Public Service Announcement
There has been a change to the memory chip on the Raspberry Pi board, you must use the latest version of Raspbian, or it will not boot.
If your 512MB Pi has a Hynix memory chip in the middle of the board (that’s the black, square RAM chip right in the centre, and it’ll either say Samsung or Hynix on it in white letters), please ensure you are using the latest version of Raspbian, which you can get from the downloads link at the top of the page. The version on that page will always be the latest available. It seems a lot of the people who have been caught out by this are folk who have bought a pre-flashed card from someone on eBay or Amazon. We always recommend against this, because the images on those grey-market cards are often months out of date – and a lot of work is done on the software every week, so a months-old operating system will bear little resemblance to the newest version. If you absolutely must buy a pre-loaded SD card, make sure you buy it from a reputable source.
At BuyRaspberryPi.com.au we download the latest copies of all software that we distribute each month to ensure that our pre-loaded SD cards are not shipping with obsolete software.
We are shipping:
- Raspbian Wheezy 2013-02-09
- Raspbmc v1 (standalone installer)
- OpenELEC v3.0.0
- AusPi TV customization based on OpenELEC v3.0.0