So I have a bit of a doozy here. I have a webserver that works on my pi 3, and on the pi 3, it also can SSH. But once I power off, and put my SD card into my pi zero w, the webserver doesn't work, I can't ping off it, and SSH returns an error.

When I go through my browser to the suspected webpage, it returns this: Unable to connect

When I SSH, it sends this: No route to host

And for the Ping, it says: From icmp_seq=1 Destination Host Unreachable

And goes on 10 pings later...

Again it works on the Pi 3, but not the zero. Any other info I need to give? And what could cause this?

  • It seems that SD card either doesn't boot or doesn't initialize the network on the zero.
    – RalfFriedl
    Commented Aug 13, 2018 at 21:27
  • It does boot, I have a camera, and it has a light once it is recording, which turns on. How would I deal with a pi that doesn't initialize the network? Commented Aug 13, 2018 at 22:29
  • Attach a screen and a keyboard and look at the network status and error messages in the log files.
    – RalfFriedl
    Commented Aug 13, 2018 at 22:31
  • @RalfFriedl Slight problem, I only have the mini-HDMI adapter, not the micro USB one. So if I use my pi 3, would I be able to see the old logs from the pi zero? Or do they get overwritten every time I power off the pi? Commented Aug 13, 2018 at 23:31
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    Do you use hostname or IP address to access the Pi? If IP: are you sure you use the correct address? If you use DHCP then I would expect the IP address for Pi3 and Pi0 to be different because MAC address is different
    – Dirk
    Commented Aug 14, 2018 at 1:02

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What happened was that the pi 3 used a 64 bit kernel which didn't allow the zero w to boot.

I made an image of the SD card,reimaged the SD card, plugged it in, and I now have a working server and ssh port!

  • What operating system you are using? It cannot be Raspbian because that's only available in a 32 bit version running on all models.
    – Ingo
    Commented Aug 16, 2018 at 22:49
  • It was raspbian, and it did work. Commented Aug 17, 2018 at 19:33

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