Questions tagged [boot-issues]

Errors occurring in boot; includes software/hardware issues.

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Boot order of programs

I have a Pi running basic Wheezy, which functions, among other things, as a web server. I have it hooked up to run Tiny-Tiny-RSS (though for the purposes here, it could be any PHP app) over PostgreSQL....
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HDMI out not working

My HDMI output suddenly stopped working. It says no signal. No matter what I do. The PI boots up i think because the PWR light is on as well as 2 connected leds. I have crucial date and one script on ...
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Boot Problems sh: can't access tty: job control turned off

I had one of the rf24 transceivers connected directly to the pi using jumper cables and everything worked fine. then I bought a case and was forced to use a ribbon cable. With out the transceiver ...
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Colored screen when booting raspbian from noobs

i have a raspberry pi model b with noobs and raspbian installed on the sd card. ive used it for quite a while but today when i boot the pi it just shows me a colored screen and i cant do anything. i ...
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Raspberry unbootable after unexpected shutdown

I have a raspberry Pi, Model B. I installed Raspbian on the SD card and I would like to use it as a SVN server. The problem is that when it shuts down unexpectedly (i.e. there is a blackout, or DC ...
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My pi with berryboot with vnc enabled wont work

In Berryboot's cmdline.txt, I added vncinstall ipv4=192.168.2.16/255.255.255.0/192.168.2.1 and my ipconfig for my xp computer is: Windows IP Configuration Ethernet adapter Wireless Network ...
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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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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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Booting up a headless Raspberry Pi using Mac OS X

I bought the Raspberry Pi Model B (Raspberry Pi Ultimate Starter Kit off Amazon) thinking this would be my first and final purchase for a while, but have been unsuccessful in getting the computer ...
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How to fix boot section / firmware and keep user files

My model b pi runs raspbian since half a year. The pi hosts an apache webserver, file server and other programs. A cron job is performing apt-get update / upgrade on a regular basic. The latest ...
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Pi randomly rebooting

Sometimes my Pi restarts suddenly, I think it's because too many USB devices are connected and not enough power is being supplied to the Pi. When it restarts, it asks me to press F1, (or some key) to ...
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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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plan9 official image won't boot raspberrypi

I downloaded http://plan9.bell-labs.com/sources/contrib/miller/9pi.img.gz and did dd -bs=1M if="9pi.img" of="/dev/sdb" and tried to boot the Pi with it but my monitor doesn't display anything. The ...
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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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I can't boot my Pi! (4 flashing green Lights)

I recently pulled my Raspberry Pi (model B) out to try messing with it again. But when I loaded up an image onto my SD card, I would just get 4 flashing green lights, and no image output to let me ...
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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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Raspberry Pi Model B keeps crashing after booted into Arch [closed]

After some weeks I tried to start my RPI again to setup a local NAS. I knew there was Arch on the SD card so I just tried to start it. I connected it to a HDMI screen and it seemed to boot correctly. ...
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id 1 respawning too fast

I have a really bad problem with my pi, when I'm booting I'm getting the error "Id 1 respawning too fast, disabled for 5 minutes" I know the error, it's a syntax error in the inittab file, but I don'...
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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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Raspberry Pi wont boot until ethernet cable is connected

I'm using the RetroPie distro, on a Model-B Pi. The problem I'm having is that everytime I turn on my Pi, it doesn't boot until I plug an ethernet cable connected to a powered PC. It just stays on ...
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First time RPI user, Raspberrian installer won't boot, red light only

I seem to be one of countless scores of people who just don't seem to have the magic touch in getting this little machine to actually run. I will walk through the history of what I have done. Model ...
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SD card seating issue?

I have an SD card that boots to a USB stick for Raspbmc. I have to hold my finger down on the card to get it to boot. Has anybody seen anything like that before? I'm thinking I may have damaged ...
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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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Need to skip or delete rc.local

I stuck some commands in my rc.local which cause the rpi to freeze (specifically, xboxdrv crashed and locks the pi up for some reason). I've even tried holding down ctrl+c throughout the xboxdrv part ...
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Pi won't show anything on VGA screen

I just bought a Raspberry Pi on Adafruit website with this HDMI<->VGA cable to plug it on my second monitor. The problem is it doesn't show anything on the screen, it's totally black. So I tried on ...
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Issue with rc.local on boot

I have been using the Pi in an operating systems class this quarter and at the beginning of the quarter we set up our Pi's to email the IP address on boot up so we could just putty into the Pi's ...
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Raspberry Pi Reboot Cycle After SD Clone - Card works on old Pi but not new ones

I have a Raspberry Pi which runs a Python script on boot. They initiate and stroke the hardware watchdog at /dev/watchdog. I recently tried cloning the SD card onto two other SD cards. However on ...
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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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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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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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Raspberry Pi Posts (successfully I think) then nothing but a cursor

So the title pretty much says it all. My Pi goes through the post process successfully with both red and green leds. Then after it appears its going to load the OS it instead just loads a blinking ...
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Raspberrypi won't start. LED's are on

I haven't used my RaspberryPi in month and today I wanted to start it, but my HDMI monitor doesn't get a signal. The LED 'OK' is shortly blinking at the beginning but then turns of. All the other LED'...
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troubleshooting raspberry pi booting with the green led light

Update : I've downloaded and copied the NOOBS images from here. Checked the hash, and when I run it on the Pi the green light blinks once and then only the red light is on. Nothing else happens from ...
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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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Recover from KBD from Mac

My Raspberry Pi went into KBD Mode displaying this message after I unplugged it directly without shutting it down after it stopped responding. How can I fix this from a Mac, which is the only laptop I ...
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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,...