I just got a Model B which I intend to use headless only, via ssh (it's the only way I can use it for now either).
I followed this steps to "burn" Rasbian (downloaded from the official website) to a 8GB SD card.
sha1sum on the .zip matched the hash provided on the website.
I set up DHCP on my router and made sure it was working and listing the computers properly.
I inserted the SD card to the Raspberry, connected it to an Ethernet cable going through my router and then to the adequate power supply. A red led lighted up (the only one). I waited for 20 minutes and nothing popped up on the router's webpage showing the DHCP client list (which I refreshed, of course).
Files on the SD card and some info after my boot atempt:
debian@pc/media/boot: ls bootcode.bin fixup_cd.dat issue.txt LICENSE.oracle start_x.elf cmdline.txt fixup.dat kernel_emergency.img start_cd.elf config.txt fixup_x.dat kernel.img start.elf
debian@pc/media/fc254b57-8fff-4f96-9609-ea202d871acf: ls bin dev home lost+found mnt proc run selinux sys usr boot etc lib media opt root sbin srv tmp var
debian@pc~/Desktop/pi: df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on rootfs 9.2G 6.4G 2.4G 73% / udev 10M 0 10M 0% /dev tmpfs 396M 336K 396M 1% /run /dev/disk/by-uuid/b9633229-5882-47e7-b0ef-9da23c0b5eca 9.2G 6.4G 2.4G 73% / tmpfs 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock tmpfs 2.3G 3.0M 2.3G 1% /run/shm /dev/sda7 442G 264G 157G 63% /home /dev/sdd1 56M 19M 38M 34% /media/boot /dev/sdd2 2.7G 2.0G 586M 78% /media/fc254b57-8fff-4f96-9609-ea202d871acf
dmesg (from /media/fc.../var/log/dmesg)
(Nothing has been logged yet.)
So... How should I proceed in order to debug this? Since dmesg is empty I assume there was some read error, hardware error, or something really simple I'm missing out...