Short version: On startup, the ACT green light comes on, flashes a bit, stays on solidly for a second or two and then turns off. Pi doesn't seem to boot properly.
Out of the box, my pi had some problems with the pre-installed SD card containing NOOBS.
Reading around, it seems this is not uncommon, so I've formatted and put a new OS on there (in this case the latest OpenElec 3.0.6) by following instructions here:
http://www.squirrelhosting.co.uk/hostin ... o.php?id=9
Having tried that, I now see that the ACT LED lights up with some flashing and then solid green, and then after a short while turns off. The LNK LED gives the tiniest brief flash too.
The power LED remains solidly lit throughout.
Additionally, I've never had any visible output to my TV that I had connected via HDMI when I tried any of this.
I'm not sure how to proceed from here.
I thought I read somewhere that I could test the SD card image on a desktop computer to see if that was the problem, so I downloaded QEMU and ran that - out of the box, that runs locally fine. It uses raspbian. I modified the run.bat to point to my openelec .img file but it says
I don't know what that means but it sounds bad. The existing run.bat that came supplied is identical apart from the name of the .img file. My .img file is in the same directory, I just altered the name in the .bat file.Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel.
I'm not sure if my approach is sensible..? I was just trying things.
Could anyone point me in the right direction?
I've just tried with a new download of NOOBS 1.2.1 and I get the same behaviour, namely that the red LED stays on solidly, the ACT comes on, flashes, stays solid for a few seconds, maybe another flash or two and then turns off, and all I'm left with is the power light on, nothing else. (And no discernible HDMI output)