I saw many guides online to run a script at startup but all I found so far runs after logged in to the pi. In my case, I would like to run a script right after the splash screen. I saw some guides online on how to customise the splash screen but it's not exactly what I need. I'm not sure how to adapt my code and I'm afraid that if there's error in the code, my pi won't boot. Here's the script that I want to run. It plays sound through an active buzzer:

import sys
import RPi.GPIO as GPIO
import time
# Set trigger PIN according with your cabling
signalPIN = 26

# Set PIN to output
class soundGen:
    def soundFunc(self,function):
        default = "Not found"
        return getattr(self, 'case_' + str(function), lambda: default)()
    def case_1(self):#Startup boot      
        return [1,0,1,0],[0.2,0.1,0.5,0]
    def soundPLayer(self, select):
        pin, gap = self.soundFunc(select)
        for n in pin:
ss = soundGen()
function = 4
# cleanup will free PINS and exit will terminate code execution

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    I would like to run a script at the rainbow splash screen - impossible - I don't think the CPU is even initialised yet at that stage, let alone enough of the operating system to run python – Jaromanda X Mar 17 at 0:17
  • @JaromandaX This one here shows how to customise the splash screen: link. I figured it would be possible to just adapt the code above? – zaraku27 Mar 17 at 0:28
  • you said "rainbow splash screen" - I assumed you meant the "rainbow" that appears when you first turn on the pi, not some splash screen that is added some time later by playing a video using omxplayer - just add audio to the video you play – Jaromanda X Mar 17 at 0:35
  • @JaromandaX I was under the impression that they replaced that rainbow splash screen. So I thought i would be possible to play sound instead at that point in time. I'll modify my question. – zaraku27 Mar 17 at 0:46

Realistically, the earliest moment for the boot sound is right after the SystemD sound target:

Description=Boot Sound

ExecStart=/usr/bin/aplay /boot/sound.wav


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