NOOBS 1.3.2 Lite not booting Pidora (Raspbian OK). Resolved


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by FTrevorGowen » Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:27 pm
Having spotted that NOOBS 1.3.2 had now "gone live" decided to test the "Lite" version and take new monitor photo's of the updated process for my webpages. Used the same (Ubuntu) tools as during beta testing of 1.3 (and 1.3.1) to format and unzip NOOBS to a brand new, Kingston 8Gb class 4 SDHC card. Selected the data partition, Pidora and Raspbian and let the installation proceed taking monitor snapshots every so often. On completion initially booted into Raspbian w/o problems, performed (and "photo logged") some configuration via raspi-config and again re-booted back into Raspbian. Checked that startx invoked the desktop - OK - logged out and then re-booted again.
This time tried to boot into Pidora - just got a blank screen. Checked LEDs: No network LEDs active, Power bright but Green ACT LED flashing 3 times with ~ 3 sec pause between sets of 3 flashes (at ~ 1Hz). "Pulled the plug" when during the "pause".
Re-powered the Pi and was able to enter recovery mode. Checked and compared the config.txt files for Raspbian and Pidora - NOOBS defaults appeared to be identical, so don't think it's a (non-)display issue.
Re-tried Raspbian - still booted up OK.
Re-booted and re-tried Pidora - again nothing seen on screen and observed the same LED behaviour.
Given that I can access all the cards partitions on my Ubuntu network what files are most likely to provide further clues to "Pidora's mis-behaviour"?
Trev.

Edit: P.S. Contents list of the two boot partitions below - anything missing?
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trevor@BlueElf:~$ ls -laF /media/BOOT
total 18505
drwx------ 2 trevor trevor    1536 Jan  1  1970 ./
drwxr-xr-x 8 root   root      4096 Nov  2 16:32 ../
-rw-r--r-- 1 trevor trevor   17816 Sep  4 21:12 bootcode.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 trevor trevor     142 Jan  1  1980 cmdline.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 trevor trevor    1407 Nov  2 15:19 config.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 trevor trevor    2037 Sep  4 21:12 fixup_cd.dat
-rw-r--r-- 1 trevor trevor    5746 Sep  4 21:12 fixup.dat
-rw-r--r-- 1 trevor trevor    8779 Sep  4 21:12 fixup_x.dat
-rw-r--r-- 1 trevor trevor     137 Sep 25 23:08 issue.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 trevor trevor 9614632 Sep  4 21:12 kernel_emergency.img
-rw-r--r-- 1 trevor trevor 2824280 Sep  4 21:12 kernel.img
-rw-r--r-- 1 trevor trevor   18974 Sep 25 22:57 LICENSE.oracle
-rw-r--r-- 1 trevor trevor     289 Jan  1  1980 os_config.json
-rw-r--r-- 1 trevor trevor  471256 Sep  4 21:12 start_cd.elf
-rw-r--r-- 1 trevor trevor 2497684 Sep  4 21:12 start.elf
-rw-r--r-- 1 trevor trevor 3476100 Sep  4 21:12 start_x.elf
trevor@BlueElf:~$ ls -laF /media/BOOT_
total 17341
drwx------ 4 trevor trevor    2048 Jan  1  1970 ./
drwxr-xr-x 8 root   root      4096 Nov  2 16:32 ../
-rw-r--r-- 1 trevor trevor   17816 Sep 27 21:16 bootcode.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 trevor trevor     135 Jan  1  1980 cmdline.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 trevor trevor     135 Sep 27 22:22 cmdline.txte
-rw-r--r-- 1 trevor trevor   94317 Sep 27 21:16 config-3.6.11-10.20130920git966efc7.rpfr18
-rw-r--r-- 1 trevor trevor     714 Jan  1  1980 config.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 trevor trevor     465 Sep 27 21:16 config.txt.hdmi_nooverscan
-rw-r--r-- 1 trevor trevor     540 Sep 27 21:16 config.txt.hdmi_overscan
-rw-r--r-- 1 trevor trevor     524 Sep 27 21:16 config.txt.ntsc_japan
-rw-r--r-- 1 trevor trevor     541 Sep 27 21:16 config.txt.ntsc_northamerica
-rw-r--r-- 1 trevor trevor     495 Sep 27 21:16 config.txt.pal
-rw-r--r-- 1 trevor trevor     498 Sep 27 21:16 config.txt.pal_brazil
-rw-r--r-- 1 trevor trevor    5749 Sep 27 21:16 fixup.dat
drwx------ 2 trevor trevor     512 Jan  1  1980 grub/
-rw-r--r-- 1 trevor trevor 7561804 Sep 27 21:16 kernel-3.6.11-10.20130920git966efc7.rpfr18.img
-rw-r--r-- 1 trevor trevor 7561804 Sep 27 21:27 kernel.img
drwx------ 2 trevor trevor     512 Sep 27 21:16 lost+found/
-rw-r--r-- 1 trevor trevor     288 Jan  1  1980 os_config.json
-rw-r--r-- 1 trevor trevor 2498708 Sep 27 21:16 start.elf
-rw-r--r-- 1 trevor trevor     407 Sep 27 21:16 start.elf.desc
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by DougieLawson » Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:47 pm
http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting# ... ic_pattern

With latest firmware three flashes means start.elf isn't found in the /boot partition.
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by FTrevorGowen » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:48 pm
DougieLawson wrote:http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting# ... ic_pattern
With latest firmware three flashes means start.elf isn't found in the /boot partition.

I'd already checked for that and it appears to be there for both the Raspbian and Pidora boot partitions (as shown in my O.P.)
Whether Pidora's "start.elf" is being "read properly", however???
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by DougieLawson » Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:31 am
FTrevorGowen wrote:I'd already checked for that and it appears to be there for both the Raspbian and Pidora boot partitions (as shown in my O.P.)
Whether Pidora's "start.elf" is being "read properly", however???
Trev.


How is your SD Card partitioned?
Is everything intact on vfat partition1?
Is everything intact on any vfat partitions in the extended partition.

I mounted an old version of NOOBS as /dev/sda (in a USB SD Card reader).

It looks like this:
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    Name        Flags      Part Type  FS Type          [Label]        Size (MB)
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                            Primary   Free Space                           1.05
    sda1                    Primary   vfat             [RECOVERY]       1188.96*
                            Pri/Log   Free Space                           1.19*
    sda5        NC          Logical   vfat                                75.50
                            Logical   Free Space                        2707.43


Partition Table for /dev/sda

         ---Starting----      ----Ending-----    Start     Number of
 # Flags Head Sect  Cyl   ID  Head Sect  Cyl     Sector    Sectors
-- ----- ---- ---- ----- ---- ---- ---- ----- ----------- -----------
 1  0x00    0    1    32 0x0E    3   11 36315        2048     2322171
 2  0x00    0    1 36352 0x85    3   16 121279     2326528     5435392
 3  0x00    0    0     0 0x00    0    0     0           0           0
 4  0x00    0    0     0 0x00    0    0     0           0           0
 5  0x00    0    1 36416 0x0C    3   16 38655        4096      143360


On the first vfat partition you should find bootcode.bin and start.elf (and recovery config/cmdline). bootcode.bin is hardwired into the ROM on the Broadcom chip it gets loaded first, that loads start.elf which reads config.txt and cmdline.txt then loads kernel.img to get the OS you're trying to run started.

On the second vfat partition is the stuff to get Raspbian booted.

I'm assuming the bootcode.bin in vfat partition 1 has a boot loader to mount vfat partition 5 and reload bootcode.bin from there. The second copy of bootcode runs the same process, read config.txt, read cmdline.txt, runs start_x.elf loads kernel.img and get it started. (I've not looked at whether the source for NOOBS is available anywhere.)

So we have lots of copies of the *.elf, *.img & *.txt files that need to be checked.

I'll rebuild that old version of NOOBS with the latest download and take another look tomorrow (because with my slow network it's going to take an hour and a half to get the ZIP file).
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by FTrevorGowen » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:02 pm
Update: I've now also tried NOOBS 1.3.2 "full" on an integral 8Gb class 10 card previously used for a test install of v1.2 . Again requested installation of the data partition, Pidora and Raspbian. Resulted in the same symptoms - Raspbian boots w/o problems, Pidora fails to boot with the same LED behaviour.

DougieLawson wrote:
FTrevorGowen wrote:...
How is your SD Card partitioned?
Is everything intact on vfat partition1?
Is everything intact on any vfat partitions in the extended partition.
...

I'm fairly familiar with the various NOOBS partition layouts, esp. after being involved in the beta testing of NOOBS 1.3 (>10 installation checks using several different 4Gb, 8Gb or 16Gb cards) however, for reference, here's what Ubuntu's GParted shows "post-install":
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NOOBS 1.3.1 Lite
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NOOBS 1.3.1 Full
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by DougieLawson » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:10 pm
The bad news: my download failed overnight
The good news: it worked this morning (in an hour and a half).

I even checked the *.ZIP with the shasum on the download page.

I reformatted my 4GB SD card with SD formatter on Windows then used my RPi running my normal Raspbian SD card to unzip NOOBS and cp -R to /dev/sda1 mounted as /media/sda1.

The good news: The first boot worked and presented the NOOBS menu. Chose Pidora and went and made a coffee or three while it installed to the SD card.
The bad news: Pidora won't boot. Got the green LED winking FOUR times. start.elf not launched.
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by FTrevorGowen » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:23 pm
DougieLawson wrote:...
The good news: The first boot worked and presented the NOOBS menu. Chose Pidora and went and made a coffee or three while it installed to the SD card.
The bad news: Pidora won't boot. Got the green LED winking FOUR times. start.elf not launched.
...

At least the problem's (just about) repeatable. Looks as if it's a "Pidora issue" rather than a "multi-boot" one since you appear to have attempted an install of Pidora only.

O.T. W.r.t. your sig. - I did most of my Z80 stuff on a Jupiter Ace rather than the ZX80/81 (previously having built the "uComp 80" from a kit as a self-training project in work). Moved on to other Z80 based platforms and CP/M, and ended up being the last comp.os.CPM FAQ keeper. Started Linux stuff with Redhat 2.2 --> Fedora --> Ubuntu.

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by DougieLawson » Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:10 pm
Since I'd downloaded the full fat version of NOOBS I've tried the ArchLinux from there.
That booted and worked first go. So the problem is isolated to the Pidora stuff only.


We had a few home built computers. The ZX80, a Microtan65 (currently in my attic but worked last time I tried it) and an Acorn Atom. Later we moved up to C64, Amstrad CPC464 and so forth. I've not looked at Z80 assembler for a very long time. My twin brother did more on microcomputers, he worked for Amstrad for 25 years. I've worked with IBM S/370 mainframes (and their modern zSeries derivatives) including writing assembler code on those for 30+ years.

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by FTrevorGowen » Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:51 pm
NB: O.T.
DougieLawson wrote:...
I've not looked at Z80 assembler for a very long time. My twin brother did more on microcomputers, he worked for Amstrad for 25 years.
...

Not "Cliff" by any chance? I exchanged a few e-mails with "Cliff Lawson" (IIRC w.r.t. the NC200) 'way back.
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by FTrevorGowen » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:38 pm
FTrevorGowen wrote:
DougieLawson wrote:...
The good news: The first boot worked and presented the NOOBS menu. Chose Pidora and went and made a coffee or three while it installed to the SD card.
The bad news: Pidora won't boot. Got the green LED winking FOUR times. start.elf not launched.
...

At least the problem's (just about) repeatable. Looks as if it's a "Pidora issue" rather than a "multi-boot" one since you appear to have attempted an install of Pidora only.
...
Trev.

Further update: I've now attempted a NOOBS 1.3.2 Lite install of Pidora only, using a Kingston 4Gb SDHC card previously successfully used for a 1.3.1 install of Raspbian. Confirmed a failure to boot into Pidora after NOOBS flagged "installation OK" with the green ACT LED flashing 4 times with ~2 second pause between each burst of 4.
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by DougieLawson » Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:50 am
FTrevorGowen wrote:NB: O.T.
DougieLawson wrote:...
I've not looked at Z80 assembler for a very long time. My twin brother did more on microcomputers, he worked for Amstrad for 25 years.
...

Not "Cliff" by any chance? I exchanged a few e-mails with "Cliff Lawson" (IIRC w.r.t. the NC200) 'way back.
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Indeed, my brother is Cliff Lawson.
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by rdb » Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:13 pm
So I packaged the latest release of Pidora with the 1.3.2 release as I had been assured by their team that it had been tested and was ready to be deployed.

Unfortunately this appears not to be the case...

If necessary I will re-release 1.3.2 with the old version and roll-back the one in the online repo.
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by FTrevorGowen » Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:57 pm
rdb wrote:So I packaged the latest release of Pidora with the 1.3.2 release as I had been assured by their team that it had been tested and was ready to be deployed.
Unfortunately this appears not to be the case...
If necessary I will re-release 1.3.2 with the old version and roll-back the one in the online repo.

Thanks @rdb . FWIW, meanwhile, as a "sanity check", I'd manually installed (via Ubuntu's ImageWriter) Pidora 18 (27.09.2013) from the downloads area, using (and overwriting) the same Kingston 4Gb card as per my previous post. I've just "picked up" your post when returning to the forum to "report the outcome" - ie. that image booted w/o problems.
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by rdb » Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:08 pm
I'm pushing out a rolled back version both in the packaged NOOBS version and also for online install. The sync should take around an hour to complete - if people could test after then and let me know that would be awesome.
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by DougieLawson » Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:14 pm
rdb wrote:I'm pushing out a rolled back version both in the packaged NOOBS version and also for online install. The sync should take around an hour to complete - if people could test after then and let me know that would be awesome.


Thanks Rob. I'll give it a go later this week.
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by FTrevorGowen » Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:15 pm
rdb wrote:I'm pushing out a rolled back version both in the packaged NOOBS version and also for online install. The sync should take around an hour to complete - if people could test after then and let me know that would be awesome.

Thanks again. I should be able to re-test later this evening and report back then or first thing tomorrow.
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by FTrevorGowen » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:03 pm
FTrevorGowen wrote:
rdb wrote:I'm pushing out a rolled back version both in the packaged NOOBS version and also for online install. The sync should take around an hour to complete - if people could test after then and let me know that would be awesome.

Thanks again. I should be able to re-test later this evening and report back then or first thing tomorrow.
Trev.

Re-performed my original test using NOOBS 1.3.2 lite to install the data partition, Pidora and Raspbian on a Kingston 8Gb SDHC card. As before Raspbian booted OK and I performed some "raspi-config" tasks and checked startx-->desktop etc. Once again attempted to (re-)boot into Pidora this time with partial success - unfortunately it failed to detect and pick-up the wireless mini-keyboard & trackball I was using (which had been OK with the Pidora 18 "direct image" discussed in a previous post). However I was more successful following a forced power-down & up and having swapped in a wired keyboard and (separate) mouse. With that setup I was able to boot into Pidora and complete its "first-boot" process in spite of some residual flaky keyboard behaviour. After shutting down, swapping back to the wireless mini-keyboard etc., and then re-booting back into Pidora the mini-keyboard was now usable but also flaky. Given that I didn't have such issues with the (newer?) Pidora 18 "direct image" I guess that the keyboard issues are "features" of the older, NOOBS bootable "rolled back version" that have been fixed already.
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by DougieLawson » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:32 am
I've downloaded the "full fat" version of NOOBS and Pidora has just announced "Welcome to the first start of the panel".

So, it looks good.

Pidora is just different enough from Raspbian to make it a challenge. Why doesn't it include ntpd configured and enabled? And trying to give it the fixed IP address my RPi usually uses taxed me for a while. The best thing was that IPv6 just worked straight out of the box (which is better than ArchLinux where I had to tweak the cmdline.txt to enable IPv6).

I think I need a SD Card that's bigger than 4GB for this NOOBS stuff. Couldn't run a "do everything" `yum update` because that filled the filesystem with updates to so many back-level packages.
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by FTrevorGowen » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:52 pm
FTrevorGowen wrote:
FTrevorGowen wrote:
rdb wrote:I'm pushing out a rolled back version both in the packaged NOOBS version and also for online install. The sync should take around an hour to complete - if people could test after then and let me know that would be awesome.

Thanks again. I should be able to re-test later this evening and report back then or first thing tomorrow.

Re-performed my original test using NOOBS 1.3.2 lite to install the data partition, Pidora and Raspbian on a Kingston 8Gb SDHC card. As before Raspbian booted OK and I performed some "raspi-config" tasks and checked startx-->desktop etc. Once again attempted to (re-)boot into Pidora this time with partial success - unfortunately it failed to detect and pick-up the wireless mini-keyboard & trackball I was using (which had been OK with the Pidora 18 "direct image" discussed in a previous post). However I was more successful following a forced power-down & up and having swapped in a wired keyboard and (separate) mouse. With that setup I was able to boot into Pidora and complete its "first-boot" process in spite of some residual flaky keyboard behaviour. After shutting down, swapping back to the wireless mini-keyboard etc., and then re-booting back into Pidora the mini-keyboard was now usable but also flaky. Given that I didn't have such issues with the (newer?) Pidora 18 "direct image" I guess that the keyboard issues are "features" of the older, NOOBS bootable "rolled back version" that have been fixed already.

Final testing/re-check with NOOBS 1.3.2 "Full" again using the integral 8Gb SDHC card. Similar behaviour to that for NOOBS lite above ie. initially only the wired keyboard & mouse would work with Pidora. "Flakyness" of the keyboard(s) response was, perhaps, less pronounced eg. I had less problems entering a "longish" password both with the wired, and after a re-boot the wireless devices.
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by rdb » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:27 pm
Great, thanks for helping test.

Given that an older, rolled-back version of Pidora is now being used in NOOBS for compatibility reasons, the fact that there are some bugs present that are fixed in the latest standalone release doesn't surprise me.

I'll chase it up with the Pidora team. Good to know that it's not broken at least.
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