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Booting but not going anywhere else

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:58 am
by Itehnological
Hello,
I just got my Raspberry Pi. I burned the Debian Sqeeze image onto the SD Card. Powered it with an 1A/5V power supply. When I turn it on it boots. Starts writing on the screen and nothing else. The last line on the screen is as follows:

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generic-usb 0003:0A81:0101.0004: input USB HID v.1.10 Device [CHESEN USB Keyboard] on ...
I don't even get to the login prompt.

Re: Booting but not going anywhere else

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:35 am
by grumpyoldgit
What sort of keyboard do you have? Is it one of those multimedia keyboards with lots of lights and a built in hub?

Try booting without the keyboard or mouse. How far do you get?

Re: Booting but not going anywhere else

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:36 am
by bredman
Try pressing the Enter key several times. There is a chance that the login prompt is off the bottom of your screen.

If this is the case for you, the solution is at
http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting# ... D_monitors

Re: Booting but not going anywhere else

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:54 am
by Itehnological
I already tried both of that options. The keyboard was the cheapest in the shop. It just got three LED lights. As for the login prompt it isn't showing at all.

Also I am using Transcend 8GB Class 10 UHS-1 SDHC Card.
I boots perfectly and also it seems to recognize my hardware but it isn't going anywhere else.

Re: Booting but not going anywhere else

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:17 pm
by abishur
On the first boot, it performs some minor house keeping, the reboots. Class 10 cards are notoriously slow for some reason with linux. It's possible that it's just taking a *really* long time to get done with the house keeping. How long have you let it sit there?

Re: Booting but not going anywhere else

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:22 pm
by Itehnological
Well waiting doesn't seem to be a solution. I waited about 10-15 minutes and nothing really happened.

Re: Booting but not going anywhere else

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:37 pm
by Itehnological
I found a way of fixing it.

It seems that the problem indeed is from the SD Card. Here is the solution.

1. Go to https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/...aster/boot
2. Download the following files:
3. kernel.img
4. arm224_start.elf
5. Rename arm224_start.elf to start.elf
6. Copy both files to the boot partition (FAT, ~60MiB) overwriting the existing files of the same names
7. Done!

Enjoy!

Re: Booting but not going anywhere else

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:19 pm
by abishur
Itehnological wrote:I found a way of fixing it.

It seems that the problem indeed is from the SD Card. Here is the solution.

1. Go to https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/...aster/boot
2. Download the following files:
3. kernel.img
4. arm224_start.elf
5. Rename arm224_start.elf to start.elf
6. Copy both files to the boot partition (FAT, ~60MiB) overwriting the existing files of the same names
7. Done!

Enjoy!

I love it when people are kind enough to post the solution that worked for them rather than just saying "fixed it" :D

Re: Booting but not going anywhere else

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:13 pm
by dom
Itehnological wrote:I found a way of fixing it.

It seems that the problem indeed is from the SD Card. Here is the solution.

1. Go to https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/...aster/boot
2. Download the following files:
3. kernel.img
4. arm224_start.elf
5. Rename arm224_start.elf to start.elf
6. Copy both files to the boot partition (FAT, ~60MiB) overwriting the existing files of the same names
7. Done!

Enjoy!
Just to add to this (very good) advice, finish with running rpi-update
https://github.com/Hexxeh/rpi-update
Otherwise you may have trouble with drivers, as the kernel modules may be mismatched.

Re: Booting but not going anywhere else

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:04 pm
by Joe Schmoe
Out of curiosity, would just running rpi-updater in the first place have solved the whole issue?

Re: Booting but not going anywhere else

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:46 am
by nick.mccloud
Joe Schmoe wrote:Out of curiosity, would just running rpi-updater in the first place have solved the whole issue?
Not if he did it from Windows.

Re: Booting but not going anywhere else

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:22 am
by Itehnological
Joe Schmoe wrote:Out of curiosity, would just running rpi-updater in the first place have solved the whole issue?
Because I didn't had access to the rpi-updater from the Raspbbery PI.
dom wrote:Just to add to this (very good) advice, finish with running rpi-update
https://github.com/Hexxeh/rpi-update
Otherwise you may have trouble with drivers, as the kernel modules may be mismatched.
Yes but in my case I couldn't have ran it. After that patch I did ran it. It fixes lots of problems.