Questions tagged [boot-issues]

Errors occurring in boot; includes software/hardware issues.

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How can I prevent my Pi's SD card from getting corrupted so often?

I get an I/O error at boot and then get this 'error': (I am running the latest version of Raspbian) Entering kdb (current=0xca82ac80, pid 1) due to keyboard entry kdb> _ And I have seen it before,...
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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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Install Arch Linux from osx

I have recently downloaded archlinux, but as embarrassing as it is I simply don't think I am installing it correctly. When I do, my version of the install and hook it up to the Raspberry Pi, the ...
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Window IoT Core stuck while booting on Raspberry Pi 3

When I try to boot my Raspberry Pi 3 with Windows IoT Core it remains on this screen forever: I've tried 2 different builds now, 14322 and 14328. Also I tried via noobs and via the IoT dashboard from ...
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Why am I getting a rainbow screen and flashing red PWR LED with a new Raspberry Pi 3B+?

I think there might be a problem with my new Pi. I'm using the same power supply (purchased from PiHut for my previous 3B) in the new 3B+ but I get the rainbow screen and the red power light flashes ...
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Will not boot, black screen only

I recently installed Debian 7.0 (Wheezy) on a 32 GB SD card, but so far the Raspberry Pi has not been able to boot. I replaced the elf, bin files, etc... and the monitor is now getting a response,...
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How to emulate raspberry pi 2 on Ubuntu 14.04 PC?

Here I got an image of Raspberry Pi (re-designed). Let's call it pi2-16gb.img Emulate ARM Raspberry Pi 2 model B v1.1 on a Ubuntu PC Now I want to emulate it before inserting it to a Pi 2 physically....
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How can I install the KUMAN 3.5 inch-display?

I have a perfectly running Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, with a Raspbian Distribution on a 16 GB SD-Card. I connected a Screen with a HDMI-to-DVI Connector to it, a Mouse and Keyboard and I also have SSH ...
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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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Strange problem on startup - cannot open access to console

Rpi 3 Model B, 16gb SD, all configured well and working fine until yesterday sometime, when rebooting, I now have to press "enter" to continue due to: "Cannot open access to console, the root account ...
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Unable to configure a Raspberry Pi Zero as a USB Mass Storage Device using g_mass_storage

I have been trying to get my Raspberry Pi Zero to behave as a USB Mass Storage Device, following https://gist.github.com/gbaman/50b6cca61dd1c3f88f41 and other online documentation. Steps to reproduce:...
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Raspberry Pi 2B+ Boots once

I recently purchased a Raspberry Pi 2B+, and I am trying to run the RetroPie (backed by raspbian) operating system on it. The first time I plug in the pi, it boots normally into the operating system (...
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Can't get rPi to boot with Raspbian and/or NOOBS

I've made a topic about not being able to boot earlier but that one's deprecated because of all of my tests and all so here goes nothing: I've tried getting my new rPi to work for a whole day by now ...
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How to know if Raspi is bricked

I have a Model B Raspi and - shame on me - overpowered it with about 9V. And to make it worse I powered it using the test points TP1 and TP2, avoiding the polyfuse. See Raspberry Pi Model B Schematics....
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Reboot via cronjob does not work, it just shuts down without booting up again

I want my headless Raspberry Pi to reboot every night. I have the latest firmware (sudo rpi-update) and Raspbian is up to date (sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade). For the cronjob I ...
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raspberry pi 3 diskless (sdcard less) network boot

Looking for a full example that shows how to network boot (and keep running with whatever is baked into the ramdisk image) without any kind of SDcard in the PI. What I've done up until this point. ...
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Ext4-FS error on Raspberry Pi randomly

I am getting EXT4-FS error on Raspberry Pi 3 randomly. I am attaching a screenshot from the display here:. After every restart it works normally for a few hours and then crashes. I am running latest ...
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Pi2 Flashing Green Light Only

My Pi2 no longer boots. I just get a steady flashing green light. No obvious pattern, just continuously flashing every second or so. No red light. It's connected to an official power supply like this:...
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Binary garbage on the UART when powering the RPi

I have a strange issue I cannot figure out. I have a thermal printer (https://www.adafruit.com/products/597) plugged to the UART (/dev/ttyAMAO). I configured the RPi to remove the console on /dev/...
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How to access the RPi root ext4 file system by inserting SD card into a different computer?

I've got my 4GB SD card full and Raspbian won't complete the boot process. Is it possible to access the file system on a different computer (by plugging in the SD card) and editing/deleting files ...
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Booting Alpine linux on Raspberry Pi 4

has anyone had success running Alpine Linux on the Raspberry Pi 4? I have copied the contents of the Alpine release for rpi 64bit from here to an SD Card formatted with FAT32, but I only get to the ...
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Why did my Pi die?

So, I have determined that my Pi is dead. This is what I did in the few days leading up to it: 1. I used I2C about once every 2 seconds, meaning I updated the display about that often. 2. I read ...
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Raspberry pi B+ first boot

I got Raspberry pi B+ and I tried to boot by using NOOBS v1.3.10 and RASPBIAN Debian Wheezy Version:September 2014. Then I got two different problems. These are my component information, Raspberry ...
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One volume does a *full* fsck every boot, even though it's clean

As the subject says, I have a Raspbian system (Buster, and this happened with the prior Raspbian version too) that runs a full fsck on one particular volume every time it boots. And this only happens ...
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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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Raspberry Pi does not start up, green LED flashes 2 times

So I got a Raspberry Pi B+ and it worked very well. Some day something happened and the microSD was broken. I checked it using badblocks. Now I got a new microSD and wanted to rearrange my structure ...
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Used-to-be-working Pi does not boot, shows no lights, gets pretty hot

I have a Pi running a super-stock Raspian installed with NOOBS (If I remember correctly). Yesterday, it was working fine. I stopped using it for a bit to debug some other parts of the project this Pi ...
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Why won't my raspberryPi boot if I use parted to adjust the partition?

I've been struggling to figure out a boot problem with the RaspberryPi 3 (I've not tested other models) using a modified Raspbian Jessie Lite image, and finally narrowed down to something to do with ...
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Raspbian - Real Time Kernel does not boot

I am trying to make a Raspbian kernel to support real time. To do that I cloned the latest kernel from raspbian github repository and applied the Real Time patch for 3.10.25-rt23 (https://www.kernel....
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EXT4-fs error on boot, no access to console

I've a Rpi 3 Model B V1.2 with an Intenso 16GB Micro SD HC (up to 90 MB/s) running a RASPBIAN JESSIE LITE (Rel. Date: 2016-05-27), power is supplied via USB by a Linux machine. The system worked ...
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I think I shorted my pi

While trying out PiFmRds, I accidentally touched a piece of metal between two of the GPIO pins for a split second and my Pi B immediately shut off. After leaving it for a week, I re-flashed my SD ...
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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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Raspberry Pi's Power LED does not light, heat and no boot!

I was using my raspberry pi and was testing a piece of code, what I wanted to happen happened, however immediately afterwards the Pi stopped working. Now, when I give the Pi power, the red (power) LED ...
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INIT: Id “1” respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes

I am having a strange error with the latest version of Raspbian. I recently upgraded from a 4gb sd card to a 16gb one and proceeded to reinstall Raspbian onto the card (I did not restore the previous ...
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Same SD card working in one PI but not in another

One month before my Raspbian Pi was working properly with a SD card and it stopped working from Yesterday.When i give supply to Raspbian Pi,the Red light is constantly glowing but green light flashing ...
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Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+ end of life?

TL;DR My Raspberry Pi (Model B+) can't run the newest Raspbian (Stretch), suspected is that the kernel doesn't work. Anything with a kernel version above 4.1.19 will fail to load. Does this mean that ...
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Mac Clone SD with dd failing during boot

I am having issues cloning one MicroSD to another using my Mac. I have been working on this for days and have tried several things, all with the same end result. Here is my process: First, I put my ...
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Raspberry Pi Model B 1GB version has both solid lights without SD Card

I got a used Raspberry Pi Model B 1GB Version. I am noticing something weird, even without a SD Card connected to it, after powering it on and connecting HDMI I see the rainbow splash screen. Both red ...
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What does it mean if both LEDs are lit up? [duplicate]

I recently got a RPi and when I plug it in both LEDs light up solid without flickering. It also does not show up on the monitor. Everywhere I've looked it says they should be flashing but they aren't. ...
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make boot disk on disk with failed sectors?

I have several sd micro SD cards that have a failed sector or two. But i don't see why i shouldn't be able to make a boot disk out of them. Unfortunately, dd fails when it encounters a bad sector, and ...
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How to enable or fix the TTL console connection on the Raspberry Pi?

EDIT: Finally got it to work, see answer below for a complete guide on how to make this thing work starting from scratch I have a PL2303HX cable connected to the GPIO on 5V GND RXD TXD and it IS ...
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Pi 4 SSD boot stuck on rainbow screen

I'm trying to set up boot from SSD drive, I followed this tutorial, but the raspberry pi 4 got stuck on the rainbow screen and did not boot up. I copied the SD card to SSD using SD card copier, ...
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Boot from USB Connected SSD

It seems that existing guides of how to boot from USB are out of date, and the one here (https://learn.adafruit.com/external-drive-as-raspberry-pi-root/hooking-up-the-drive-and-copying-slash) didn't ...
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Long blank screen during Xserver startup

we have RPi3 with touch screen display. We want to configure very smooth boot process with custom splash screen displayed and boot directly into our own GTK application. So we have replaced Plymouth ...
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Raspbian Jessie does not boot after installing a kernel with exported symbols

I'm trying to set up a pair of Raspberry Pi 3 to work with the NRF905 transciever following this guide. I'm using the same raspbian version that was used in the guide (Raspbian Jessie Lite 2016-11-25) ...
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Stuck in boot after trying to work with init.d script to run at boot

I messed up the boot on a raspberry pi that is meant to run an important project. It started when I was trying to get a script to run at boot. I tried creating a daemon and I successfully started and ...
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Unplugged pi while installing LibreOffice, now won't load desktop environment

I was installing LibreOffice on my Pi and after around 2 hours of waiting it appeared as if it frozen. The mouse would still respond but the entire desktop environment had hung. So I unplugged it then ...
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Can't Access TTY: Job Control Turned Off

I have a new Raspberry Pi with Raspian Wheezy installed and has several cables connected to it via the GPIO pins. However, I noticed if I have anything connected to them during boot up, the device ...
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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 ...