Hi this is a Vlog about getting my Raspberry Pi going, in the when I took delivery of it It did not work and I thought I found a Method that got it going however every time it was unplugged for a prolonged time it would not work, so this time I measured how long it took to work and !boot the SD card up successfully.
I think that If I use a more powerful PSU it may warm the board up quicker, but I welcome anyone's thoughts on this.
I have managed to demonstrate that if heated up the board works faster to boot up the SD card.
Well its Day four of my tinkering around with the New Pi, I am still experiencing startup problems of off the SD card when its cold, it will only start off an old 1 GB card with the boot dropped on it, not an image, so I get kernal errors a plenty,but it starts up so then I can put my proper 4 GB card in and it works as normal!
If this happens again I will record it to document to anyone who is interested.
In the meantime, until this problem is fixed I have made a quick case for it out of my Kids Lego!
I have just made a start on putting my Raspberry Pi into an old Commodore 64 Shell, I have a Keyrah USB interface from using the C64 on my Nintendo Wii, so it seemed to be the natural thing to do, I am still to refine the ports and plugs as the Pi seems very fragile and I want to avoid pulling it about.
I have thanks to My Good friend Andy W, managed to run Bruce lee on it using Vice 64 Emulator, but at present I cant use the joystick and there is no sound, but this is an ever changing situation as this build will be, I will look to make some refinements to my C64 soon.
I thought I would share how I got my Pi Running this week.
I downloaded all the relevant software and transfered the Squeeze unzipped items as an image to my new Sandisk 4 GB sd card, but every time I turned on the Pi I only got the PWR light on, and nothing else, no Visual out put or anything.
I looked around here for any clue as to the problem and read that this was probably a SD error as the Pi may not be able to read the image on the card, so I retried many times and re read the method many times too, still no result.
I checked that my card was approved, and it seemed to be proven, so I was a bit gutted and began to think that I had bricked the pi in some way.
However, I had an old 1 GB card in my nintendo wii, I knew if I tried to transfer the software with the imager it would say that the card was too small, so for some reason ( probably frustration!) I copied the files from the 4 GB card to the desktop of my computer, then dropped them straight onto my 1 GB card as the files seem to be smaller that the capacity of 1 gig.
I put this card into my pi, with the Ethernet plugged in too, and to my surprise it Booted up!
I had visuals and the Pi tried to install as much it could, inevitably it stopped half way through as the ! gig card was not partition off and the Pi did not like this.
So continuing on my cavalier approach to Booting the PI, I then turned it off and replaced the card for the 4 GB one again and turned on not expecting it to work, as by now I had concluded it was a SD fault.
Wrong, it swallowed the contents and my Pi is fully operational!