So i am struggling to reinstall the latest OSMC on my vero 4k. I had the same issue on the previous release. Since then I bought new A1 64Gb sdxc cards, tested them with f3 and bought a USB sdxc card reader. I also tried a 16Gb Kingston USB stick.
I used the latest balena etcher as well as the dd command, on both the sdxc cards and usb stick - nothing worked. OSMC boots to the ‘please stand by’ screen for a few seconds, then there is no video output. All external peripherals are removed except the power cable and HDMI cable.
Is there something i have to enable before rebooting? The last update I did was using the staging repository so perhaps that has disabled the reinstall feature?
I am reinstalling because I am now having boot loop issues with all HDDs I try using, as hinted in a previous topic. I always used to do fresh installs each release but after a 2 year break, i just ran the updates from the GUI (some of which had issues but seemed to recover after a reboot).
Re-installation worked fine in the past using sdxc cards using the normal process.
Same issue with a monitor and different HDMI cable. I believe one of the dd commands I did was incorrect though since OSMC seemed to ignore the media when i didn’t target the partitian; can someone confirm a working dd command?
sudo dd if=OSMC_TGT_vero3_20211225.img of=/dev/sdc
[sudo] password for user:
655360+0 records in
655360+0 records out
335544320 bytes (336 MB, 320 MiB) copied, 67.7566 s, 5.0 MB/s
drwxr-xr-x 2 user user 4096 Jan 1 1970 ./
drwxr-x---+ 3 root root 4096 Feb 22 16:43 ../
-rw-r--r-- 1 user user 112640 Dec 25 20:09 dtb.img
-rw-r--r-- 1 user user 225580212 Dec 25 18:06 filesystem.tar.xz
-rw-r--r-- 1 user user 24553472 Dec 25 20:09 kernel.img
Before the GUI updates or the current? I did two GUI updates at least to get to 2021.12-1 so I cannot say for certain what the previous version was. Then I did the command line update for the staging repository. That was the last update.
To clarify, the Vero still turns on and works just fine (asides from the HDD boot loops) so the current version in My OSMC is ‘OSMC December 2021 2021.12-1’.