Nikko
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My raspberry doesn't boot

Mon May 06, 2013 4:45 pm

Hello guys,
I have a problem with my raspberry B : it always as work and now he doesn't boot.
I try to remove the USB keyboard/mouse and ethernet... Not better...
The boot is weird : big writting and it rests... I have a small access in commands lines.
I try "Login", it saids that "pi" and "raspberry" are incorrect
I also try to reflash my SD with Raspbian, it does not work anymore, trough it worked before...

Screen capture of my boot :

Image

Ps : Sorry for my English, I'm a Belgian noob and I'm 16...

Thanks !

Nikko

CurtCarpenter
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Re: My raspberry doesn't boot

Mon May 06, 2013 5:17 pm

Your English is much better than my Belgian :-)

Did you try <ctrl>+<alt>+<delete> ? Do you have a Revision B board?

Do you have a different SD card that you can try to flash? The fact that you get text on your screen when you boot suggests that your raspberry is OK.

Nikko
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Re: My raspberry doesn't boot

Mon May 06, 2013 5:30 pm

I try Ctrl + Alt + Del : umount : can't open '/proc/mounts'. Yes it's a revision B board !
I have an other SD card, I will flash it.

Thanks man !

vnegrete
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Re: My raspberry doesn't boot

Mon May 06, 2013 5:34 pm

I had a problem very similar to this and fixed it by doing a BETTER wipe on the SDcard I was using. Windows Format of the card just didnt wipe it enough. DBAN is more thorough...
http://www.dban.org/

Vince

Nikko
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Re: My raspberry doesn't boot

Mon May 06, 2013 5:40 pm

The other SD doesn't work anymore... I will try dban, thanks

Edit : I format with a camera for complete format, Dban is useless, I think...

Nikko
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Re: My raspberry doesn't boot

Tue May 07, 2013 6:23 pm

Tips of XcAlibur : try with mkcard. It doesn't work anymore...
Is my raspberry broken ? Is it a "physical" problem ?

Nikko
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Re: My raspberry doesn't boot

Wed May 08, 2013 6:16 pm

Nobody has an idea ? :?

mattyslim
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Re: My raspberry doesn't boot

Wed May 08, 2013 6:38 pm

I had the same issue a few times with mine. It was the SD card for me.
I tried everything to repair(copied /boot files from another pi, e2fsck on another machine, etc)
fortunately I had a working bootable sd card to tell me it wasn't my pi
I ended up zeroing out my card(dban will do this, camera will not) with
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/mmcblk0 and then reimaged
with dd. The other time I just used Win32DiskImager

Nikko
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Re: My raspberry doesn't boot

Mon May 13, 2013 3:35 pm

I had try with mkcard... Nothing more... It's boring...
Thank you...

Nikko
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Re: My raspberry doesn't boot

Wed May 22, 2013 7:22 pm

Two weeks after : some news !

First, I wipe my hard drive with Dban, no joke ! Epic fail of the month ! But I had done a backup.
Second, I understand the problem :!: My Pi boot with the image of 2012-08-16 and after a
update + upgrade my Pi can't reboot... The problem is the upgrade...

So, I have try with the latest release, no work. Another SD (new), doesn't work too...

Thank you for your answer and your help.

Story : My Pi "is" my clock, he talked to me to wake up, now it's so difficult !

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Speedwell68
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Re: My raspberry doesn't boot

Thu May 23, 2013 8:09 am

Have you tried a different power supply/ power lead? I had very similar boot problems in the end it turned out to be caused by a cheap power lead.

Nikko
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Re: My raspberry doesn't boot

Thu May 23, 2013 4:03 pm

I have tried with my HTC power and a Velleman power, won't work...
I'm boring about this problem...

Nikko
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Re: My raspberry doesn't boot

Sat May 25, 2013 11:03 am

Help :(

Nikko
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Re: My raspberry doesn't boot

Tue May 28, 2013 4:10 pm

Up! :oops:

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rpdom
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Re: My raspberry doesn't boot

Tue May 28, 2013 6:43 pm

Please confirm you have used the latest Raspbian Image 22013-02-09-wheezy-raspbian.zip

Do you still get the "Greetings from standalone..." message when you try to boot?

Have you got anything connected to the GPIO pins, especially pin 5 of P1?

Nikko
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Re: My raspberry doesn't boot

Wed May 29, 2013 11:46 am

I confirm, I use this image. Yep, I can see "Greetings from standalone..." when it boots (look the screenshot in the first post).
There is nothing on the GPIO.

Now my Raspberry is booting with an old image... Only apt-update is done, an apt-upgrade kill hem...
Almost everything work! It's a good solution for now.

Thanks to you.

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rpdom
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Re: My raspberry doesn't boot

Wed May 29, 2013 12:11 pm

I seem to recall Dom replying to someone who had the same problem. He suspected that the boot code isn't recognising the Pi revision correctly and is reading the wrong gpio line.

Have you got a version 2 board (with two holes in, and positions for P5 and P6), or version 1 (without the holes)?

What does the output of

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grep Rev /proc/cpuinfo
look like?

Nikko
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Re: My raspberry doesn't boot

Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:52 pm

I come back with a new problem... My Pi worked and then he shut done hem self... I think the alim is out...
I put a new alim and now the bug is coming back ! F***ck !

My board is a type B 2 (with two holes). "grep Rev /proc/cpuinfo" return "Revision : 000e"
Thank you everyone for your answer.

Nothing is lost ! (French expression :D )

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rpdom
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Re: My raspberry doesn't boot

Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:14 pm

If you still get the "Greetings" message, you can fix that by putting "avoid_safe_mode=1" (without the " quotes) in the config.txt file. It shouldn't be needed, but for some reason it looks like your Pi does need it.
Nikko wrote:My board is a type B 2 (with two holes). "grep Rev /proc/cpuinfo" return "Revision : 000e"
That looks correct. 000e is a Revision 2 model B Pi with 512MB of RAM, made by Sony, according to what I've read.

Nikko
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Re: My raspberry doesn't boot

Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:00 pm

Yep ! Now my Pi is not booting, nothing on the screen, only the red led...
Not better :D

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