2.8. Update HAMlab software

Instead of writing the whole SD card image, it is possible to update only the ecosystem.

2.8.1. Web interface update

At boot HAMlab checks for software updates, and alerts the user if a new release is available. Users can also check for updates manually.

  1. Open HAMlab desktop using your WEB browser.

  2. Click on the system icon.

  3. Then click onto update icon.

  4. Select ecosystem version and start OS updater

  5. Follow the steps in the OS updater app in order to install new OS.


OS update might cause your HAMlab desktop to freeze for a few minutes.

2.8.2. Manual upgrade

A manual upgrade allows you to fix a corrupted SD card image (if only the FAT partition is corrupted) or to install older, newer or custom ecosystem zip files.

  1. Download a zip file from our download server.
  2. Insert SD card into card reader.
  3. Delete all files from the FAT partition. Use Shift + Delete to avoid placing files into a trash bin on the same partition.
  4. Extract the ecosystem zip file contents onto the now empty partition.

If you wish too keep wireless settings skip deleting the next files:

  • wpa_supplicant.conf
  • hostapd.conf