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Error on boot - NOOBS

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:47 pm
by Gutbucket
Totally new to RPi. Exposed to LINUX through TouchPad Android install. All reminds me of DOS before Windows.
Using a Kingston 16GB, Class 10 SDHC card (SD10V/16GB - appears on list as working 1/2 the time based on user experiences).
Formatted using SDFormatter. NOOBS unzipped onto SD card (option for format size adjustment is ON). Put it in Pi & power it up.
After multi-coloured splash screen I get following message (see Pi boot error01.png).
Click on close and I'm brought to OS selection menu. Obvious problem is statement that memory available on card is 0 MB.
What's happened? Where am I? What of donuts?
Does this sound like SD card problem or have I missed something in setting up. When I select on-line help, it even accesses network and lets me surf.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Dave (AKA Gutbucket)

Re: Error on boot - NOOBS

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:19 pm
by mahjongg
appears on list as working 1/2 the time based on user experiences)
This is one of the brands and types of cards, that are most often imitated by cheap Chinese fake SD-cards makers, could be that you ran into such a fake card, especially if the heritage of the card is a bit obscure.

The error codes you get are certainly not normal.

a youtube clip about fake kingston 16GB, Class 10 SDHC cards http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzhDQwNqq5U

many fake cards even lie about their true capacity which sometimes is just a fraction of the promised capacity!

http://flashchiptech.wordpress.com/2011 ... emory-car/

Re: Error on boot - NOOBS

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:51 pm
by Gutbucket
mahjongg wrote:
appears on list as working 1/2 the time based on user experiences)
This is one of the brands and types of cards, that are most often imitated by cheap Chinese fake SD-cards makers, could be that you ran into such a fake card, especially if the heritage of the card is a bit obscure.

The error codes you get are certainly not normal.

a youtube clip about fake kingston 16GB, Class 10 SDHC cards http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzhDQwNqq5U

many fake cards even lie about their true capacity which sometimes is just a fraction of the promised capacity!

http://flashchiptech.wordpress.com/2011 ... emory-car/
Sorry. Here are error images. :
Pi Boot Error01.jpg
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Pi Boot Error02.jpg
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Pi Boot Error03.jpg
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Re: Error on boot - NOOBS

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:50 pm
by rdb
Gutbucket wrote:
mahjongg wrote:
appears on list as working 1/2 the time based on user experiences)
This is one of the brands and types of cards, that are most often imitated by cheap Chinese fake SD-cards makers, could be that you ran into such a fake card, especially if the heritage of the card is a bit obscure.

The error codes you get are certainly not normal.

a youtube clip about fake kingston 16GB, Class 10 SDHC cards http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzhDQwNqq5U

many fake cards even lie about their true capacity which sometimes is just a fraction of the promised capacity!

http://flashchiptech.wordpress.com/2011 ... emory-car/
Sorry. Here are error images. :
Pi Boot Error01.jpg
Pi Boot Error02.jpg
Pi Boot Error03.jpg
Can you see if the error is repeatable?

Often when people see this error, reformatting the card as specified in the Quick Start Guide and re-installing the NOOBS files results in a working install.

Usually this is the fault of Windows' formatting tools not updating the second FAT.

Re: Error on boot - NOOBS

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:14 am
by Gutbucket
Thanks for the pointers. :)
I did repeat the process a couple of times with the same result.
SD cards are legit according to Kingston.
I think I've tracked it down to my method of flashing NOOBs onto my SD card.
I'll re-format & re-flash & try again.