Once again, installing linux-image-c1 kills it

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Once again, installing linux-image-c1 kills it

Unread postby clickwir » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:00 pm

Doing normal updates. Then it tells me linux-image-c1 is available. Install that but it warns me it's trying to remove the currently running kernel. Tell it no, don't do that.

Too late, thing won't boot now.

Have to dig it out. Take out the SD card. Redownload the image. Write it to the card. Try booting, nope, something with the xz extraction failed. Oh look. xz was nice and by default DELETES the file it just extracted from. (xz, if I ever meet you I'm going to punch you in the face for doing that).

Go, redownload the image. Extract it again, check the md5sum this time. Good. Write to card, done. Copy over some files I know I'll need to setup the damn thing all over again. Great, now there's that flashing heartbeat LED. Damnit, now I have to figure out how to set that to something useful again. Nope, can't login. Don't remember the default u/p for the image... son of a...

All because installing an update broken everything. Plz fix.
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Re: Once again, installing linux-image-c1 kills it

Unread postby odroid » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:18 pm

We've used Etcher to flash the OS image because it has the validation feature as well as the xz extraction feature inside.
https://wiki.odroid.com/troubleshooting ... s#flashing

Refer this steps to update the Kernel and system.
https://wiki.odroid.com/odroid-c1/os_im ... st-upgrade
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Re: Once again, installing linux-image-c1 kills it

Unread postby Nuems » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:48 pm

I guess that the OP refers to the fact that apt shows a new version of linux-image-c1, however, at least when upgrading from a cleanly flashed image, this new kernel is on "hold". If you decide to install it despite the warnings when doing so and don't take any further steps, you end up with a broken installation that won't boot. I guess the package maintainer could try to fix that (possibly by providing the necessary post-install scripts or whatever it takes). Having everyone bake their own kernels seems like the second best idea to me...
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Re: Once again, installing linux-image-c1 kills it

Unread postby odroid » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:16 pm

Yes, your guess looks reasonable.
Here is an instruction to install the latest Kernel package properly.
https://wiki.odroid.com/odroid-c1/os_im ... st-upgrade
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Re: Once again, installing linux-image-c1 kills it

Unread postby alpe » Fri May 18, 2018 1:49 am

How can I recover it without flashing the whole image again?
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