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:

http://michael.gorven.za.net/content/xbmc-raspberry-pi

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

http://elinux.org/RPi_Noob_Guides_for_Wheezy_using_2012-16-18_beta

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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