Can you describe failure to boot?Grumpy Mike wrote:I have just fallen into this trap as well. Finally after many hours I got rpi-update to work and now it refuses to boot.
However, I am on a Mac and it was able to delete the start.elf and rename one of the other files. Much good did it do me because it still won't boot!
Anyone got any good ideas apart from selling this blasted board on ebay?
Do you have a different sdcard to try? It could be that card is on its last legs.Grumpy Mike wrote:Let's call it the rip-upgrade, because it is dead now. I can't understand why my experience is different from other people but I am getting used to this with this board.
What do you have in your config.txt?0xdr01d wrote:I also tried to copy the firmwarefiles manually from https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware with no success. If i take the firmware-files from the 08-12 Wheezy image it works flawlessly.
Some surprisingly recently made computers have SD card readers which do not support SDHC cards, only the original SD type which go to a maximum of 2GB.ren41 wrote:It's plugged into a screen - it says nothing, it's blank.
I have a dual boot PC but it doesn't have an Sd card slot.
arm_freq=1100dom wrote:What do you have in your config.txt?0xdr01d wrote:I also tried to copy the firmwarefiles manually from https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware with no success. If i take the firmware-files from the 08-12 Wheezy image it works flawlessly.
Can you narrow it down? Does new everying, but older start.elf make it work?
Can you find the most recent working start.elf? (all the older versions are available from github)
I've just looked into this, and done a "rpi-update 240" and it has booted okay. the 240M split *should* be smaller. That's how it squeezed more RAM for the arm by linking with fewer libraries (i.e. no openGL/openMAX)Steven Boelens wrote:I checked the /boot/ directory and the arm240_start.elf seems strange, it is smaller compared to the other splits. The start.elf has the same smaller size.
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ls -l /boot/start.elf /boot/arm240_start.elf -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 642992 Sep 15 12:00 /boot/arm240_start.elf -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 642992 Sep 15 12:02 /boot/start.elf md5sum /boot/start.elf /boot/arm240_start.elf f0f933d4b0cb51afac5cf7485ae65516 /boot/start.elf f0f933d4b0cb51afac5cf7485ae65516 /boot/arm240_start.elf
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(sudo) apt-get upgrade