Questions tagged [boot-issues]

Errors occurring in boot; includes software/hardware issues.

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Raspberry Pi 4 only boots with a monitor connected [closed]

I got my rp4 and flashed Kali Linux onto it. I set up ssh which works perfectly only when the monitor is connected (doesn't make any sense at all to me). I have configured the pi from raspi config to ...
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eMMC wont boot anymore

i already managed to boot from the eMMC once, so i know it should work. my main goal is/was to boot from USB-Stick using the CM3+ I managed to do this using the CM3L module. Here are the steps i took: ...
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Monitor only recognises the signal when started first

My monitor, an old Toshiba 47wlg66, will display what my boards output (whether it's my old raspberry pi 1 A or new raspberry pi 4 B) only if it was powered first. Otherwise it will remain black.. It ...
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Raspberry Pi Imager not writing to SD Card. Fails without errors. (Ubuntu)

I'm using KDE Neon 5.19 which isn't too different from Ubuntu 18.04. Regardless, I have an old Raspberry Pi B (the one with just two USB ports and a full sized SD slot). I grabbed an SD card from a ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 B+ not booting up and SD card socket overheating

My pi has been working fine up until a few hours ago. These are some of the the problems I’m facing: On the pi, the red power light is on but the yellow light isn’t. There is no display on my ...
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Monitor “No Signal” after the Raspbeprry Pi logo

I installed RPi OS successfully on my RPi3 Model B, after couple of minutes the screen goes black and says "no signal". I am using a VGA monitor with a HDMI/VGA connector. When I reboot my ...
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Rpi 4 not booting after adding new i2c bus. changes made in config.txt

I made changes in config.txt to add a new i2c bus to connect a serial display as a temperature sensor is already connected to the default i2c bus. I took the following steps: Enabled i2c in Rpi ...
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Booting from USB using a CM3+

i would like to use an usb stick to boot from my CM3+, because i would like to test the eMMC with different file systems I edited /boot/config.txt adding program_usb_boot_mode=1 but nothing changed. ...
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Pi wont boot: Failed to start Load Kernel Module

In short, the Pi just stopped booting. I looked at the boot screen, which displayes FAILED messages: Failed to start Load Kernel Module and keeps rebooting after A start job is running for dev-...
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How to fix frozen boot screen on R Pi?

I've installed the image Raspberry Pi OS (32-bit) with desktop and recommended software to microSD HC (Smartbuy 32gb) using Raspberry Pi Imager for Windows. Turning my R Pi on leads to loading screen ...
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Enabling software i2c causes boot failure

I have a Raspberry Pi 4 model B, fresh installation of Raspberry Pi OS. I am trying to use software i2c to get around the clock stretch bug in the broadcom 2835 chip. I edit /boot/config.txt to ...
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Connecting Raspberry Pi 4 B to a HANNspree ht161hnb touch monitor

I'm trying to connect my Raspberry Pi 4B to a HANNspree ht161hnb touch monitor. It's a first time use with a sd cart with NOOBS(I'm new to Raspberry Pi) It's booting up (I see a "For recovery mode ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 model B won't boot

A few days ago I went to boot my trusty Raspberry Pi model 3b (I know, it's a bit outdated) after quite a few months of not using it, and I was going to connect to it in a headless configuration, but ...
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Rasberry Pi Black screen after boot wth blinking cursor

I currently have a Rasberry Pi B, one of the very early ones, I installed a fresh version of Raspbian today and everything was fine. I let the system update after the first boot and let it restart. ...
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Color test finishes but no console or gui for Ubuntu Server 64

I've used the Raspberry Pi Imager utility to download and install Ubuntu Server 20.04 x64 on an SD card, and added hdmi_force_hotplug=1 to usercfg.txt before booting up. This worked just fine for ...
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My raspberryPi 4 starts up Kodi, and I don’t know how to switch to my desktop

The first time I installed the Noobs software. I would choose between raspian and openelec(kodi). Now this menu is gone and I don’t now how to get it back. I tried reinstalling but didn’t work either. ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B: not booting Raspbian after shutdown

I installed the latest Raspbian on an SD card using Imager. The first boot: everything OK. Updates, installs, rebooting: worked perfectly fine. However, after shutdown, the screen is blank. After ...
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Headless Raspberry Pi 4 model B won't connect to internet via WiFi or Ethernet

I've been flashing and re-flashing my SD card to no avail. The annoying things is that it was able to connect to the WiFi network on first start-up, and then it decided never to connect to the ...
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Raspberry won't boot, how to check/fix SD card?

I know there is a ton of topics "My raspberry won't boot" but I need to create a new one, sorry :) I simply didn't find the solution to my problem anywhere. My Raspberry 3 with OSMC suddenly stopped ...
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Failed to start Load Kernel Modules after rsync restore

After restoring the whole raspbian system using rsync, I get following errors during boot. systemd[1]: systemd-modules-load.service: Main process exited, code=exited, sta... systemd[1]: systemd-...
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Black Screen on Boot - RPi 4

I am using a Vilros RPi 4 with Raspbian. The RPi works, but every time I boot the system, nothing shows up on my monitor (resolution 2048x1080), just a black screen. I can blindly enter my credentials,...
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ACT led blinks 4 times

My raspberry pi 3 B won't boot. The ACT led blinks 3 times, then it blinks once longer than before, then repeats.No signal on 7" touch display, no signal at HDMI, config.txt hasn't been messed with....
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RaspberryPi not booting error:Failed to load rescue target

Previously my Pi4 2GB was working fine for months. After trying to get InfluxDB (a time series Database) working I rebooted my Pi. When the sreen turned back on i was greeted with the usual 4 ...
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A Raspberry Pi 3 Model B boot problem which happens after the very first installation of Raspbian

Recently I experienced a breakdown of the SD card on a Raspberry Pi 3 B (no B+) I use as a courtesy PC for my nieces/nephews. Since I had two SDHC 8GB cards, I did not worry too much and Downloaded ...
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raspbian on RPi4: kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! exitcode=0x00000007

For an unknown reason, my RPi4 (latest version of Raspbian) stopped last night during an unattended-upgrade. The most recent traces I found in /var/log are (sorry, in French): pi@raspberrypi:~ $ tail ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 not booting constant red light and different green light patterns at random times

Issue When the pi boots 9/10 times it goes as follows: Constant red light Green light flashes fast three times and the fourth flash does 4 - 5 extremely fast small flashes and repeats On the very ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 won't reboot after unplugging power source

I just got a Raspberry Pi 4 yesterday for the purpose of running a python script, it came with a brand new SD card, and the proper power cord. I had it all up and running through the NOOBS OS download,...
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Nothing on screen while booting

I am having trouble booting my raspberry pi 0 w. I am using a 32 gb micro sd card with noobs downloaded on it. I have followed the steps on the raspberry pi website to boot the pi, but when I plug in ...
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Raspberry Pi 4B crashing before properly booting

I'm sorry if this question has already been asked but I've been looking for a while and I can't find anything that's really helped. I recently got a Raspberry Pi 4b but when I connect it to a screen,...
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Plugging in a things crashes this Pi

Recently I find that with one of my Pi 3b+, sometimes plugging in ethernet or unplugging it causes it to crash and display "error reading inode #xxxxxxx", "aborted journal detected", and the like on ...
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After Power Failure, RPI now just cycles through boot sequence without booting

So some workmen were working at the house switch box which created multiple power failures for the RPI. Now it is not working. At first, it was just dead (red power LED, but nothing else) so I ...
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Black screen after boot on a raspberry Pi 3 model B

so I have been running my Pi for a few moments already and after storage time, tried to boot it and it would do everything normally, but after displaying the "welcome to raspberry Pi desktop" screen, ...
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Pi Zero USB On The Go cannot connect

There are several posts that say a Pi Zero can be connected to another computer with USB to enable networking (e.g. Linux host, Windows host or https://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-zero-ethernet-...
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Boots to Emergency Console, Unable to check boot partition filesystem

Switched to F2FS for the root partition. Upgraded from stretch to buster by doing an apt full-upgrade. Now the system goes to the emergency console because the filesystem check dependency fails. It ...
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My raspbery Pi 3 B would not boot and when it does it freezes

I use 2 amp , 5 volt power adapter in my raspberry pi 3 2015 model and it does not boot , after leaving it for 2 days if I try then it boots up and then freezes and if i turn off the power it does not ...
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What’s the best way to avoid corrupting a pi?

Every time I try to build a little project with my various raspberry pis, I tend to end up abandoning them because of disk corruption. I’ll have a functioning pi (eg running Recalbox as a games ...
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Raspbian: dm_mod missing after mkinitramfs on luks encrypted partition

It appears that after a kernel update happened, and rebooted for, Raspbian will no longer boot. (RPi4) After entering the (correct) encryption key when prompted, the mount fails with error: Cannot ...
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PI 4 sometimes doesn't boot after rebooting from command line

I have a new Raspberry Pi 4 connected to a motherboard that supplies very stable voltage and current to the Pi. I flashed an SD card with the latest distro and realized that sometimes when I run ...
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Pi 3B Boot Problem

I have a 3B that has worked reliably for a year and now will no longer boot (or if it does, is invisible on Ethernet). I have no HDMI compatible devices, so I cannot verify functionality that way. ...
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Pi Zero has boot, but doesn't anymore

So i received my rpi-zero yesterday, it has boot up correctly on the bundled SD Card. Then, i: tried the SD card from a pi3: boot but stayed on the multicolor screen (bad kernel). tried a freshly ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero(s) not booting up consistently

I have three Raspberry Pi Zeros (1.3), all between 3 and 4 years old. On two of them, it usually takes several tries of connecting and disconnecting power to get them to turn on. In about 1 out of 5 ...
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yocto build (zeus) fails to present a login screen through hdmi

I am attempting to build an rpi-sdimg using yocto. I have attempted to bitbake "rpi-basic-image-raspberrypi3" and "rpi-hwup-image-raspberrypi3". My "conf/local.conf" looks like : MACHINE ??= "...
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Ubuntu server on RPI 4 boot hangs on cloud init

I've installed the image ubuntu-19.10.1-preinstalled-server-arm64+raspi3.img.xz on an sd card and am trying to boot ubuntu server for the first time on my raspberry pi 4. I get to this stage in the ...
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sainsmart relay - switches on when pi shuts down

I have a pi3 running Android. I have one app on it which is an irrigation system. The pi is connected to two 16 channels Sainsmart relay boards which control the valves and it all works just fine ...
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Fresh installed image not booting

Technically a long-awaited update to a previous question of mine. I have a brand new raspberry pi 4, with an official RP power supply. Brand new 32GB SD micro SD card. Balena Etcher does not run on ...
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Does NOOBS showing/freezing on the Rainbow screen mean that the microSD card reader is working?

I have a Raspberry Pi 4 with NOOBS. When I try to boot NOOBS it shows the rainbow screen and then freezes. I have limited the possible reasons why it won't boot to either my 32GB card is not formatted ...
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How to install Kali Linux on a USB for the RaspberryPi?

Boot stuck at "random: crng init done" while using balenaEtcher or Win32 Disk Imager to flash Kali onto a USB. Device: Raspberry Pi 3B+ Image: kali-linux-2019.4-rpi3-nexmon.img.xz from offensive-...
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Failed to start permit user sessions

When my RP boots, I get several errors about some services failing. Most notably 'permit user sessions'. Which means I can not log in to the device, and I can not make changes to it. I can of course ...
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Serious issues loading pi-hole, now what?

I need some serious help. I tried to load pi-hole on my 3+ and it caused all kinds of issues. It would not boot, it would try but not finish the boot process. I found and tried this: http://clarkle....
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Raspberry Pi 4 not working

I have 2 Raspberry Pi 4 model B's, 4gb of ram (meant to be identical). I put the SD card in one and the power light is red and the other light is solid green (this is the one that is not working) ...

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