AshP
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Raspbian not fully booting (solved)

Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:51 pm

Hi all,

I just received my first Pi the 512mb model. I downloaded 2012-09-18-wheezy-raspbian.zip file, used Win32DiskImager to dump the image to a SD card. The Pi boots up, but after 3.8 seconds goes no further just after the USB/network detection. If I press a key I get into a # shell, without requiring username/password, but if I change for example the /etc/network/interfaces file, the change is lost on a reboot.

I've tried a couple of SD cards, tried with different power (HTC Sensation, and iPhone adaptor) and different cables all with the same result (Voltage between TP1 and TP2 is around 4.85v).

I fired up Arch Linux and that is working fine, am I missing something stupid?

Thanks!

AshP
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Re: Raspbian not fully booting

Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:02 pm

I renamed /boot/kernel_emergency.img and rebooted and it seems to be booting fine.

AshP
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Re: Raspbian not fully booting

Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:10 pm

The issue was caused by a blob of solder, on the underside of the board, between pins 5&6 on the GPIO. It must of came out of the factory like that as is was sealed and new from CPC.

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Re: Raspbian not fully booting (solved)

Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:12 pm

It's nice to know that every PI is properly tested before leaving the factory. :lol:

Just out of curiosity was this shipped from RS or Farnell??

Richard S.

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Re: Raspbian not fully booting (solved)

Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:42 am

It was from CPC Farnell Element14 and "Made in the UK"

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