Questions tagged [boot-issues]

Errors occurring in boot; includes software/hardware issues.

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Raspberry Pi with boots up with Rainbow screen

How can I fix a Raspberry Pi with Rainbow screen on boot up? I have good voltage coming in and I believe I've formatted and setup the SD card properly. I have two of these boards that do the same ...
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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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How to see debug logs from Raspberry Pi 3 during boot process?

I am currently trying to debug a "black screen" on a Raspberry Pi. The Pi is plugged to an in-house PCB using connector of the Pi and the LCD screen is connected on this in-house board. The Linux ...
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Raspbian boot issues

I recently had to reformat my sd card for my pi as I was getting an error (below), no idea what had caused this error but reformatting fixed it. kernel panic not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root ...
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Problems booting rpi 3 from USB disk drive

I recently purchased a Seagate 1 terabyte Passport disk drive to move up from SD cards. I copyed the Raspbian image to the drive using the SD card copier tool it came with. Then I set up USB boot mode ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B won't boot NOOBS or Raspbian, but boots Ubuntu Mate

I recently purchased a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B which I am beginning to think is damaged or defective. I originally installed Ubuntu Mate to a 4gb Sandisk microsd card and ran the Pi that way for about ...
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Debugging Unattended Installer, ua-netinst, RPi3Bv1.2

I'm attempting to install un-netinst using the instructions here. My ultimate aim is to install an Ethereum Client. I have reformatted my 64GB SD disk to FAT32 and copied the files as instructed (...
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Ubuntu Mate 18.04 on Raspberry Pi 2 rainbow screen

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Mate 18.04 on a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, I've downloaded the image from the official website for ARM architecture and, among the supported Raspberry, there is mine. I've ...
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Rainbow screen issue with raspberry pi 3 model b+

I am using Raspberry pi 3 Model B+ and using Ubuntu Mate operating system not Raspbian Os I am also using raspberry pi 3 supportable original charger of 5.1V 2.5A. still i am facing the same rainbow ...
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Micro HDMI to VGA MOnitor for Raspberry PI 4b

I'm using a Raspberry Pi 4b. I want to use my Acer LCD Monitor Version G206HQL bd, which uses VGA or DVI inputs. I am also using a Micro HDMI to VGA adapter for my RPI to communicate with the monitor,...
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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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Raspberry not booting up after trying kernel compilation

I had placed fresh noobs on SD card and booted Raspberry Pi many times in the past. To install a custom kernel, I went with the follwing steps: git clone --depth=1 https://github.com/raspberrypi/...
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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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Raspberry Pi won't boot after shutting down

I received a Raspberry Pi 3 today and made a 64 GB µSD card with the latest version of Raspbian Jessie (with Pixel). I plugged in an HDMI <> VGA adapter, then the 2.5 A-rated power supply, and it ...
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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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I have 2 Pi 4Bs. One is giving me the rainbow screen, other is working fine. Is it irreparably broken?

I have 2 identical 4Bs: the one older one that used to work and the new one I ordered yesterday. With all the same cables and SD card, the new one works fine, the other one is giving me the rainbow ...
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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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Kali linux won't boot on Raspberry Pi 3B+

I downloaded tge kali linux RaspberryPi 3 64 bit image from this site: https://www.offensive-security.com/kali-linux-arm-images/. The date of the image is 2019.1. I burned the image on the sd card ...
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Raspberry Pi not booting and may be damaged

My Rapsberry Pi 1 is damaged. The Broadcom chip gets very hot and only the red LED glows with green LED blinking randomly.What should I do with the Raspberry PI.
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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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NOOBS stuck at rainbow screen - Raspberry Pi 4

I formatted my SD card to fat32 using GParted and copied all the files from the official NOOBS Lite download: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/noobs/. I unzipped using unzip command on the ...
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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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Windows IoT Core Will Not Boot

Issue: Windows 10 IOT Core won't boot past the rainbow-pixel screen on the Raspberry Pi 3 model B+ Things I've tried: -Using two different sd cards class 10 and 32gb size by Goodram and Kingston. -...
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Pi stopped booting after loosing power - can it be recovered

I have had a pi running as a bluetooth link to a meat curing machine and it's been awesome! The thing has run without issues for like 45 days. Well today I decided to move it to a new room and so I ...
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Illegible Endless scroll at startup [duplicate]

I've had a raspberry pi lying around for some time now. It's a model 3 with WiFi. I want the device to be permanently on, and running a particular (java) webservice I wrote. I downloaded and ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 stuck on Rainbow Screen

My Raspberry Pi turns on, it shows the Rainbow Screen, then freezes. I have not installed Raspbian; I downloaded NOOBS and put it on my micro SDHC card. I put the micro SDHC card into the slot and ...
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Repair a shot boot partition

somehow the combination of myself an my raspberries (and only these) keep foobarin' their /boot partions, so... I had trouble booting up a raspi3 with an up to date raspbian. What happened is, that ...
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dmi: Firmware registration failed

I have installed Gentoo kernel 4.14.y from https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux. dmesg shows the following errors ... ... [ 0.182547] dmi: Firmware registration failed. ... ... [ 2.224843] mmc1:...
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Run nodejs script at boot with rc.local or another alternative

I have a gps tracking script using node-gpsd module. When the automobile pass over a checkpoint the script plays a sound like "you are in XXXXX stop" and then waits 30 second to start tracking for the ...
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How to execute commands in LXTerminal on every Raspberry Pi Boot up

I am stalled at a point where I need to have multiple commands to be executed in parallel on LXTerminal to use a raspberry pi as an Amazon Echo Device. Everything works fine If I launch the commands ...
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Raspberry doesn't boot on second time

I've been trying to use Stretch on my raspberry pi 3 for a few weeks already, and it seems that I have some trouble for starting the Pi. I installed Stretch on a 32 Gb SD card, but I also tried with ...
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Raspberry pi 3B+ won't boot, solid red light

My Pi won't boot, I was coding my Pi when my friend came and wanted to see a movie from the Pi, I shut it down normally and close the power supply, then changed the SD card that had kodi on and tried ...
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end kernel not syncing: vfs: Unable to mount root fs on unknown block (179,2)

I'm new into the Raspberry world and in need of some help. Looking to see if anyone shed some light on the above message I'm receiving. I have new RPI3, erased 32gb card using SD formatter & ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 with ArchARM and encrypted disk will not boot: How can be identified at what stage it fails?

I realize that it is always a bit tricky to configure devices with root disk encryption. So I was not overly surprised that this one does not boot. However, I am having difficulty saying what ...
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Login Using Touchscreen

I am using a pi2 with Pixel as an air-gapped computer for secure data entry. In order to ensure that it remains isolated I have covered all the ports and cable jacks. The only input is a camera for ...
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Why does Pi 4 B not boot when connected to monitor via a KVM switch

I have run a Pi 3B successfully using a KVM switch sharing keyboard, mouse and VGA monitor (with a HDMI-VGA adapter on the Pi) with a desktop PC. Now that I have moved on to a Pi 4B, I find that with ...
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Raspberry pi 3 model b doesn't boot

I recently bought a new pi 3 from a merchant on a platform like ebay. It came as a combo with power supply 2.5A, the board itself, heatsinks and the white and red enclosure box. Everything looks fine ...
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Win10 doesn't boot

Yesterday I tried to install new insider version of win10 Iot for my raspberry, after that or it's just a coincidence my raspberry cannot boot any(RTM or insider preview version). The red light is ...
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Raspberry Pi 3: Kernel Panic 179.2

Total newb to Raspberries here, never touched Linux either. I've just gotten an Rpi 3 with 3.5" LCD and installed RASPBIAN JESSIE WITH PIXEL via Etcher to 8 GB card following the instructions on ...
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3B+ Not Booting

I've had my Raspberry Pi 3B+ for a while now (a couple of months, maybe) and it has always booted just fine, up until this week. I was using the RPi to host my Discord Bot, but now it doesn't seem to ...
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How to disable USBboot?

When i turn on my Raspberry Pi it tries to boot from USB. I plugged in a wireless mouse. Message on monitor: starting USB... USB0: Core Realses: 2.80a scanning bus 0 for devices... And nothing going ...
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Can't access command line of Raspbian/Kodi on boot by pressing ESC

I can't get to the command line by hitting Esc on reboot when prompted. Kodi version from the settings screen is "Compiled: Feb 2 2015)". I can't SSH in because my RPi isn't getting DHCP renewed on ...
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USB problem on Raspberry Pi 4 won't boot

I have a strange problem with a Pi 4. I have my Raspberry Pi 4 powered by an external alimentation 5V 2 A, there are two USB devices connected (an Arduino Mega and the touch USB for the display) and ...
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Does Raspberrypi 4 support boot from GPT partitioned disk?

I'm interested if Raspberry pi 4 bootloader does support boot from GPT partitioned disk?
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Disabling rainbow splash screen does not work

According to elinux, I should be able to disable the rainbow splash screen by setting this option in the /boot/cmdline.txt file: disable_splash if set to 1, avoids the rainbow splash screen on boot ...
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Raspberry PI won't boot with Logitech c615 webcam attached

I have a Raspberry Pi 3B+ that i use to run OctoPi for my 3d Printer, I have recently added a Logitech C615 webcam to monitor the prints however when the webcam is connected the Pi won't boot. Nothing ...
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Green LED blinking 7 times with rainbow colour image on screen

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 b. I tried to boot it to android things OS. But when I connect the Pi to power, it is showing nothing except a rainbow colour screen and the green led is blinking 7 times. ...
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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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PXE Boot Raspberry PI Not working

I've been trying to get network booting working on the Pi, i'm using a 3B+ so this should work. The Pi is in it's own VLAN with DHCP running from a QNAP NAS in a seperate VLAN, the NAS is also running ...