Questions tagged [boot-issues]

Errors occurring in boot; includes software/hardware issues.

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Raspberry Pi Zero W, berryboot missing kernel image

I am having difficulty installing berryboot on my pi zero. I followed countless guides and none seem to work. most guides tell me to download berryboot from here however the site does not have a ...
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RPi Zero W, bad file system after first shutdown

Hey guys I'm facing a super strange problem that's been blocking me for days now. I have a RPi zero w and I can successfully flash the latest Raspbian Lite image onto the SD card and boot it up, but ...
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SSD “failing” after use with RPi4 for a while

I've been playing with booting from SSDs in my RPi4s for systems that have heavy log-activity. I've been using this drive: Kingston 2,5" SATA SSD A400 480GB together with a 'generic' SATA to USB3....
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dd boot partition to external drive

I used dd to copy boot and root partition to lvm on an external hard disk. My lsblk looks like below now. $ lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 ...
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Pi4 stopped booting with kernel panic

As you can see from the screenshot, it stops after just 2 seconds, don't know even where to start: https://imgur.com/x5dgTNh It had an uptime of a few months, has a 64GB card with a 32GB data ...
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raspi ubuntu 20 - apt-get update problem - linux firmware / linux-raspi / linux-image-raspi

Hy my raspi has this fstab: UUID=7d298733-8450-4adb-b654-6de49954db5c / btrfs defaults 0 0 UUID=AD5E-0725 /boot/firmware vfat defaults 0 1 Then the ...
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Raspberry Pi only showing solid green light

i have a Raspberry Pi 4B 4GB RAM model and it was working fine until one day when i powered it up it started showing only a solid green light. I removed the SD card then powered it up and i got the ...
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Error while Starting Raspbian

Enviroment: Device: Rasberry Pi 2 OS: Raspbian Last sign of life: 8.March 2021 Problem Since 8th of march I've got no message of my raspberry pi, so I get them and try to boot with a connected monitor....
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how to boot to level 1

How does one boot to level one? That is interupt the boot to a GUI. I have not been able to get back to a functioning level1 (sudo init 1) so I want to stop on the way up.
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Are there further ideas for a repair of a 3.3V -> 5V shorted pi?

I accidentally shorted my pi's (3 B+) 3.3V and 5V GPIO-Pins. I was curious how to repair it and found this helpful answer. So I reworked the pi as described: Removed the broken MXL7704-R3, soldered a ...
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I have a Pi 4 I need to restore booting from USB

I have a raspberry Pi 4 that was fine for months if not a couple years. It boots from attach USB storage on NVME. I did a rpi-update, and now it isn't booting. Now before everyone says don't do that. ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 does not always boot from USB

I have a RB PI4 8Gb model, and I am using it as a home server, running Ubuntu Server 20.10 I did all steps properly to boot the OS from the USB properly ( https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.tomshardware....
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Raspberry pi 4b booting issue:red led remains constant and green led blinks in irregular pattern for 4-5 sec and then fades off

I tried booting my new raspberry pi4 ,i have installed the recommended software as on the Raspberrypi official website .when i try booting the pi ,initially when the power is supplied both led pwr and ...
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Boot halts on “Started Update UTMP about System Runlevel Changes”

On my RPi Zero W I had a kernel panic issue Kernel panic-not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(179,6) but I managed to fix it with the help from the second aswer from this post: ...
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System has not been booted with systemd as init system (PID 1)

What am I running: Raspberry Pi OS Lite v5.4 - Linux raspberrypi 5.4.83-v7l+ - on a Raspberry Pi 4B When I tried to add a systemd service, and run into the error (happens with any systemctl command): ...
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Do I have to use the Raspberry PI Kernel version of Alpine Linux?

I want to install Alpine Linux on my Raspberry Pi 3B+. I know how to install linux via Rufus and have read the wiki on how to install it. There are 2 different versions of Alpine Linux, one "...
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pi 3 not booting to black screen after changing host name

It was working fine until I decided to change the hostname. Now the green light next to the red one doesn't turn on, no input is detected through HDMI, while VNC and PUTTY both time out. I've tried ...
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official 7 inch touch screen lcd not woking

I tried to run Lineage 16.0 on my raspberry pi 4 and this happened. It worked just fine with raspbian.
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Pi4 OVERHEATING and damage micro sd

i have a pi4 2gb wich overheat and damage the microsd as soon as i boot it. After booting pi4 it show this message and the microsd start to burn. when i pull it out from pi and insert inside an ...
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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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Cannot Boot into Raspbian with BerryBoot and Twister on SSD Drive

I have a raspberry Pi4 8GB and have installed it in an Argon One M.2 Case with a Kingston 128GB SSD Drive. When viewing a tutorial on how to set it up I opted to install BerryBoot in order to have the ...
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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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Can not boot Pi 4 B, Keeps looping Emergency mode: Help

I'm not able to boot my Pi 4B or access the console. I can not enter after Emergency mode. It keeps looping back to this after hitting enter. I have the SD card inserted. Is this SD card related or ...
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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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Raspberry Pi 4 doesn't boot at all

I have a new Raspberry Pi 4 and it doesn't boot at all. I tried to decode blinking pattern by slowing down video record. And it looks like pattern is 2 - 2, which is "Failed to read from ...
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New Raspberry Pi 400 don't boot: flashes green power light one time, then off

After connecting power to rpi I get fast power led enable, then it's off. I tried reflashing EEPROM, enabling without all, pressing F10, trying 2 wires and PSU. I tried 2 SD cards, flashed using ...
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Raspberry pi 2B is stuck on rainbow screen and the 7" official screen is white

My Raspberry pi 2B works perfectly fine when it is connected to my TV via HDMI. But when I connect it to the touchscreen at the same time, the touchscreen is just a white screen and on the HDMI, it is ...
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Raspberry Pi freezing at boot during CloudInit after installing Lubuntu

Raspberry Pi Specs: Raspberry Pi 4 Model B (4GB RAM) 32GB SD card with Ubuntu Server as the OS Canakit case Canakit fan Three heat sinks The Problem I started with a freshly installed version of ...
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Fail to install alpine linux in sysmode

I have a raspberry pi 2B and I wanted to install alpine linux in sys mode. I use a 64gb microsd samsung evo plus. I followed the wiki of alpine here formatting like in troubleshot the boot partition ...
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Black screen when trying to boot from SSD on a Raspberry Pi 4B

When I try to boot the Raspberry Pi 4B from my SSD, the screen goes black and the system does not start. This is my current hardware setup: Raspberry Pi 4B 8GB RAM. Crucial MX500 1TB SSD Hard Drive ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero W Boot Loop

I manage four Raspberry Pi Zero W’s in a signage display project. I recently flashed all four of my units from Raspberry Pi OS to BalenaOS. I made sure that the new image I’ve downloaded is compatible ...
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no getty on ttyS0 when booting from a USB drive

I have customized a headless raspberry pi OS (Dec 2020 version). I performed all customizations while running the OS from a microSD card. As a last step , I dd the microSD to a USB drive. The system ...
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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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Why is there no menu bar when I log in as root?

I set a password for root to allow me to change the login name pi. When I login as root, the menu bar flashes several times and then disappears. I have tried several key combinations to bring the ...
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Rpi 4B can't find the Alpine kernel (green light flashes 7x)

I began with the instructions here: https://wiki.alpinelinux.org/wiki/Raspberry_Pi I downloaded the aarch64 Raspberry Pi release from alpine's website, extracted the contents of the .tar.gz archive, ...
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Pi Zero W not booting

My Pi Zero, blinks 3 times with pause, which according to docs means generic boot error. I switched between multiple sd cards, and number of os - still nothing. I tried to output hdmi so i can see ...
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raspberry pi 3 won't boot after being in attic

I have a raspberry pi 3 that I have used successfully for several years now. A few months ago, I left it in the attic (often very hot here in Florida). I took it out recently and tried to start it ...
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messed up autostart, stuck booting into openbox. Help?

I was trying to autoboot fullscreen into chromium and I improperly edited /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart with @chromium-browser --start-fullscreen https://{url}.com/ Now my pi boots into a black ...
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raspberry pi 3B green light flashing 4 times

Today when i was using my raspberry pi 3b, it loaded ok but after some time it got stuck, so i tried to restart but it never boot again. now it blinks green light 4 times with nothing on screen. What ...
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How to cope with an over eager xfs disk that always takes precedence over the actual boot/root ssd?

I have a raspi 3 with two attached external usb storages. A smaller ssd with the system (fat32/ext4) and a large hd (xfs) with data. My cmdline.txt tells the system from which UUID to boot from and it ...
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Pi 4B not booting

I bought my Raspberry Pi 4B with 1GB RAM last year, and I recently turned it on and found this error(?) screen. I can't seem to find the issue: I already reset the EEPROM I tried a different SDCard ...
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Raspberry pi 4 won't boot (sd card reader problem)

I have a problem with my raspberry pi 4 actually it does boot but only in this conditions: -if i do a fresh installation of my os on my sd card and I power my raspberry it boots if after that I do ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 Stops Booting

I have been using my Raspberry Pi 3 A+ for a few months now, and recently I ran sudo apt upgrade && sudo apt update. After this, the raspberry pi worked fine, but after I rebooted it would ...
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Stuck in matchbox window

I used nodm and matchbox-window-manager to boot my raspberry pi into a Java application without desktop being shown but I am now stuck in matchbox window and I need access to the terminal. How can I ...
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Raspberry Pi 4B Booting problem

I have a Raspberry Pi 4B 2 GB model. I am running MQTT server on my Pi for an energy monitoring system in which around 16 ESP devices are connected to Pi. Besides EMS, Its also connected to Siemen S7-...
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Failed to start Load Kernel Modules on boot

I have problems starting my raspberry running raspian. I get a [ 55.174742484] systemd[1]: Failed to insert module 'ipv6' [FAILED] Failed to start Load Kernel Modules. Sooo little bit of ...
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Raspberry PI 4 not booting, ACT LED blinks 4 times, boot recovery won't help

My RPI4 just stopped booting. Green ACT led blinks 4 times and the monitor stays dark, hard drives won't start. What I've tried: I installed a fresh Raspberry PI OS to another card, that booted up, ...
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Pi stalling during boot - `[FATAL] get-iface-ip: ioctl failure: No such device`

I have an SD card with Raspberry Pi OS, which is usually used for a Raspberry Pi 4B. I also have an old Pi Zero, and wanted to test something with it, but didn't have a spare SD card, so I turned my ...
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The GUI is not loading after installing xubuntu-desktop package for Ubuntu

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and I have followed the instructions outlined here: https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/how-to-install-ubuntu-on-your-raspberry-pi#1-overview. Everything works fine until I ...
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OSMC - Mount / from a USB

i'm having troubles in a RaspberryPi2 mounting a USB as the / partition. I modified /boot/config.txt adding (also tried with original cmdline.txt, but I think that's the cleaneast way): cmdline=my-...

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