I am having a very basic problem with my raspberry PI: It can't get it boot when I flash Images with dd on Linux nor with Win32 Image Writer on Windows.
I tried several *.img-images, such a as Arch, Debain Wheezy, several card readers, two different SD cards, and also several tools (dd on Linux, dd.exe on Windows, Win32 Image Writer v0.5/v0.6). With all these tools I get a nicely partitioned SD card with about 50 MB boot partion (FAT32), and about 3GB ext4 partion with root FS and a swap partion. But when I put the card into the PI I get the same result like powering it on without any SD card: nothing - No (ACT, LNK) LEDs are flashing, no HDMI output - just the PWR LED is on.
But, if I extract the files from the BerryBoot bootloader to the boot partition or if I use Raspbmc Windows UI Installer which does the partioning the PI is booting.
I don't get what I am doing in the wrong way? Are there any mandatory files the PI needs on the boot partition?
I didn't find any hints while googleing about this issue for hours.
EDIT: I also checked the troubleshooting article. I don't have the fixup.dat on the boot partition. May this be a problem?