@eide, just offering an “unofficial” solution, as I don’t know whether FarmbotOS upgrade from v7.0.1 to v8.2.3 OTA ( across the net ) is supposed to “just work”.
I suggest grabbing the v8.2.3 .IMG filefrom here and flashing it onto a known good SDHC card.
MCU Firmware selection ( for your Farmduino v1.4 ) should occur automagically during the boot after you finish the web-based Configuration. The v8.0.0 Release Notes mention this change to firmware handling.
Thanks for the suggestions. I managed to resolve this before the comments came, but I assume it was only accidental. I have reflashed OS image to SD card version by version. I think I ended up with os version 8.2.0 or so.
I kept trying to click the reflash firmware button - most of time it was either impossible to click or whenever clicked it would say firmware update failed. But - on one random attempt - firmware reflash was successful and voila - farmbot started moving
For the software devs, why are ota updates attempted when there are known problems when jumping from earlier versions?
I had left auto-updates off after running in to the same issue last time I tried to update. I updated after getting the nag screen on the web ui. But again, I end up with a failed update and will need to spend time manually fixing the problem.
Very frustrating and doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence in your update process. There seems to be a fundamental problem in your process that hasn’t been solved in the course of the last year.