opps I just stopped it working.

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by bugsy_malone 666 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:06 pm
I have had my Pi for 2 weeks now, got raspbian on an 8gb class 2 card(think its class 2 or is it class 10, you know the better ones) anyway its been working fine and I been getting it on the internet and stuff, got a usb hub which I hacked for extra power so its all been good on wifi.

I'm up to the stage of getting video to stream over the internet and I read that you need xbmc, so I went online and found this:


So I followed the instructions to the point of installing xbmc 'sudo apt-get install xbmc', restarted my Pi and it no longer works hurrah!

I get a black screen with the flashing curser and not much happens now.

So what have I broken? :oops:
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by Jim JKla » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:19 pm
Well the good news is a flashing cursor.

Do you have a spare SD Card a 4g one will do get an image of Wheezy onto it for instructions look here


It does not realy mater which image you get the latest one fro the RPi download page is probably the best make yourself a basic disk and see if you can Boot your RPi with it if it works at least you have a fall back position and you can start looking into your 8g that you have broken.

To be fair it's probably a software glitch and you can build yourself back to where you were next time before you try changing your boot SD make a backup using something Like Win32DiskImage yes it can read an sd card into a file just like it can write a file to an SD card then if you screw up you can just copy the working image back onto the SD card. ;)

Postback here when you have eliminated hardware issues.

It may be worth reading up on XBMC to see what is supposed to happen :D

Alternative re-image your 8g and start again but it's worth having a spare SD card to test.

There's even a minimalist image called R Razor that will load onto a 1g SD card http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=11541
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