I am trying to reinstall a Lightning Wire Labs Mini appliance with wireless module
I flashed the latest ISO: IPFire 2.27 - Core Update 167 x86_64 to an USB stick.
Connected the USB null modem cable to the PC launched the serial console with screen
Once I get to this menu and start the Serial Console Installation
the terminal shows the cursor and a blank screen. Only the first LED is on and nothing else happens.
I booted windows and have the same result with putty
Is it possible that I missed something?
Is your BIOS configured to boot from USB in first place / is your mSATA empty?
Do you get any output in the boot process?
What are your serial parameters?
1 Yes, it boots from USB, the mSATA has the previous IPfire installation on it, which I would like to replace
2 Yes, I get so far that I can select the Serial Console installation
3 those from the wiki 115200, etc…
I created a quick Wiki page that may help:
Hello and thank you for the link.
I recorded a video of the issue available here: ipfire serial console - YouTube
Nothing happens after I select Install IPFire (serial) and tap Return.
I recorded only three minutes, but now 10 minutes later, the terminal is still showing the same empty shell
After resizing the terminal window, this is what is shown
I just downloaded the IPFire 2.23 - Core Update 138 version and followed the same procedure with success:
Interesting. Did you try with CU 166?
BTW: Your BIOS version is very old. If you succeed with an installation, just try to update to a newer version of BIOS.
I did not try CU 166 yet
Can you point me in the right direction to update the BIOS? Never did that on this devices before.
I don’t know whether CU 138 contains the firmware update addon yet.
But with a more ore less current Core Update you can do it as described in wiki.ipfire.org - firmware-update.
For the latest firmware go to https://pcengines.github.io/ , download the binary for apu4 and put it into /lib/firmware/pcengines/apu/.
firmware-update update will do the job. Do not forget to reboot.