Could you try the version of NOOBS that is downloadable from http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/NOOBS/test/ and let me know if your problem still occurs?Robjones23 wrote:Hi all,
I've tried to search around the forums / Internet for a solution but have been unable to find one so posting here was my last resort!
I've just taken delivery of a model B from RS in the uk. It came with a memory card which I formatted using the approved sd card tool and copied the latest noobs files (1.3?) from the site.
When I boot the pi, all I get on the screen is the rainbow splash screen.
I've got another pi running open elec so I powered it down and tried the sd card in the new pi - this doesn't work, I don't et anything on the screen.
I tried replacing the old pi with the new pi using the same power cable, sd card and Ethernet but got nothing on the screen.
I've tried everything I can think of and am beginning to suspect the board. Does anyone have any other ideas for me to try??
IIRC the equivalent of /boot/config.txt for NOOBS 1.3.1 is not in a place that can be seen by Windows (although it can via a linux box eg. another Pi). Instead, if you can get into NOOBS "recovery screen" NOOBS has its own editor to modify said equivalent.Robjones23 wrote:There is no /boot/config.txt (I'm looking at this in Windows 7) - either on NOOBS 1.3.1 or the image of the first pi's working openelec setup.
Taken from here - https://github.com/raspberrypi/noobs/bl ... E.md#aboutDisplay Mode Selection: By default, NOOBS will output over HDMI at your display's preferred resolution, even if no HDMI display is connected. If you do not see any output on your HDMI display or are using the composite output, press 1, 2, 3 or 4 on your keyboard to select HDMI preferred mode, HDMI safe mode, composite PAL mode or composite NTSC mode respectively.
Yes, I'm following it. It seems the video mode you have selected (or defaulted) during the NOOBS phase is not compatible with the installed OS when used with your display device. Which was why I wanted to suggest that you consider a different video mode.Robjones23 wrote:Not sure if you're following the thread - I now have Openelec installed AFTER the NOOBS installation has completed, it's now black screening during what I assume must be openelec's startup. I think I will have to RMA the board, something is broken.
It almost certainly isn't an issue with the board. Have you tried the v1.3.1 test release? There's a link earlier in this thread.PaulHu wrote:Hi Rob,
I am encountering exactly the same issue like you. It is quite frustrating when you spent several hours and what you see is a freeze splash color screen.
Please let me know what RS say about this? My stuff (board rev. B plus a preinstalled NOOBS SD card) also comes from them. Thanks.
Rob, thanks for the explanation. My board boot now after I added line "boot_delay=1" in /boot/config.txt.Paul that's probably because you're looking at the drive post-image in windows. Windows won't read the Linux (or Unix, I forget which the pi uses) partitions as it's an unrecognised format. The 50MB or so you see is a recovery space as far as I know, the rest of the drive will be allocated as a non-windows partition and is expected.