Exact same issue here. It looks like the disk image is incomplete; there’s a bunch of
not found errors for basic
/usr/bin/ commands like
clear in the first 6 lines of the console output (which I have painstakingly transscribed below):
/sbin/splash_early: 5: /sbin/splash_early: /usr/sbin/clear: not found
/sbin/splash_early: 5: /sbin/splash_early: /usr/sbin/setterm: not found
/sbin/splash_early: 5: /sbin/splash_early: /usr/sbin/ply-image: not found
[FAILED] Failed ot start Create Volatile Files and Directories.
See 'systemctl status systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service' for details.
Starting RPC bind portmap service ...
[FAILED] Failed ot start Network Time Synchronization.
See 'systemctl status systemd-timesyncd.service' for details.
[ OK ] Reached target System Time Synchronized.
I had a significantly better experience bringing my own hardware (RaspPi 3B+); I bought a 4K+ hoping the UI might be a bit more responsive, and eliminate the occasional random 5-10s freeze-ups I often experience, but have no explanation for. Note to self: Check support forums before buying next time; this message was second from the top.
Suggestion to the OSMC hardware vendor partner/team:
Maybe don’t put a “QA Pass” seal on a device you didn’t actually bench test first. For now my recommendation is going to be sternly against buying your hardware until you get your act together.