DMR: Updating the Pi-Star system to the new system

Updating the Pi-Star system to the new system by creating a new SD card

First thing to do is to save your current configuration by logging into your pi-star and going to configuration and the backup/restore and click on download configuration. This will create a zip file needed later.

  • Bring up your web browser and go to www.pistar.uk
  • On the left side near the bottom hover over downloads
  • then click on Beta Releases
  • then click on bottom one (Pi-Star_RP1_V4.1.0-RC7_20-Dec-2019.zip) and
  • download it (save the file)

If you need the SD CARD FORMATTER program

  • Bring up your web browser and enter in the search box sd card formatter
  • pick the first entry and download the zip file
  • unzip it and install the program

If you need the IMAGE INSTALLER program

  • Bring up your web browser and enter in the search box balenaetcher
  • pick the first entry and download the exe file
  • Install the program

If you would rather use a different IMAGE INSTALLER

  • Bring up your web browser and enter in the search box w32diskimager
  • pick the first entry and download the exe file
  • Install the program

After you have done all the above

  • Insert your sd card into a holder and insert it into the computer
  • Make sure you write down the drive letter assigned to it.
  • Click on the sd card formatter, enter the drive letter associated to the SD card, format it.
  • Unzip the pi-star file and save it to the desktop
  • now click on the IMAGER program you chose and again make sure the drive letter is correct. Select the .img file you unzipped and write it to the SD card.
  • After the write is complete copy your saved configuration zip file from your old pistar to the base directory of the sd card.

You are now ready to insert the SD card into your Pi-Star hotspot and turn it on to automatically expand the system files and reapply your configuration. This will take a couple of minutes to do and then you can log into the Pi-Star and do an update to get current by going to configuration then expert then SSH access.

Enter pi-star then the password(raspberry). Then enter sudo pistar-update. After this is done type exit to leave the SSH. If you had changed the password you can now reset it by going to configuration and entering your own password.

Provided by Al AF4FA