I edited my /home/pi/.bashrc file, and i reboot it, but the raspberry pi stuck at smbd.service with the welcome screen.

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    what could you have possibly put in /home/pi/.bashrc that is at all related to anything in the boot process - please share what you did to that file Jun 23, 2021 at 6:17
  • Actually there I put my custom python application command like " sudo ./filename".
    – vishnu
    Jun 23, 2021 at 6:22
  • remove it, see if that helps, if it doesn't, it's probably something else you did Jun 23, 2021 at 6:24
  • But I can't, because when I powering my raspberry, they stuck at welcome screen. And also I tryout some terminal exit methods, that's not working.
    – vishnu
    Jun 23, 2021 at 6:25
  • add init=/bin/sh to cmdline.txt - if even this doesn't work, then you've done something else to the pi that you haven't mentioned - restore from your most recent working backup, then be careful with what you do Jun 23, 2021 at 6:28

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First do what @Milliways wrote in his answer.

You are then in a command line shell where you type the following commands:

mv /home/pi/.bashrc /home/pi/bashrc.broken
mv /root/.bashrc /root/bashrc.broken

Then remove the init=/bin/sh at the end of cmdline.txt and reboot.

  • Actually my window in auto login CLI mode, so when I power on the raspberry pi,The welcome screen stuck at smbd.service and then I press F2 the custom application error is displaying continuously,I can't able to exit from this error and modify anything.
    – vishnu
    Jun 24, 2021 at 12:15
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    Then you didn't append init=/bin/sh at the end of cmdline.txt. as Milliways instructed. Jun 24, 2021 at 23:22

Your best option is to restore from your backup.

If your Pi won't boot you can repair by rebooting to a root shell.

  1. Append init=/bin/sh at the end of cmdline.txt (which can be done on any computer) and reboot.
  2. After booting you will be at the prompt in a root shell.
  3. Your root file system is mounted as readonly now, so remount it as read/write mount -n -o remount,rw /
  • That's not working, Now I gonna start from scratch.
    – vishnu
    Jun 23, 2021 at 7:36

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