Firmware upgrade problem

  • Hi,
    My Omega was working fine but I thought that I should make sure I have the latest version so I did an update with the command line oupgrade but since it was on version xxx.215 (sorry I cant access anymore) it was recommending to used oupgrade -force to get the latest version.

    Similar to @Michael-Vowles, I got the same output:
    killall: watchdog: no process killed
    Sending TERM to remaining processes ... {process appear here}

    So I wait 30 minutes at least to make sure it complete his update but since them I can't connect anymore. So I did a reset button. The led went off, start blinking very fast for a few second, moderate for another few seconds and steady. Also try the power off/on but didn't work.

    Since than I cant connect anymore. Did a few things to troubleshoot:

    • Check for a WIFI OMEGA-xxxxxx in case it have done a factory reset. (No).
    • Check my router/dhcp for any particular IP address it may have change.
    • Run a Network IP Scanner (still nothing).

    Unfortunately, I only received 1 OMEGA with a mini dock. So I'm stock presently waiting for 2 others Omega to arrive with the docs.

    Is there a factory sequence button I can try?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • UPDATE: I was able to used the serial connection to regain access to the Omega. At first sight the firmware b219 installed correctly but the WIFI configuration was gone. I did the reconfiguration with wifisetup.

    root@Omega-1874:/# wifisetup
    Onion Omega Wifi Setup
    Select from the following:
    1) Scan for Wifi networks
    2) Type network info
    q) Exit
    Selection: 1
    Scanning for wifi networks...
    Command failed: Not found
    Failed to parse message data
    WARNING: Variable 'results' does not exist or is not an array/object
    ERROR: no networks detected... try again in a little while


  • UPDATE 2:

    Look like my wireless interface WLAN0 is gone. Even after a reboot and power off.
    BusyBox v1.23.2 (2015-11-15 19:35:31 UTC) built-in shell (ash)
       ____       _             ____
      / __ \___  (_)__  ___    / __ \__ _  ___ ___ ____ _
     / /_/ / _ \/ / _ \/ _ \  / /_/ /  ' \/ -_) _ `/ _ `/
     \____/_//_/_/\___/_//_/  \____/_/_/_/\__/\_, /\_,_/
     W H A T  W I L L  Y O U  I N V E N T ? /___/
       Ω-ware: 0.0.4 b219
    root@Omega-1874:/# ifconfig -a
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 40:A3:6B:C1:18:74
              BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 B )  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B )
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
              inet addr:  Mask:
              inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
              RX packets:192 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:192 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
              RX bytes:13056 (12.7 KiB)  TX bytes:13056 (12.7 KiB)

  • Hi @Eric-Phenix, can you send me the out put of cat /etc/config/wireless? Thanks.

  • @Boken-Lin I was able to manage to do a Factory reset via the console (which is awesome btw) and this time the interface show up. If it crash again I send the file minus my personal info. So I'm good for now.


  • Hi All,

    How long will this process take...typically? This has been my second attempt. The last attempt, i waited for about an hour before i power cycled it and now it appears to be doing the same thing.

    Appreciate some help here.

    Thanks All

  • administrators

    @Ivan-Lim typically, after the firmware has been downloaded, it will take about 5min to flash the new image.

    Your screenshot above is the expected output. What happened when you rebooted the Omega?

  • @Lazar-Demin Well after waiting overnight, i unplugged it and restarted it today. Looking at the terminal, it appears that the update didnt happen. Did i miss a step?


  • administrators

    @Ivan-Lim can you try connecting via serial and then running oupgrade on the command line?

  • So today I decided to update both of my Omega's

    First one went well and did a complete major update / reboot cycle / minor update / reboot cycle before allowing login to console to check everything was fine

    Second one started the major update then the putty session started reporting ;'wrong values' scrolling down the page and then what looked like a reboot, putty shut down omega left on, now I can connect to com port but get no display.

    Ideas please?

  • Hi @Paul-Sheldon, can you show us a screenshot of the error message or copy and paste the output on your PuTTY screen here? That's not what it's supposed to do, and let's see if we can figure out what the problem is.

  • Hi, apologies for delay in posting reply. I get the following in PuTTY


  • I have problems with upgrade,
    after a while of flashing it stops, and didn't connect to wifi.
    I connect with serial, and now I have a sort of bootloader, with help screen

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