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Questions tagged [boot-issues]

Errors occurring in boot; includes software/hardware issues.

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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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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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Keyboard doesn't work in initramfs

I've setup an encrypted root partition with Ubuntu 15.04 MATE (the latest image). I've fought with it for quite a while now, but I'm now certain that the initramfs has everything it needs in order to ...
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fsck crashes when booting from USB

I have set up my Raspberry Pi 2 Model B to boot from a USB flash drive like in this article. Basically, I have burned the Raspbian image to a USB drive, then copied the boot partition to my SD card, ...
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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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Red led repeatedly blinks 4 short and 4 long on RPi 3B+ with TinyCore

The red led repeatedly blinks 4 long 4 short and the Pi doesn't boot. Tested with various power adapters. When powered up without an SD card the red led is solid. I'm using an SD card that works fine ...
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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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Stuck Boot Reset | LSB: switch to ondemand cpu governor

HW: Raspberry Pi 3, 16 gig hard drive Relevant Output: Starting dhcpcd on all interfaces... Starting LSB: Autogenerate and use a swap file Starting LSB: Switch to ondemand cpu governor(unless ...
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overheating and not booting

I left the pi 2 compressing a huge file for about 18 hours and now it's overheating and not booting (I don't know if that's the cause btw). I had connected a device up to the 5v rail on the pi that ...
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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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Raspberry pi 3 stuck on bootloader

Raspberry pi 3 is stuck in boot. When i was last using it i disabled the wlan0 for some hardware hack, after that when i rebooted it it stuck on the boot as shown below. I have even tried to flash ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 booting only when HDMI is connected

I have a Raspberry Pi 2, and when I connected an HDMI cable from my TV to the Pi, it boots, but when I try to boot without the HDMI cable, the green light flashes rapidly for a second or two, and then ...
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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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Stuck at “Started Show Plymouth Reboot Screen” during reboot

I installed Raspbian Jessie LITE in Raspberry Pi 3 (which I just purchased) by writing the image file to an 64GB microSD card. The OS booted up just fine, and I'm able to login to make changes (...
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Raspi CPU is not working?

My Raspi 2B is not booting properly now and it is hanged with instruction cpu1/2/3 is stopped during boot. Is my raspi getting damage or not? I used 5V 700mA power adaptor and some time I used 5V 2A ...
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RPi 2 boot stucks at rainbow color screen

tl;dr: During boot my one-year-old Raspberry Pi 2 stops with the rainbow color screen of death. Power supply, SD card, OS on the SD card, and "boot_delay=1" are OK, but did not help. Origin of the ...
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Javascript pm2 fails to persist my scripts at RPI boot time

I do this to make my scripts run on Raspbian start: sudo pm2 startup ubuntu sudo pm2 start my_script.js sudo pm2 start another_script.js Yet, RPi starts without them, what can be wrong?
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Raspbian not booting, possible file corruption on SD Card

The last thing I did was to install upstart and then try to restart my raspberry Pi. The install looked to be fine and then I posted a shutdown command: sudo shutdown (I think it was) I left it a ...
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Boot stuck at [ ok ] Staring enhanced syslogd : rsyslogd

I'm using berryboot to boot my first gen pi on an external hard drive, and even though it is better than an SD-card I seemed to have cut the power too many times and corrupting some files. I don't ...
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Error running a simple python script at boot

I am attempting to create a button on my Retro Pie emulator case (A gutted NES), using the old reset switch, to exit out the of current game and go back to the menu. Then I realized it just required ...
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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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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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Pi 4 Will Not Boot with Noobs or Raspbian

I recently bought a Raspberry Pi 4, 4GB model, and I cannot get it to boot Noobs or Raspbian. When I purchased it, I knew I wanted to use it for a ubuntu distro, and it booted noobs, but I couldn't ...
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Boot: Started Update UTMP about System Boot/Shutdown

I have been using Raspi as a local Django server for a few months now. One day, when I came back from work the local server was not working anymore so I decided to unplug and plug back the power. ...
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Reboot issues when plugging other devices into power

Model: Raspberry Pi 3b+ Raspberry pi 4.19.66-v7+ Raspbian Buster July 2019 edition Offical PSU. I have an Arduino uno powering off one of the USB ports on the PI. Nothing else attached. I have my ...
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Raspberry pi 4 not booting when rotating the display

When booting Gentoo with the UI interface and Raspian Buster Lite (July 2019 version) on the Raspberry Pi 4 (2 Gigas of RAM) the boot is done perfectly and it is possible to work with the PI. However ...
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Keyboard only working properly, if plugged in AFTER bootup?

If i plug my little keypad into my raspberry pi model 3+ and turn it on, it will boot and for a few seconds and a couple of key strokes it works... And then stops. It still shows in LSUSB but won't ...
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Green LED blinks 4 times, no problem with SD card on other Raspberry, same problem with other SD card on same Raspberry

I booted and used my Raspberry for the first time yesterday. I used USB mouse, keyboard and monitor first, enabled ssh and vnc and established connections with my Windows laptop going forward. I did ...
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RPI 3B eats USB sticks?

I have a number of RPI3 Model B's that I have set up to boot from USB sticks. Initially, they all booted successfully. Some of them have stopped booting after a (variable) period of time. If I replace ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 with Windows 10 IoT will occasionally take hours to reboot

We have multiple Raspberry Pi 3's all running Windows 10 IoT which all have the same software running on it. Occasionally, the software will reboot the device using the Shutdown Manager .NET API. This ...
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Raspberry won't boot (even after replacing sd and power supply)

I was working on my raspberry over ssh, and then I lost connection with it. So then I saw that when it boots the red lights turns on while the green light doesn't light on and there is no display. ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 B+ - Error: Driver 'sdhost-bcm2835 is already registered, aborting. What is that and how to solve it?

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ and a microSD 64GB. I am going trough the boot process following this video. This is what I have: MicroSD card 64Gb (it is working) formated to FAT32 using MiniTool ...
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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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Safe GPIO configuration for powered-down RPi?

I have a RPi3 driving a robot and I've built a dual H-bridge circuit to run it. I have seperate fuses for the RPi and the driving circuit and I'm glad I do! Trouble is, when the RPi is off, the H-...
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raspberry pi model b+ Not booting

I recently bought a raspberry pi 3 b+ from amazon and when I got it delivered the package was already opened, so I just want to check if my raspberry is working or not so I formatted a compatible sd ...
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How to upgrade other major OS to work on 3 B+

Scenario I am yet another victim of thinking my rpi 3 B+ was broken when it wouldn't boot up. It turns out that the 3 B+ is looking for some special boot instructions. I currently have: Ubuntu Mate ...
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Pi Zero Third Boot Failed

I'm using the June 27, 2018 build of Raspbian Stretch that I downloaded (via torrent) from https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/ I am using a Class 10 Samsung (not a knock-off) 32GB microSD ...
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Raspberry Pi not booting after plugging in keyboard and mouse

In the middle of booting my Raspberry Pi, I realized I hadn't plugged in the keyboard and mouse before plugging in the power. So I plugged them in. As I plugged the second one into USB, suddenly the ...
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Pi3 Model b+ Display on monitor but not on TV

I am new to the PI World just yesterday I received my Pi3 Model B+. I am facing an issue where pi show display on conventional 24" monitor but not my TV. I've tried both options I had, through a sony ...
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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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My Hard Drive won't mount to Raspberry Pi 3 suddenly

I built a torrentbox (HD -> Powered USB Hub [has own outlet] -> Raspberry Pi 3 Model B) and got it working but it keeps remounting after a few minutes so after checking online, I changed /dev/sda to ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 stuck on Windows 10 IoT boot after using it successfully for hours, twice

I've installed Windows IoT Core (16299) on a SDFormatter4 formatted, supported SanDisk Ultra Micro SDHC 16GB using the IoT Dashboard application. I've then inserted the SD card into a Raspberry Pi 3,...
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Scripts running at boot up

I am trying to run this program at boot up. Its file path is /home/pi/shutdown.py. The reason why I ask is because I have tried to use multiple different boot up sequences listed in the following ...
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RPI3 “Reboot” and “Shutdown -r” Failing on Raspbian Jessie

Whenever i try to reboot my rpi 3 using sudo reboot or sudo shutdown -r it fails to boot up again. However all works fine if power it down and power it up again. I've had a look at booting ...
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PI Zero will not boot, Pi 3 will same sd card

I have a Pi 3 and a Pi Zero. I have a sandisk sd card a no name sd card. My Pi 3 will boot with both sd cards. The Pi zero will only boot with the sandisk. I am using the same latest image on both ...
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Stuck on Rainbow Screen after kernel upgrade on CentOS7

I ran 'yum update' on my Raspberry Pi3 running Centos7, and now it will not boot. Both LED's are solid (no flashing) and it does not get past the 'Rainbow Screen'. The following packages were ...
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(random: nonblocking pool is initialized) is preventing startup

Hello After a fresh install of Raspian, my first boot was successful until the last line of the image above. It hangs there forever. After doing some research some causes could be that the SD ...
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Micro SD card doesn't boot on Zero, but works on Pi3

So I've got this 32GB micro SD card, with Jessie Lite installed on it. It won't boot on any of my Raspberry Pi Zero W's or Zero, but its just fine on my Raspberry Pi 3. Literally nothing happens when ...
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rPi 3b only boots with 5v power through the 3.3v GPIO

I'm in need of some explanation as my Pi is acting weird (to my limited knowledge at least) It will only boot when i suply it with 5v/GND through the 3.3/GND GPIOs. The pi boots when i connect 5v ...
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Imaging Raspberry Pi and can't restore. 'Unable to mount foot fs on unknown-block'

I've installed Ubuntu Mint on my Raspberry Pi and setup everything the way I like. On my Mac, I've gone ahead and created an image via: sudo dd if=/dev/rdisk4 bs=1m | gzip > ~/Downloads/MyImage.gz ...