I am trying to install SlackwareARM on my RaspberryPI, which is model B purchased in dec.2012 (so it's not the Micron variant).
I am trying to use the instructions and files from FatDog here: http://rpi.fatdog.eu/index.php?p=home
as they seem to be the most up to date.
Unfortunately I haven't had any luck.
The image (rpi-slackwarearm-install_17Jan14_fd.img.xz) fails to boot.
On power on, the power led is on, the ACT led flashes only once, the TV screen stays black.
I have tried several SD cards.
My target SDcard is a Sandisk Ultra SDHC class 10, 16GB, which is among the confirmed well working cards.
Raspbian images work fine, tested with an early 2013 image and with the current image from their website: http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads
A 14.0 full install image from Stanley Garvey did work for me some months ago, but I do want to make my own installation, and make it 14.1.
I have tried looking here: http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooti...ecific_pattern
but nothing seems to apply. (mine is not Micron).
I got the files from here https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmw...ee/master/boot
and replaced them one by one on the boot partition. The bootcode.bin is the only one identical in the FatDog image and from github.
I replaced the .dat and .elf files, tried, then replaced the kernel as well, tried, nothing. Not even the rainbow screen.
I got the *.dat *.elf and kernel files from the current raspbian image and put them on my card. Still nothing.
(ok, the kernel modules from initrd would mismatch, but that should be an error at a later stage).
I recreated the initrd.gz with modules and firmware from raspbian, still nothing. (since it doesn't boot at all, the problem surely isn't there.)
Next I'll try to patch in the slackware miniroot into the raspbian sd, but still, why doesn't it boot?