I installed OpenELEC 6.0.1 on my Micro SD card and inserted it into my Raspberry Pi 2 B. The Pi flashes the green light 2 times and then goes off (seems normal), and then a rainbow screen appears and stays there, and the image even seems to be a little "liney" and pushed to the left, even though other images show it normal or pushed to the right. It seems the files are fine. If i try to upload my image into mediafire, i get a pollup error...

No, i don't mean that i want to fix this. I want to fix this and know what the hell my Raspberry Pi 2 B+ is doing and what does this mean.

EDIT: I just downloaded the wrong image, oops.


  • @goobering Close.
    – Star OS
    Feb 8 '16 at 22:45
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    You do have the Pi2 version of OpenELEC?
    – Milliways
    Feb 8 '16 at 22:56
  • A full-screen Rainbow (it is actually a 2x2 image that is scaled up to fill the screen by the GPU part of the RPi - and it is the same GPU on all the RPis!) is normally only seen during the start up and disappears after the CPU has reached some stage in its process - I guess a part where it can start to tell the GPU to do something - and yours does not seem to be getting that far. Are you using NOOBS by the way?
    – SlySven
    Feb 8 '16 at 23:11
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    Creating a thread with the topic of "What does this mean?" is a very poor named for a topic.
    – Kolban
    Feb 9 '16 at 1:50
  • @Milliways Oh, i get it, i thought the download links were for all Pi's, and i downloaded accidentally the original raspberry pi version.
    – Star OS
    Feb 9 '16 at 9:06

Oops, found it. I accidentally installed the Raspberry Pi version, not the Raspberry Pi 2 version. I don't know what it's doing, but it probably is doing a kernel panic or something that it doesn't understand.

  • You say this is about the Pi 2 version but you have a B+, which is a model 1. So which is it? If you have a quad core pi it is a Pi 2. If not but it looks the same, it is a B+.
    – goldilocks
    Feb 9 '16 at 13:39
  • @goldilocks Oh wait, it's a B.
    – Star OS
    Feb 9 '16 at 17:26

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