a usb network card so the Pi Zero was attached to a wired network.