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UEFI beta x86_64

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Hi Fourdee,

I have the first version (as above) of this running on a Z83 - runs well. Given that this is Stretch is there an easy was to upgrade to V6.0 to avoid wiping and starting again?

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johnvick wrote:Given that this is Stretch is there an easy was to upgrade to V6.0 to avoid wiping and starting again?

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Hi John,

Not possible, there are far too many backbone code changes in DietPi, that will not work with the existing v159 install.

Fresh install with v6.0 image is needed. Although, not required if your happy with your v159 install currently.
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Thanks Fourdee I'll stick with what I have - not a simple case of swapping SD cards with these devices.

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Hi John,
johnvick wrote:- not a simple case of swapping SD cards with these devices.
Yes. correct.
johnvick wrote:is Stretch is there an easy was to upgrade to V6.0 to avoid wiping and starting again?
Easy? - No.
Avoid wiping? - The hole eMMc/SSD? Yes.
Starting again? - No.

If it is acceptable, you loose all software , configurations and setting, I think it is possible.

If this is a option for you, I can do a write up, but untested. Sorry, have no UEFI x86_64 (Z83).

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Hi k-plan,

Thanks for the offer - I've been thinking this through and as I don't have much on the Z83 I'll wipe and start again. Or possibly try v 6.0 running from USB drive in a dual boot setup at first.

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Hi John,

better to make a backup first.

Then, on your own risk and ONLY for people, who know what they are doing:
unset LD_LIBRARY_PATH

ldconfig -v

# make sure the image is fully updated:
apt-get update && apt-get upgrade && apt-get dist-upgrade && apt-get autoremove && apt-get clean

reboot

# login as root

unset LD_LIBRARY_PATH

ldconfig -v

apt-get install -y ca-certificates sudo wget

# set en_GB.UTF-8 as default
dpkg-reconfigure locales

GIT_BRANCH='master'

GIT_BRANCH=$GIT_BRANCH wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Fourdee/DietPi/$GIT_BRANCH/PREP_SYSTEM_FOR_DIETPI.sh -O PREP_SYSTEM_FOR_DIETPI.sh

chmod +x PREP_SYSTEM_FOR_DIETPI.sh

GIT_BRANCH=$GIT_BRANCH ./PREP_SYSTEM_FOR_DIETPI.sh

Choose "Stretch" and the correct device.

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Edit:

- Done a quick look into DietPi_v6.0_NativePC-EFI-x86_64-Stretch_mmc.iso.
Don't think it will be so easy, to build a live USB boot stick out of this.

Method 2: UEFI beta x86_64 image

It is a Clonezilla boot image, which will restore a DietPi Clonezilla backup to a eMMC device.

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Hi k-plan - the Z83 is just like a PC - you can choose which drive to install your OS on and adjust BIOS to boot from the drive of your choice. I installed DietPi to EMMC (Clonezilla) and later Libreelect to a USB flash drive in the USB 3.0 socket.

There may, for all I know, be a boot menu on the Z83 to avoid having to reset the BIOS boot options, I just haven't looked.

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Hi John,

if CloneZilla restore goes quick and easy, I would prefer this.

PREP_SYSTEM_FOR_DIETPI.sh can be a long process and a PITA.
It is a developer tool to build fresh images from the scratch.
But nice to see, how well it works. Thanks to @Fourdee and @MichaIng.

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John,

Method 2: https://github.com/Fourdee/DietPi/issue ... -336522021 works for the Z83 (used it on mine few days back)
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Re: UEFI beta x86_64

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That's the method I used worked first time. I'll tackle V6 at the weekend.

John
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