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Question about "Others" Install

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:04 am
by Edward
Technically could an older version of Dietpi be considered an "Other"?

For example if I run the script that transforms Others into Dietpi's would my old version become a new version?

Re: Question about "Others" Install

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:04 pm
by Edward
I don't know, I thought it was a fair question.

Guess only one way to find out.

:D

Re: Question about "Others" Install

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:39 am
by MichaIng
I am not sure if I understand you right. Old DietPi systems (thus on a device, that is generally supported by DietPi), can be generally updated by DietPi preparation script. There of course you need to choose the hardware device that you run on, "others" is more a try and error option for not officially supported hardware devices.

Re: Question about "Others" Install

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:47 pm
by Edward
MichaIng wrote:I am not sure if I understand you right. Old DietPi systems (thus on a device, that is generally supported by DietPi), can be generally updated by DietPi preparation script. There of course you need to choose the hardware device that you run on, "others" is more a try and error option for not officially supported hardware devices.
Maybe I didn't understand v6.0+ requirements of having to reflash a SD card vs updating within Dietpi.

I was referring to this situation, rather than simply using the script to update.

I've been known to be a difficult communicator, so my bad for having difficulty with this....

Re: Question about "Others" Install

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:01 pm
by MichaIng
Hi Edward,

no worries, now I understood.

Yes you can use the preparation script to bring your system to currently DietPi v6.4: https://github.com/Fourdee/DietPi/issues/1285

But note, that this will purge most software packages and data, so no guarantee that any of your manual adjustments/settings will survive. The scripts intention is to turn no-DietPi images into DietPi, not for upgrading ;).

To save your manual settings/data, please do a full system backup (e.g. dietpi-backup) and safe it together with /mnt/dietpi_userdata/ on an external drive. From there you can recover data and settings, lost during preparation script process. Please also read: http://dietpi.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2799#p10704

Best regards