Questions tagged [boot]

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

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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

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 ...
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Kernel Panic VFS Error During Boot

I recently started getting this error during bootup on an SD Card with Raspbian Stretch-Lite: ---[end Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(179,2) I looked around ...
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One volume does a *full* fsck every boot, even though it's clean

As the subject says, I have a Raspbian system (Buster, and this happened with the prior Raspbian version too) that runs a full fsck on one particular volume every time it boots. And this only happens ...
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RPi 3b+ corrupt /boot (Please give me the contents of your /boot)

Last Friday (July 19th) I did sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade, then I shut it down. Today, I tried to power it up, but nothing appears on my screen. My HDMI cable is working properly, so ...
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How to remove the automatically displayed PDF after boot?

I gained a Raspberry PI board. I want to dive deep in it's programming, but I've faced a disturbing problem: After booting automatically displayed a PDF. I can close it, but I don't want to do ...
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GPIO pins set to output on boot after apt-get update+upgrade

I recently got a CrowPi kit w/ Pi 3B+ to mess around with and eventually pull the Pi out and use in another project. I did a sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade today seeing as a good number ...
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Boot stuck at rc-local.service

I setup Rasbian on a 32GB sd card and inserted it into Raspberry Pi 3 Model B(V1.2). When I swtch on the Raspberry Pi, It's boot stuck at rc-local.service. First I tried Rasbian. I flashed the image ...
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NOOBS hangs on rainbow screen, does not boot

I've installed NOOBS using the standard instructions included in the zip file, but every time I insert the SD card, boot hangs on the rainbow screen. What's funny is that if I flash the card with ...
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How to clone a ssd which I am using to boot

I have an SSD that is connected via USB to SATA cable to the Pi. I have a lot of files and settings saved on this SSD, I wanted to make a backup of this on another SSD, such that if something happens ...
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Load and unload hwclock (RTC) at boot. Can't get device to unload

On a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ I'm trying to read from a DS3231 RTC at boot time, sync the time to the system time and then unload the device. All the commands function from the terminal so I thought it would ...
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Resizing partition on an external disk renders it unusable as a root partition?

I'm attempting to configure my raspberry pi 4 to boot from an external disk, and it works pretty well! I've configured it to boot from the partition ID I get from sudo blkid corresponding to my boot ...
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Run curses based python script on start up [raspbian stretch]

I'm trying to auto start a curses based python script on startup of my RPi 3+ (running on raspbian stretch) What I did so far. I've got a python script demo1.py, import curses ...
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Arch Overscan Screen Slanted

Recently I have attempted to install Arch Linux on my Raspberry Pi 3B for a small project. After installation of the OS according to https://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv8/broadcom/raspberry-pi-3, ...
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launch program after network up with Stretch

I'm looking for a solution to launch a program when the Raspberry boot, but i need to have an internet connection before launching this program. I saw few exemple with post-up command in interface ...
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Booting Alpine linux on Raspberry Pi 4

has anyone had success running Alpine Linux on the Raspberry Pi 4? I have copied the contents of the Alpine release for rpi 64bit from here to an SD Card formatted with FAT32, but I only get to the ...
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Raspberry Pi does not reboot with powered external HDD attached

I have recently set up a Plex Media Server on a new Raspberry Pi 4 (4 Gb). This is powered using it's own official power supply, the Pi is connected via USB to a powered USB hub which has a 1TB WD ...
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Python script won't load on startup

I have tried like 5 methods to get this script loaded after raspi3 load. #!/usr/bin/python3.7 #sudo python /home/pi/masterBaseInterface.py import socket # Import socket module import ...
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Black screen with cursor after configuring LXDE-pi/autostart

I've seen this post that describes the same problem I am facing, but the use case was somewhat different and the OP never updated the post with their solution. I am attempting to run Synergy at boot, ...
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how to update customised OS image to a newer version keeping modification?

I am using Hypriot as OS . I have done modifications to some file and script,and i have add new service on boot . I would like to know if i have a newer version of Hypriot how can i update my ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 b+ seemed to be dead because of excessive vlotage of around 5.5 volts. Can anybody help?

My rapsberry pi 3 b+ constantly showed the under-voltage warning, so I connected my PSU to th RPI and setted the output voltage to be around 5.5v. I measured a voltage of around 5.2v when the RPI was ...
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Running raspbian buster with qemu

I am trying to follow the instructions under https://github.com/wimvanderbauwhede/limited-systems/wiki/Debian-%22buster%22-for-Raspberry-Pi-3-on-QEMU to have buster start in qemu. However, none of the ...
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Can I boot off a network if I can't modify my router?

My Raspberry Pi needs to be connected to my home router, which unfortunately is a standard router provided by my ISP, so I can't change anything on it. I have another main computer running, which I ...
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Raspberry pi 3B+ won't boot, solid red light

My Pi won't boot, I was coding my Pi when my friend came and wanted to see a movie from the Pi, I shut it down normally and close the power supply, then changed the SD card that had kodi on and tried ...
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Raspberry Pi 3b+ black screen after start

My Raspberry Pi 3B+ hat the problem that VNC can't display the desktop. SO I connected it to a display and I had a black screen. I can boot the system and can see the normal boot screen (Press "SHIFT"...
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Raspbian boot options: Desktop autologin

I was installing dlib to my raspberry pi 3b+. I changed the swap file size from 100mb to 1024mb in the "/etc/dphys-swapfile" file. After this, I changed the boot menu option to directly start the ...
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Startup files on raspberry pi 3

I have 4 python scripts running continuously. How I can open them in separate windows on startup? I need see the terminals when it's booting up. I tried rc.local: it's working but I can't see the ...
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“Proper” way to (permanently) mount USB hard drive?

What is the proper/best way to have a USB hard drive permanently mounted? I have done this using fstab using disk label as the identifier, but when I disconnected the drive and tried to boot the pi, ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 - Not booting custom kernel

I am running the latest Raspbian build (Buster). I have compiled a kernel with audit/apparmor support and am trying to boot my Raspberry Pi 4 from it. The kernel is compiled from the latest branch ...
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OTP - Disadvantages of USB boot

TL;DR; What are the real-world disadvantages of setting the OTP on Pi3B for USB boot. A bit longer : As we know the Pi3B+ is pre-configured for enabling USB boot, but The Pi3B needs one-time ...
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Bluetooth discoverable mode is automatically turned OFF

I want to set up the Bluetooth on boot so I can connect to it whenever I want with a device which is not trusted by the Raspberry Pi Bluetooth. I set up the Bluetooth on boot on my Raspberry Pi this ...
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How to restart setup wizard at first time startup?

I started up my raspberry pi, and accidentally pressed escape during new password creation. The startup wizard exited, and now I cant get back to the startup wizard. How do I restart the startup ...
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Loading root file system from NFS

I managed to simulate a Cluster HAT like environment with a Linux machine. I launched rpiboot with the modified config.txt, cmdline.txt and initramfs (which is missing from the original setup but is ...
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Would it be possible to boot a live distro from DVD or CD-rom

For a secure key generator using Yubikeys to back-up master private keys and seperate Yubikeys to containt authetication subkey private keys I'm looking for a way to run a Raspberry Pi zero with no ...
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RPI3 Stuck in SSH on boot

I can not open the graphical interface, I have used startx I get a bunch of paragraphs pop up and that is the furthest I can get. When I start up the raspberry pi 3, It says the bluetooth thing is ...
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Pi - own python startup script in the wrong order

I've written a python script to connect to mysql & insert the current time then close. The use case is if my Pi browns out/restarts (often does) the time of this event will be logged. The script ...
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Headless bootup diagnostic to see why no network

I've got the latest hardware (rpi 3b+) and am trying to get a flavor (ev3dev) to run on it. However, it never connects to the network - either ethernet or wifi. I looked into how I could capture ...
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How do I boot a Compute Module 3+ Lite?

I bought a Raspberry Pi "Compute Module 3+ Development Kit" which includes a Compute Module 3+ Lite (CM3l). Unlike the standard Compute Module 3+ that's included in the kit, this has no on-board eMMC ...
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Black Screen After boot in raspbian

I have Raspberry pie 3 with Raspbian, after turn it off and turn on again, after boot (displaying four raspberry), the display shows only a black screen. I can login with alt+ctl+f1 and access a ...
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Rainbow-screen on bootup after months of working properly

First off, I have seen a lot of questions/answers talking about the rainbow screen. However everywhere I looked the issue only seems to occur on the first time the system is booted. In my case it's ...
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Chromium Kiosk Script Hangs Without Peripherals Plugged In

I'm setting up a Pi Zero W to run a script on boot to run a Chromium kiosk with a specific URL, refreshing the page every 5 minutes. Initially everything worked great. I tested it over multiple ...
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Starting Switch LAN-Play on Startup

I'm struggling to get the Switch-LAN-Play client to run whenever I plug in my RasPi. I've followed this gbatemp.net tutorial here, and I've come as far as only having one line of code I need to ...