I've had my Raspberry Pi 3B+ for a while now (a couple of months, maybe) and it has always booted just fine, up until this week. I was using the RPi to host my Discord Bot, but now it doesn't seem to boot and/or connect to the network. The device runs on Raspbian through NOOBS.


  • The device's PWR indicator remains a solid red
  • The device DOES show ACT indicator blinking at startup
  • The Two(2) LEDs on the ethernet port light up ever so slightly (no cable)
  • The device cannot be found on the network
  • VNC Server is not listening for cloud connections

At the time of posting i have read the entire Pi Not Booting page to no avail.

  • Does ACT blink randomly, or on/off a countable number of times?
    – Botspot
    Dec 6, 2019 at 22:22
  • @Botspot Randomly.
    – Delta
    Dec 6, 2019 at 22:38
  • Try connecting it to a display.
    – Botspot
    Dec 6, 2019 at 22:49
  • @Botspot Kernel Panic, says something about a filesystem.
    – Delta
    Dec 7, 2019 at 10:29
  • @Botspot Found this article on the error. will check solutions later
    – Delta
    Dec 7, 2019 at 10:33

1 Answer 1


you will need to do a filesystem check & repair:

Start the Raspberry holding the Shift key.

Once NOOBS loads, press Alt-F2 to access the recovery command line...

I had the same problem but with unknown-block(179.7) and the first solution worked fine, just replacing this:

sudo fsck.ext4 -y /dev/mmcblk0p6

with this:

sudo fsck.ext4 -y /dev/mmcblk0p7

I'm not an expert but hope this could help others.

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