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Re: BeePi 2.0

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Hi Brett,

Generally, this issue is linked to a faulty / non compatible SD card or a corrupted image.
Check that md5 is correct : MD5 (beepi.img) = aa38202122bf1b2fa43f4957f9ec556b
Try with a different SD card. The Sandisk ultra red seems to work well, not the grey ones.
Be sure to format the sd card in Fat32 before writing the image.
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Re: BeePi 2.0

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Faucon2001 wrote: Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:55 pm Hi Brett,

Generally, this issue is linked to a faulty / non compatible SD card or a corrupted image.
Check that md5 is correct : MD5 (beepi.img) = aa38202122bf1b2fa43f4957f9ec556b
Try with a different SD card. The Sandisk ultra red seems to work well, not the grey ones.
Be sure to format the sd card in Fat32 before writing the image.
Hi,

Have tried again today to get BeePi working on a Pi400. But it just keeps on rebooting and going round in circles. I get to the desktop and it just reboots.

It's a brand new sd card, only just arrived today. I've checked the checksum and they both match.

I'm going to try it with my pi4 2GB model and see what happens.

Thanks,

Brett

EDIT: Works on pi4 2GB but not on the Pi400
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Re: BeePi 2.0

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I have been doing some investigating and it appears that when in Emulation 1 mode, the Pi400 doesn't like it for some reason. However, switching to emulation 2 or 3, it boots with no problems. I don't know what it is that's not causing to boot in the standard emulation 1 mode but I get stuck in a boot loop with this mode and no way out of it other than to turn it off. So if using a Pi400 see if yiu can use a Pi4 to switch to a different emulation mode and it should run o the pi400 no problems.
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Excellent! Thanks very much!
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BrettRogers316 wrote: Tue Mar 29, 2022 4:12 pm I have been doing some investigating and it appears that when in Emulation 1 mode, the Pi400 doesn't like it for some reason. However, switching to emulation 2 or 3, it boots with no problems. I don't know what it is that's not causing to boot in the standard emulation 1 mode but I get stuck in a boot loop with this mode and no way out of it other than to turn it off. So if using a Pi400 see if yiu can use a Pi4 to switch to a different emulation mode and it should run o the pi400 no problems.
Is this something I could do with a written SD card via a Windows PC (using some form of Linux partition reading tool)?
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Re: BeePi 2.0

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Mug UK wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:25 am
BrettRogers316 wrote: Tue Mar 29, 2022 4:12 pm I have been doing some investigating and it appears that when in Emulation 1 mode, the Pi400 doesn't like it for some reason. However, switching to emulation 2 or 3, it boots with no problems. I don't know what it is that's not causing to boot in the standard emulation 1 mode but I get stuck in a boot loop with this mode and no way out of it other than to turn it off. So if using a Pi400 see if yiu can use a Pi4 to switch to a different emulation mode and it should run o the pi400 no problems.
Is this something I could do with a written SD card via a Windows PC (using some form of Linux partition reading tool)?

I've no idea. Somehow it works perfectly now. I reformatted the sd card a while ago and re-wrote the image to it and it booted up straight away with no problems. So I don't know what caused the problem.

One step that I did do when it first booted (the second time round) was after I followed the instructions for expanding the partition etc, I went to update the system option (not stated in the instructions to do it) it started to do the update but then it fails. After that it boots up no problem so I don't know if the update thing has enough of an update for it to work on the pi400.

The image itself ran perfectly on the Pi4 straight of of the box as it were with no update being performed.

It's a great way to experience the Atari especially like I did back in the day. I've since purchased a greaseweazle from Kier Fraser and am imaging the Family Curriculum modules that I had with the Atari. I know there are images out there already but I want to see if I can do it myself. I'm looking at getting some of my games back that I had back in the day from places like ebay. Getting my collection back together again.
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Re: BeePi 2.0

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I am glad that you have found a solution. I don’t have a RPI400, so it was difficult to help.
Enjoy BeePi.
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Re: BeePi 2.0

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Different memory cards can take quite different amounts of power. That among with other components power usage, and a power source at edge of its capability, could also cause issues.
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