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Determine image version

Post by blood » Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:06 am

I read the release notes for the 1.1 image of Ubuntu 14.04 and see lots of folks recommending it to address issues. I am hoping it can help me with getting video output working with my DVI monitor - but I can't figure out if I'm already running it or if I am using the 1.0 image as I got my C1 right when 1.1 became available and used a preloaded eMMC.

From an installed image, is there a file or the output from a shell command that will help me determine what version I have? I can't tell from running uname or checking /etc/issue but perhaps it is somewhere else.

Also, I am used to being able to run "apt-get update" followed by "apt-get upgrade" with Debian and Ubuntu systems to get current. I am under the impression that the 1.0 -> 1.1 update requires a reimage though. Is that correct?

Thanks!

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Re: Determine image version

Post by mdrjr » Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:33 am

Yes, 1.0 to 1.1 requires reimaging.. SADLY!
To check if you are on 1.0 or 1.1 .. uname -r
If you are using 3.10.33 its 1.0.

As for the new 1.2 image, no, reimaging won't be needed.

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Re: Determine image version

Post by blood » Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:56 am

Oh that's right - the kernel is custom and so not being pulled from the apt repository, so checking its version is enough to tell what image it is since it wouldn't be upgraded with other packages. Thanks!

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