OSMC Update Error

I’ve had my Pi disconnected for a while, I went to update it today and got a message saying error installing. The version is May 2017.05-2 it says there is no update available. Any ideas how to fix this

you have tryed by a SSH session ?

Hi can you let me know how to do that pleaee

Details regarding how to access the command line interface can be found here on our Wiki: Accessing the command line - General - OSMC

Than run
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Thanks for the information, I have followed the details but it did not complete the update I got the following errors:

Any ideas how I can progress, thanks

input/output error is very likely a sign that your SD Card is failing. Suggest to make a backup if still possible and do a new install on a new SD Card

Ok thanks for your help


It seems like your SD card may be problematic.

Some SD cards are not genuine or have a lower capacity than advertised. Some simply fail over time.

Symptoms of SD cards not working correctly are:

  • Read-only behaviour, or changes made not persisting
  • A filesystem corruption error

Symptoms of counterfeit SD cards are:

  • Writing works until a certain filesystem size is reached, thereafter, writes seem to cause issues where existing data is lost or newly written data is not preserved.
  • SD card fails after a short amount of time.

Counterfeit cards are usually found on Amazon and eBay.

SD cards have a limited lifespan. I recommend you change SD card and suspect that issues will no longer persist with a good card. If you would like to be a good quality SD card purpose manufactured for OSMC, then you can find one in the Store.