Yes, without something valid on the SD card you won't get anything on any display.pugsl33 wrote:It is just a solid red light displayed on the power led. Their is absolutely no flashing. Do you need to install a OS first before the HDMI works or is that just plug n play?
If you have a suitable OS written to an SD card that is RPi compatible(*) then a monitor connected to the HDMI port or a TV on the composite socket should show many lines of text as the RPi boots.pugsl33 wrote:So what should I get to display the information on the initial boot?
+1 exactly the problem.RobHenry wrote:There's nothing there that will allow your Pi to boot. It's a while since I tried Raspbmc but I think you need to run the executable on a windows machine in order to write the preliminary image to the sd card and then boot your Pi with the sd card while attached to ethernet to allow the full image install to take place.
Did you do this?
After I leaned how to format with Openelec, I installed Raspbmc no problem. I am currently downloading root filesystem. I never have never done this before, one reason I decided to get a RPi. It's so easy, I was making it harder then it really is. lolrurwin wrote:You missed the solution for Raspbmc that three people gave you.
The Raspbmc files are a windows installer to install an application to write the SD card. You should run them on Windows, not copy them to the SD card.
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