Today I received my brand new R-Pi Zero W that I planned to use as a Chromecast Audio, meaning with Pi MusicBox and connected to my SPL Crimson audio interface via USB. Therefore, let me point out that this is the first raspberry machine that I ever use in my life (so you can expect some noob questions from time to time), still I have some knowledge in Linux systems and programming (C/Python/HTML/CSS/JS/PHP).
So, I formated my 4Gb class 4 microSD and installed Pi MusicBox with Etcher on it.
But I’m running into an issue when I boot my Pi Zero: The green LED is blinking 8 times (loop) which means (according to what I read on the internet) SDRAM not recognised. You need newer bootcode.bin/start.elf firmware.
I used the 0.7.0RC5 (following the build instructions on the github page) and the resulting image’s size is 922 534 400 bytes (approx. 922.5 MB). Does-it sound ok to you ? (I can provide an MD5 hash if needed)
Also, I’ve never booted successfully my pi zero as it is new, could it be this causing the problem ? Do I need to boot to Raspbian or something, update some internal firmware and it’ll work fine after this ?
Thanks for your help