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Old .img file wont boot up RPi? Any way to save/migrate the installation?

Thanks for checking. I have a purpose-built *.img from 2015 that I need to boot. Back then, this img was used on a RP2 Model B. I purchased a RP2 Model B from Amazon (apparently v1.2 if that helps, ...
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Unable to boot Raspberry Pi 4B with Ubuntu 20.04

About a month ago, I successfully installed Ubuntu MATE 20.04 on my Raspberry Pi 4B by flashing it into the card. Then I flashed Ubuntu MATE 22.04 and now I’m trying to go back to 20.04 but, no matter ...
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How to open Firefox in kiosk mode and point to a webpage?

I'm trying to run Firefox in kiosk mode. nano /home/pi/.config/lxsession/autostart @firefox-esr (@iceweasel) Here, how to point the browser to a webpage? Example - for Chromium we use this- @...
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Inherited Project: PI boots into a full screen webpage and I can't exit [closed]

i have a raspberry pi that, on boot, loads into a browser in full screen. Once it is up it just shows a "Log into chrome" screen and I can't exit. I can't seem to fined a way OUT of the full ...
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Add secondary root partition to Raspberry Pi OS base image (dual-boot) [duplicate]

I want to modify the official Raspberry Pi OS lite image: https://downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspios_lite_arm64/images/raspios_lite_arm64-2023-05-03/2023-05-03-raspios-bullseye-arm64-lite.img.xz I want ...
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Pi 4; 8GB RAM: Having fimware and OS(openBSD) both on the SD card

Yesterday I installed openBSD on my Pi 4 with 8GB RAM: I first installed the [UEFI firmware][1] on the vfat formated, primary, and only partition of an SD Card I created an openBSD 7.3 boot stick I ...
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How can I set the display environment variable on a Raspberry Pi at boot? [closed]

I have a Raspberry Pi 4 with a 1280x800 display and no keyboard or mouse. I ssh into it remotely over WiFi and am coding it to display images, ultimately on its own without my ssh into it. I installed ...
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PI 4B stopped working after I possibly shorted 5V from USB PSU to USB ground casing. Any fixes?

I had the Adafruit RGB Matrix Bonnet using the GPIO pins on my Raspberry Pi 4B connecting to a 64x64 LED matrix. Everything was working well. Then I decided to try and add a little fan from an old PI ...
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How to disable USBboot?

When i turn on my Raspberry Pi it tries to boot from USB. I plugged in a wireless mouse. Message on monitor: starting USB... USB0: Core Realses: 2.80a scanning bus 0 for devices... And nothing going ...
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Stuck on Rainbow Screen after kernel upgrade on CentOS7

I ran 'yum update' on my Raspberry Pi3 running Centos7, and now it will not boot. Both LED's are solid (no flashing) and it does not get past the 'Rainbow Screen'. The following packages were ...
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Raspberry pi 4 1 short 1 long blinks

I have a Raspberry pi 4 model B, have been using it for more than a year. A few days ago it started having problems. After 10/20 seconds from startup it gives an error pattern that looks like 1 short ...
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How to speed up boot in Raspberry Pi 3 Model B?

I installed a Raspberry Pi os Lite (64-bit) on a current 32gb SD card and connected it via HDMI. After that, I'm testing by installing pyqt via apt and running the test.py file. Since it is CLI mode, ...
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How can I customize what RPi displays on boot?

I'm new to the RPi world, but I'm using RPi 4 with official Raspbian/Raspberry Pi OS (bullseye) right now. When the RPi start booting, it normally displays rainbow screen, then some splash screen, ...
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Raspberry Pi would not start

Hi, when booting Rasberry PI I get following error messages and RPI does not start. I have took out SD Card, run chkdsk on Windows machine, did not detect errors. Is there anything I can do to fix it? ...
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Wifi not working in raspberry pi 0 when booting from usb

I am using raspberry pi os in raspberry pi 0 w I booted from USB after editing the config.txt file but the wifi is not working on my USB boot it says there is no wireless LAN, I wanted to know 2 ...
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RPI not connecting the wifi

As written I am unable to connect my RPI to the internet. What happened is I took the RPI from the office (where it was working) and took it home (to a new wifi). To save myself the headache, before I ...
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Black screen when booting up raspberry pi

I use a 4GB raspberry pi 4B. Recently, I switched to Ubuntu, and it had been working fine, until one day, I booted it up and the screen was black. Sometimes a glitched Ubuntu loading screen appears ...
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Has anyone solved Raspberry Pi Zero W SSH: `client_loop: send disconnect: broken pipe/timeout/Connection reset`

I know this has been voiced before, but the most recent I've found was in 2020 and it wasn't resolved then, so I'm signal-boosting in the hope that an answer has been discovered and just wasn't posted....
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Configure Pi to boot up and run script when plugged in without login

How can i set up my pi zero, so that if I plug it in, it runs a python program, without having to login etc? The project goal is a device that plays an audio file on the push of a hardware button. I ...
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RPI 5 ,Boot on Power

I bought a rpi 5 and am booting into it using USB, no SD card. I am using this headless, so I want it to automatically boot into USB after a power outage. However when I tried switching of the power ...
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Pi Zero W OS booting, no screen display, no ip address

First time RasPi user here. Bought a Pi Zero W. I've loaded the Rapian Lite (64 bit) downloaded from Raspberry Pi website onto a 32gb scan disc micro usb card. I created a file inside the "boot&...
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Where can one find the fsck boot log on Debian?

Since my Pi4B is running headless with a power cable only being connected to WiFi, I am puzzled by where I can see the fsck log I normally see shortly on-screen on my desktop Linux machine while ...
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Sporadic slow booting due to fsck (mount count being reset)

I'm hoping to use a Raspberry Pi as the basis of an in-car infotainment system. I've followed a number of guides on reducing boot times, but the Pi will often take a long time to boot—about 20 s ...
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Can not create a file in bootscript.sh at boot

I am on a Pi Zero 2W running headless with SSH. I modified crontab to run bootscript.sh on reboot and bootscript.sh runs on startup successfully except for the writes to a file. However, if I run ...
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raspberry pi red solid gren blink once

I have a Raspberry Pi 4 8GB everytime when I power green light blinks once and the red solid light is on. I connected to the HDMI screen and there is no output on the screen. I tried restoring the ...
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How do I rotate LCD touch panel on a Raspberry Pi 3?

I know this question has been asked many times, but I can't find a solution that works anywhere to rotate the official raspberry pi touch screen (not the display part as this is working, just the ...
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Unable to boot pi 5 from USB with NVMe installed

I recently got a pi 5 8GB and also bought a case and an NVMe hat and active cooler and stuff, and I cannot boot it up. I didn't have a way to flash Raspberry Pi OS onto the NVMe, so I used the pi ...
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Raspberry Pi network boot

I have a raspberry pi 3B and I am trying to enable network boot from the ROM so that I can load firmware, uboot, kernel, etc. over the network and I don't have to use SD card. So I ensured that the ...
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Headless PI not booting anymore after upgrade and nordvpn install

my Pi apparently stopped working after apt upgrade and installing nordvpn app. The thing is that I see a red line at the bottom of my var/log/syslog. In practice I can't ssh anymore in it. I checked ...
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How to clone a ssd which I am using to boot

I have an SSD that is connected via USB to SATA cable to the Pi. I have a lot of files and settings saved on this SSD, I wanted to make a backup of this on another SSD, such that if something happens ...
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How to persist ethtool setting across reboot in bullseye 11.7

I need to ensure the following is run when my Raspberry Pi 4 is rebooted. /sbin/ethtool --change eth0 advertise 0x008 Following various bits of advice, I added a last line to if-pre-up.d/ethtool as ...
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No sound with mpg123 or mplayer at boot

What I want to do : at boot, start a playlist on a headless RBPi A+ through the headphones jack using mpg123. I Wrote a shell script targeting mpg123: #!/bin/bash # see if (and when) my script was run ...
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RetroPie won’t start up after I manually shut it down

I just setup my RetroPie and tested out a game. I then shut it off using the power button. When I tried starting it up again it doesn’t go past this screen. I unplugged it for an hour and tried again ...
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Unable to detect NVMe M.2 ssd in raspberry pi 4 8gb

Is it possible to use an NVMe M.2 as external storage on a Pi4b 8GB? I have the following PCIe device: samsung NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD 970 Evo plus, 500 gb + external hard drive enclosure with a C to A ...
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getting an error when I autostart my py script which contain PyQt Gui

I'm trying to automatically start a py script which has pyqt5 Gui when I boot my Raspberrypi. I did sudo nano /etc/rc.local and made a log.text to know what's happening and I received: qt.qpa.screen: ...
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Dual or Triple Boot Possible? [duplicate]

I'm wondering if it's possible to dual boot Raspbian, LineageOS, and RetroPie on an SD card? I've looked around and it seems like there is an issue with it not going straight into a bootloader like ...
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RPi zero W auto power up / down by available power

I want to run a RPi Zero W on a crude solar panel and battery or supercapacitor. I understand the pi has an input range of 80-120A or so, and needs a minimum of just 2 volts. This makes it ideal for ...
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What is the earliest place in the boot process where camera (raspistill) can be used?

It seems that right after local-fs.target doesn't work. Any idea what prevents it from working early in the boot process?
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Raspbian Desktop and Netcat script at boot

I'm a complete beginner and I'm looking for some help. I need to automatically start a command / script at boot to listen for a port from Netcat on computer with Raspbian Desktop version. If I open ...
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Start Python Pygame automatically (with sudo rights) after booting instead of displaying a prompt

I'm trying to solve this problem. I would like to boot a raspbery directly into pygame without starting the GUI. I have a raspberry pi generation 2 with the current "2021-01-11-raspios-buster-...
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I cannot boot from SD card, "BusyBox v*** (Debian *** ) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands. (initramfs)"

Wanting to reinstall the Raspberry Pi OS on my RaspberryPi5 (64-bit quad-core Cortex-A76 8GB LPDDR4X SDRAM), I did the following: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/mmcblk0 bs=1M status=progress Then I created ...
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RPI Motion service delay on restart

Is there any way to delay the start of the Motion service on RPI restart? I'm having an issue where v4l does not make it yet to provide /dev/video0 but Motion is already trying to open it and ...
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Firstboot Process replacing my linked /etc/fstab File

I'm using Packer to preconfigure my Raspberry Image with software and a two custom Fstab Files(fstab.rw, fstab.ro) the .rw Version is symlinked to /etc/fstab. On booting the Image for the first time ...
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Run py script on boot

--------- LAST UPDATE ---------- I moved on to a different question since I had not accurately spotted the problem. The problem is that cv2 module can not be found when the script is triggered either ...
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What does this authentication failure mean with OpenMediaVault on raspberry pi, and is it the reason pi is slow to connect to network

I recently migrated my raspberry pi openmediavault server device to a new case (geekworm's naspi gemini). I installed a script by geekworm to run a pwm fan on the pi, then rebooted. After this, the ...
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New Raspberry pi 3 startup issue. Rainbow+Blackscreen

I just bought my first raspberry pi 3. So first I connected with HDMI mouse and keyboard. I downloaded the latest version of noob from pi site and connected the pi3 to the 2amp mobile charger. The ...
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How soon can I use SPI to communicate with a peripheral after boot?

So, I'm building a device involving a raspberry pi (Pi4) and an e-ink display, with SPI communication. I'm wondering what the soonest would be, I could communicate with the display. Main idea here is, ...
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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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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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Can I disassemble start4.elf file?

I am a student studying with the Raspberry Pi 4. I would like to learn about the embedded boot process, and I want to disassemble the startup4.elf file, but I was unable to do so with objdump or the ...

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