So I’ve been a balenaCloud user for quite some time and wanted to explore openBalena with all my newly found free time being stuck at home. Today I got my server setup, URL etc and that all seems to be good. I setup Balena CLI on my windows machine, but then discovered that you cant configure an img from a windows computer for a Raspberry PI. So I setup a Ubuntu WSL instance, Balena CLI is setup and seems to be working fine for basic login, add app etc commands. I’m to the point where I’m trying to configure the image and I keep hitting road blocks after I downloaded a base image from Balena.
First I try this command, pretty identical to the example in the getting started and get an error about the OS version
balena os configure /usr/local/downloads/balenaos-raspberrypi3-2.47.0+rev1-dev-v10.6.27.img --app MyAppName
Could not read OS version from the image. Please specify the balenaOS
version manually with the --version command-line option.
I didn’t see much in the help, so I just kind of guessed with this command and get an error about using sudo
balena os configure /usr/local/downloads/balenaos-raspberrypi3-2.47.0+rev1-dev-v10.6.27.img --app MyAppName --version 10.6.27
You don’t have sufficient privileges to run this operation.
Try running this command again prefixing it with
I drop sudo in front of the command, put in the password, and then get command not found
sudo balena os configure /usr/local/downloads/balenaos-raspberrypi3-2.47.0+rev1-dev-v10.6.27.img --app MyAppName --version 10.6.27
[sudo] password for user:
sudo: balena: command not found
I’m a little stumped, I’d guess most of it is from my limited Ubuntu experience, but I figured I’d stick it on the forums while I keep poking around on google trying to find my way through things. If anyone can point me in the right direction I’d greatly appreciate it! Looking forward to experimenting with openBalena.