Questions tagged [boot]

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

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Force RaspberryPi to check all disks when booting

I have a Raspberry Pi 4 B with 2 disks connected via usb. One is an SSD and the other is an HDD. Both of them are in SATA to USB cases that have their own power supply each. I've configured the Rpi4 ...
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Raspberry pi 4 bricked?

My raspberry pi 4 was disconnected from the network, even after a manual reboot no IP (the Ethernet leds are on buy statics) I tried different SD cards, cables (eth and power), connected to different ...
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Raspberry pi 4 gives vertical color lines on bootup

I am using a Raspberry pi 4 model B 4GB with ubuntu 20.04 installed on a 32GB memory card and when I booted, I got a display with vertical color lines. I tried using multiples displays and all results ...
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Kali boot from USB on Pi v4

Has anyone been successful in booting the Raspberry Pi v4 from USB? I have been successful in booting on a Pi v3 B+, using this as a guide: How to install Kali Linux on a USB for the RaspberryPi? ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 does not respond ssh

My setup is a RaspberryPi4 with SSD (Kingston 120GB) as boot drive. It has also a regular HDD connected to it. Both hard drives are connected to a USB dock via 3.0 USB. The dock has also a power ...
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Directly boot into my program that requires user input

I have a project called "Sleepy Notes" where I can type early in the morning and record dreams, poems and crazy ideas. Now since my program requires user input via the keyboard it cannot be ...
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My raspberry pi 4 didn't boot

My raspberry pi 4 was in normal use yesterday, but didn't boot today: I am using the Pi4, suddenly it does not boot into the memory card anymore, only the red light (power light) does not light the ...
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Take Serial (tx/rx GPIO) Input with script running at startup

I've run lots of cron jobs and have set up scripts to run at startup. I assumed this would be an easy task because maybe I'm missing something. I have a script that when it sees a specific message ...
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OpenBSD on Pi 4; will not boot from USB device

I am going by this tutorial. The Pi will not boot from the OpenBSD install USB. I will see it go through the pxe/http boot checks, and nothing USB related. Once it finishes, having not found anything ...
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Use same SSD as Pi boot image and Windows/Pi file store

I’ve scoured the web and this forum for an answer to my question and came up empty. So apologies if this is answered elsewhere. I have a 1GB m.2 SATA SSD that I would like to BOTH use as my Pi boot ...
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Cannot change boot option to desktop

When I execute and change the boot options to desktop auto login, the behavior always reverts back to terminal requiring log in. I have updated every package successfully. This is Raspberry Pi ...
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External SSD not properly detected if connected before boot

I have 2 Samsung 870 EVOs with USB bridges that I'd like to connect to RPi4. It seems to work fine when I connect them after the RPi4 has already booted and I can see them properly using lsblk. ...
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Error setting ZNC start at boot on Raspberry

I'm trying to start ZNC on my Raspberry at boot. I followed step by step this official guide creating the /etc/init.d/azn script #! /bin/sh ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: znc # Required-...
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No sound and bad resolution when Pi turned on before AVR

I have my Raspberry Pi 400 hooked up through HDMI to an AVR that is hooked up to a projector. When I turn the AVR on and then I turn the Pi, everything works. When I do it the other way around I get ...
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Running Simple Script On Every Boot

Want to run a bash script start.sh with one command that executes tmux and ffmpeg at startup on my Raspberry Pi 4B. The RPi OS loads the Desktop, but to interact with the process only need a terminal (...
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Setting update command on rc.local

what will happen if I put my update and upgrade command on /etc/rc.local?? after reading some forums and all I understand that we can use crontab and so on. But what will happen if I do it in this way....
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Start menu for Raspberry?

I want to have a start menu for raspbian, which comes up after boot into console, where I can choose what to start: Console, GUI, Emulation Station or a media player like xmbc. This could be a script ...
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How to re-enable console login on Raspbery Pi image?

I have an image, which boots into neither console, nor GUI (only web services available). How this could be done? How to re-enable console login? I can only edit image, not run raspi-config
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Custom Config Files in boot folder

I am working with a pi image that I generated from a local pi that I customized to suit my application case. I generate the image using piclone. Now I need to deploy the image on several pi(s) and ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 boot sequence

I found following chart on Raspberry Pi boot process: This is from https://docplayer.net/1716512-Embedded-linux-systems.html and if I understand correctly, it is for Raspberry Pi 1. Is it still ...
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Problem running a Python3 script at startup with lxsessions

I have Raspbian Buster on a RPi4 and I was launching a Python3 based Kivy 2.0 app at startup. Since it is a GUI app that needs networking and bluetooth. The only way to make it work was an executable ...
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Install recovery mode after already flashing Raspberry Pi OS?

I have a Raspberry Pi 4B, and I installed Raspberry Pi OS onto a blank microSD card using the official imager. My understanding is that if I had used NOOBS, after installing the OS there would have ...
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Relation between kernel.img and /boot/overlay/

I'm looking to dual boot between two root partitions. I want to upgrade the other partition and then modify /boot/cmdline.txt to reboot on the newly upgraded partition. There can be different kernel ...
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Raspberry locked in Blackscreen after editing /etc/profile

Im Working on a Project, that on buttonpress via GPIO things would happen. I got it working and wanted to add a way, that the Program starts on boot up. A quick search later i found this Video: https:/...
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Downloads stop when I close Putty. What is happening?

I have Deluge P2P installed on my Raspery Pi. It seems the downloads stop when I close Putty, even though the Raspery Pi is still powered on. Should this happen? How can I prevent it? I don't have ...
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Make external bootable disk for Raspberry Pi from bootable SD card

I would like to migrate my Raspberry Pi OS from SD card to external disk. In various posts I have read that Raspberry Pi 3 and 4 should support it out of the box. However, when I just dd disk image ...
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Startup processes errors

I'am running "Raspberry Pi OS Lite (32 bit)" Released 2021-01-11 on a Raspberrypi 3 model B Rev 1.2. Running dmesg some warnings and errors are coming up. 1) Direct firmware load for ... ...
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RPi 3 B+, set defaults for GPIO pins on boot and shutdown

I am using Raspberry Pi 3 B+ with Linux raspberrypi 5.4.83-v7+ #1379 SMP Mon Dec 14 13:08:57 GMT 2020 armv7l GNU/Linux to control a set of relays. I set: gpio mode 7 output gpio mode 0 output gpio ...
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Is it possible to select the root partition at boot time using GPIO pins

My Raspberry PI has 2 identical (kind of) root partitions. I would like to be able to select the other root partition at boot time using a GPIO pin in case I brick it.
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help with boot failure because of fstab entry

had a power outage and, upon the return of electricity, my rPI (4.0) won't boot properly: SETUP: SD card for /boot and /root USB-C SSD for data, partitioned into 1 NTFS for samba, 1 EXT4 for other ...
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Windows 10 Setup on Pi Zero not working

I'm trying to set up a Raspberry Pi Zero (not a Zero W) with Raspberry Pi OS Lite (32-bit), headless through USB. I'm not great with computers (using CMD is a real headscratcher for me), to put this ...
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How can i boot 3B+ without SD card holder from scratch

The problem is stable red light when powered up. I think SD car holder is broken. This happened suddenly a week ago. And it doesn't open anymore. Are there any way to open it without sd card holder ? ...
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Unable to detect NVMe M.2 ssd in raspberry pi 4 8gb

Is it possible to use an NVMe M.2 as external storage on a Pi4b 8GB? I have the following PCIe device: samsung NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD 970 Evo plus, 500 gb + external hard drive enclosure with a C to A ...
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How to run a terminal command on startup [duplicate]

I'm new how can I run the following terminal command on startup: "cd /home/pi/sdk-folder/sdk-build \ PA_ALSA_PLUGHW=1 ./SampleApp/src/SampleApp ./Integration/AlexaClientSDKConfig.json ../third-...
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Blank Screen possibly not booting

I have a raspberry Pi 4 (or I should say that my son has one). It worked great for about a week and now it is dead. The red and green lights indicate that the pi is plausibly running but there is no ...
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Starting RPI GUI application at boot without desktop GUI and other functionalities

This is my first question here in forum. I have an RPi 3B+ with Raspbian OS installed in it with 16gb SD Card. I am developing a GUI application using PyQT. It's running just fine. I want it to start ...
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After writing Raspberry Pi OS to SSD, I cannot add ssh file

I am trying to boot my Raspberry pi 4b from an SSD. After following the most recent instructions I could find for allowing booting via USB (updating bootloader, setting boot order), I installed ...
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Is there a log of Pi reboots?

Does the Pi keep a log of its restarts? I found a good record of "Booting ..." in /var/log/messages in one of my Pi's, but in another Pi, /var/log/messages shows only rsyslogd entries. Both ...
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How to have Barrier KVM software auto-start at boot to avoid need for keyboard and mouse

Code and script to accomplished the auto-start question during start up Raspberry Pi Model B Rev 2 BUSTER Version
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What happens shortly after boot to affect timers?

I have a program that has ill effects if run from .bashrc and I've dug deeper and found a minimal reproducible example. The code below will print the elapsed time every second. If I run this program ...
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Raspberry Pi - stdin at boot with rc.local

If I run a program via rc.local I get no access to the keyboard or monitor with stdin and stdout. How can I get around this?
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USB booting from 2TB drive. How do I make a SD card image out of it?

Pi4, booting from a 2TB USB drive attached. I've finally got the system the way I want it and I'd like to be able to make an SD card image from it so I can quickly recover when I screw it up. Total ...
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I have Pi-4 that now refuses to boot

It worked great until something happened during an update (not sure what). Pi had been set to boot from USB and worked fine. It now hangs during startup and, depending which USB drive unit (SanDisk 32/...
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RPI 3 /boot full

I've installed Volumio v2.8.61 on a new mSD card. After making all setting, I checked the /boot folder - it's almost full (95%)! Therefore it's not possible to maka an upgrade. What's wrong? The ...
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How do I run a bash script at startup that stays open? [closed]

I have a bash script which is in this directory: /home/pi/darkCove/radio/start.sh It basically transmitts an FM signal. Here is the code: #!/bin/bash sudo ./pi_fm_rds -freq 87.5 -audio pulses.wav -...
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Configure Pi to boot up and run script when plugged in without login

How can i set up my pi zero, so that if I plug it in, it runs a python program, without having to login etc? The project goal is a device that plays an audio file on the push of a hardware button. I ...
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Raspberry pi 4 randomly becoming unreachable

I've been running a small pi setup for over a year now but now I've started to notice that 2 of them sometimes become unreachable. I get connection refused when connecting over ssh and I get the same ...
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Unable to change config.txt or cmdline.txt permanently

I am trying to edit the /boot/config.txt and /boot/cmdline.txt files. However, anytime I edit or even copy them to the /boot like this: sudo cp /boot/config.txt /boot/config.txt.orig when I reboot ...
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Boot from read-only USB media

I've bought a USB flash stick with a write-protect switch. I've installed and updated buster and enabled the overlay fs (also changing /boot to read-only). The intent is to be able to boot with the WP ...
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Will the Pi boot to exFAT partitions?

It's my understanding that originally the Pi's would not boot to exFAT. Also, they would not boot to USB or PXE boot, but the latter two have been enabled as time goes on. The official page for SDXC ...

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