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Questions tagged [boot]

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

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Why is /boot/config.txt executable?

FYI, I installed the R-PI minimal image with dd myself onto an sd card I was messing with the boot config when I realized that this file was set as executable. Looking at the config, I don't see why ...
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How do I identify the boot time in the logs?

Sometimes when my headless Pi Zero W hangs or goes offline without coming back, I hard reset it by disconnecting the power cable and reconnecting it. I'm trying to look for clues in /var/log/syslog ...
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Pi 3 Model B+ can't boot after changing vRAM

I just got the device (Pi 3 Model B+) and am a total beginner. I'm using NOOB/Raspbian. Every time I try to change the video ram (either through the GUI or the config.txt) the device is unable to ...
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Raspian Reset because of Widevine for libreelec

i just had to reset my Raspian Image on my SD Card because it wasnt booting up. The only thing it showed me for hours was a blackscreen. Im using Berryboot to start Raspian 2018, LibreELEC 9.0 and ...
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Turn off onboard LEDs at boot

I know very little about Raspberry Pi and Python. I've been able to turn off the LEDs in the terminal using the following command: sudo su - echo none > /sys/class/leds/led0/trigger However, I ...
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Loading Desktop after autostart

I'm running a python app on boot using: @/usr/bin/python /home/pi/Desktop/file.py that I added to: ~/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart It works great. However when I end the python script the ...
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Netboot PXE and usage extremly slow

I tried to use the netboot feature of the RPi3 and booted via network. Therefore I used dnsmasq of pihole, tftpd-hpa and NFS on another Rpi3. I want to use the RPi headless. The Boot takes up to ...
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Visualize execution of scripts

I have a script that always runs on the Raspberry Pi. I defined with sudo nano /etc/rc.local so that they turn even after a reboot or a power failure. My question is how can visualize the execution ...
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How to add power button to RPI 3 b+?

I want to make mini computer and I want add button for on/off power button. I will change config.txt with dtoverlay=gpio-shutdown. And then add button between GND and GPIO5. There has written that it ...
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Running a persistent node js server on boot and keeping the command line open

I know there are a lot of answers to this question but none have worked for me and I've been at it for something like six hours... Most of the answers also look like they're years out of date. I am ...
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Raspbian Stretch lite doesnt send HDMI signal on second boot

I have installed the most recent Raspbian Stretch lite (release: 2018-11-13) to a SanDisk ultra A1 micro SD card to use it for my Raspberry Pi model 3B. I connected a HDMI monitor and a USB keyboard ...
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Booting up feh at launch

I am quite new to programming but I have already started a too big project, and thus I got stuck. The project is mainly meant to replace a pc used for slideshows in a museum. The current pc is way ...
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Pi not booting, no green light(multiple reboots)

My Pi isn't booting, it was working just a day ago and i didn't change anything, the only thing i did multiple times is cut the supply power to reboot it to see why is my LCD screen is not working ...
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RetroPie boots into terminal and won't accept input

I was making some changes to the file system to my Raspberry Pi 1 B+ using the terminal, deleting some unwanted files and when I rebooted the system, it now boots directly to the terminal (rather than ...
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I think my p2 b broke, can i recover files?

When I look at the sd card in windows I can see what looks like a boot partition, then there is a larger partition that can been seen by windows but is unreadable. I presume this is a linux partition ...
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PYTQ on Rasberry Pi and Friture

I'm trying to create a stand alone audio analyser using Friture (http://friture.org). I have a B+ (Rasbian version 9, Python 3 and 2.7. Latest updates. Trying to install via pip gives me a PYQT find ...
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Forcing raspi-config to run automatically on next boot, but only once

Once the RasPi boots for first time, it shows the raspi-config utitliy. But on next boot it's gone. I would like to run it during first boot, do some configuration stuff, and then re-enable it in ...
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Doubt related to the OTA update Mechanism for Debian Operating System

I am working on the OTA update for an embedded system project. My hardware is Raspberry Pi and the operating system is a Debian 9. This OTA update mechanism will be A + B Redundancy update. Where ...
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fsck.mode=force is not fixing unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(179,2)

I have 2 SD cards with Raspbian Stretch that are throwing the following error on boot: Kernel panic-not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(179,2) I fixed one card by running ...
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Raspberry pi starting shell script at boot not working

I've been trying to implement a custom procedure triggered by a button connected to my raspberry pi. To do that I've tried to launch a python script on boot that always listens to the button trigger. ...
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Why doesn't my autostart file run a simple shell script

I am trying to launch a simple script (let's say it is /home/pi/python/python_code/hello-world.sh) from the /home/pi/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart file. I have added the following line to the ...
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Prepare SD card for auto-pairing with bluetooth keyboard

I already own a bluetooth keyboard, and want to use it with my newly ordered Pi Zero W. I don't want to buy a USB keyboard just for bootstrapping. Given the bluetooth MAC address of my keyboard, and ...
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RetroPie won’t start up after I manually shut it down

I just setup my RetroPie and tested out a game. I then shut it off using the power button. When I tried starting it up again it doesn’t go past this screen. I unplugged it for an hour and tried again ...
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Don't start Pi on power connection

I've currently got my raspberry pi setup with a power switch that wakes it up from power off (using GPIO3) and shuts it down safely using a simple python script. Pretty basic stuff. The problem ...
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Runing python script after startup

R Pi 3 B+, Raspbian I would like to run a Python script after the Pi has booted up. There loads of posts about this like here & here & here. They either dont work or I just plain dont ...
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How to speed up my Raspberry pi

I'm planning to do Auto start Chromium-Browser in kiosk mode. But it takes 45 sec (from powerup raspberry) to totally load the particular link. is there any way to decrease the time..?
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Can I set the Pi3 to automatically lock on bootup?

I'd like my Raspberry Pi to immediately go to the lock screen upon boot up, similar to Windows. Every tutorial I find is for locking it after awhile though, and I can't find a single one that explains ...
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Feh in startup script only displaying images on reboot, not startup?

I have a Python script running on a Raspberry Pi Zero W that calls the image program feh in order to loop through some directories and display the enclosed images. The script is supposed to run on ...
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/etc/rc.local fail on boot with “Failed at step STDOUT spawning /etc/rc.local: No such device” in /var/log/syslog

I am trying to diagnose why /etc/rc.local is not successfully executing on boot of a raspberry pi. I have stripped the content of /etc/rc.local to a minimal version, and still cannot get it to touch ...
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Python program issue run at bootup, just work one time [closed]

I have some problem on Rpi3. I work for kiosk program. I created python script. If rpi connect to internet, chrome shows page from internet but if there is not internet connection on pi, chrome shows ...
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Python script execution time limits?

I have a python3 script called bot.py which is running a simple (for now) telegram bot, and I can retrieve some PI system states. It's required to maintain the bot online, so I added next string to ...
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Raspi 3B+ Broken SD card slot USB boot? Berryboot?

So I bought a $60 Raspberry Pi 3B+ startup kit from wish I know Im dumb and it had been working for a good bit but then after a week or so I had been trying to figure out what OS to use and what LCD I ...
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Bootup activity on SPI0, even when not enabled

RPi 3B+ uname -a Linux GWf231a6 4.14.79-v7+ #1159 SMP Sun Nov 4 17:50:20 GMT 2018 armv7l GNU/Linux /boot/config.txt: #dtparam=spi=on I'm getting weird waveforms on my SPI bus at boot even when SPI ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 won't boot, red LED light only

I was using my RPi for testing the sensors of my project, when suddenly it stopped and won't boot after that. I did not touch anything nor destroyed parts of the pi. The sd card is working fine as it ...
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Raspberry Pi B v1.2 Non Deterministic Dots or Splashscreen on Boot

I'm running a basic program on a Pi B v1.2 for an embedded use case. Because of this, I would like the boot process to look as nice as possible. The best way I've seen this accomplished is with a ...
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Pi stopped booting after one night

Last night I set up my Raspberry Pi Model 3B+ as a Samba Server with an External Hard drive. After connecting to it on one of my PCs, I went to sleep. I also had VNC Server set up on the Pi so I had ...
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raspberrypi-bootloader error during apt-get upgrade after restore form backup, how to fix?

I recently restored a pi 3 from a backup. Before the incident that required the restore I had it booting from a USB SSD hard drive. To restore the operating system I simply copied the root directory ...
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Pi 2 won't boot without touchscreen connected

Timeline of events: Installed a stable version of Raspbian, all systems work no real testing with the GPIO but HDMI and SSH work. Tested various GPIO pins for running fans and several pieces of ...
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RPI Motion service delay on restart

Is there any way to delay the start of the Motion service on RPI restart? I'm having an issue where v4l does not make it yet to provide /dev/video0 but Motion is already trying to open it and ...
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Terminal and program run on boot-up

I am trying to find a way to open a terminal and run a program on boot using Raspberry Pi's newest Raspbian Jessie. I have tried to use the following: /home/pi/.config/autostart/whatever.desktop [...
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How can I recover from a system boot autoload service that keeps rebooting?

I don't want to start over from scratch. There are several ways I could change the monitor.service so it would fail or run without booting: pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo systemctl --full edit monitor....
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Raspberry Pi OTP and booting from USB

I was reading this article about booting the Pi from USB It mentions that the Raspberry Pi 3 requires the USB boot bit to be set in the OTP (one-time programmmble) memory. ... Once ...
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Pi3 won't boot Assertion 'str' failed at ../src/basic/utf8.c:195

I have an raspberry pI 3 that won't boot. The problem is probably the sd card since it works when I switch to another sd. During the boot screen the PI give me "Assertion 'str' failed at ../src/...
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Would lifting the pads off of the display and camera connector kill a RP?

Tried to remove some I/O that i dont need from my RP3 A+ to fit in a mobile project. Ive done this before on my RP3 B with great success. But I wasnt to gentle when removing the display and camera ...
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How can I use an init ramdisk (initramfs) on boot up Raspberry Pi?

I need to load driver on early stage booting. For development I use LVM (logical volume manager) so I can easily revert test setups to the default image from a snapshot. For this I have to load the ...
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How to fix the systemd file permissions?

I have a raspberry pi python3 program "monitor.py" that works from the terminal But it fails to run when I start it from boot. Check status: pi@raspberrypi:~ $ systemctl status monitor.service ● ...
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How to examine the booting status of a Pi0 without USB/HDMI connection

I connected several devices to my raspberry pi Zero. These devices are breakout boards for sensor and some ICs. Sometimes I suspect that one of the boards has short circuit. For example, when I modify ...
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SD card in read-only after NOOBS installation

I was booting for the first time a Raspberry Pi with NOOBs, the installation was doing fine until it got stuck for more than 20 min. After a quick read on the internet it was apparently fine to power-...
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Can the GPIO pins be used to compromise a raspberry pi?

For example, would a touchscreen device that uses the below pins on a Raspberry Pi 3 be able to do something more than say, send touch and keyboard events? Anything hackish/nefarious? (edit: use case: ...
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Christmas Present Help - Raspberry Pi 3 - Run Interactive Python Program in Console on Login

So, I'm using the Pi 3 as a soundboard using the code found here: What I am looking to accomplish here is to have the Pi automatically run the code upon boot. So far, I have changed the default ...