Newbie Help

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  • #88340
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    jruff
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    So I got super excited from a Gizmodo post:
    http://lifehacker.com/how-to-turn-your-raspberry-pi-into-a-retro-game-console-498561192

    And decided I was ready to jump into some Retro and Raspberry Pi fun. I am having a hard time getting up and running. I downloaded the image, used Retro Pi SD Installer to make my SD card (16GB micro SD) and popped it in my brand new Raspberry Pi B+. It begins to boot and then I get this (last 2 lines):

    PANIC: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel. . . .

    Entering kdb (current=0xcf038000, pid 1) due to Keyboard Entry
    kdb>

    Soooooo, where did I go wrong? I should also add that I have tried 2 different keyboards and am not able to type anything at this point.

    Help?

    #88352
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    Roo
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    Bad SD card? Did you get it off eBay? I understand there’s some problems with SD cards sold on eBay.

    Another option might be to try a different package to put the image on the card

    http://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/installation/installing-images/windows.md

    One other thing I would try it to unplug everything from the USB ports to see if one of the devices is causing the kernel panic.

    #88778
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    jruff
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    Thanks Roo! I think it was the SD installer I was using, just didn’t seem great. Used “Pi Filler” and it worked and booted like a charm! Thanks!

    Diving into setup and ROMs today, woo hoo!!

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