64 bit container on Raspberry pi 3 b+?


Is it possible to use a 64 bit base image on Raspberry Pi 3 b+ using balenaCloud / balenaOS?

It looks like it’s not currently supported, but I may be misunderstanding the issue I found here: https://github.com/balena-os/balena-raspberrypi/issues/181


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I just wanted to bump this back up / see if 64 bit support is on the roadmap :slight_smile:



Hi @wlisac, it seems to me that the ability to build a 64 bit version of balena OS for RPi has just been added - although the raspberrypi3-64.coffee is still marked as experimental and is not available for download as a pre-built image from the website, so not sure how much testing went into it or whether it’s just a matter of time until Balena guys update the docs / distribute the image.



Hey guys,

I want to run some containers that are built for 64 OS. To do this, I need to run a balenaOS in 64 version, am I right? It has nothing to do with base images since they are pre-built. ?



There is now a beta version of balenaOS for the Raspberry Pi 3. To use this feature, create a new balenaCloud application, and use the Raspberry Pi 3 (using 64bit OS) device type.

Trevor Sullivan

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BalenaOs is available in 64bit only for Raspberry pi or there are other supported architectures as well (like generix x86).


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Hey @odys,

BalenaOS is supported for generic x86-64 arch also: https://github.com/balena-os/balena-intel.

From the dashboard select the Intel NUC application and it should work.


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