[ARMedslack] F-ed up my SD card

Rick Miles frmrick at aapt.net.au
Fri Sep 7 03:33:19 UTC 2012

A few things to consider, there is nothing wrong with any of Dave's
packages but perhaps you had a corrupt download. After your install are
you sure you had the first (vfat) partition mounted  as /mnt/boot and
installed the raspberrypi packages as per the instructions? What is in
the first partition and what is in /boot on the root files systems. The
pi start.elf is nothing more than one of the numbered elf files, eg
arm192_start.elf. If I thought my start.elf was bad. I'd first mount the
sd card on some other machine, in the first partition I'd then delete
the start elf and cp one of the numbered start.elfs to start.elf and
tried a boot.

On Thu, 2012-09-06 at 17:14 -0500, Mr. B-o-B wrote:

> Hello, and a good day to you all.  I am new to this list & ARMedSlack (not 
> new to Slackware though).  I recently received a Raspberry PI, and did a 
> -current install per the instructions listed here:
> http://www.daves-collective.co.uk/raspi/installing.shtml
> All went well, but when I issued the "reboot" command it did not reboot 
> properly.  When the PI comes up now it has a solid green (OK) light, and a 
> red light doing a quick 6 x flash.
> I did a little googling, and found an article on the PI site with my 
> issue:
> http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=10913
> In a nut shell the article explains the problem is due to corrupt 
> start.elf file.  They recommended You should be able to download start.elf 
> from here:
> https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware ... aster/boot
> and copy it on the SD card.
> Does this sound about right for ARMedSlack?
> Any thoughts or hints about this would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks!
> Mr. B-o-B
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