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BerryBoot missing latest distros

I've been using BerryBoot on my pi for a couple of years with no problems. But recently I've noticed that when I try to Add a new OS it seems to only have outdated versions of Raspmc and OpenElec (and ...
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unattended custom installation

Thanks to "raspbian-ua-netinst" I am able to setup my Pi unattended. I would like ot run a couple of shell scripts after the first boot. They actually do nothing more than change the file ...
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Auto-Execute a program on power up

So, I put my Pi on a custom quadcopter. I have a program that will track an object with a cam and send out pulse widths to control my motors. Any way, right now I have to ssh into my Pi to run my ...
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Trouble getting VNC to run on boot

I set up the VNC using this setup guide. Seems to go well on the whole, though I do get the error update-rc.d: error: unable to read /etc/init.d//etc/init.d/vncboot following the next step seems ...
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Is it possible to boot the Raspberry Pi in Secure Mode?

I am currently developing a small OS on my Raspberry Pi, that I install by replacing the kernel.img file on the /boot partition of my SD card. By the time my code is run, the CPU is already in Normal ...
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Boot messages available over serial, however no login prompt :/

I've connected to the pi using a serial programmer for my arduino. I've connected using screen and when i boot my pi it spits out all the normal kernel boot messages. However, at the end of the ...
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Why does the Raspberry Pi's GPU control the first stages of the boot process?

According to the answers to this question and other sources, the GPU of the Raspberry Pi's BCM2835 SoC is responsible for the first stages of the boot process, including enabling the ARM CPU. Until ...
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How to change the kernel commandline for ArchLinuxARM on Raspberry Pi effectly?

I'm using the raspberry pi with the latest ArchLinuxARM image. I'm having issues with the linux kernel and it randomly panics with 'kernel paging request' errors. I've found a solution to enable ...
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How to improve boot time for Raspberry Pi?

I'm creating an embeddable remote application that won't be permanently switched on. I've been playing around with different OS distributions and can reduce the time to boot substantially by using ...
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Installing Upstart stops autologin from working

I have set up autologin by editing /etc/inittab, changing the line 1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty --noclear 38400 tty1 to 1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty --autologin pi --noclear 38400 tty1 This works ...
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Camera blinks but doesn't record

I am trying to start a stream on my Raspberry Pi Camera when I boot the Raspberry Pi. I have tried the following options: Using crontab @reboot /home/pi/video.sh & Using init.d Copied the ...
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Raspberry isn't starting

I'm having problems with my Raspberry Pi (2 different Raspberry Pi's actually). I wrote the Raspbian IMG on SD using dd on my Mac and Win32DiskImager on Windows. I've downloaded it twice and I've ...
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StandBy with every Monitor except one

I used my RaspPi as a automatic testclient. After a while, the OS crashed and it's not bootable anymore. But thats not the main problem. I need the Raspberry somewhere else. I changed the location ...
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Launching script after desktop is loaded

I'm currently trying to send my browser the command to go fullscreen with "xdotool key F11" which I inlcuded in a seperate script that is called in rc.local. The script includes a sleep to give the ...
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RPi can't get IP address

my RPi using Raspian, connected to a switch using DHCP, and I remote it by SSH. the first time I found RPI's IP by switch IP table and accessed successfully , but after reboot, I can't connect to my ...
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Raspberry Pi “forgets” password after boot

I have to set the password for the user pi everytime i boot the raspberry. I used chage to disable password expiration so it has to be a problem with the raspberry itself. Output of chage looks ...
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Raspbian boot issue after script installed

I have installed Raspbian from NOOBS onto Raspberry Pi. The RPi booted fine until I tried to install a program. Now I think it is trying to run a script on boot-up which is causing it to fail. If I ...
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How to recover files from corrupted SD?

I got a problem with my SD card which had got Raspbian. Everything seemed to be ok while working with the raspberry. I inserted it to my laptop running Ubuntu 12.04.4 to fetch some files. It first ...
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Mount NFS directory at boot

I have a raspberry pi humming along happily. I'd like it to mount an NFS directory and so I've set up an /etc/fstab rule: 192.168.1.4:/media /mnt/media nfs rw,auto,hard,intr The directory ...
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Minimal bootloader for Raspberry Pi?

I'm currently in the process of finding out if a Raspberry Pi is suitable for an embedded project. I have read a lot of the questions and answers on this site regarding boot sequence of the device, ...
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How to know if Raspi is bricked

I have a Model B Raspi and - shame on me - overpowered it with about 9V. And to make it worse I powered it using the test points TP1 and TP2, avoiding the polyfuse. ...
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Raspberry pi not booting!

help me guys, im really desperate :( my RPi out of sudden stopped booting whenever i plug in the power cable it only turns on the red led! nothing more than that.. i've checked this site to ...
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Copying files from boot partition whilst preserving ownership and attributes

I'm trying to copy the files on my mounted boot partition to another device whilst preserving ownership and attributes. I'm doing this on a Raspberry Pi running RaspBMC. I've mounted the destination: ...
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how to override config.txt settings during boot?

From the default NOOBS installation I have installed Raspbian. It seems NOOBS has added some settings to the config.txt file, where one of them is: hdmi_force_hotplug=1 which forces video to be on the ...
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Automatic boot and shutdown

I have a Raspberry Pi model B running Raspbian. I mainly use it as a web server for development. Because there is no reason to keep it running all night, I was wondering if there is a way to ...
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RPI FAT32 Filesystem?

Is it possible to make the filesystem of the pi, which is normally EXT, to a FAT32, and the pi would still be able to use it? It would be very handy, cause then i would be able to edit the files for ...
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How to run a script (Node.js) at startup [duplicate]

I've bee reading about running scripts at startup since last weak with no results. I just need to run an application located on my home (/home/pi) at startup (unattended). I tried creating a script at ...
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Run Bukkit server on boot

This may seem a bit Pointless, but i am new to scripting in Linux. I would like to know how I would Run a Shell Script* to run on boot and allow me to remote desktop it at any time. I am planning to ...
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Edit root files from SD card?

So my RPI is working great and is running it's OS from the SD card. A lot of the time when i'm programming i don't have an internet connection. I can't make a direct connection to my mac cause it's a ...
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Stuck on Raspi-Config

I recently re-installed Raspian. Before it was working without a hitch. Now when I boot it up for the first time, it gets to the Raspi-Config screen and I can't go anywhere because the keyboard ...
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Is it correct to put startup operations in /etc/xdg/openbox/autostart?

I would like to be sure no miskakes were made. I put in /etc/xdg/openbox/autostart all startup operations such as xset s off xset -dbms xset s noblank call_a_bash_program vncserver :1 Is it ...
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RPi will not start; No green flashes; Reflashed SD; 5v 1.9A power

The title says it all. I bought this Pi from Amazon about 2 weeks ago and, after I shut it down, it refused to boot. I've tried reflashing the SD with wheezy, to no avail. I have a Pi hub. I tried ...
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On boot start startx and java program

Objective I have a java program which requires to execute on boot up (requires GUI environment) So I need to start startx on boot up and run the java program. What I have done till now 1) able to ...
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Recovering From an Interrupted Scheduled Shutdown [closed]

For no specific reason I used a shutdown -h 1 command from a ssh connection, but in the hurry to connect the pins and try the circuit I had just wired, I unplugged the Pi before the minute. When I ...
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Raspberry Pi wont boot until ethernet cable is connected

I'm using the RetroPie distro, on a Model-B Pi. The problem I'm having is that everytime I turn on my Pi, it doesn't boot until I plug an ethernet cable connected to a powered PC. It just stays on ...
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Brand new pi, black screen on first attempt

I got bought a new Raspberry Pi B as a present that came with an SD card, power and case etc but no instruction manual, and since it is meant to be about "teaching" I thought I'd just plug it all in, ...
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Script randomly stops working

I have a script which is controlled by a switch via gpio. The problem is that script randomly stops working. Generally i don't even notice when it is stopped. Here is the script: #stt.sh gpio -g ...
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Executing a jar file when Raspberry boots up

First of all I am a newbie for Linux. And as I mentioned at the title of my question, I want to execute a jar file, when Raspberry boots up. I have Raspbian OS in my Raspberry PI device. Thanks for ...
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After I remove swapfile, I can't do anything! How can I revert this problem?

How can I extend the life of my SD card? I run 2 commands in sudo su mode, and restart my pi. What I run: # swapoff --all # apt-get remove dphys-swapfile # reboot After that, I notice that I ...
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My Raspberry Pi won't boot into Raspbian any more?

My Raspberry Pi was working fine last time I used it. Now the boot sequence stops at this: Here is a larger version of the image (sorry, I couldn't get it any sharper). What could the problem be ...
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How to get back to NOOBS?

How can I get back to NOOBS? My Pi boots straight into the SCRATCH animator and I can't get anything else. Note I tried holding down the shift key when booting but it still went straight to SCRATCH, ...
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start a lxterminal on startup

I'm running raspabian on my pi and I would like for a lxterminal window to open every time I boot up. I'm not interested in running a script from boot, I only need the terminal to open. Any help ...
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Trouble with mounting my usb drive

This question probably seems like a duplicate, but I can't find the answer anywhere. I have a usb flash drive, that I know for a fact is identified by the Pi because I ran lsusb and tail -f ...
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New in raspberry and need help to choice what to buy

I just see the raspberry and i like it, am looking to build incubator controller using it. i need to know what i need to buy to do that and how to connect them together, i have programmer to program ...
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Open Chromium on start?

I've been looking at this quite a bit the last 24 hours and there are so many differing approaches and some maybe out of date. I've just installed a fresh copy of Raspbian as I think I broke the last ...
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Unable to mount Win95 FAT32 (LBA) boot partition of freshly imaged external hard drive on host machine, to make Pi boot from USB

So here's my problem: I really want to have a large swap space (and native persistent storage as well), so I decided I want to be able to boot Pi from USB. So far, I'm at the part where I need to copy ...
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Booting from an external USB drive

After searching google I know you can let a external usb flash drive take over after booting from the sd card. I want to know what is the easiest way to boot from one usb drive but have multiple ...
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How to open up terminal (gui) at startup and execute a command?

I want to be able to open up terminal (gui) on start up and execute a command inside that terminal. I'm placing this inside my /etc/rc.local x-terminal-emulator -e python /home/pi/pythonFile.py ...
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RPi doesnt work after formatting SD card

I have working with Rapsberry Pi for the last month. I tried to downloaded Opencv library today and i noticed that it the sd card is only using 2GB out of 8GB so stupidly, I tried to reformat my SD ...
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Slow connection with raspberry when “/” is on external hard drive

So far i've tried minibian, arch (alarmpi) and arkOS and, when I'm lucky I get to connect by ssh. Whenever I'm able to do so ssh manages to freeze randomly. I've changed de /boot/cmdline.txt at ...