I'm trying to log into a Raspberry Pi which is on my network over SSH, but when I enter the correct password, it responds with

-bash: /etc/bash.bashrc: Inddata/uddata-fejl
-bash: /home/pi/.bashrc: Inddata/uddata-fejl
Connection to closed.

I'm not sure what "Inddata/uddata-fejl" would be in english, but it roughly translates as "IO error".

Is there anything I can do (besides accessing the Pi physically)? What can cause this? I've never seen this error before.

  • I understand that this is happening on a half-broken system. On a working system, you would be expected to switch your system language to English before posting error messages. Commented Nov 27, 2019 at 11:55

2 Answers 2


You get a disconnect because bash fails to open some files it relies on. Try connecting with a different shell, e.g.

ssh [email protected] sh

You may want to run fsck on your filesystem when you connect, to see if there's any damage besides the two above-mentioned files. In the end, if the root cause is a failed SD card, that cannot be fixed without physical access.

  • Interesting suggestion - I didn't know that you could specify a shell type at login. Unfortunately, it gives me the exact same errors in .bashrc. I'll probably have to find it ;-)
    – OZ1SEJ
    Commented Nov 27, 2019 at 18:42
  • Using sh doesn't help. It's just a symlink to /bin/bash.
    – Ingo
    Commented Nov 27, 2019 at 20:22
  • @OZ1SEJ Try to use dash or busybox sh istead of sh. busybox should always work because its for rescue without any dependencies. If it doesn't run then the executable itself is broken.
    – Ingo
    Commented Nov 27, 2019 at 20:26

I'd guess that the file system is corrupt given that you get the error on two files.

I don't see what you can do from a remote location.

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