Update with the i.LON 700 Console

You can update or re-image your i.LON 700 software using the i.LON 700 console and a USB flash drive.  This is one of two methods of updating your i.LON 700 software as described in Update the i.LON 700 Software.  The method described on this page is the easiest if you want to delete all of your data and re-image your i.LON 700 at the same time.  To update or re-image your i.LON 700 software with the i.LON 700 console and a USB flash drive, follow these steps:

  1. Download the update image to your computer. The latest update is at the following location:   
    https://downloads.echelon.com/support/downloads/software/ilon700/i.LON_700_Update.zip

  2. Insert a USB flash drive with at least 2GB of available space into a USB connector on your computer.  

  3. If your USB flash drive is not formatted with a FAT32 file system, reformat the drive with a FAT32 file system.  On Windows, you can use the Disk Management application in Windows Control Panel to reformat the drive.  Be sure to select FAT32 for the format, other formats such as exFAT and NTFS will not work.

  4. Extract the contents of the update image you downloaded in step 1 to the top-level of your USB flash drive.  Do not place the files in a folder on the flash drive.

  5. Eject the flash drive from your computer to flush any cached updates to your drive.

  6. Remove the USB flash drive from your computer and insert it into one of the USB connectors on the i.LON 700. 

  7. Connect to the i.LON 700 console as described in Connect to the i.LON 700.

  8. From the console widow, do the following:

    1. To update the i.LON 700: 
               sudo /media/usb0/upgrade.sh  
       
    2. To re-image the i.LON 700: 
               sudo /media/usb0/re-image.sh 

    3. Enter the [sudo] password when prompted.

  9. The i.LON 700 initiates a reboot after a 1 minute delay, and then performs the upgrade or re-image.  During the process, the i.LON 700 displays status information in your console window, and the LEDs on the i.LON 700 will blink intermittently.  When the update or re-image completes, the i.LON 700 automatically reboots.

  10. If you updated your i.LON 700, the serial # and password do not change.  If you re-imaged your i.LON 700, the internal flash memory is wiped clean, the i.LON 700's password is reset to its default and the serial # is automatically reapplied to the new image.

  11. If you re-imaged your i.LON 700, the first time you log in after the re-image use root as the username and root as the password.  Reset the apollo password by typing sudo passwd apollo and following the prompts to enter a new password, and use this password to log in to the i.LON 700 Configuration Pages. The i.LON 700 will assign the new password you enter as the password for root user.

  12. You will need to perform additional steps, depending on whether you are doing an upgrade or a re-image.  You can only perform an upgrade when the two versions are compatible. 

  13. Unmount and remove the flash drive using the following commands to unmount the drive prior to removing it:     

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sudo umount /media/usb0