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Pi 3B+ is not booting after installing raspbian-buster

Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:08 pm

I have downloaded latest updated "2019-06-20-raspbian-buster-full.zip" file. After flashing to sd card, I inserted it to my Raspberry pi 3B+. But it is not booting. Two LEDs (green & red) are on in fixed state.
After that when flashing old "2019-04-08-raspbian-stretch-full.zip" file, it is booting successfully.
Please help me.

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Re: Pi 3B+ is not booting after installing raspbian-buster

Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:57 pm

same problem here.
the system even initializes, but does not allow login, it is locking the keyboard.

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Re: Pi 3B+ is not booting after installing raspbian-buster

Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:06 pm

mpsnet wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:57 pm
same problem here.
the system even initializes, but does not allow login, it is locking the keyboard.

I downloaded the Raspbian Buster full fat via Torrent yesterday, created a SD Card using Etcher Software on a W10 PC and it has been running fine and without issues.
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Re: Pi 3B+ is not booting after installing raspbian-buster

Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:16 pm

So no flashing of the LED's at all?

Maybe a bad download, try redownloading and reflashing the card.
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Re: Pi 3B+ is not booting after installing raspbian-buster

Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:47 pm

I downloaded the lite version, I'm going to do a test with the full version.
Thank you

Andyroo

Re: Pi 3B+ is not booting after installing raspbian-buster

Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:49 pm

Testing on a Pi is Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Plus Rev 1.3 - revision a020d3

Download the 'with desktop' version from the site (SHA starts 49a6b8) directly (i.e. not torrent)
SHA - checked fine using Quick Hash for Mac (Version 1.0 (13))
Imaged using Etcher for Mac (Version 1.5.30) with verification on to a Samsung 64Gb class 10 card (not new)
Image verification reported fine

Added blank ssh and my standard (Stretch) wpa_supplicant.conf files to boot via copy / paste
Booted fine in well under a minute

SSH worked fine (raspberry.local) and allows me in - VNC rejected (as expected)

Set password, boot to GUI, enabled VNC, expanded storage and rebooted

VNC - could not show the desktop (known bug - set size in raspi-config to Mode 35) and rebooted - VNC connected fine

Desktop wallpaper changed without me doing anything - changed from the 'road' to the 'temples'

APT update / upgrade updated and upgraded 30 packages

Manual reboot - VNC auto connected fine

Running YouTube full screen (over VNC at HD) @ 720p60 gave me around 70% CPU on all cores - YouTube dropped down to 480p then 360p with no reduction in CPU

TL;DR:
Buster ran fine on this Pi 3B+ except for the known VNC quirk and a wallpaper change.

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