firmware update killed the system

I have OrangePi PC and after a few months of successful operation I tried ‘Update firmware’ from dietpi-config. That ended up with no network, no HDMI state, so I had to re-install from scratch.

So at the moment I have

$ uname -a
Linux DietPi 3.4.113-sun8i #18 SMP PREEMPT Thu Jun 15 02:16:06 CEST 2017 armv7l GNU/Linux

Is the update process broken or should I run it manually or should not run at all? Is 3.4.113 the latest kernel available for that platform?

OrangePi: Is the update process broken


Thanks for the report.

Yes, its broken currently, we’ll get that fixed for v155. Please avoid using the firmware update feature of DietPi-Config until then.

Currently, OPi boards are based on ARMbian. Kernel updates are provided through their repo and apt. You can upgrade (if not already running latest) with:

apt-get dist-upgrade

Thanks for the feedback!