When I tried to install Raspbian Jessie, on the first boot my Raspberry Pi 2 got stuck on:

"A start job is running for LSB: Set console font and keymap"

  • Welcome to the Raspberry Pi SE Community. I do agree that looks as though something is not going according to plan - my first install was done blind (my "Second User" Pi has a faulty HDMI output) and I do recall it took ages as the NOOBS/Raspbian setup does need to juggle things around on the SD card on the first occasion (resizing partitions); that doesn't seem to be the case for you, so let's see if someone else can point you in the right direction...
    – SlySven
    Commented Dec 28, 2015 at 20:09
  • So the problem is from my SD card ( TDK 8Go class10 ) ? ( when i try to use NOOBS 1.5, it crashed before i can select a OS to install ) Commented Dec 28, 2015 at 23:42
  • That sounds as though it ought to be an Ok card - there is a list somewhere of good/bad ones - use the search box in the top right of the screen to see if you can find it. I'd wonder more about the Power Supply - and what peripherals that are plugged into the Pi's four own USB ports (NOT plugged into a Powered HUB attached to one of those four) the power that those four can supply to USB devices is a bit limited.
    – SlySven
    Commented Dec 28, 2015 at 23:57
  • In fact, Raspbian Wheezy ( 2015-05-05 ) work, but when i do apt-get update/upgrade and reboot the rpi, it crash on boot. Are there a way to skip a step in boot of raspbian ? Commented Dec 29, 2015 at 1:03

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This is a link to a list of SD card's.



For what its worth I had this exact same problem. I tried swapping all peripherals, two different Pi 2 Model B's, different power supplies and two different cards. These combinations had all worked fine with Wheezy but didn't play ball when it came to running Jessie - both an upgraded version and a clean downloaded image.

Boot Screen

I came across this post and although I had tried two different cards they were both the same make/model (Delkin Micro SDHC 8GB class 10). I also noticed that the green ACT LED stayed on solidly once the boot process hung. So the final thing I tried was swapping in a third SD card from a different manufacturer - an SanDisk Ultra I had previously used for a GoPro. This booted up first time! It would therefore seem that the newer Raspbian images are much more sensitive to the type of card used.

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