I started using a raspberry pi 2 model B today. I installed raspbian using noob. It boots up and all the commands scroll through the screen and once that's finished all that shows up on the screen is a blinking underscore. I found this issue and tried getting to the terminal as suggested but to no avail. Can anyone help ?

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    Not the answer to your question, but NOOBS causes more problems than it solves. Try downloading Raspbian from here: raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian You will need a program to flash the software onto an SD card. Use balenaEtcher, which is free and available here: balena.io/etcher If your computer does not have a way to mount an SD card, you'll need a USB adapter. Get a good one. I've had success with these: amazon.com/gp/product/B009D79VH4 – Bob Brown Mar 30 '20 at 14:22
  • Try using Ctrl-Alt + F[1-6] (meaning, hold ctrl-alt down and slowly cycle through the first six F- keys) and see if anything happens. Wait a few seconds each time. You can't damage anything this way, this is just for switching between the virtual console interfaces provided by the kernel. It may be that the GUI has started, but it is assigned to a different VC. There may also be console logins working on at least one of them. – goldilocks Mar 30 '20 at 15:28
  • @BobBrown why not use the new RPF/RPT imager tool that does the same job as Etcher but doesn't need a seperate download of plain Raspbian - it does the whole job in one shot. – Dougie Mar 30 '20 at 17:07
  • @Dougie The imager tool has been available to the public for only a few weeks, and I am absolutely, positively, certain that the process I described will work. A year from now it's possible that the imager tool is what I'll recommend. Right now, for someone who's already having trouble, I want to offer a solution that's a bullet-resistant as possible. (Don't forget, an author of the imager tool is also an author of NOOBS.) – Bob Brown Mar 30 '20 at 18:40
  • Thank you for all your answers, i did some digging on the side and i believe it may have been due to a lack of space on my SD card which I have upgraded. That seems to have done the trick but i will take into consideration your suggestions if this ever happens again. – euan Mar 31 '20 at 15:37

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