Re: New user, startup issues
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How in the world are you "adding files" to the Raspbian image or editing files when the thing won't boot up?
This is all pretty simple. Get a NEW SD card, 32GB or even 128GB if you want to have that much space. It's not a money issue, a 16GB decent card from WalMart is only about $8.
DON'T format it. That doesn't make any difference as you are applying a completely new image on there and Windows formatting doesn't make any difference at all. I have built a couple hundred SD cards with different Raspbian images and have had problems with pre-formatted cards. Don't do it, not necessary.
Connect it to a HDMI TV and a USB keyboard/mouse.
Apply power. The RED LED should never blink. If it does, and randomly blinks, the power supply is bad. Get a new one. If it is steady on all the time, this is good.
Make sure you have the correct OS. I'm assuming you are trying to boot the latest Raspbian OS for the Pi. If not, you'll have to figure it out.
If there are errors during the boot, the problem should be obvious. If they are random errors, or it boots and then hangs or other weird stuff, get a NEW Pi Zero. It's only $10.
Try all that and see if it works.
Once booted then you can set up your WiFi from the GUI or from the command line if you want, enable SSH, etc. Read the Pi docs.
On Sun, Jan 31, 2021 at 4:21 AM Vic WA4THR via groups.io <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Thanks for all the replies. I did send a note to Vilros with some questions.