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WB4SJN
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Post by WB4SJN »

One of my hotspots is running 4.0.0-RC4. Is there a step by step instruction for flashing the sd card? I was told it can't be done by the reular upgrade method.
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Post by AF6VN »

The simplest method would be to obtain a new SD card, download the recent install, and burn that to the SD card...

Then swap SD cards, boot, and configure (if you're using a WiFi connection, there is supposed to be a means of putting the connection information on the SD card before booting; otherwise you'll have to connect to the automatic access point mode to make settings and then reboot to get connected to the regular router).

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Post by KN2TOD »

Make a backup of your current configuration and then copy it to the root of your new image, reboot with the new image (wait a bit) and then log back in and double check the configuration.
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Post by M1DNS »

KN2TOD wrote:Make a backup of your current configuration and then copy it to the root of your new image, reboot with the new image (wait a bit) and then log back in and double check the configuration.
when moving up from earlier releases that might not help you.
Given there are a lot of additions made to the latest releases more features, reworking a lot of changes etc.
If you rely on an older config it wont populate fields for features that weren't there in that release, itll just leave them at their default values which might no suit your setup.

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WB4SJN
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I don't know what I am doing wrong.I have tried to d/l 4.1.2.zip on three computers. An HP, an imac, and a Dell laptop In every case when the d/l finishes I have no file and says there was a network error.
And, on my hotspot I am trying to run sudo dpkg in the SSH Access. But, I don't know login to use and what password to use. I am truly a mess.
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WB4SJN wrote: Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:06 am I don't know what I am doing wrong.I have tried to d/l 4.1.2.zip on three computers. An HP, an imac, and a Dell laptop In every case when the d/l finishes I have no file and says there was a network error.
Maybe there is a problem with your ISP or something preventing you from downloading the file, you might have to use somebody elses network to get the file.
WB4SJN wrote: Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:06 am And, on my hotspot I am trying to run sudo dpkg in the SSH Access.
You've said that specific phrase twice now and I don't know if you are just misusing the term or if you are actually trying to run that command. The normal pi-star user has no need to be running dpkg, so if you are truly attempting to run it please don't.

The only commands the average pi-star user should be running from a console are:

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sudo pistar-update
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sudo pistar-upgrade
WB4SJN wrote: Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:06 am But, I don't know login to use and what password to use. I am truly a mess.
That information is clearly written on the pi-star download page under Default username and Default Password and I also posted it in your other thread.
https://www.pistar.uk/downloads/
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If someones previous actions are any indication of their future actions, then I predict the deletion and removal of access will happen at any moment. 7-11-2020.

"07/13/20 This Website Has Been Taken Down" ... again :lol:
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Post by WB4SJN »

I am slowly beginning to get a little smarter but I am not quite there yet. I can now get into SSH Access but when I enter "sudo pi-star-update" it says not found. I have tried other ways of entry but no cigar. I can't say enough about how well people have been trying to help. Thanks to all.
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WB4SJN wrote: Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:23 pm I am slowly beginning to get a little smarter but I am not quite there yet. I can now get into SSH Access but when I enter "sudo pi-star-update" it says not found. I have tried other ways of entry but no cigar. I can't say enough about how well people have been trying to help. Thanks to all.
You need to type "sudo pistar-update" and "sudo pistar-upgrade", naturally without the quotation marks.
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G8SEZ wrote: Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:28 pm
WB4SJN wrote: Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:23 pm I am slowly beginning to get a little smarter but I am not quite there yet. I can now get into SSH Access but when I enter "sudo pi-star-update" it says not found. I have tried other ways of entry but no cigar. I can't say enough about how well people have been trying to help. Thanks to all.
You need to type "sudo pistar-update" and "sudo pistar-upgrade", naturally without the quotation marks.
AND with that EXACT SPELLING...

Note the difference:

"sudo pi-star-update"
vs
"sudo pistar-update"

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Post by WB4SJN »

It is always a good day when a plan comes together. Thanks again to all that got me out of my troubles. I now have 4.1.2 on my hotspot. I ran the upgrade and it put 4.1.1 on and came back with the same sudo error. I ran the upgrade again and it put on 4.1.2 on with no errors. I am a happy camper.
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