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BerryBoot and rpi-update?

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:23 am
by andies
I am using a Raspberry B model with BerryBoot (64GB Transcend USB stick and a 4 GB SD card, Sandisk). I have installed BerryBoot (version 2.0) and raspbian wheezy on the USB stick. Currently I have

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Linux Kueche 3.12.26-rpi-aufs #1 PREEMPT Thu Aug 14 10:48:01 CEST 2014 armv6l

and I have run

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sudo rpi-update
without any errors. Surprisingly, after I reboot not the presumably installed version 3.12.30 is on my card, but still the old 3.12.26 version. I suspect rpi-update does not work alongside BerryBoot. But how do I upgrade the kernel then?

Re: BerryBoot and rpi-update?

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:58 pm
by pluggy
if the standard apt-get update/upgrade will work, that will upgrade the "firmware". Not to the cutting edge rpi-update perhaps, but to the current mainstream "firmware" and kernel(currently 8th September 2014).

"firmware" because the pi doesn't have firmware.

Re: BerryBoot and rpi-update?

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 3:35 pm
by andies
Thanks - that did the job!

Re: BerryBoot and rpi-update?

Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 1:39 pm
by andies
It is me again. Unfortunately, this does not seem to work. After a

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sudo apt-get upgrade
done today I am still left with

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Linux Garage 3.12.26-rpi-aufs #1 PREEMPT Thu Aug 14 10:48:01 CEST 2014 armv6l
I believe that this cannot be the case. Is there something special with berryboot that the rpi does not change?

Re: BerryBoot and rpi-update?

Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 1:48 pm
by fruitoftheloom
afaiaa BerryBoot uses its own Kernel to ensure multi-os compatibilty :?:

Re: BerryBoot and rpi-update?

Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:34 pm
by andies
And this kernel cannot be updated (obviously not via sudo apt-get update)? I was unable to find anything about this on the web :-(

Edit: I had several issues with corrupted SD-Cards and that is why I used Berryboot. It has the ability to use an USB stick where almost the entire system can be put at. No issues since then.

Re: BerryBoot and rpi-update?

Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:54 pm
by jwarnier
I guess you could update the kernel by yourself, though an initramfs image needs to be regenerated as well, and your kernel has to support AUFS to be able to read the OS images, and this might require a special patch AFAIK.

Definitely not a very easy process...

Re: BerryBoot and rpi-update?

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:13 pm
by andies
I was using BerryBoot because I was running a surveillance system with three raspberries and my SD cards were corrupted after several weeks/months (I am using the highest resolution with the camera provided by the foundation). I decided that BerryBoot was the solution: The card is untouched and everything is kept on the USB. Unfortunately, all three pi's broke down after three months. So I am skipping BerryBoot now and I am turning back to the first version. The pi's will run on the SD card, but this time I will store all motion-files on the USB stick.

Does anyone have more experience with long-time surveillance using motion?

Re: BerryBoot and rpi-update?

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:26 pm
by bergemes
FINALLY THERE IS A WAY!
Do NOT use automatic update.
Berryboot uses squashfs image which is usually the file named "system" extracted from the original .img.
You can manually update your OS on berryboot through SAMBA.
Per examble though LIBREELEC 'S SAMBA, replace the OS squash image with a newer version whilst keeping its original name
to address \\libreelec\berryboot\images.
This way you can update your OS by keeping your settings and savings.