how to update firmware with USB with adding installed

Ellenswamy

Regular Contributor
I just got a notification a new version of Merlin is now out. I have diversion installed with swap space. Do I have to do anything special with my USB drive with merlin add-on installed? or can I just dirty flash like normal?

Thanks!
 

Zastoff

Very Senior Member
I just got a notification a new version of Merlin is now out. I have diversion installed with swap space. Do I have to do anything special with my USB drive with merlin add-on installed? or can I just dirty flash like normal?

Thanks!
This is how i do:
https://www.snbforums.com/threads/asuswrt-merlin-386-5-is-now-available.77691/page-23#post-753168
Hope it helps and after it should say you use 386.5_2, usb drive will be mounted after the update with addons/swap.
 
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Zastoff

Very Senior Member
cool so basically, reboot router, unmount from the web GUI. can leave it plugged in then flash. and then remount?
Yes but the drive will be mounted automatically again after the firmware upgrade since the router is restarted in the update process.
 

Zastoff

Very Senior Member
cool, and we only have to do this process for the router and no for the aimesh nodes correct?
I have no experience with aimesh nodes since i don't use it.
Reboot is always good before flashing new firmware to free up more memory.
 

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