Booting is the process of starting a computer.

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When booting with rootfs on NFS, where is the best place to put swap file?

I have 6 raspberry pi (model B) units on my home network and, following a tutorial (here: http://youresuchageek.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/raspberrypi-root-over-nfs-share.html?m=1), have configured them ...
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My sdcards won't boot

I have several SD cards (three, currently). They are perfectly functional and I can use them in computer. However, when I dd any RPi image to them, they won't work. It just doesn't boot. Only red LED ...
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U-boot for Rasp, what stage would be?

I am preparing to experiment with U-boot for Rasp. For that reason I did some research about the boot process of the Rasp. What I understant is that the first stage bootloader is hardcoded in the ...
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Using Raspberry Pi to make Internet TV box (Power on/off issue)

I need to make a box (STB), which when plugged into TV can display live streaming URLs and can be controlled from remote control. So that a user can have the same experience as of a traditional live ...
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Failure to boot Raspbian for first time on 64GB MicroSD Card

I have a 64GB MicroSDXC Card that was originally formatted to ExFat. I originally tried using the SD Formatter from the SD Card Association to format to FAT32. However, it would only format my card to ...
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Where is the /boot partition?

I'm trying to boot my pi running NOOBS, and my monitor's not displaying any input. After checking other similar problems, I was advised to place the lines hdmi_config=1 and hdmi_safe=1 in the ...
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Autostart Midori with multiple tabs

I need Midori to autostart and open two tabs to different addresses when the RPi boots. The Pi im working on boots straight to the desktop. Im guessing it would be done in autostart, but I cant figure ...
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My Pi can boot but extremely hot. HELP!

After trying the GPIO, my PI cannot not boot. Few weeks later, the polyfuse seems recovered and it can be boot. But the CPU is very hot and reach 80C. The USB port is not work and the PI is ...
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Error running a simple python script at boot

I am attempting to create a button on my Retro Pie emulator case (A gutted NES), using the old reset switch, to exit out the of current game and go back to the menu. Then I realized it just required ...
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How can I get tightvnc to start automatically on startup?

I have tightvnc installed and working on my Raspberry Pi. I intend to use the Pi via VNC from my Mac. Is there a way to auto start tightvnc when the Pi boots up as then I wont have to have a separate ...
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PPPOE does not connect on boot

I am using a raspberry pi b+ with raspbmc as a distribution. I'd like to make my raspbmc to run as a router so for this i have bought a wifi dongle ( Edimax W3110MI, based on RT5370 chipset). To ...
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Remove script from bootup into console

I've read the answer to Execute script on start-up on how to start a script from bootup to the console, which requires registering the script to be run at startup with the following command: sudo ...
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Why ACT led is blinking and raspberry not booting?

I have a Raspberry Pi (Model B) with a 8GB SD card, and Rasbpmc installed. Suddenly, one day, it not boot and have these symptoms: Red Led is ON Green Led (ACT) is blinking A rainbow screen is ...
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Raspberry pi shut itself down without warning and now refuses to boot an operating system?

So I was working on my raspberry pi and it suddenly shut itself down without any warning whatsoever. I re-plugged my power supply and even though the PWR led is red the pi won't boot up an OS. ...
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Why I blew up my brand new B+

I blew my B+ up in less than 2 days.I want to know what went wrong to prevent it from happening again. What I remember doing: I was making GPIO to run for my RC car(1A motors), I did use TIP122 ...
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HDMI out not working

My HDMI output suddenly stopped working. It says no signal. No matter what I do. The PI boots up i think because the PWR light is on as well as 2 connected leds. I have crucial date and one script on ...
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How do I mount to SAMBA drive on boot with raspberry pi?

The only way I have managed to mount the drive is by typing the command: > sudo mount -t cifs //"IP"/hdd1 /home/pi -o uid=1000,iocharset=utf8,username="USERNAME",password="PASSWORD",sec=ntlm ...
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Boot Problems sh: can't access tty: job control turned off

I had one of the rf24 transceivers connected directly to the pi using jumper cables and everything worked fine. then I bought a case and was forced to use a ribbon cable. With out the transceiver ...
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Processing keystroke input on startup

I am currently working on a project where I am using a Raspberry Pi (running Raspian Wheezy) to handle authentication to a locked door. I have a usb numeric keyboard plugged into my pi, and I have ...
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Delay running of python script on boot until desktop is finished

I tried simply editing the autostart file to run a Python script on boot, but it runs with errors, I assume becasue the desktop hasn't completed. Can someone tell me how I would launch a script with a ...
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Boots only when USB key connected (fstab related)

I have the following problem on ArchLinux system. My raspberry Pi won't boot unless I have my USB stick connected. I've been doing some tests and I discovered it is fstab related. When I comment the ...
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Is it possible to implement a loader bar rather than the linux boot screen

I've found tutorials on booting to a to an image or movie, but I'm wondering if anyone knows how to create a loading bar, something similar to the way a mac behaves when you boot it up.
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Raspberry is stuck at boot

I am working for some time now on my raspberry and I think I messed everything up. I have a program say ./test In order to start this at boot I added to my /etc/rc.local file the following: sleep 5 ...
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Delay WiFi Networking Auto-Connect until after X and other applications are started

I've been profiling my boot times with bootchart and it seems that wpa_supplicant and dhcp take a significant amount of time during the boot process to get up and running and associate with my home ...
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Running a service as soon as possible

I'm using a raspberry pi for a work project and we need a fast boot time. We're also using a 3G stick to make the pi connect to the internet, but the stick takes a good 50 seconds to connect. Is there ...
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One Wire Temperature auto setup while booting

I have temperature sensor (DS18B20), also known as a 'one-wire sensor'. I've connected it to pin 4. I am using this code that someone wrote (source). #!/usr/bin/env python import time ...
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Kali linux Booting Error [duplicate]

I cant seem to boot to the desktop. Every time I type "startx" I just see my mouse and nothing else on the screen, please help!
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booting error kali linux! [duplicate]

I recently got kali linux for my raspberry pi. When I was booting it today, I logged in, went to the command line and typed "startx". After a few seconds, only my mouse appeared and I can move it, but ...
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Disable Rainbow Splash Screen not working

According to elinux ( http://elinux.org/RPiconfig ), I should be able to disable the rainbox splashscreen by setting this option in the /boot/cmdline.txt file: disable_splash if set to 1, avoids the ...
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Raspbian boot logo edit [duplicate]

I will say quickly. How do I edit or remove this logo? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9Iaz3NzJVU I found something but it does not work (errors) http://www.rasplay.org/?p=6371 Thanks! //edit ...
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Raspberry bare metal boot even with entry different from 0x8000

I'm developing simple bare metal program for Raspberry I read many articles witch state that the entry on linker script should be at address 0x8000, but it boot with any other address. so is this ...
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How to run python script on pi without logging in everytime

I want my pi to run a python script on it everytime I plug it into any power source. My pi collects data from MSP430x and upload it on a cloud server. I want to keep it running all the time and I ...
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Every boot message file system was not unmounted properly shown

Why is it that everytime I boot my Raspberry Pi I get a message in the startup log saying file system was not unmounted properly? I shut down by using the red shutdown button or using sudo halt in ...
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GPIOs are put at 0.6 V during boot

I have made a little project using WebIOPi, and it works like a charm. However, I have noticed that during the boot of the Raspberry Pi, all I/O pins are put at 0.6 V. This is enough to trigger ...
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Can't Access TTY: Job Control Turned Off

I have a new Raspberry Pi with Raspian Wheezy installed and has several cables connected to it via the GPIO pins. However, I noticed if I have anything connected to them during boot up, the device ...
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Raspberry Pi freezes during boot

I can't get past the attached picture. Nothing happens anymore. The red light is always on. I don't have anything plugged in the USB. It just stays there, and the cursors continues blinking. Also, at ...
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How to fix boot section / firmware and keep user files

My model b pi runs raspbian since half a year. The pi hosts an apache webserver, file server and other programs. A cron job is performing apt-get update / upgrade on a regular basic. The latest ...
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Strange problem enabling transmission as boot daemon [Rasp B with ArchLinux]

again me :) I installed ArchLinux on my rasp B. After that, I installed transmission. I set the settings.json in a way that I can access it through the webgui. I can see the webgui when I go to ...
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Don't ask me to press F1 on reboot

Sometimes, my Rasp restarts out of a sudden, I think it's because too much USB devices and too little power. When it restarts, it asks me to press F1 (or some key) to check the attached USB harddrive ...
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Tag List contents

When pi boots a TAG list is created and is passed to Linux kernel . Can any one tell me the contents of the TAG list and how it is used by the Linux kernel (in which function ) and the address at ...
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Trace raspberry pi booting process

I want to trace the raspberry pi booting process . I want to see in which file , in which function we are at a particular time and what that function is doing . Can anybody tell me the best way ...
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raspberry pi won't boot after some bootcode.bin update

After performing a system update a few days ago, my raspberry pi does not boot up anymore. The last thing I remember was a apt-get update apt-get upgrade with an update of bootcode.bin. ...
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Fix Boot Error Fsck Died with

I haven't used my Pi for the past week and today when I booted it up it came up with a group descriptions corrupted error and so I took out the SD card into my Linux machine and ran 'fsck' on it. I ...
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Raspberry Pi will not boot or display activity of any kind

When I plug in my Pi, the red power light comes on, but no other lights blink at all, nothing appears on screen, no network activity, etc. The activity light glows faintly, but never turns off. What ...
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Set location of Java user.dir on startup in init.d to path where .jar is located

When executing this script #!/bin/sh CLIENT=/home/pi/epaper2/HttpClient.jar USER=pi OUT=/home/pi/client.log case "$1" in start) echo "starting node: $CLIENT $OUT" java -jar ...
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Reboot via cronjob does not work, it just shuts down without booting up again

I want my headless Raspberry Pi to reboot every night. I have the latest firmware (sudo rpi-update) and Raspbian is up to date (sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade). For the cronjob I ...
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How do I improve Raspberry Pi Boot Up Time?

I am creating a home appliance which uses as Raspberry Pi internally to handle the user interface and necessary WiFi connection. Connected to the R-Pi I have an AdaFruit LCD screen: and a USB Wifi ...
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Why does this device always reboot at 21:17?

My Raspberry Pi has been rebooting itself a lot lately and I can't seem to figure out what is happening. Here's the output of last -x: hal@raspberrypi ~ $ last -x hal pts/10 localhost ...
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How do I change the default OS to start with NOOBS Dual Boot headless?

I installed two operating systems on my raspberry pi using NOOBS. In my configuration the pi works headless, that means I won't be able to chage the os to start at runtime since I have no monitor and ...
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Automatic start of python script after just plugging the power supply

I am trying to make the raspberry run my python script as soon as there is power supply. I have found some ways is to prepaire the rc.local file I did and i tried to execute the rc.local file alone it ...