Install yunohost on raspberry pi: This board requires newer software

My YunoHost server

Hardware: brand new Raspberry Pi 4B
YunoHost version:
I have access to my server : direct access via keyboard / screen
Are you in a special context or did you perform some particular tweaking on your YunoHost instance ? : no

I recently started using yunohost to host my own pixelfed instance on an old laptop, after some tweaking everything works fine and now my cat has his own pixelfed account :smiley_cat:. Really happy with yunohost making this possible.

To keep the energy usage down I ordered a Raspberry Pi 4B to replace the laptop. I’m planning to do a clean install to keep it simple.

I am following the Yunohost installation guide for Raspberry Pi. I’ve flashed the image to the sd card, but the Pi gets stuck on the bootloader screen with the following error:

start4.elf is not compatible 
This board requires newer software
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I’ve tried installing a recent Raspberry Pi Os image and that works out of the box.

Of course I’ve searched for similar issues on the raspberry support forums and on google and apperanty you get this error when you try to install an outdated OS. But is the latest build of yunohost available for Pi.

Is there a workaround (installing debian and installing yunohost on top of it perhaps?) or do I need to wait for a new version of yunohost?

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Yes first install Debian 10 (Buster not Bullseye) then lauch
curl | bash
in sudo.


That solved it, thanks!

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