Re: Can't get Occidentalis to boot
I've tried 8 different SD cards now (I'm a photographer, I have these things lying around). None of them allow me to go through the initial boot with the HDMI cable set up (Again, the board appears to boot, LED's blinking merrily). Using an RCA video cable, I can get an image and play around with it, but the HDMI doesn't work.
Just now, I tried a fresh install with an 8GB SanDisk Class 10 card. I went through the initial setup, and then did a reboot. Much to my frustration, the display did not come back up (it reports a "No Signal" error when it does not receive a signal). I cycled the display through the various ports, and just for fun stopped on the HDMI port. Lo and behold, the Pi is now outputting to the HDMI port.
The only thing that I did different (I think) is expand the volume to the entire SD card and reboot. I don't know if this helps anyone else. I'm going to continue to post information if I get it, but right now, I'm for bed. I've been awake for way too long.