Questions tagged [boot]

These questions refer to the initial starting up of the Raspberry PI.

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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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Service won't run python srcipt with privileges RASPBIAN JEESIE

I have script in python that need to be run with "sudo" keyword. Everything because I'm accessing "/dev/mem". Now I need to start this python script on RPi startup. So I create simple service that ...
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RPi2 - installation of PIXEL: incomplete apt-get dist-install; unable to reboot to rerun dist-install

Raspberry Pi / Jessie. This morning I attempted install of PIXEL, following the sequence of commands on the Raspberry Pi website page for PIXEL installs. The apt-get update completed successfully ...
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Consistent filesystem corrruption

It seems that recently my SSD began to get corrupted almost every time I shut my Pi 3B+ down, and on boot I get: [ 4.503731] sda: sda1 sda2 [ 4.511049] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI disk [ ...
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My Pi 3B+ did not start out of box

First-time user of Pi 3B+ here; just bought from Amazon. I used a new HDMI-to-VGA adapter cable and followed the instructions enclosed in the box, applying power last of all from the official mains ...
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upstart prevent pi from booting properly

I followed this guide to use my pi as a MIDI synthesizer. http://andrewdotni.ch/blog/2015/02/28/midi-synth-with-raspberry-p/ Everything worked well until I installed uptsart. Since, my boot screen ...
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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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Raspberry Pi OTP and booting from USB

I was reading this article about booting the Pi from USB It mentions that the Raspberry Pi 3 requires the USB boot bit to be set in the OTP (one-time programmmble) memory. ... Once ...
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How to clean up /boot partition?

I haven't run apt upgrade on my Pi 3 in a while and did it today. It resulted in an error message with my /boot partition being filled to 100%. Any subsequent apt commands are resulting in errors ...
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Cannot Load Library “./pxcore.so” to autorun a python script on boot using systemd

I want to run a code at startup but I am getting this error below. The script works when running in python, but I am unsure how to allocate permissions or where to make a path to the pxcore.so file so ...
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How to network boot Pi over WiFi

Since the Raspberry Pi 3B it has been possible to take out the SD card and boot over the network however this seems to imply wired Ethernet only. Is it possible to somehow specify a WiFi network, ...
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RPi 3B+ won't boot and stare at Red LED but SD not corrupted

1 month ago, I was building a case for my Raspberry Pi 3B+ and I accidentally spilled water on it (I dried it and all) and the sd card was corrupted. I then went to vacation, 1 month passed and got ...
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Raspberry pi 3 boot issues

Got a new Raspberry Pi 3 and I'm trying to use it with my Mac. I formatted the SD card and downloaded NOOBS. The green light comes on sometimes but when I add this to terminal: ssh pi@raspberrypi....
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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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What is the boot sequence?

I am wondering what the boot sequence of the Raspberry Pi is in a typical setup (say NOOBS), from power application (or warm reset if that's different) up to, say, the apparition of the logo; or where ...
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Why is ttyAMA0 initialization too long?

If I understand the dmesg output correctly, there is something happening for almost one second around the UART console initialization: [ 1.090771] 20201000.serial: ttyAMA0 at MMIO 0x20201000 (irq =...
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Is there a way I can boot up an already shut down Raspberry Pi without physically accessing it?

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ which is currently shut down, and not appearing on my network. The Raspberry Pi is running MotionEyeOS. And is powered using power over ethernet. I've tried starting it by ...
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Raspbian boot - override, cancel 'X' on-the-fly?

My question is similar to that old one here, but which never got a correct answer AIUI: Boot without starting X-server But let me restate: Having Raspbian-Pi set up to autostart the X.org desktop (...
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Rasberry Pi - network boot with old router

I apologize in advance if this is a stupid question, but I really don't have a good background knowledge about networking. I did try to google all this stuff, but I simply couldn't find anything ...
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WLAN module gone - RPI 4 B+

The WLAN module of my RPI 4 B+ disappeared. At first I thought that the hardware component had blown. How can I properly diagnose whether there is a hardware or software problem? What I have done for ...
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I have to press enter on startup Raspberry Pi

I've got a Raspberry Pi. And lately I have the problem that I need to press enter when it's starting up. The error is: Cannot open access to console, the root account is locked. See sulogin(8) man ...
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Raspberry Pi boot error after restoring from image

a few days ago my raspberry started to have problems while running which pointed to a defect file system. So I wanted to restore it with an image I made before one week, when everything worked fine. I ...
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Raspberry Pi 3b+ black screen after start

My Raspberry Pi 3B+ hat the problem that VNC can't display the desktop. SO I connected it to a display and I had a black screen. I can boot the system and can see the normal boot screen (Press "SHIFT"...
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Screen won't boot on second startup

I'm working with the image from Simulink Support Package for Raspberry Pi: https://www.mathworks.com/hardware-support/raspberry-pi-simulink.html and using a 5V 2.5A power supply. When I first ...
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What is the best way to automate the generation of bootable SDcard images for Raspberry Pi projects?

For a new project, I plan to release ready-to-use bootable SDcard image files for various Raspberry Pi models (2, 3, Zero, Zero-W). The actual OS will be PiCore, the RAM-only Linux variant based on ...
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Rpiboot - Failed to claim interface

I'm using usbboot/rpiboot with Raspberry Pi 0. Usually when I try to discover device the device is found without a problem and the booting process succeeds, recently I upgraded the firmware (bootcode....
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Raspberry pi 3 model B does not boot from USB

I've got a Raspberry pi 3 model B+, but unfortunately the SD card slot has broken, so I googled about booting RPI3 from USB and I realized it's possible but all tutorial that I've read mentioned that ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 do not boot

I'm trying to figure out why my Raspberry Pi is not booting, I tried the following: Three microSD cards, (all class 10, among them a Samsung microSD card with very good specifications). Formatting ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 stuck on rainbow screen

My brand Raspberry Pi B+ works perfectly when I plug in an sd card, HDMI cable, and power. When I plug the EXACT SAME wires + card that work for the pi B+ into my new Pi 2, it freezes at the rainbow ...
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Pass serial number when running chromium through command line

I'm looking for a way to pass in the Raspberry Pi serial number to Chromium when running from the command line. chromium-browser --incognito --noerrdialogs http://url.com?sn={serial} Is this ...
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Usb gprs not detected on boot

Good morning! I have a Gprs USB module which used to work just fine. Now on boot, the device is not detected. However, when the OS is booted, if I unplug and re-plug in the device, it is detected and ...
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Raspberry Pi always boots into terminal after changes in autostart

Recently I changed the LXDE autostart setup to automatically open the terminal after booting. I used the following two lines of code: nano ~/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart and @lxterminal ...
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How to keep watchdog timer running during reboot/shutdown

In my research so far I've noticed there are two approaches to activating a watchdog timer on raspberry: using systemd or installing watchdog. It's all explained well here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/...
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Raspberry Pi Wireless Zero refusing to start

I've got a brand new Raspberry Pi Wireless Zero, a Samsung 16gb EVO UHS-I card prepared with Raspbian Jessie Lite (4-10-2017) that simply refuses to even start. No lights, no activity, no display on ...
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Weird display on VGA monitor, Ubuntu Server 19.10 on Raspberry Pi 4

UPDATE: As I suspected lately, Ubuntu Server actually boots up. Nothing worked until I tried using an actual HDMI monitor instead of an HDTV or VGA monitor. I suppose the TV will work once I install a ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 take 4-5 seconds to load GPU firmware and start to loading the kernel, is it normal?

I'm in the stage of optimizing Raspberry pi 4 startup time, supplied with a custom system image created by buildroot. I'm just trying to build a default image like this: git clone git://git.busybox....
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How to detect LCD touch-display? and automatically configure for display?

A rPi3 B+ is Raspbian configured with a 3.5 Waveshare touch display HAT. There are two commands that toggle between the HDMI output and the HDMI output. git clone https://github.com/waveshare/LCD-...
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NOOBS won't start

I am setting up the NOOBS (New Out-Of-Box Software) that has just been released. Once I have formatted and copied the data onto my Class 6 SDHC card, and plug my Pi in, the power light turns on, but ...
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Issues with root=PARTUUID= in cmdline.txt at boot

I'm having some trouble understanding which drive identifiers are available at different stages of system boot. I'm running a Pi 2B with a btrfs root mounted on an external USB SSD. I'd like to ...
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A java jar file runs fine if run from console but generates exception if run at startup

I wrote a JavaFX program which also utilizes JSON. When run at startup, the try catch around the JSON parsing piece of the code throws an exception. I can't see the exception printed in the console ...
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bash script meant to start automatically when booting runs twice

I have this script meant to run when booting (named bootMF): !/bin/bash cd /media/pi/2E2D-29D01 sleep 120 python3 telnetRX006RBN.py & sleep 10 python3 telnetRX006DXK.py & sleep 70 python3 ...
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quiet splash boot on Raspberry Pi 4 / 19.10.1

Where do I enable "quiet splash" for booting my Raspberry Pi 4b on Ubuntu 19.10.1? Should it be on the Micro SD card or in the filesystem? I've made changes to grub without success. Does 19.10 even ...
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Running a persistent node js server on boot and keeping the command line open

I know there are a lot of answers to this question but none have worked for me and I've been at it for something like six hours... Most of the answers also look like they are years out of date. I am ...
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Autorun Python script with Pyserial on Startup with Crontab

So I am looking to do something that I thought was simple.... I just have a script that imports and uses pyserial and I want it to run automatically when the pi is booted up. I have an LED rigged up ...
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Adding gcc compiler to Poky image for raspberry Pi

I am using raspberry Pi 3 running a poky image built using the Yocto project. Is there any possible solution to add gcc compiler to the image? I found the cross-compilation very complicated and ...
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will not boot after edit to wpa_supplicant.conf

I added another network setup to the wpa_supplicant.conf and then did a `reboot. The pi boots to a point where it failed with a message about Bluetooth unable to complete. I am unable to get to a ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 no wifi after update && upgrade

I am new to Raspberry Pi and Linux. I followed all the setup guides and have a 4" touchscreen with a case. I downloaded MPI4008-4.0inch-2019-07-10-raspbian-buster.img and flashed it to SD. I had to ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero(s) not booting up consistently

I have three Raspberry Pi Zeros (1.3), all between 3 and 4 years old. On two of them, it usually takes several tries of connecting and disconnecting power to get them to turn on. In about 1 out of 5 ...
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Why does it take longer to boot Raspbian Lite for the first time?

I did not measure it, but I think it takes about twice as long to boot a fresh Raspbian Lite image than an image that has already been booted. I don't know why that's the case. I'm curious what ...
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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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