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Somebody Please Help Me With Set Up!

Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:25 pm

Hi,

I've been trying to set up my Pi for a week now, I've had a replacement and tried a different SD card and with any USB's plugged in but it still doesn't boot. I'm trying to boot with Wheezy and I'm extracting to my desktop then writing to my card using Win32DiskImager but every time i place it in my Pi and attempt to boot it no green light comes up.

Please can somebody help me or do it for me please!

Thanks
Jacob :D

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Re: Somebody Please Help Me With Set Up!

Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:03 pm

Have you, by any chance, got an incompatible SD card? Have a look down this list. It may be that switching cards could cure your issue.

http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeripherals#SD_cards
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Re: Somebody Please Help Me With Set Up!

Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:53 pm

What is the file name that you are writing to the card?

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Re: Somebody Please Help Me With Set Up!

Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:56 pm

My SD Cards are both compatible and the file is called wheezy-raspbian

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Re: Somebody Please Help Me With Set Up!

Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:00 pm

In that case I would suspect either a faulty Pi or an inadequate power supply. Since you've already had two pis the only common link is the power supply (assuming the OS write has been completed correctly).
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Re: Somebody Please Help Me With Set Up!

Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:02 pm

I only got a replacment Pi yesterday cause I had a faulty one and the power supply was from Farnell and all the files are on the sd card that need to be
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Re: Somebody Please Help Me With Set Up!

Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:03 pm

Don't know then
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Re: Somebody Please Help Me With Set Up!

Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:05 pm

Do you think anybody could to my house to help me?

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Re: Somebody Please Help Me With Set Up!

Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:11 pm

I can confirm that the following information helped me greatly when I first got started.

1. Buying an SD card from this list. - I have the ADATA 32GB SDHC w/ adapter
http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeripherals#SD_cards

2. Having a good power supply - I have a Kindle Fire charger
http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeriphera ... r_adapters

3. Watched / Followed : Preparing SD card for Raspberry Pi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdSB1GKQIdU

4. Watched / Followed : How to get full capacity out of your SD card
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DztSRaFyaVE&feature=plcp

5. Watched ALL of the videos from this Channel
http://www.youtube.com/user/RaspberryPiBeginners

I'm pretty sure that if you do the above you'll be well on your way to enjoying your new Raspberry Pi.

Cheers!

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Re: Somebody Please Help Me With Set Up!

Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:14 pm

jharrisonrose wrote:Do you think anybody could to my house to help me?
Rather depends where you are. I'm currently in Poland, although I will be in UK in a couple of weeks near Oxford.
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Re: Somebody Please Help Me With Set Up!

Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:32 pm

Watched the videos (thanks for that) but it still doesn't boot :( I live in Howden, East Yorkshire by the way.

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Re: Somebody Please Help Me With Set Up!

Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:40 pm

jharrisonrose wrote:My SD Cards are both compatible and the file is called wheezy-raspbian
Hi - the file you are burning should be called something like "2012-07-15-wheezy-raspbian.img". The .img on the end says it is an image file. Are you sure you are not burning either the original zip or torrent.zip file, or a folder containing the image? Just a thought? Peter

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Re: Somebody Please Help Me With Set Up!

Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:44 pm

vinntec wrote:
jharrisonrose wrote:My SD Cards are both compatible and the file is called wheezy-raspbian
Hi - the file you are burning should be called something like "2012-07-15-wheezy-raspbian.img". The .img on the end says it is an image file. Are you sure you are not burning either the original zip or torrent.zip file, or a folder containing the image? Just a thought? Peter
Hi - my file does contain the date in the title I just forgot to put it in :roll: Thanks away

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Re: Somebody Please Help Me With Set Up!

Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:47 pm

Check the pins on the sdcard slot on the Pi, Ive heard others with similar issues because of pins being bent

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Re: Somebody Please Help Me With Set Up!

Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:50 pm

Mr.Dave wrote:Check the pins on the sdcard slot on the Pi, Ive heard others with similar issues because of pins being bent
The pins are all straight except from two in the middle that are up a bit more. Cheers

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Re: Somebody Please Help Me With Set Up!

Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:06 pm

jharrisonrose wrote:
Mr.Dave wrote:Check the pins on the sdcard slot on the Pi, Ive heard others with similar issues because of pins being bent
The pins are all straight except from two in the middle that are up a bit more. Cheers

And how about the pin at the top that makes a connection with the top of the card, is that making a good connection when the card is all the way in ?

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Re: Somebody Please Help Me With Set Up!

Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:08 pm

Mr.Dave wrote:
jharrisonrose wrote:
Mr.Dave wrote:Check the pins on the sdcard slot on the Pi, Ive heard others with similar issues because of pins being bent
The pins are all straight except from two in the middle that are up a bit more. Cheers

And how about the pin at the top that makes a connection with the top of the card, is that making a good connection when the card is all the way in ?
It is fully connecting

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Re: Somebody Please Help Me With Set Up!

Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:21 pm

OK another simple test - if you put the SD card back onto your WIndows reader and open it in Windows Explorer, can you see [the boot folder] 12 files? In alphabetical order am128_start.elf down to start.elf. This is the only partition which Windows can understand directly and suggests the image has been correctly written. Peter

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Re: Somebody Please Help Me With Set Up!

Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:21 pm

I am probably closer than most but you are still out of my reach but look here

http://rastrack.co.uk/index.php

There is at least one user in Goole not that far away. ;)

So don't give up hope yet.

So lets take this in steps.

What are you using to write your image?

Is it win32diskimage?

Are you getting a completed message?
Noob is not derogatory the noob is just the lower end of the noob--geek spectrum being a noob is just your first step towards being an uber-geek ;)

If you find a solution please post it in the wiki the forum dies too quick

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Re: Somebody Please Help Me With Set Up!

Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:22 pm

vinntec wrote:OK another simple test - if you put the SD card back onto your WIndows reader and open it in Windows Explorer, can you see [the boot folder] 12 files? In alphabetical order am128_start.elf down to start.elf. This is the only partition which Windows can understand directly and suggests the image has been correctly written. Peter
I do this and all 12 files are there

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Re: Somebody Please Help Me With Set Up!

Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:25 pm

Jim JKla wrote:I am probably closer than most but you are still out of my reach but look here

http://rastrack.co.uk/index.php

There is at least one user in Goole not that far away. ;)

So don't give up hope yet.

So lets take this in steps.

What are you using to write your image?

Is it win32diskimage?

Are you getting a completed message?
Cheers for that, I use Win32DiskImager and it does say Completed

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Re: Somebody Please Help Me With Set Up!

Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:28 pm

Have you tried Berryboot ?

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Re: Somebody Please Help Me With Set Up!

Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:28 pm

Mr.Dave wrote:Have you tried Berryboot ?
Yes also tried that yesterday but still no boot :(

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Re: Somebody Please Help Me With Set Up!

Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:29 pm

OK there's some noob stuff on the wiki you may be starting your RPi but just not getting screen output.

Look at the blind login stuff ok it is for the earlier beta wheezy but it works for the later one.

http://elinux.org/RPi_A_Method_for_ssh_blind_login

By the way no light sounds like no power
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Re: Somebody Please Help Me With Set Up!

Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:32 pm

Jim JKla wrote:OK there's some noob stuff on the wiki you may be starting your RPi but just not getting screen output.

Look at the blind login stuff ok it is for the earlier beta wheezy but it works for the later one.

http://elinux.org/RPi_A_Method_for_ssh_blind_login
Thanks i've already tried this tutorial on wiki with no luck but thanks :)

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