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

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Pi 4 Will Not Boot with Noobs or Raspbian

I recently bought a Raspberry Pi 4, 4GB model, and I cannot get it to boot Noobs or Raspbian. When I purchased it, I knew I wanted to use it for a ubuntu distro, and it booted noobs, but I couldn't ...
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python start on boot

i am trying to get my WS2812 NeoPixel python sketch to run at boot, i used a tutorial https://tutorials-raspberrypi.com/connect-control-raspberry-pi-ws2812-rgb-led-strips/ it install the correct files ...
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Raspberry pi 4 won't boot and won't flash bootloader

My raspberry pi 4 2GB was working and suddenly stopped working, and booting. The green light flashes briefly once when i plug the alimentation, then stop. The red light is on. I tried with another ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 B+ won't boot up after 1 week of use

So I just got a new raspberry pi 3 b+ earlier this week by RS Components and I got it working on the first day. A couple days I shut it down and later when I tried to turn it back on, it didn't all it ...
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RPI not booting, only red LED, not the SD card

My RPI 3B+ won't boot up anymore. Only the red LED lights up, the green one remains off. I use the official power supply, and my SD card is not corrupted. My SD card realy isn't the problem: I tried ...
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How to run a program after reboot

RASPBERRY PI 4 Hello there, I have this script that should shut off a power outlet when it detects a movement. The rpi-rf_send code is from this repo. The question is: if the current goes away, ...
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CM3 - Moving system files into USB memory

I have a CM3 with 4GB eMMC, which is small and while CM3 cannot boot from an SD card, I was thinking of : 1 - Keeping the /boot files inside the eMMc. 2 - Having the rest of OS files (root directory)...
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Assign multiple webcams to fixed /dev/video* at boot

I'm currently working on a project that requires taking pictures with 3 USB webcams but whenever I boot the raspberry, it assigns randomly a /dev/video "address" to each one of them. I'm not using ...
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rp3 can't boot openelec

I am using rp3 and trying to install openelec from here and using the second one for rp2 and 3 I tried to format the sd card to fat32 Tried to copy the image after extraction using dd Tried using ...
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Different Boot behavior for cloned Pi

I am running a python script on my Pi 3 B+ and registered it in a crontab @reboot so it is executed when booting the system. On my development Pi everything works fine, but when I clone the SD-Card ...
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Boot: Started Update UTMP about System Boot/Shutdown

I have been using Raspi as a local Django server for a few months now. One day, when I came back from work the local server was not working anymore so I decided to unplug and plug back the power. ...
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Audio Injector stereo soundcard is preventing boot

I recently bought a Audioinjector stereo soundcard HAT to stream sound on my raspberry pi running Raspbian. I went to their website and installed the .deb installer file and ran it with audioInjector-...
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How can I run a PxE server off my Pi to PxE boot Windows Images?

I've come across many different options to run a pxe server on my pi but I run into trouble with each of them. The most promising was PyPxe but this was my last experience with trying that option. ...
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How to handle a supposedly corrupt boot partition?

After working flawlessly for many months, in the morning, possibly after some packages were installed (or any other reason), my raspi showed a frozen desktop. I could not connect via ssh, so I had to ...
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Start smartcard service at startup in a raspberry pi

I have a raspberry pi connected to smart card reader (OMNIKEY 3121). I installed all driver and libraries needed. In order to use the card reader it is necessary to activate its service: sudo ...
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Raspberry Pi run commands on boot

I thought that running commands on raspberry pi on boot was the easiest thing in my project. But it seems that it is complex enough not to work. I've searched a lot on the internet on a simple ...
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Setting up a shell script to run at boot with sudo permission

I had issue with BLE Connection which would drop after certain time which I solved using solution from this post: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/288978/how-to-configure-a-connection-...
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Boot time problem

i want to reduce boot time on my Raspberry Pi 3B+. I'm using this tutorial http://himeshp.blogspot.com/2018/08/fast-boot-with-raspberry-pi.html and i done 1,2 and 3 step. After this i reboot Pi and ...
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Display rotate not working in Raspberry Pi 64 bit

I can boot with a 64bit OS on a Raspberry PI 3, but when I change display_rotate (config.txt) to 3 (270 degrees), it stuck on the 4-colour initial screen. The funny thing is that when I use a 32bit OS ...
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Boot behavior, Pi 3 B+ won't boot with GPIOs connected, 3 B boots fine

I have a 40 pin ribbon which connects an RPi 3 B (SPI and GPIO) to another microprocessor. It seems to work fine on a 3B. I've recently found out that if I connect a 3 B+ instead the Pi will not boot, ...
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Boot Partition “Run Once” Headless Script [duplicate]

To setup SSH and Wi-Fi connectivity before even booting up a Pi for the first time, one can put files into the boot partition on the SD card. This has me curious. Suppose I have a particular setup I ...
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Boot into text console and auto run script

I've had success with many ways of running a python script at boot on a Raspberry Pi (rc.local, cronjob, etc). However, how could I have the pi boot into the text console mode (not GUI), and ...
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How to clean up /boot partition?

I haven't run apt upgrade on my Pi 3 in a while and did it today. It resulted in an error message with my /boot partition being filled to 100%. Any subsequent apt commands are resulting in errors ...
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USB problem on Raspberry Pi 4 won't boot

I have a strange problem with a Pi 4. I have my Raspberry Pi 4 powered by an external alimentation 5V 2 A, there are two USB devices connected (an Arduino Mega and the touch USB for the display) and ...
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Rpiboot - Failed to claim interface

I'm using usbboot/rpiboot with Raspberry Pi 0. Usually when I try to discover device the device is found without a problem and the booting process succeeds, recently I upgraded the firmware (bootcode....
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Boot in emergency mode after restoring the Pi

I wanted to have a backup system for my raspberrys using Raspbian: simple, versioned and automatic like Time Machine on my mac, so I installed Borg Backup and started saving the full system on an ...
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Why does /dev/mmcblk0p2 work when PARTUUID doesn't?

Goal Hi my PI keeps rebooting after I added two lines to the rc.local file. Now i am trying to log into the boot shell and edit those two lines out. Problem I added init=/bin/bash to the cmdline....
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RPi 3B+ won't boot and stare at Red LED but SD not corrupted

1 month ago, I was building a case for my Raspberry Pi 3B+ and I accidentally spilled water on it (I dried it and all) and the sd card was corrupted. I then went to vacation, 1 month passed and got ...
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RaspberryPi keeps rebooting after i changed rc.local file

my raspberryPi keeps rebooting and I have no idea how to solve this problem other than recovery the image. I haven't backuped for a while so I prefer not to recover it from an old one. Background I ...
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How does the RPi Boot work?

I am a complete beginner in Raspberry pi and have very little knowledge of the Operating system. So to put on the OS on my new Raspberry Pi I come across the "RPi Boot". When I follow the steps as: ...
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VLC Playlist loop on Raspberry startup

I am trying to create the simplest digital signage, so I thought I could create a VLC playlist and then play it on system startup on fullscreen and with hidden cursor. I've read about the paid ...
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Signal from GPIO 14pin during raspberry pi booting

I'm doing an IoT project. I had a problem related to GPIO pin 14. Even though I solved the problem, now I have questions about pin 14. the question is below. During booting, relay connected to 14pin ...
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Python boot run script act strange with GPIO (software serial)

I put my python script as boot running(rc.local) on my headless Rpi 3B+. It meant to controls three identical devices through serial cable and I am using GPIO PINS[17,27,22] for the software serial. ...
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I can't tur on my Raspberry Pi 3 B+

I just bought my first R PI B+. I have a Kingston 128GB micro SD card with NOOBS downloaded on it. The device is connected to monitor with HDMI cable (I tried 3 different monitors), but it isn't ...
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SD card broken readonly switch, now I broke /boot, no USB keyboard in initramfs. Any way to write to card?

TL;DR: RPi won't boot, other computers check the R/O physical switch, the switch tab is long lost. I have a backup with previous, working state, but can't write it onto the SD card. I have a RPi1, ...
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Where is the GPU firmware loaded into?

According to cursory explanations of the booting process and software such as this, the small second stage bootloader on the SD card enables the GPU to access its firmware on the SD card and load it. ...
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ReBoot Rasperry 3 from SD, after putting the card in a RaspPi4 by mistake

I've got a problem and I really hope it's just a small step for you, but a big leap for mankind, or at least for me. I have a Rasberry3 working very fine on a SDCard. I bought a new Raspberry4, of ...
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Run simple xterm command at desktop start

I've been searching for this for hours, really hoping someone could help me out here. We're using a raspberry pi for digital signage, and I just want to run pianobar (runs in a terminal) behind it ...
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NOOBS stuck at rainbow screen - Raspberry Pi 4

I formatted my SD card to fat32 using GParted and copied all the files from the official NOOBS Lite download: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/noobs/. I unzipped using unzip command on the ...
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Need help with running terminal commands on startup

I made my Zero into a radio transmitter and I am trying to make it transmit on startup, I am not quite sure how to do it, I've looked around different forums but I can't really find anything. I would ...
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Run Raspbian in RAM

Since the first version of Raspberry Pi, I use a customized version of Raspbian in order to mount the rootfs in read-only. Basically I created symlinks in RAM for /var directories so applications don'...
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Run program on raspbian buster LXDE startup

I know this question has been asked before, but the methods referenced are not working for me. Currently I have done this: sudo nano /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart and added the line @python3 /...
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Can't read from serial0 using PySerial when python script starts at boot [duplicate]

I have a Python script that uses Pyserial, connects to '/dev/serial0' and reads from it in loop. The script works fine when starting it manually after the RPi is up. However, when I added the script'...
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Configure Raspberry pi to run my application before GUI Desktop

I have created an application through Python that has library dependencies on Qt4, pyqt4, pyqtgraph etc. This application is based on Raspberry Pi, I have developed and finished it on the platform. I ...
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Boot up process of keybow raspi zero and transfer to keybow executable. How does it happen?

I am investigating the pimoroni keybow little keyboard. The system is powered by a raspberry pi zero, and pimoroni provides an sdcard system, available on github at https://github.com/pimoroni/keybow-...
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Start-up script runs under root and in the background

I'm trying to get a .sh script to run on system start-up. I've tried it several ways that don't work. The closest I got was using adding a line to /home/pi/bashrc sh /home/pi/Desktop/run.sh & ...
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Good SD card, Pi won't boot

I have 2 x Raspberry Pi 3s (mine is a 3B, his 3B+). I cloned my SD card for a friend, and the new card works in my Pi. His Pi will only boot to the rainbow screen. Solid red light on the back. The ...
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My Raspberry Pi crashed after pulling out USB drive from it

My Raspberry Pi's OS is Raspbian Stretch Lite. My Raspberry Pi crashed after pulling out USB drive from it. I'm not able to access it via SSH. I have connected the SD card of my Raspberry Pi to my ...
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Is it possible to boot from both USB and SD-card

After following official USB boot instruction I was able to write program_usb_boot_mode=1 to OTP and boot from USB. But it looks like am not able to boot from SD-card anymore. Are these options ...
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Raspberry Pi4B Not Booting - Solid Green

Just got a Raspberry Pi4B, I have tried all night to get this to work and have had no luck. Both the red and green LED indicators are both on, not blinking. I have followed all troubleshooting advice ...