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

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Stuck on the "Welcome to raspberry Pi" Screen

I am new to raspberry pi, and am having trouble with getting my model 5 (and 4) to work. It is permanently stuck on the 'Welcome To Raspberry Pi' screen after the rainbow screen. I have used the ...
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Raspberry stuck with red light (no green light) after trying to connect with 7inch display and GPIO

I bought a Raspberry 5: I run the first configuration and everything seems to work. in the past, I had purchased the official 7-inch display for a Raspberry 3: however the display cable (the flexible ...
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raspberry pi red solid gren blink once

I have a Raspberry Pi 4 8GB everytime when I power green light blinks once and the red solid light is on. I connected to the HDMI screen and there is no output on the screen. I tried restoring the ...
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Send command to tty1 on startup

I've connected a Waveshare e-ink display to my Raspberry Pi 3B+ and installed PaperTTY. My idea is to run vim on the e-ink display and use it as a Freewrite-like device or a writerdeck. Basically, use ...
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Prevent questions on first boot, automate setup

Some changes seem to be made in recent Raspi OS Lite versions again. So here I am again, asking for an automated solution. It's 2024 and I was asked these questions when booting the Pi for the first ...
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No sound with mpg123 or mplayer at boot

What I want to do : at boot, start a playlist on a headless RBPi A+ through the headphones jack using mpg123. I Wrote a shell script targeting mpg123: #!/bin/bash # see if (and when) my script was run ...
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RaspberryPi 4b won't boot from SD card anymore

I have used my RaspberryPi 4B multiple times with the same sd card. Everything worked perfectly fine. To test if the RaspberryPi fits in a case I got for it, I removed the sd card. After putting it ...
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How to enable a fastApi server on startup?

im looking for solution, how to edit some files to specify which bash file (it's called startupScript.sh) should start after booting the device. I'm using bash version, without GUI. But the script ...
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RasPi3B+ won't read SD cards

As stated the old rpi 3B+ worked fine until 1 boot where it no longer read the SD cards. (ACT light not lighting up at all, PWR light constantly on.) Happened after I tried swapping from dynamic IP to ...
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How do I boot only off a USB drive (with no SD card inserted)? [duplicate]

Do I need a MicroSD card for my Raspberry Pi 3 B, or can I simply use a USB flash drive (and no MicroSD card)?
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Boot up into Chromium Web Page for a touchscreen

I have a Raspberry Pi 4 with Raspbian OS I would like the GUI to boot directly to a chromium web page in full screen. All the tutorials i have read seem to be out of date. I have created the autostart ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 crashes at startup then boot loops

I have a raspberry 4 8GB model, tested with multiple power supplies, multiple SD cards, and even tried to boot from USB (both the 2.0 and 3.0 ports). I also tried multiple images, the 64 and 32 bit ...
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Process/Flow/steps for speeding of the booting time in raspberry pi for the cluster

I am using Raspberry pi for the cluster, that would display the basic data like the CAN data and one wire data. For can I used the Can-Socket and for one wire I am just reading a gpio pin of raspberry ...
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Does an rPi 3B+ SSD require external power?

My 3B+ boots from a Western Digital Blue SSD. The nameplate under the SSD indicates 1.6A at 5V so, I am really puzzled how it works at all off a USB port with no external power. My WD Blue is wired ...
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How can I convert my Raspberry Pi into a Wi-Fi network in order to receive a device configuration in a captive portal?

Initial Situation: Device: Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W with Raspberry Pi OS Lite (64-bit) I aim to establish a seamless Raspberry Pi configuration that transitions between two distinct modes: Setup Mode: In ...
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Run systemd timer periodically but not on boot

I would like to run a script every 30 minutes on my RbPi, but not immediately after boot. Example: If I boot my RbPi at 15:15, the script should run at 15:30 not before. Setup: My RbPi has no ...
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start "cvlc" in background on booting without user login

I have a command I want to start a webcam to start to stream using vlc /cvlc on/after boot. The command is: cvlc -vvv v4l2:///dev/video0:chroma=mp2v :input-slave=alsa://hw:CARD=U0x46d0x825,DEV=0 :live-...
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What filename does auto_initramfs look for?

From the config.txt documentation: If auto_initramfs is set to 1, look for an initramfs file using the same rules as the kernel selection. Presumably it's looking for something with either no suffix,...
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unable to boot to network mode in pi4 B board when SDcard is removed

I am trying to Boot pi4 Board in Network boot without Sdcard for that i have done below steps 1 > sudo rpi-eeprom-config --edit and set as below BOOT_ORDER=0xf21 - **Try SD first**, followed by **...
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Black screen when booting up raspberry pi

I use a 4GB raspberry pi 4B. Recently, I switched to Ubuntu, and it had been working fine, until one day, I booted it up and the screen was black. Sometimes a glitched Ubuntu loading screen appears ...
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Raspberry Yocto image boot stops at crnod : OK

I've built a Yocto linux image for Raspberry4. the boot starts normally, but after reaching crond : Ok, nothing happens. it stuck there I used bitbake core-image-full-cmdline to build the image
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Multiple first time start issues, including "Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(179,2)"

So from what I have been googling, it sounds like it could be the SD card, but it is brand new and no other applications detect an error with it. Hopefully someone here can help me confirm. I bought a ...
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Run a shell script on first boot

I want to make a script that runs on boot, as I'm making a PowerShell script to install the Raspberry Pi OS. It needs to install some things on boot. How do I make a script to run on first boot and ...
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cloud-init fails on adding user

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server (64-bit) on a Raspberry PI 4B. I've created an image with the Raspberry Pi Imager, with a user/password and SSH enabled. The cloud-init script fails when trying to ...
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Where is the boot sequence documented in detail?

I'm following this tutorial on writing "bare metal" code for the Raspberry Pi 4. I've gotten the code working fine, but I'm left wondering how I could have figured any of this stuff out for ...
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cant SSH into Raspberry Pi for the first time headless setup, login issue

I am trying to SSH into my Raspberry Pi 4 Model B for the first time. I've successfully installed the Raspberry OS using the UI configuration tool from the official website and boot loaded and SSH ...
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Latest Raspbian 10 Buster flashed onto 32gb micro sd card not booting Pi 1 Model B

Flashed using a 4gb sd card with slightly older release of the same buster os with dd, which itself boots fine on the same model B. But when I attempt to boot using the latest legacy buster lite os (...
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Raspberrry Pi 4 doesn't display image

I just received my raspberry pi 4 and I've got a basic setup ready to go. However when I turn the Pi on nothing displays on screen. I've got a microSD with Raspberry Pi OS installed already. Here's ...
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(Quick Help Please) I accidentally plugged the Positive wire into GND and the Negative wire into 5v GPIO

I have a fan that I was trying to plug into my Raspberry Pi 4 (4gb) (Deskpi lite addition from "Geeekpi") I was plugging it in, but didn't realize I accidentally plugged the red/positive ...
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Deleted the contents of the sd card but made sure to back it up problem

Deleted the contents of the sd card but made sure to back it up but when I am simply try to copy paste the contents it does not work. My raspberry pi does not boot up. Any suggestions on what I can do?...
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Missing /sys/class/leds/led0 and /sys/class/leds/led1 directories on Pi3 Model B Rev 1.2?

I have two RPis one 3B Model 1.2 one 4B. I set up both as subnet routers for Tailscale and wanted to turn off both the Power/Activity and Ethernet LEDs (all the LEDs). I put PiOS 64 Lite (Bullseye) on ...
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WoR loading screen change

I have recently started using Windows 11 on my Pi 4B (https://www.github.com/Botspot/Wor-flasher) and I want to know whether there is a way to change the default boot screen (which has an image of a ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 disable automatic startup after power is provided

I want to use my Raspi like a PC, meaning when I'm pressing the power button (PINS 5/6) it should startup. When pressing it again it should shutdown. This works as intended but when supplying my pi ...
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wpa_supplicant issues on first boot

So i've read all the related searched on this and haven't found a relevant answer that works for a headless remote boot, so here goes: I'm setting up a headless repeatable image for Raspberry pi. I'm ...
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raspberry pi shuts down a few seconds after boot, accelerated with LAN cable

Yesterday my raspberry pi 4 8GB was operating fine in a NAS setup where it was powered via the GPIO pins. I now took it out of the NAS case again and power it via USB-C. I use the official power ...
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Run terminal with commands after startup on Raspberry Pi OS

I need to open the terminal on startup and execute three commands in the same window automatically on my Raspberry 4B. The first is a cd command. The second one is: source /tflite/bin/activate. And ...
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MAX31586 configuraiton using overlay

I want to read three MAX31586s using a Raspberry pi 3B. Two are connected on the spi0 and I can configure the maxtherm on config.txt to work. For the third one, maxtherm doesn't work with spi1, at the ...
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Add secondary root partition to Raspberry Pi OS base image (dual-boot)

I want to modify the official Raspberry Pi OS lite image: https://downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspios_lite_arm64/images/raspios_lite_arm64-2023-05-03/2023-05-03-raspios-bullseye-arm64-lite.img.xz I want ...
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Pi 4; 8GB RAM: Having fimware and OS(openBSD) both on the SD card

Yesterday I installed openBSD on my Pi 4 with 8GB RAM: I first installed the [UEFI firmware][1] on the vfat formated, primary, and only partition of an SD Card I created an openBSD 7.3 boot stick I ...
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first boot, login with ssh, only default user, no keyboard [duplicate]

I freshly installed Raspbian on my new Model 3 B. My Pi has an external touch display, which works, but I have no USB keyboard. Therefore I'd like to connect with my Pi via ssh to set it up and ...
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Connect a RPi with static IP (cmdline.txt: ip=169.254.0.xx i.e. APIPA range), but without 120 seconds waiting time if no ethernet cable

I connect a headless RPi to a laptop. Putting ip=169.254.0.55 at the end of cmdline.txt has this major advantage: since this address is in APIPA "Automatic Private Internet Protocol Addressing&...
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Raspberry pi not displaying anything

I'm using a rapsberry pi 4 with the original power supply. Everything was working with the pi and then one day I turn it on and it no longer works. When I turn the pi on the red light is constantly on,...
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How to set up a raspberry pi to shutodown and boot based on whether UPS it is plugged in or not

I am building a golf cart and want to install a raspberry PI as dashboard computer for it. For this purpose I am using a Raspberry Pi 4 model B and I have a RPi UPSPack V3 for a ups. I have it wired ...
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Is it possible to boot Rasberry Pi Compute Module 3+ from USB-drive?

Good day! I have a device with Raspberry Pi CM3+ and Debian 10 pre-installed in eMMC. I want to try changing the OS to something else. I have already tried changing /boot/config.txt by adding "...
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halt the raspberry when power supply connected but not when GPIO3 is shorted to ground

For context I am using a raspberry PI3 but in the end might use a PI4 (but docs says they should behave the same). I changed config.txt to allow my raspberry to wake from a halt state (with GPIO3). ...
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Turn on raspberry PI from an input GPIO pin without ground

For context, I am using a raspberry PI 4 connected with it's charger (edit : I meant power supply, not charger). I wish to be able to turn it on when it receive a high value on a pin (for example,...
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CM4 carrier board design, what to do with GLOBAL_EN?

I'm designing a simple carrier board for CM4, I don't need a power switch, I just want it to run and boot as soon as I plug the power. What should I do with GLOBAL_EN and nRPIBOOT pins to make it ...
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Can't play song on startup using Python and rc.local

I have a python app called main.py, that runs upon startup using rc.local. During this app's runtime, it runs an external bash script 'play.sh' that runs vlc to play a song. The code in the 'play.sh' ...
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Has anyone solved Raspberry Pi Zero W SSH: `client_loop: send disconnect: broken pipe/timeout/Connection reset`

I know this has been voiced before, but the most recent I've found was in 2020 and it wasn't resolved then, so I'm signal-boosting in the hope that an answer has been discovered and just wasn't posted....
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Raspbian Desktop and Netcat script at boot

I'm a complete beginner and I'm looking for some help. I need to automatically start a command / script at boot to listen for a port from Netcat on computer with Raspbian Desktop version. If I open ...
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