Updates, Rollback, and Rebasing on Bazzite

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Updates

Updates are automatic on Desktop images and manually done on Handheld/HTPC images, and both Bazzite variants upgrade everything at both a system-level and user-installed applications during the updating process.

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Rollbacks

Swap back to a previous system update if there are major issues after updating via the GRUB menu or the rpm-ostree rollback command.

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Rebasing

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Rebase to Bazzite builds from the last 90 days, change Bazzite update channels, swap between the Desktop and Handheld/HTPC images, or move completely to a different Fedora Atomic Desktop image.

Important: Do not rebase to a different desktop environment than the one you are currently using, please backup and reinstall instead.

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Rollback Helper

Utility to assist with rolling back and rebasing to older Bazzite images.

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Thank you for putting this together! :+1:

Aren’t the first steps of instructions true for all versions of Universal Blue? May I ask why this is tagged under Bazzite?

Also, can this be pinned?

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Yes it is true for all of them, however I mostly focus on documentation on the Bazzite image which is why it’s here. Desktop images of Bazzite follow the same automatic update style that the main images follow. However, there’s also the -deck images that do not follow this which is why I wanted to differentiate between them.

As for pinning, we tend to only pin announcements and newsletters. All of the documentation can be found here.

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I am upgrading from my Nvidia GPU to an AMD and I was wondering

Should I rebase before or after switching my out my GPU? Does it matter?

And do I need to download the ISO from the Bazzite website or will the Rollback Helper download it automatically?

Thank you!

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Rebase after swapping should be fine.

I’ve swapped graphics cards and I’m now attempting to rebase.

But it defaults to grabbing a Nvidia image, since I my initial install was with an nvida image.

How do I get it to list the default images? I saw there was a method to specifically choose a deck image but what about the default one for AMD cards?

Would it be: rpm-ostree rebase ostree-image-signed:docker://ghcr.io/ublue-os/bazzite:stable?

Would it be: rpm-ostree rebase ostree-image-signed:docker://ghcr.io/ublue-os/bazzite:stable?

Yes that is the exact command for the AMD/Intel desktop images.

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Thanks king, I just deduced it and wanted to double check

When I follow the instructions for activating Update Notifications, it can’t write to the file, appears to be write protected. I get a “[ Error writing /etc/ublue-update/ublue-update.toml: Permission denied ]” when trying to save.

As a note, I’m running Bazzite Stable.

This isn’t explicitly answered in the docs, so I’ll ask the question and hopefully it helps other newbies like me:

Currently I am using index: 1, with index: 0 set as “Staged”. This is the new Nvidia 555 release, which I most definitely do not want to use yet based on the issues I see in that thread.

I have pinned my current working deployment using sudo ostree admin pin 1. (As an aside, the wording of the docs make me think it should be “pin 0”. As a newbie, I would think the desktop I am currently working from is my “current” deployment!)

My question is: How do I prevent the system from upgrading to index: 0 on reboot?

If Aurora thinks that my “current deployment” is index: 0 (the Staged one), should I simply run rpm-ostree rollback now to move the pointer back to index: 1, without rebooting?

Thank you :slight_smile:

You can select the boot option in grub.

With it pinned, ostree will not prune that deployment and it will remain as an option for you.

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Thank you - so the only way to do it is manually select each time.

That’s the part I was unsure about - I thought it might be possible to tell Grub to use the pinned deployment by default, or to remove the unwanted one so it doesn’t select it.

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It is good to know that i have to manually select the pinned deployment at every boot, i thought it would automatically use the pinned deployment at every boot until i unpinned it, it was confusing that it didn’t work as i imagined.

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