I'm having problems when trying to install Raspbian from NOOBS 1.3.7 onto my SD card.
Here are the steps I took:
1. Inserted the SD card into the Raspberry Pi.
2. Plugged in HDMI, Keyboard, Mouse, Ethernet and power cable in that order.
3. Strangely, it initially took me to the "Online Help" tab instead of the "Install" tab. Is this because the Ethernet is connected?
3. Chose Raspbian as the OS from the NOOBS install.
4. 5 minutes in and an installation error occurs. I didn't grab the error message because I was instructing my technically incompetent dad to do this via Skype video. However, the error message may have had the words: "Error downloading", "write error", "read-only". I can't be sure because he didn't write it down. It informed him to go to recovery mode by holding the SHIFT key but the Pi was non-responsive. After pulling the power then re-inserting the cable, he had just a black screen.
I've never had this before and have always had successful installations on other Pi's using this SD card, but not in this Pi.
I bought this new Pi last week and I added the latest NOOBS (1.3.7) to an 8GB Class 6 SD card, which previously had NOOBS 1.3.3 on it, and was working perfectly in a previous Pi. I did the following for him by VNC remote:
SD Card Preparation:
1. Formatted the card in Windows 8.1. The SD card is using a FAT32 filesystem.
2. Used 7-Zip to extract the files to the SD card.
3. Checked the SHA-1 hash of the downloaded zip against the reported hash on the official downloads page and it is the same.
4. Tested the archive using 7-Zip's in-built test feature to check the file integrity.
5. Ran CHKDSK /R on the SD card and there are no reported problems.
6. Ran a full error scan on the SD card using HDTune Pro 5 and no errors or bad sectors were reported.
1. Re-inserted the SD card back into Windows 8.1. The Pi had broken the 8GB partition into 2 parts (1.38GB + 6GB). The primary partition had been re-labelled "RECOVERY".
2. Ran DISKPART to delete the partition(s) and the volume in that order.
3. Created a new volume, partition and formatted in FAT32 once again.
4. Extracted the NOOBS_v1_3_7.zip files back to the SD card using 7-Zip.
5. Same installation steps as before (this time, removing the Ethernet from the Pi before power on). Same error.
6. Repeated above steps 1-5 but this time when powering on the Pi, all we get is black screen.
I ran all diagnostic tests on the SD card once again and still no errors reported.
Everything should point to the SD card being at fault but all diagnostic tests show no errors. This same card worked in other Pi's with NOOBS v1.3.3.
- Did I use the incorrect filesystem (FAT32)?
- Is 7-zip somehow incapable of extracting the files correctly to an SD card?
- Something else?