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Update to Armbian Stretch

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Hi

 

I have an Orange Pi PC  running "ARMBIAN Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie) 3.4.113-sun8i".

Can I update to Armbian Strech kernel 4.14 directly without lose of data and configurations? How can I do it? Thanks.

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I want to do the same thing. Please, is it possible? I know it will be dangerous and probably break things so I will only do it on a clone of my current system, and fix issues myself. But I'd like to know if anybody has done it.

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Kernel 3.4.y is too old for running Stretch or Bionic hassle free. You need to update a kernel first, while new kernel have different settings and support level (video acceleration is n/a) ...

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Yes, I went the fresh install route, using apt-clone to restore all packages and then copying over the configuration for all services bit-by-bit, converting them as needed. Quite some work, but now the box is running better than ever!

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