Rainbow Screen on boot


I just installed PI Musicbox on a Rasberry Pi Model 3 and can only get a rainbow screen with rainbow curson on boot up.

I’ve wiped the PI with the base Raspian Base install (current release) and it boots up fine.

Is there any other way to build an image of PI Musicbox?



I am having the exact same problem with a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.

Whenever I try to boot with the PI Musicbox 0.6.0 I only get a rainbow screen. If I use some other image it boots just fine.

This does not seem to be an issue of the screen (I use a normal 21’ desktop screen), as the Raspberry is not getting any IP. It seems that it gets stuck at the beginning.

Have you found any solution?


The Last PiMusicBox image was released in April 6th 2015, and is based on Raspbian Wheezy, and older no longer supported version of Raspbian. It does not therefore have the necessary firmware to boot RPi 3.

You have 3 options:

  1. Use some other OS like Volumio or Runeaudio.

  2. Copy the firmware files from the officially supported Raspbian to the PMB image. There is a thread on how to do this on rpi forums

  3. SInce PMB is essentially mopidy running on Raspbian, you can create your own new PMB. The official PMB image comes with mopidy 0.19, whereas the latest version is 2.0. The new version has more functionality and many fixes, so that is the best solution IMO. However, it require some work. For that, see this post: Pi MusicBox with Mopidy 2.0.0 and jessie