[OpenWrt-Devel] ar71xx Vs ath79 -- sysupgrade

Kevin 'ldir' Darbyshire-Bryant ldir at darbyshire-bryant.me.uk
Mon Dec 3 15:21:17 EST 2018

> On 3 Dec 2018, at 18:23, Petr Štetiar <ynezz at true.cz> wrote:
> On December 3, 2018 6:04:28 PM UTC, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <henrique at nic.br> wrote:
>> (openwrt-adm dropped from this subthread)
>> Is there a viable way to "sysupgrade" from ar71xx to ath79?
> Have you tried it? It didn't work for you?
>> Even if it would require a model-by-model "update map" for the 
>> lower-level stuff (LEDs, switch ports?, etc), that would be valuable. 
>> Otherwise, it will be difficult for people with fleets of ar71xx
>> devices 
>> to remotely switch them to ath79...
> It works out of the box for me if the ar71xx board name matches the one in ath79 DTS (which isn't the case for example for Nanostation, but I'll send the patch to fix that), otherwise you just need to use force flag in sysupgrade (if you know what you're doing) and it should work.

I did one of the earlier C7 v2 migrations, with the minor glitch of having to swap the wifi devices everything went very well.


Kevin D-B

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