I purchased an IPFire Duo box in 2016 that has been running great. Recently when I tried to upgrade I received the “Almost out of space on /dev/sda3” message and also an indication that I am running an outdated architecture (the i_586). Since the latest two updates failed due to the space issue, I am currently running core 158.
I am happy to upgrade the system to the 64-bit version, but I need to reinstall the full version and then apply the backed up settings. This is proving more challenging than anticipated.
The main challenge is getting the system to boot the iso from the USB drive. The Duo has two HDMI ports, but neither of them appear to be active as plugging in both a monitor and usb keyboard provides no output. There is a serial port on the front of the Duo, but it does not appear to be enabled as a serial terminal as I am unable to connect using this port.
I have both ssh and web access to the unit, but can find no option to set the bios to boot from the usb, or to run the image on the usb.
The device originally came with ipfire installed and I was able to do the configuration from the web interface, so short of disassembling the unit and writing the image directly to the hard drive, I am not sure how to load either a new image or to restore a backup image from an ISO.
I would appreciate any suggestions and/or information about the Duo hardware that will allow me to move forward.