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Old 06-12-2015, 09:52 PM   #1
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Followed instructions exactly but Raspberry Pi B+ won't boot


I followed the instructions at rpi.fatdog.eu but my Raspberry Pi B+ won't boot. I don't think its the SD card as I have been able to run openelc, raspbmc, and arch linux arm just fine. Running fdisk -l shows

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Disk /dev/sdb: 15.7 GB, 15720251392 bytes
4 heads, 32 sectors/track, 239872 cylinders, total 30703616 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xf11c52c2

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *          32      125055       62512    c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)
The contents in the SD card match that of the installer (the img.xz file or whatever). When I put the sd card into the Pi nothing happens.

Here is how I installed he installer to the sd card

Code:
xz -dc rpi-slackwarearm-install_30Mar15_fd.img.xz | dd of=/dev/sdb bs=65536
11+7774 records in
11+7774 records out
65536000 bytes (66 MB) copied, 5.31913 s, 12.3 MB/s
EDIT: Some more info

Code:
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  4635688 Mar 26 22:37 start_x.elf
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  3540248 Mar 26 22:37 start.elf
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root   586616 Mar 26 22:37 start_cd.elf
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root     3861 Mar 30 18:11 README
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root     4096 Mar 26 22:37 overlays
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root     1447 Mar 26 22:37 LICENCE.broadcom
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  6846536 Mar 30 18:10 kernel.img
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 38747982 Mar 30 18:11 initrd.gz
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root     9210 Mar 26 22:37 fixup_x.dat
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root     6156 Mar 26 22:37 fixup.dat
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root     2365 Mar 26 22:37 fixup_cd.dat
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root    18693 Mar 26 22:37 COPYING.linux
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root     1285 Mar 30 18:11 config.txt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root      115 Mar 30 18:11 cmdline.txt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root    17864 Mar 26 22:37 bootcode.bin
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root     5690 Mar 26 22:37 bcm2709-rpi-2-b.dtb
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root     4702 Mar 26 22:37 bcm2708-rpi-b-plus.dtb
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root     4423 Mar 26 22:37 bcm2708-rpi-b.dtb
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Last edited by Altiris; 06-12-2015 at 10:35 PM.
 
Old 06-12-2015, 11:26 PM   #2
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Turns out the TV's HDMI wasn't detecting the Pi for some reason (has been working fine for over 4 months). I plugged it into a monitor with HDMI and it works fine...hopefully it will work again on the TV.
 
Old 06-13-2015, 02:23 PM   #3
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Have a look at the video mode options here: http://elinux.org/RPiconfig. I had an older HDMI TV that required adding "config_hdmi_boost=4" to /boot/config.txt for it to work.

Use hdmi_group & hdmi_mode to set a supported video mode.
 
Old 06-13-2015, 06:11 PM   #4
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Have a look at the video mode options here: http://elinux.org/RPiconfig. I had an older HDMI TV that required adding "config_hdmi_boost=4" to /boot/config.txt for it to work.

Use hdmi_group & hdmi_mode to set a supported video mode.
Yeah I looked into some force options but it didnt work. the TV just stopped reading HDMI sources entirely, I had to do a hard boot to it (unplug power cord) and now it works thank god.
 
  


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