DMR: Update Process in PiStar by Al AF4FA

How to check and update the firmware for the pi star system and/or a modem board.

Here are the commands.

1. Log into Pi-Star via SSH.

2. Run a Pi-Star Update to update the pistar as well as the linux system:
sudo pistar-update

3. Optionally, for extra care, reboot before proceeding:
sudo reboot

4. If you don’t know what type of radio/modem board you have, run:
sudo pistar-findmodem

5. Depending on your radio/modem type, run the appropriate command:

Note: It isn’t necessary to first put Pi-Star into read-write mode (rpi-rw); the
script takes care of that.

Example of a ZUMspot simplex board connected to GPIO:

      • sudo pistar-zumspotflash rpi

Here is the list to see the commands for other boards

ZUMspot simplex board connected to GPIO:
sudo pistar-zumspotflash rpi

ZUMspot duplex board connected to GPIO:
sudo pistar-zumspotflash rpi_duplex

ZUMspot USB key:
sudo pistar-zumspotflash usb

USB-connected Libre Modem:
sudo pistar-zumspotflash libre

MMDVM_HS_Hat board with 14.7456 MHz TCXO1 connected to GPIO:
sudo pistar-mmdvmhshatflash hs_hat

MMDVM_HS_Hat board with 12.288 MHz TCXO connected to GPIO:
sudo pistar-mmdvmhshatflash hs_hat-12mhz

MMDVM_HS_DUAL_Hat board with 14.7456 MHz TCXO connected to GPIO:
sudo pistar-mmdvmhshatflash hs_dual_hat

MMDVM_HS_DUAL_Hat board with 12.288 MHz TCXO connected to GPIO:
sudo pistar-mmdvmhshatflash hs_dual_hat-12mhz

Nano Hat board connected to GPIO:
sudo pistar-vyehsflash nano_hs

HS_DUAL_HAT (VR2VYE) connected to GPIO:
pistar-vyehsflash hs_dual_hat

NanoDV NPi board:
sudo pistar-nanodvflash pi

NanoDV USB board:
sudo pistar-nanodvflash usb

BD7KLE/BG3MDO devices:
sudo pistar-mdoflash

A prompt will tell you to press any key to begin.

When the update is finished, another prompt will tell you to press any key to reboot Pi-Star. ThisĀ  step takes a bit of time during which it doesn’t look like anything is happening so be patient.

Once the firmware update is complete and the reboot is done, you can see the new version in the Radio Info module on the Pi-Star Dashboard or Admin pages.