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Questions tagged [boot-issues]

Errors occurring in boot; includes software/hardware issues.

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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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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 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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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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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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No HDMI out displaying after boot up screen

I normally use VNC to connect to my Pi so I have not used the HDMI out in the past couple of weeks. When I first set up my Pi I did it using the same display and HDMI cable I am trying to use now (and ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 lights stay solid while the chip is getting really hot

This only started to happen yesterday. The pi powers on but the LEDs stay solid while the chip near the USB ports on the top starts to get very warm. I've tried multiple SD cards with no avail, can ...
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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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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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Raspbian on USB Stick

After owning a RPi 3 for almost a year now, I wanted to do a complete clean installation. I had installed Raspbian on a USB-stick, which was really easy at that time. I just had to write the disk ...
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B+ start-up memory problem

I was given a B+ 512Mb bought just before Feb 2015 – perfect timing. I put togther the kit (which included a snap-together transparent plastic case) & installed the microSD card supplied. On boot-...
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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 ...
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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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How to turn off all gpio pin during powering up raspberry pi? [duplicate]

I am trying to control linear acutronix RC servo using raspberry with the help of adafruit servo hat. While powering up raspberry pi without sending any commands linear motor moved to 100 percentage ...
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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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Impossible to restore a backup raspberry 3 image

The sdcard of my raspberry 3 crashed a few weeks ago. I am trying to restore the raspbian system on another sdcard of the same capacity using a backup image of the sdcard created before the crash. ...
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Did my Raspberry Zero W Burn?

I'm new to Raspberry PI, On my first attempt to power it up, I connected the usb slot to power using a cell phone charger (output: 5V, 2A). and I did not insert the SD card. once I connected the cell ...
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Pi Zero not booting without USB

It seems as though my pi zero does not boot or send image through HDMI until I attach the USB hub. Why is this and can this be fixed?
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RPi 2 Ubuntu mate boot problem

A few days ago I started to work on a Raspberry pi - POWERLINK project, I found out that an Ubuntu based system is best for this. So I tried to install the Ubuntu Mate 16.04 OS, and I got stuck on a ...
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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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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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Screenly OSE starting in another instance of terminal

I have been trying to get Screenly OSE up and running. Everything works really well, but I have a problem. After the Pi is booted, it starts in the terminal. On the other hand, if I switch the ...
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Rescue e-mails from dead RPi card

I have a RPi B that I haven't used for a while, with a Citadel e-mail server and some of my e-mails on the SD card. The card has bad blocks now that prevent RPi from booting. Supposing that there no ...
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Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount fs on unknown-block(179,2) on fresh image

I know there's lots of questions like this one but I have tried everything from the other questions and it's no help. I have just flashed the newest image from the Raspberry Pi Website onto an SD ...
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Is a red LED turn off during boot of RPi 3 a sign of problems?

I don't have much experience with Raspberry Pi. However, I've just noticed a difference in booting between Raspberry Pi 2 and 3, and so I've taken a couple of videos to show that. In both videos, the ...
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Can't see Raspberry Pi Zero via USB OTG on Windows 10

I have downloaded Raspbian for my Raspberry Pi Zero from official website and flashed it using Win32DiskImager. I have followed all the steps on https://gist.github.com/gbaman/...
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Boot up raspberry pi and run a code without starting the OS

I have developed a code using Python that generates barcodes and interfaces a thermal printer to it. The barcode generation and then printing it is done using a button attached to the gpio. Now, I am ...
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Pi not auto mounting exfat drive on boot, despite fstab entry

I'm trying to get my usb drive to auto mount and Ive been following countless guides and threads on it but I still can't get it to work, using fstab. I wasn't even able to boot until I added nofail, ...
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GUI won't start automatically Raspbian Pixel

I have a triple boot Raspberry, and after an update of Raspbian, the gui won't start, when boot option in raspi-config is on Desktop I get Splashscreen of Raspbian Pixel and after this I get a black ...
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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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pi boots into emergency mode by default

I was recently updating my Pi when I accidentally interrupted the process by shutting down my notebook. I cannot login now and when I tried to reboot the Pi is going into an emergency mode. After ...
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Raspberry Pi stops booting up

I have a Raspberry Pi which was on a couple of hours ago, and the last thing I did was sudo apt-get upgrade. Then, I rebooted it, the Colour splash screen shows, seems like its booting fine and 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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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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Raspberry Pi 2 stops booting after the message “Starting Kernel” [closed]

This is what I have done till now: Flashed a sd card with arch linux image for my raspberry pi 2. I have followed instructions as mentioned here. So far so good, my raspberry pi 2 boots properly with ...
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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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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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Raspberry Pi only solid green light

I haven't used my Raspberry Pi 2 B for about a year and when I tried booting it today it doesn't work. Last time I used the Pi it worked but now it only displays the green light (no blinking). I'm ...
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Pi3 Rainbow screen + only red LED

I've just got my first Pi 3 and after powering it on it stuck on Rainbow screen aka Coloured splash screen and only red LED is lighting. I've tried: multiple power supplies (5V @ 2.1A and 5V @3.1A) ...
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Ubuntu Core Not Booting on Pi 2 Model B

I bought a brand new RBPi 2 (Model B) Starter Kit that includes a power adapter, cable and 16GB SD card. I want to install Ubuntu Core which I have followed their tutorial exactly using Mac but the ...
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My raspberry pi 2 model B boots but then the screen turns black

It has been a while since I have last used my raspberry pi 2 model B. When turned on its power strip it started to boot and the code was running down the screen but all of a sudden the screen turned ...
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Raspberry Pi Has Severe Issues and Won't Boot

I'm using a Raspberry Pi 3 model B with Raspbian (latest, with PIXEL) with a 16 GB MicroSD Class 10 I've been using the Raspberry Pi since last May (so about 5 months or so) and it's working just ...
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How to disable OpenVPN from running at startup on Raspbian?

I'm trying to disable OpenVPN from running at startup. I tried changed the setting for AUTOSTART in /etc/default/openvpn from all to none, but that didn't work. How do I disable OpenVPN from running ...
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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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Kernel panic, corrupt filesystem, Raspberry Pi not booting

I couldn't log in to my Raspberry Pi 3 from ssh so I tried plugging in a monitor, keyboard, and mouse. I got this error message immediately: end Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root ...
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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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Pi 3 Model B does not boot. Shows only 2 multicolored squares

I have a Raspberry Pi Model 3 B and it won't boot but instead shows a big multi-colored square in the middle of the screen and a little multi-colored square in the top right corner of the screen. I ...
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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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Raspberry pi 3 boot partition gets corrupted over and over

I have a very hard problem with my raspi. Well, this is the steps I follow: Write a raspbian jessie lite or PiBakery into the SD Card. Boot from the pi, no problem Set internationalization Update, ...