RISC OS. Ah, the sheer joy of being able to return to the halcyon days of my youth... How I remember those hours spent in the school IT lab programming in BBC Basic on a Model A and B, or at home on my Spectrum, QL, Amstrad et al.
I never did manage to get an Archimedes, but I followed it closely in the computing press. Only fitting therefore that RISC OS should be the first OS I booted up on my new Pi. Alas, all is not plain sailing...
As mentioned, I've just received my 512Mb Pi. Before powering it on, I downloaded and installed the official RIS OS image from the raspberrypi.org downloads page, and transferred it scuccessfully to a 4Gb SSD (via OS X terminal command line). I also popped it into a PiBow case for good measure
So far so good. Booting up RISC OS seems fine. I do get the No Keyboard Found error but I have read elsewhere on these forums that this is a legacy of not finding a PS/2 keyboard.
Bootup finishes fine and I end up on the desktop. I am able to move the mouse about for about 10 seconds and then it freezes indefinitely. The desktop image stays solid, but no input seems to be recognised.
Anyone have any thoughts?
RaspPi 512 Mb
4GB no-brand old SSD. Possibly the issue?
Micrsoft USB wheel mouse (not sure which version exactly, but quite a basic one)
A4 tech keyboard from E14/Farnell
Power supply from E14/Farnell
HDMI cable off ebay (gold plated - seems fine, picture is rock solid)
Thanks in advance!