How to upgrade to new release


Bondy

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Hi

 

What is the appropriate method to upgrade to a new release (20.11) without reimaging the SD card?

I have not attempted this before as I have mainly used Ubuntu which provides sudo do-release-upgrade

Note I am not using a VM or Docker.

 

Can I upgrade the kernel using the downloaded Helios64 image?

sudo apt install ./linux-image-<flavour>

 

Is there a way to do it using armbian-config (like there is for raspi-config)

 

Or do I need to download the armbian source and then compile

./compile.sh

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Bondy said:

Hi

 

What is the appropriate method to upgrade to a new release (20.11) without reimaging the SD card?

I have not attempted this before as I have mainly used Ubuntu which provides sudo do-release-upgrade

Note I am not using a VM or Docker.

 

Can I upgrade the kernel using the downloaded Helios64 image?

sudo apt install ./linux-image-<flavour>

 

Is there a way to do it using armbian-config (like there is for raspi-config)

 

Or do I need to download the armbian source and then compile

./compile.sh

 

 

 

 

 

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y

 

This will upgrade your unit. I rebooted after doing this, but I'm not sure that you need to.

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Thank you for replying,

 

I was previously under the impression that apt-get dist-upgrade did not upgrade the kernel.

I thought it was the same as apt-get upgrade except that it also installed and deleted packages to satisfy dependencies.

 

 

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