The Raspberry Pi 3 is a version of the RaspberryPi which was released in February 2016. It contains a 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 CPU and hence is the first version of the RaspberryPi to support the arm64 architecture.

Debian stretch runs on the Raspberry Pi 3 as soon as the following blockers are out of the way:

Once the above blockers are fixed, there are still a couple of known issues:

Any help on these issues is very welcome!

Preview image

To install the (unofficial, unsupported!) preview image on the SD card /dev/sdb, use:

$ 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/mmcblk0 bs=5M

The root password is “raspberry”.