These questions refer to the initial starting up of the Raspberry PI.

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Autorun Firefox on startup…grrrrrrr!

Long Story (Short): Okay, I've read all of the guides, questions etc I can find and it's still not happening. I can't get the browser to open its self up when the pi boots. Background: I'm following ...
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External powered HDD not listed after boot

I have an hub for HDDs where I have two of them (WD purple 2TB). If the Raspberry is ON and I switch on also the hub, the two HDDs are recognized by the Pi as sda and sdb (listed with sudo fdisk -l). ...
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Steady Red Light With One Green Light Flash After Booting Pi

I have a 16GB RAM Raspberry Pi 3 I'm using a Mac 10.11.5 I have 2 SD cards: 64 GB micro SanDesk and 8GB micro SanDisk (both should be supported by the Pi) I've formatted the SD card using the SD ...
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RPi 2 Doesn't Boot, Getting Hot

My Raspberry Pi 2 is not booting and, within approx. 2 seconds, the Broadcom chip becomes burning hot. This is the story: The Pi was working fine until my old HDMI to VGA adapter broke, so I got a ...
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Script on boot up is not updating between calls

I wrote a simple script in order to log the date and time of every Pi boot into a text file. I placed the script into /etc/rc.local in order to have it execute on boot. Here's the script: #!/bin/sh ...
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RaspPi 3 does not boot (no ACT LED); trying to re-flash SD card, it shows up as '127 MB unknown'

So I'm coming back to my Raspberry Pi 3 after it was unwired for a week. Although I correctly shut it down and all, it doesn't boot. The power LED is steady red, but the ACT LED doesn't do anything. ...
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How to disable USBboot?

When i turn on my Raspberry Pi it tries to boot from USB. I plugged in a wireless mouse. Message on monitor: starting USB... USB0: Core Realses: 2.80a scanning bus 0 for devices... And nothing ...
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Running a webpage on startup

I have a touchscreen based kiosk application running on my raspberry pi. In this application I need to load a webpage , which once opened will load a user interface. Now, my question is how do the ...
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Configuring Kali Linux Raspberry Pi 3 with VNC Server

Good day I am currently trying to setup my Kali Linux Raspberry Pi 3 to: Work through VNC Server on my laptop over an Ethernet cable. Start VNC server on the Raspberry Pi setup on boot. ...
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Debug: mounting /dev/mmcblk0p1 on /boot failed: No such file or directory

I'm attempting to debug the below error I get during boot of raspbian-ua-netinst on a Pi 3 Model B v1.2: Copying boot files... mounting /dev/mmcblk0p1 on /boot failed: No such file or directory Oh ...
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Raspberry PI Zero won't boot

I have been having the raspberry pi zero since launch (I bought it with the magazine when it came out) and finally I bought the necessary cables for it to plug it in a TV via the HDMI port. The cables,...
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Raspbian, LXDE, Autostart bash script

I am really struggling to get my pi to autorun a bash script on startup. A little background - it is running Raspbian, it has LXDE, and it is set to autologin as the "pi" user in raspi-config. I ...
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Edit FAT16 microSD disk partition [closed]

After installing ua-netinst, on a Pi 3 model B v1.2, I get a rainbow screen. From the comments here, this is expected and I need to re-copy the start.elf, start_cd.elf, start_db.elf and start_x.elf ...
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Description of the Pi's state when there is a Rainbow Screen during boot

Does anyone have a succinct description of what the Rainbow Screen is and what is happening on the Pi when it is seen during boot (Pi3_ModelB_v1.2)? Is it possible to SSH, other otherwise connect, ...
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end Kernal Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unkown block (0,0)

I have the following error after attempting to boot ua-netinst from a 64GB Class 10 Verbatim microSDXC formatted to FAT32 on Windows7 with fat32format: end Kernal Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to ...
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Debugging Unattended Installer, ua-netinst, RPi3Bv1.2

I'm attempting to install un-netinst using the instructions here. My ultimate aim is to install an Ethereum Client. I have reformatted my 64GB SD disk to FAT32 and copied the files as instructed (...
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Raspberry Pi 2 is not Booting After “shutdown”

I have a raspberry pi 2 with Raspbian Jessie installed. It was working perfectly for about 5 months. But yesterday I closed it with the shutdown command and now I cant open it. When I try to boot it ...
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Should wifi be turned off with wired connection

I'm new at the Raspi 3 and unix in general, and now trying to build a headless streaming application, and trying to automate some basic setup steps on boot. If I want to guarantee the fastest ...
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Play video on BOOT, not logon

I have tried many tutorials but can't get this to work. I simply want to play a video when my Pi turns on. This is not when I LOG IN, or when the desktop starts, but a second or two after I plug in ...
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Raspberry pi 3 /etc/inittab empty

i have this new RPi3 and the first time i used it there were no login during startup but now that i continued using it after 3 weeks, there's this login window that i cannot pass through even though i ...
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Black Screen after Boot issues

My Raspberry Pi 2 was working fine until today. I plugged it in and the pi booted through the rapid lines of [ok]. Then after the boot process I get a black screen with a "_" white line flashing in ...
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Running startup script WITHOUT creating a service?

I would like to create a script,which will stop/kill a daemon after this one has been started. Therefore my script hat to be executed at boot time after the one which is going to be killed, but I don´...
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How to emulate raspberry pi 2 on Ubuntu 14.04 PC?

Here I got an image of Raspberry Pi (re-designed). Let's call it pi2-16gb.img Emulate ARM Raspberry Pi 2 model B v1.1 on a Ubuntu PC Now I want to emulate it before inserting it to a Pi 2 physically....
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Fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed

Occasionally my Pi3 will crash during boot and hang on the error message: Fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed Manually power cycling it sometimes fixes this, but sometimes the error ...
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Raspberry Pi stuck after boot

I am using Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. I had been using it with no problem during my vacation and I made an obstacle avoiding robot with it. After that, as my school started, I couldn't use it often. When ...
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First and Last things it does

I'd like to display an LED which comes on as early as possible in the Pi's boot sequence to let me know things are progressing. I'd like to switch it off when the Pi has been appropriately shut down. ...
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OSMC installation fail - cannot boot it with three micro sd card

I tried since several hours installing OSMC on RPi2 but after many trials I don't get it booting. I would like to investigate further. I've tried with three micro sd cards and severals methods, here ...
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Raspbian Kernel and initramfs

I'm trying to switch my Raspberry Pi 2 to the raspbian kernel rather than the one from raspberry pi foundation (found in raspberrypi-bootloader package). I installed the linux-image-rpi2-rpfv package,...
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Raspberry Pi boot error after restoring from image

a few days ago my raspberry started to have problems while running which pointed to a defect file system. So I wanted to restore it with an image I made before one week, when everything worked fine. I ...
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Rpi2 no display

i've a Rpi2 B version with OSMC installed. One day i've switch on the device and it didn't boot as usual. I've tried to format SD with another image, different SD cards, different HDMI cables and ...
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Nginx with rtmp server fail to start on boot on Raspberry Pi

I installed Nginx with RTMP server usnig the infos available on this tutorial on Raspberry Pi. It is impossible for me to find out why nginx does not start on boot. I have tried most of the available ...
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Trying to start a script at startup

I'm trying to write a script which starts a program with some parameters at startup (after boot) and therefore I'm using /etc/init.d. This is my script: #!/bin/bash ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero only booting 50% of the time

I have come across a very peculiar problem. I have a Raspberry Pi Zero V1.3 running Raspbian Jessie Lite on a 64 GB SanDisk micro SD card. The Pi is powered via the micro USB port (not the OTG port ...
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boot stuck after starting apache

few months back I installed raspbian and configured apache etc.. I haven't used it for a few months and today I was trying to get it back running. During the boot it hangs on [OK] Started LSB: Apache2 ...
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How to autostart ScratchGPIO projects?

I'm working with my 7 years old son on a edukit robotics project with my son on my Raspberry PI 2, installed with Jessie. Instead of using Python (Too complicated for him) I programmed the robot with ...
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nfsroot boot fails - nfs server reports the request

I have a raspberry pi model b+ that I am attempting to boot with a root on an nfs share. The pi takes an ip address from dhcp, and makes request to my nfs server for the root share. The server reports ...
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My system keeps locking me into safe mode and boots directly to root shell

Help! I keep getting boot error on my RPi and being locked into safe mode only having access to root shell and losing network connectivity! It is the forth time this happens, the first time I have ...
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How to change the color of boot logs?

OS: Raspbian Jessie How can I change the color of all the logs and text during the initial boot (and also the final shutdown) to black? (including the login user/password prompt) !? My goal is to ...
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Pin GPIO5 set to output by default with constant 2.4V output during and after boot

I have been experimenting with rpi in the last few days and made a simple user interface circuit, it contains a button and few LED's attached on top of rpi as you can see below. It works fine but the ...
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How to hide boot messages (silent boot) in jessie?

Previously, I used the following codes to hide boot messages and have a silent boot, until a code (playing omxplayer on loop) would run from /etc/rc.local. So I was able to successfully hide the boot ...
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Best partition size for Raspbian Lite (Jessie)

I've got a 3Tb External Hard Drive that I would like to use to run my Raspberry Pi2. I'd like to have a few separate partitions for various services: Transmission Owncloud Ftp (to save images from ...
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Custom Splash Screen Video

I'm having trouble creating my own splash screen for my Raspberry Pi 3. I began by creating a script which plays a short video and it works when I run it on it's own. I am following this tutorial but ...
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No audio devices on a RPi Zero and a Waveshare screen

I installed Retropie and the drivers for my 3.2" Waveshare touchscreen on a RPi Zero. The screen works fine, but I can't get to boot Retropie. I get this error: 1v10: AudioManager Error - Unable to ...
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Booting to LXDE instead of Raspbian desktop

I'm very new to using a raspberry pi. Recently I purchased one (a raspberry pi 3) and I was playing around with it. All of the sudden when I turn it on, it takes me to LXDE login screen instead of the ...
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Video on splash screen not appearing Raspbian

I'm trying to have a short 20 second video play in place of the log output when my raspberry pi is turned on. I followed the directions here: http://blog.sheasilverman.com/2013/09/adding-a-startup-...
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Raspberry not booting correctly (mmc0: fsm1, hsts 1)

I have a problem when booting my Raspberry. It shows me this: I have no idea why is this happening, so I don't know what information you people are going to need to help me, so let me know and I'll ...
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Disable auto file system expansion in new Jessie image 2016-05-10

Now when you flash the new Jessie image (released 2016-05-10) on the SD card and boot the first time, it auto expands the file system on the whole SD card. I want to stop that script. Reason i want ...
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Boot hangs if usb drive is plugged

I'm trying to set up a usb drive (fat32) as an automatic backup. I'm using raspbian (installed with NOOBS) booting to command line (no GUI). If I plug it when the pi is already booted I can mount and ...
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No methods for running python script on startup are working

I can not get my python file to start on startup. I've tried four different methods (below) and they all work in command line but none of them appear to run on start up. As an example, the file is ~...
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SD card not booting

I have an issue with my initial boot. Indeed: I did it on a SD card and it seemed to have work as shown in the following picture: yet when I connect the Raspberry Pi with the card to the display ...