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How to upgrade the Raspberry Pi to Raspbian Buster

If you want to know more about this micro-computer, we recommend you see the unboxing of the Raspberry Pi 4 from our colleagues from RedesZone. Of course, if we are thinking of buying this micro-computer, surely we are also interested in knowing all the Raspberry Pi problems 4, reasons why we should not buy it.

Raspbian buster It is the latest version of the official Raspberry Pi operating system, Raspbian. This new version is based on the new Debian 10 and comes with a large number of improvements and new features of all kinds, especially designed to take full advantage of the hardware and the new features. Raspberry Pi 4. It has also been designed to improve performance on any previous Raspberry Pi.

Although we can always do a clean installation of Raspbian by downloading the latest version from its website and copying it to the micro-sd, if we have files, programs and services on our Raspberry Pi, we are probably not interested in doing a clean installation.

In this case, we are going to explain how to update a Raspberry Pi with Raspbian to the new Raspbian Buster version.

How to install Raspbian Buster on a Raspberry Pi

Upgrading Raspbian is pretty much the same as upgrading Debian, or any other Linux distro based on it (such as Ubuntu).

To do this, the first thing we must do is connect to our Raspberry Pi. We can do this by SSH, if we have it isolated and connected to the network, or physically if we have a screen and a keyboard connected to it.

Once connected to it, from a terminal or TTY we will execute the following command to update the current version and all packages and programs to their most recent versions:

  • sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

Next, we reboot with “sudo reboot” for the changes to take effect. When it reboots, the next thing we will do is change the software sources. To do this we will open the file /etc/apt/sources.list (for example, with Β«sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.listΒ«) And we will change in the text every time Stretch appears by Buster.

We save the changes and we are ready to install Raspbian Buster. Now we only have to go back to the terminal or TTY and execute the following command:

  • sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade

Update Raspbian

This command will take care of updating the repositories and will also download and install all packages from Raspbian buster. The process can take a long time, so we’ll leave the Raspberry Pi alone until it’s done.

When finished, we only have to restart the micro-computer and we will have Raspbian Buster installed. All applications and settings will remain intact.

If we want to check the version we have installed, we can do it with the following command: cat / etc / * – release.