Questions tagged [boot-issues]

Errors occurring in boot; includes software/hardware issues.

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Raspberry Pi 2 doesn't boot correctly

I installed today my Raspberry again. And after installing updates and normal packages like vim I rebooted it. Now it boots, you see all the processes running (normal boot procedure) but then it's ...
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How to stop auto program raspberry pi

I bought a raspberry and I defined it to run a auto program in the boot by changing the rc.local. The problem is that the program is running and ctr+c doesn't work. There is a way to stop the program ...
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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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Cloning SD card causes “interface eth0 does not exist”

I have cloned my raspberry pi SD card after customising the OS. However, when I try to boot it on a different pi, everything appears fine, but eth0 doesn't show up in ifconfig. When I try 'ifup eth0', ...
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RPI 2 B freezes when Wi-Fi dongle is inserted and doesn't detect it

I have an RPI Model 2B running Raspbian that works (almost) perfectly. I recently bought a TP-LINK WN725N V2.0 that I thought would work if I followed the instructions listed here. However, when I ...
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rPi B+ will not boot according to Arch Linux manual

I am trying to boot Arch Linux image. I've done everything according to Reinstall Manual and when I power up with created os on microSD card, the red and green LEDs are turned on, HDMI is dead, ...
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Unable to change config.txt or cmdline.txt permanently

I am trying to edit the /boot/config.txt and /boot/cmdline.txt files. However, anytime I edit or even copy them to the /boot like this: sudo cp /boot/config.txt /boot/config.txt.orig when I reboot ...
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From “SSH: Permission denied, please try again” to realizing my RPi is running a non-ending process

I am pretty new in this, and I am working on a home automation project where my Pi should be accessed from the outside world and some slave Arduinos should perform tasks like monitoring the ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 BCM2836 working but new Raspberry Pi 2 BCM2837 stuck on Rainbow Screen

I have an old image from my Raspberry Pi 2 (Jessie Lite) and this works fine on my Raspberry Pi 2 running the BCM2836 processor, however I ordered a new Pi 2 and it seems that they have changed to the ...
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Is there a difference between the two boot states of reboot or shutdown/unplug/plug-in?

Why does my pi connect to wifi automatically when using shutdown and re-plugging it in but doesn't when using reboot? When I unplugged/shutdown and plug the pi back in, it connects normally even if I ...
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No activity LED after shorting a GPIO to ground : dead or fixable?

This is a model 3B+, due to some under-power warnings on the screen I was testing the actual voltage between the 5V and ground pins on the header, but managed to touch pin 40 (SCLK) to pin 39 (GND) ...
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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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Can't properly flash some micro SD cards

I have a couple of Micro SD card here and it seems like only some of them can be flashed correctly. No errors during the flashing process, but only the boot partition turns out to be mountable on my ...
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rc.local and ssh problem while booting, endless process

Every time my headless raspberry pi Zero W (Raspbian Lite) with an hdmi display boots, I get the following endless output: I tried restoring the content of rc.local and it did run fine for a few ...
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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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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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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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Edit FAT16 microSD disk partition [closed]

After installing ua-netinst, on a Pi 3 model B v1.2, I get a rainbow screen. From the comments here, this is expected and I need to re-copy the start.elf, start_cd.elf, start_db.elf and start_x.elf ...

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