Just got my brand spanking new Vero 5 (thanks Sam for the help). So I connected everything, then connected power. Great! All’s well, so far. After running the welcome setups, it connected to my network fine. Restored my backed up settings from my old Vero4K+. And, finally, it was up and running great. Then I tried to get an update. It downloaded the files, then asked if I wanted to exit kodi, which I answered yes. Then the screen went blank. And stayed blank for a long time. I then connected to the Vero 5 from a desktop via ssh. Ok, did that ok, then reboot. It rebooted, started kodi, then brought up the home screen okay. But after a minute or so, I got the unhappy face. Connected via ssh again, rebooted, then the same thing. Unfortunately, I forgot to save to kodi logs. Sorry.
I decided to try to update manually via apt-get. Ran “apt-get dist-upgrade”, it downloaded files, then started to update. But it failed trying to update the vero-main package. I tried a few things to try to fix that, but still couldn’t get it done.
Next I decided to just re-install osmc. Got the osmc installer, installed on a micro sd, put the card into the vero 5, then power on. After waiting 60 seconds, it started copying files. Very briefy, I saw a message about a tar file being corrupted. It went by too fast for me. But finally I got a series of boot messages, the screen cleared, the finally I got three lines:
Waitiing for root filesystem device /dev/osmcroot
/dev/osmcroot: clean 34106/1875968 files, 356790/7494656 blocks
switch_root: can’t execute ‘/sbin/splash_early’: No such file or directory
Tried this all several times, with different flash drives (micro sd and usb flash) and with different tar files (auto file via osmc, then downloaded the latest from the website). But still the same. So I am giving up for the night.
Any ideas on what to do now?