TurboWindsor1
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Performed update and upgrade...now black screen

Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:52 pm

Hey everyone,
I put the latest Raspbian-Jessie image on a SD card and popped it in my RPi2, started up just fine, rant the update and upgrade commands then shut the Pi off for the night, tried to boot it this morning and it runs through the normal start up lines then just goes to a black screen with a cursor that occasionally blinks then disappears. :(

I have a Class 4, 4gig card, is it possible the updates and upgrades exceeded its capacity?

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GTR2Fan
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Re: Performed update and upgrade...now black screen

Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:02 pm

Did you expand the install via raspi-config before updating? If not, you may have run out of space for that reason. Type...

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sudo raspi-config
...in at the prompt. The options are self-explanatory.
Pi2B Mini-PC/Media Centre: ARM=1GHz (+3), Core=500MHz, v3d=500MHz, h264=333MHz, RAM=DDR2-1200 (+6/+4/+4+schmoo). Sandisk Ultra HC-I 32GB microSD card on '50=100' OCed slot (42MB/s read) running Raspbian/KODI16, Seagate 3.5" 1.5TB HDD mass storage.

Navyscourge
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Re: Performed update and upgrade...now black screen

Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:10 pm

The standard (full) Jessie won't fit on a 4GB card. Try a 8GB card, or preferably a 16GB one. If you don't want a GUI desktop, you can put Jessie Lite on a 4GB card, but be aware of what it cannot do.

TurboWindsor1
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Re: Performed update and upgrade...now black screen

Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:37 pm

Thanks guys, will go buy a 16g card today.

olio
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Re: Performed update and upgrade...now black screen

Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:26 am

Hello,
I have the same issue with my 1. generation Pi and Raspbian Jessie upgrade on a 16 GB SD card. Currently I'm doing an upgrade with a new A+ Pi on a 32 GB SDcard
During the upgrade I can see a lot of messages like
"usr/bin/mandb can't create index cache var/cache/man/2668 no space left on device"
I remember that I got the same messages during upgrading my old Pi...let's see if the screen turns also black after the reboot in a while....I'll let you know.
Greetings!
Olli

olio
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Re: Performed update and upgrade...now black screen

Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:49 am

...OK
after upgrading the A+ on a 32 GB SD card and reboot the screen turned black (with flashing cursor in the upper left corner) right after the boot screen.
It's maybe a problem with the reserved space for the cache index (see my post before)?

I found something about the HDMI boost value in the boot seetings...I will try to change it and reboot again

Also I use a non powered USB hub with the A+

olio
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Re: Performed update and upgrade...now black screen

Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:45 pm

OK solved...I should have considered the lines of GTR2Fan:
sudo raspi-config
with
expand filesystem

There was a clean upgrading possible afterwards without any "no space left on device" message.

Thanks a lot!
Olli

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