Questions tagged [boot-issues]

Errors occurring in boot; includes software/hardware issues.

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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No wifi connection after bootup, again

Another "Raspberry doesn't connect to Wifi after bootup", but I'm out of ideas. Hopefully not too annoying, guys: Raspberry runs regular debian wheezy, system is updated. I use a RT5370 USB wifi ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 16....
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Cancel boot if underpowered?

I am working on a battery powered Raspberry Pi project. When the batteries are charged (enough), the Pi and all the connected peripherals boot and run correctly. The issue I'm facing is when the ...
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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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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 ...