Questions tagged [boot-issues]

Errors occurring in boot; includes software/hardware issues.

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How to remove the bootloader startup screen on RPi4 Buster?

When the Raspberry Pi boots, a bootloader info screen (see image below) shows up for about 1 second. I was wondering how I would go about disabling this screen from appearing. I have tried a couple of ...
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Pi 4 - Ubuntu 64 bit - Boot from SSD over USB - Gets stuck in Initramfs after reboot

TL;DR; Successfully install Ubuntu Mate 20.04 64 Bit on Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB) and boot over USB 3.0 SSD. Works fine. After I do sudo reboot -> ubuntu is broken and I enter initramfs shell, cannot ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero W in OS startup boot loop

I have a Raspbery Pi Zero W that was working, but today seems to be stuck in a boot loop. I'm running Raspian Lite on it. The boot messages look normal as far as I can tell. The last message I see ...
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Raspberry Pi 3B: Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

I have a Raspberry Pi 3B, a 32GB SanDisk Extreme 32GB microSD A1 U3 V30 UHS-I bought from a SanDisk- licensed distributor. I've loaded Raspbian 2020-05-27-raspios-buster-full-armhf.img onto it. I went ...
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Raspberry boot failure "no working init found' after other errors

My RPI was running since a few years without any problem, but one day things are starting to get bad. It was running Raspbian from Noobs. One day, Bash started to make error my completing (unsing the ...
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strange behavior when booting Raspbian OS on 4B 8GB from a microSD card with a non-bootable SSD attached

I have a Raspbian OS microSD card that I use with the Raspberry Pi 8GB model I upgraded the firmware to the June-15 stable version of the firmware so that I could boot from the SSD. That worked fine. ...
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A very dim red light and no green light at all

Yesterday when I tried to boot my Pi 3b+ like the usual, it's red LED lit up very faintly and it's green LED showed no activity, so I switched off the power supply and switched it back on again. This ...
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Flashing cursor or completely blank screen on boot after making changes to the sdcard from another computer

This started as yet another black screen of death post and I read the other posts where things basically fell into two camps; your image is corrupt and reflash. your hdmi is not being detected ...
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RaspberryPi4/Windows10 doesn't recognizes USB devices after boot

I've installed Windows 10 on my Raspberry Pi 4 (4 GB) with this Tutorial. That worked but when Windows started and wanted to run the setup, it no longer recognized my keyboard and mouse. So I can't ...
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Booting from SSD on Raspberry Pi

Recently got a Raspberry Pi 4, and want to configure it to boot from a SSD I have. I am new to linux, so I may not be doing this right, but I have followed instructions on several guides I found ...
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No signal red light on green light flashes 4 times [duplicate]

Some please talk to me like Im an idiot and explain how I can fix my sons computer. Power on, red light on - green light flashes four times. It was working ... now no signal and issues. I have no idea
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Raspberry Pi 4 failed booting and loops error message

My Raspberry Pi starts booting and ends with looping error message beginning with [FAILED] Failed to start Avanced See 'systemctl status hostapd.service' for details. and ending with [DEPEND] ...
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Raspberry Pi 3B+ not booting and no green light

My Raspberry Pi worked for more than a year and someday, when I try rebooting it, my Raspberry Pi was stuck with the red light but no green light and nothing on the screen plugged with HDMI. Since ...
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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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