Noob Trouble logging in

I have tried downloading and running OSMC several times. I keep getting the picture!below when the system boots. I am using a raspberry pi 3+ and the latest OSMC download.


You don’t seem to have uploaded the picture.


It seems like your SD card may be problematic.

Some SD cards are not genuine or have a lower capacity than advertised. Some simply fail over time.

Symptoms of SD cards not working correctly are:

  • Read-only behaviour, or changes made not persisting
  • A filesystem corruption error

Symptoms of counterfeit SD cards are:

  • Writing works until a certain filesystem size is reached, thereafter, writes seem to cause issues where existing data is lost or newly written data is not preserved.
  • SD card fails after a short amount of time.

Counterfeit cards are usually found on Amazon and eBay.

SD cards have a limited lifespan. I recommend you change SD card and suspect that issues will no longer persist with a good card. If you would like to be a good quality SD card purpose manufactured for OSMC, then you can find one in the Store.

I appreciate the quick reply. The SD card was wiped and previously running Retropie successfully. Any other issues?

You could try re-downloading OSMC to rule out a corrupted download; otherwise the issue is likely the SD card.