Discussion in 'Home Entertainment Computers' started by jimwalsh, May 28, 2012.
I had that the first time. Delete the partitions on the drive and try again.
it wont work tonight, the site is down...
Thought site went down as was working then died.
So it won't complete "formatting partitions" until it can reach the site. Right?
Where can I order a raspberry pi from immediately?
eBay but for more than retail as stated the last time you asked the same question in this forum ...
the sites down again?!?!?! can't get past "uploading filesystem into memory" again! haven't seen bluescreen partitions since before site was working yesterday!
Sam did post on twitter that's it's being overloaded and he's busy taking his exams. Sure he'll get it sorted soon though.
Oh she's working baby!
Hmmm... so I have my raspberry pi now. I put Raspbmc RC3 on my SD card using the installer and got only one red LED when turning it on. I then put debian on the SD from the raspberry pi website and it booted fine. I think that may also have updated the firmware? I then put RC3 back on the SD again and it booted, it went through all of the installation and then went to reboot. Afterwards it came up with an error:
mmc0: error -84 whilst initialising SD card
mmc0: error -84 whilst initialising SD card
Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found
I have found the error -84 is fairly common, I then turned it off and on again and it doesn't give the -84 error but still gives the kernel panic.
I am not sure why The SD card is a Samsung 8GB class 10 that is on the compatibility list and so it should be okay. I don't think its the power, I've tried two supplies (one rated at 700mA and the other at 1000mA).
Not sure on the kernel panic, try reimaging your sd card and make sure you eject it before removing it for you pc.
As for the mmc error just ignore it and leave it for a bit, maybe 30 mins to an hour, it's a bug with the installer but it should still work.
If you have a keyboard attached make sure you use the 1A power supply too
Probably the card. Changed to a class 4 card and it worked for me
I'll re-image the card tomorrow as I have the day off. The installer (the blue/grey screen) worked fine, it was post install that it fails - if indeed that is the install.
No keyboard attached at this stage, I just wanted to get it booted
I'm going to order a Sandisk C4 card and try that however the Samsung is on the compatibility list so I would have hoped it would be okay. To be honest I'm quite surprised there is such an issue over SD cards working or not, oh well, I shall keep playing.
make sure the name of the card is labeled correctly. i remeber the usb intaller not working because the label on the drive was incorrect.
what compatability list?
There isn't one.
Unless your referring to the one which tests the cards using debian
My point is, that list is basically useless if your using raspbmc. i've posted this 3 or 4 times today alone, in various threads.
have a look around here to see what people are using
Raspbmc is basically Debian, but tweaked and configured to run xbmc.
I've not read about having to label it correctly, can you expand on this?
I've not had much of a chance to experiment again with it but I'm hoping to tomorrow.
Walleee - I've seen someone in the stmlabs forum using the exact Samsung card that I have, hence the reason I purchased that card.
I understand, but that doesnt mean that cards on the debain list work with raspbmc. That's all im stating above...
Perhaps, I agree, it's a bit much to say it's 'useless' because it's a good place to start looking, but to rule out your SD card when fault finding simply on the basis of it being 'on the list' isn't the best idea.
from Sam (the developer)
As Sam has pointed out there's no way to tell short of trying them, as most people using Debian have found out the same type of card may work in one case but not in another.
However the elinux list is the best place to start. Most cases when it doesn't work it often an underpowered psu.
So then we are agreed
Okay so I thought I'd give this another go except with OpenELEC. I imaged my SD with it and plugged it in, got the splash screen and then nothing, I left it for a while in case it was just being slow...
...then, I plugged in my USB wireless keyboard receiver and it suddenly sprang into life and XBMC started. You might think duh why wouldn't you plug it in to start with but I would have expected it to boot without the keyboard. I will now give raspbmc another try to see if that has the same issue.
Edit: After some further playing that seems to not be the case, it will be boot with or without. I'm none the wiser but at least it works.
Can anyone confirm if you can get truehd or.dts hd audio when using openelec on the pi ! I tried a clip that said in xbmc it was truehd but my amp didn't agree with that and just showed plii
No, I don't think you can
I thought that because it passes through the audio it would send the truehd audio ! Oh well ill stick with Dolby digital and dts then !
Not necessarily. For instance, the ATI 4xxx series can pass DTS and DD but not DTSHD and TrueHD.
I've not seen anything to suggest the Pi can pass the HD audio, although i could be wrong.
Adding my tuppence worth: in about 30 mins got OpenELEC working (good instructions on their website) and playing 1080p although with the very occasional milisecond pause. Using the audio jack until an HDMI amp turns up - bit of interference noise so not great and questionable whether you would use this as a music player.
Next steps will be to compare Raspbmc.
All in all very impressed since in the past I have spent x5 the cost an x10 the time building a silent intel HTPC. Looking forward to future developments.
Using the hdmi to pass through the audio will stop any pausing! I have openelec running and I'm very impressed I was hoping it would pass hd audio but I don't think it ever will ! Apart from that its going well.
Have you over clocked your pi it made my menus run much smoother
if you compile xbmc on the raspbian distro it is much much smoother due to using the floating point calculator.
How do you split your memory when running it in raspbian ? Do you change it depending on what your doing ?
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