Roken
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[SOLVED] ArchPi not booting

Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:28 am

As the topic says. I recently bought two brand new Sandisk 32Gb SD Cards (since my last one died). I restored the (customised but working) Stretch image from a backup to one, and since my desktop and laptop are both Arch, decided to give ArchPi a go. I followed the installation instructions at https://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv6/raspberry-pi, and a check of the filesystem shows everything is fine. The /boot partition has everything that should be there.

However, plug it in to the pi, and nada. It sits there doing nothing.

Now, I'm a long time user, on x86 computers, and it's usually required to set a boot flag, though I believe that's not necessary with the pi.

Nevertheless, I have no idea why it isn't working.

For info, the sdcard is in fine fettle (tested by restoring my backup image and trying it out), and the Pi is clearly working (it's sat there now working).

Is there a step missing from the wiki? Should the bootable flag be set? Is ArchPi a non-starter?

Help! Please

EDIT: For info, the sdcard layout as reported by fdisk

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Device     Boot  Start      End  Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sdg1         2048   206847   204800  100M  c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sdg2       206848 62333951 62127104 29.6G 83 Linux
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Re: ArchPi not booting

Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:31 am

You might get a quicker answer if you asked the question on the arch forum.

https://archlinuxarm.org/forum/
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Re: ArchPi not booting

Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:52 am

Thank you. I never thought to look for specific forums. Posted over there, too.
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Re: ArchPi not booting

Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:44 am

Roken wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:28 am
As the topic says. I recently bought two brand new Sandisk 32Gb SD Cards (since my last one died). I restored the (customised but working) Stretch image from a backup to one, and since my desktop and laptop are both Arch, decided to give ArchPi a go. I followed the installation instructions at https://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv6/raspberry-pi, and a check of the filesystem shows everything is fine. The /boot partition has everything that should be there.

However, plug it in to the pi, and nada. It sits there doing nothing.

Now, I'm a long time user, on x86 computers, and it's usually required to set a boot flag, though I believe that's not necessary with the pi.

Nevertheless, I have no idea why it isn't working.

For info, the sdcard is in fine fettle (tested by restoring my backup image and trying it out), and the Pi is clearly working (it's sat there now working).

Is there a step missing from the wiki? Should the bootable flag be set? Is ArchPi a non-starter?

Help! Please

EDIT: For info, the sdcard layout as reported by fdisk

Code: Select all

Device     Boot  Start      End  Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sdg1         2048   206847   204800  100M  c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sdg2       206848 62333951 62127104 29.6G 83 Linux

The ARMv6 image is for the Zero and earlier RPi..

RPi 2B

https://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv ... berry-pi-2

RPi 3B https://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv ... berry-pi-3
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Re: ArchPi not booting

Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:08 pm

moved to arch

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Re: ArchPi not booting

Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:12 pm

Thank you @fruitoftheloom. I didn't notice - re-done and booted.
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