Aha, that was a one off quick amendment I had to make. Initially, I made a typo, saying to download a file to a location. I fixed up the initial post, downloading the file to the right place and deleting the file that got downloaded to the wrong place.
Don’t forget, you can edit you posts.
For anyone else following the breadcrumbs down the track, here is the post that I’m talking about. @Larry_Covington - could you continue the discussion here? Although you shouldn’t need to, since that script should do the trick. (and yes, it does take forever. Be patient! It will be worth it!)
Dear All, I have a request for help. I bought Clockwork. Downloaded 0.5 image. Downloaded balenaEtcher. Burned the image onto original SD card. And I can’t boot the Clockwork now --> nothing happens after inserting SD to the unit, and trying to power up. I have a second Clockwork with old 0.4 image SD card, when I swap this card onto the new Clockwork all works fine.
Am I doing something wrong? Checksum was OK. Is there any additional action to do to make the SD card bootable or something?
I followed the instructions to upgrade my gameshell from version 0.4 to version 0.5 and now the gameshell doesn’t get passed the Happy Hacking message.
I used ssh to get into the gameshell. used wget to get the patch for v0.4 to v0.5 patch. Then I did the update and upgrade. Then I did a chmod to make the patch executable. Then I ran it.
After it was all done I changed the driver to the new lima driver in the gameshell’s menu system. And when I rebooted it, it just says happy hacking and you have mail. I can’t get passed that screen now.
Hello! Welcome to the forums.
From what I’ve gathered, performing the update from 0.4 to 0.5 is something that is more of a “power” used option, and one to use if you have a lot of data you want to keep. It also seems to be fairly hit and miss, depending on how the user has their system configured.
The definition of update also seems to be a bit confusing. The update option in the main menu is just to update the “launcher” and not any of the underlying OS.
The update from 0.4 to 0.5 is a script that you run.
The files included to be downloaded are an entire disk image to be flashed onto your SD card, erasing all of the contents in the process.
In general, I would say it’s better to just start from scratch, and flash a new image.
If you’re new do the forums, and disk image writing, I can see how finding clear instructions could be difficult. It’s something a lot of people just take for granted.
Here’s a link to a post containing some instructions for writing disk images. Scroll to the drop down menu under the heading “installation”
Note: the entire contents of your SD card will be wiped if you do this, so back anything you you want to keep.