RPi Does Not Boot Past Colour Square

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RPi Does Not Boot Past Colour Square

Postby libervurto » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:05 pm

Hi, I am a complete newbie when it comes to Arch (except for trying Manjaro on my desktop).

I followed all the installation instructions at https://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv6/raspberry-pi but all that happens when I power up my pi is I get the large colourful square. The LED doesn't blink it just stays lit.

I have tried using the SD with a Pi 2B and Pi 3B. No difference.

Here is the filesystem for the first partition:

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./2FB6-13C2:
bcm2708-rpi-b.dtb
bcm2708-rpi-b-plus.dtb
bcm2708-rpi-cm.dtb
bootcode.bin
cmdline.txt
config.txt
fixup_cd.dat
fixup.dat
fixup_db.dat
fixup_x.dat
kernel.img
overlays
start_cd.elf
start_db.elf
start.elf
start_x.elf

./2FB6-13C2/overlays:
adau1977-adc.dtbo
ads1015.dtbo
ads7846.dtbo
akkordion-iqdacplus.dtbo
allo-piano-dac-pcm512x-audio.dtbo
at86rf233.dtbo
audioinjector-wm8731-audio.dtbo
audremap.dtbo
bmp085_i2c-sensor.dtbo
dht11.dtbo
dionaudio-loco.dtbo
dpi18.dtbo
dpi24.dtbo
dwc2.dtbo
dwc-otg.dtbo
enc28j60.dtbo
enc28j60-spi2.dtbo
gpio-ir.dtbo
gpio-poweroff.dtbo
hifiberry-amp.dtbo
hifiberry-dac.dtbo
hifiberry-dacplus.dtbo
hifiberry-digi.dtbo
hifiberry-digi-pro.dtbo
hy28a.dtbo
hy28b.dtbo
i2c0-bcm2708.dtbo
i2c1-bcm2708.dtbo
i2c-gpio.dtbo
i2c-mux.dtbo
i2c-pwm-pca9685a.dtbo
i2c-rtc.dtbo
i2c-sensor.dtbo
i2s-gpio28-31.dtbo
i2s-mmap.dtbo
iqaudio-dac.dtbo
iqaudio-dacplus.dtbo
iqaudio-digi-wm8804-audio.dtbo
justboom-dac.dtbo
justboom-digi.dtbo
lirc-rpi.dtbo
mcp23017.dtbo
mcp23s17.dtbo
mcp2515-can0.dtbo
mcp2515-can1.dtbo
mmc.dtbo
mz61581.dtbo
pi3-act-led.dtbo
pi3-disable-bt.dtbo
pi3-miniuart-bt.dtbo
piscreen2r.dtbo
piscreen.dtbo
pisound.dtbo
pitft22.dtbo
pitft28-capacitive.dtbo
pitft28-resistive.dtbo
pitft35-resistive.dtbo
pps-gpio.dtbo
pwm-2chan.dtbo
pwm.dtbo
qca7000.dtbo
raspidac3.dtbo
README
rpi-backlight.dtbo
rpi-dac.dtbo
rpi-display.dtbo
rpi-ft5406.dtbo
rpi-proto.dtbo
rpi-sense.dtbo
rra-digidac1-wm8741-audio.dtbo
sc16is750-i2c.dtbo
sc16is752-spi1.dtbo
sdhost.dtbo
sdio-1bit.dtbo
sdio.dtbo
sdtweak.dtbo
smi-dev.dtbo
smi.dtbo
smi-nand.dtbo
spi0-hw-cs.dtbo
spi1-1cs.dtbo
spi1-2cs.dtbo
spi1-3cs.dtbo
spi2-1cs.dtbo
spi2-2cs.dtbo
spi2-3cs.dtbo
spi-gpio35-39.dtbo
spi-rtc.dtbo
tinylcd35.dtbo
uart1.dtbo
vc4-fkms-v3d.dtbo
vc4-kms-v3d.dtbo
vga666.dtbo
w1-gpio.dtbo
w1-gpio-pullup.dtbo
wittypi.dtbo


I didn't post the ls output for the second partition as it's very long.
I have not edited anything in config.txt or cmdline.txt

Thanks for any help.
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Re: RPi Does Not Boot Past Colour Square

Postby WarheadsSE » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:38 pm

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Re: RPi Does Not Boot Past Colour Square

Postby libervurto » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:04 pm

Thanks. Unfortunately, adding, "boot_delay=1", as suggested in the link, didn't work. I will try another kernel.img but I'm not really sure where to get it from.

Is the structure of my boot partition correct? I find it odd that I don't have a folder called "boot".
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Re: RPi Does Not Boot Past Colour Square

Postby WarheadsSE » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:56 pm

Read more of that. It's also possible you're stuck in a boot-loop on the kernel early init because of a brown-out from your power supply.

Your /boot should not have a /boot/boot.
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Re: RPi Does Not Boot Past Colour Square

Postby libervurto » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:44 am

Very unlikely to be a brownout as the same thing happens on both my pi's and I've tried a couple of different power supplies, which I've used to power the pi before. I have also used this SD card with the pi before.

Is there anything I can print out that would help find the problem?

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Re: RPi Does Not Boot Past Colour Square

Postby WarheadsSE » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:05 pm

Okay, then are you using the right userland, and thus kernel? Our kernels are not portable across major versions of Pi. You need one for Pi 1, another for 2, and a third for 3.
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Re: RPi Does Not Boot Past Colour Square

Postby libervurto » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:41 pm

Thanks for replying again.

I have used the wget command in the installation instructions:
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wget http://os.archlinuxarm.org/os/ArchLinuxARM-rpi-latest.tar.gz

So whatever was in there on Friday 6 January is what I have.

Where would I find other kernels to try? Can I just swap out the kernel.img file for another?
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Re: RPi Does Not Boot Past Colour Square

Postby WarheadsSE » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:21 pm

Which model do you have?
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Re: RPi Does Not Boot Past Colour Square

Postby libervurto » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:12 pm

I have a Pi 2 B and a Pi 3 B.
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Re: RPi Does Not Boot Past Colour Square

Postby Aio » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:57 pm

Hi, if your problem still persists, i think you indeed have the wrong userland and kernel for your pi.

Here are the installation instructions for the raspberry Pi 2:
https://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv ... berry-pi-2

And here for the raspberry Pi 3:
https://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv ... berry-pi-3

The files you downloaded were for the raspberry Pi 1, you can see that by looking at the url.
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