My problems started when I used it as a master node in a cluster with 3 more Pi2B as slaves. Nfs4 did not run because of the portmap issue and then I could not install openjdk7 because of the packages missing in the mirror of Raspbian.

  • Have you tried it? I don't see why this would not work. Commented Apr 23, 2016 at 23:44
  • @SteveRobillard If I remember correctly, Jessie used to be incompatible with the Pi 1 because of hardware constraints. That might be the reason he asked.
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    Commented Apr 24, 2016 at 4:42

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It should be okay to install Jessie on the Pi 1. It's compatible now.

Besides, you won't break the Pi if you installed something incompatible. So relax and flash away.


I haven't had any issues still running a full blown Java web application. Been two weeks today.


I can confirm it works on a Raspberry Pi Model B Rev. 2, as well as the Raspberry Pi Zero. I have both of these Pis, and have installed and successfully run Jessie Lite. It works very well, in my experience.

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