Questions tagged [boot]

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

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Boot on Live Linux (USB) with command line of SD Card Raspbian

I would like to be able to boot on a live linux contained in a usb key connected to my Raspberry PI, from the terminal of my primary Raspbian contained on the SD card. The goal is to be able to ...
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Launch kodi from startup and play track

Sorry if its been answered a lot. I am new to scripting and would like to know where I start to do this. I want to script it myself but would like to know what I need to do to start kodi in ...
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How can I enable wireless for a dropbear-initramfs

I'm trying to unlock cryptdisks over wifi+ssh. It's fairly common to have luks disks + ssh, but I've never seen a tutorial geared towards wifi. In fact, if you run update-initramfs -u -v -k $(uname -r)...
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Raspberry pi 4b won't boot. Red led lights up but green led dead

So I've been using my pi4b for a couple of days and I was trying to run some open cv python programs on it when it suddenly go disconnected(I use the pi via putty and VNC viewer). Ever since that the ...
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Partitioning Disk and Filesystem setup on Ubuntu Images using cloud-init

According to the cloud-init documentation using the user-data configuration one may be able to partition the disk, see cloud-init's Cloud Config Documentation as well as setup up mount points. I have ...
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Why won't Buster Lite boot to anything other than emergency mode on wired Pi Zero when a file system check is done?

I'm running a wired (no onboard bluetooth or wifi) Pi Zero with Buster Lite with latest update/upgrade. When I touch /forcefsck, or put an equivalent statement in /boot/cmdline.txt, it ALWAYS fails ...
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CIRCUITPY on RP2040 Won't Reboot and Run code.py

I'm trying to build this T9 Macro Pad project, by Guy Dupont, using a PIMORONI TINY2040, which uses a RP2040 chip. I installed CircuitPython 6.3.0 on the development board and then could see the ...
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Raspberry pi starting shell script at boot not working

I've been trying to implement a custom procedure triggered by a button connected to my raspberry pi. To do that I've tried to launch a python script on boot that always listens to the button trigger. ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 not booting after trying to set up USB boot

I have just gotten a Raspberry Pi 4B (4GB), flashed Raspbian 64bit on it and read through various of tutorials to start Raspbian from an external SSD drive. In my last try/experiment, I downgraded ...
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Paho MQTT: Error during autorun

I am trying to run a Python script on startup. I followed this guide from Instructibles on setting up a cron job. It returns the following error in the logs: File "IoTTest.py", line 58, in <...
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raspberry fails to mount root filesystem on boot

After an upgrade of raspbian I rebooted the system and it printed the following message: "mounting /dev/mmcblk0p2 on /root failed: No such device" After that an emergency shell (busybox) ...
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How to enable both UART (ttyS0 and ttyAMA0) on Raspberry Pi 3b?

I've already read dozens of manuals and stack topics, but I do not figure out if it even possible run both UARTs on RPi 3B. Some tutorials advice to map uart to other pins in /boot/config.txt I tried ...
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Using Run Pin for Startup on pi zero w and v2

I'm planning on running a pi zero 2 connected to an arduino over uart for a personal project, but I'm using a pcb and I want to power it on and off without using any cables. My current plan is to ...
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Persistently increase usbfs_memory_mb on RPI4 running Ubuntu 19

I am working with a 4gb RaspberryPI4 and it's running a USB3 Flir Blackfly. Out of the box, the setting of usbcore.usbfs_memory_mb @ 16 isn't enough to get a stream from the camera. Increasing the ...
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OSMC boots to scrolling sad face

Following an update freeze, I disconnected my Pi 3 and now just get a scrolling sad-face: anyone got a re-boot recipe?
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System binaries fail with "Exec format error", apt-get fails with "117: Structure needs cleaning"

Most system commands fail with "Exec format error" and apt-get upgrade fails with "117: Structure needs cleaning". Does this sound like an SD-card corruption? If not, what could ...
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Getting OS and data onto a USB drive in order to switch to USB booting

I have a Retropie setup running on a Pi2 B. Currently the OS is on the MicroSD card from which the Pi boots. The games themselves are on a USB stick and are read from there when playing. I’m planning ...
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What causes Linuxes on Raspberry Pi to not be able to be installed with an installer?

If you download an ISO for a Linux distro for x86 and burn it onto a disc or USB stick, and put that device into the target computer and start it up, it shows an interactive installer. If you want ...
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Detect if a raspberry zero is turned on

I would like to use an old raspberry zero 1.3 to share files in my home network, but I wish I could shut down the connected hard drives as the system shuts down. Initially I thought that it was enough ...
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Raspberry Pi fails to boot from USB HDD

I wrote the Raspbian Stretch image with Desktop to my USB HDD using Win32 Disk Imager. I resized partition 2 using sudo fdisk /dev/sda (my usb drive) by deleting the partition and recreating it with ...
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python script does not start at boot

I follow this blog to the t to start a python script on startup. (Rasperi pi4B OS 64bit) my launcher.sh works fine she trying sh launcher.sh the file looks like: cd /home/pi/Documents PYTHONPATH=/home/...
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launcher.sh behaves differently @reboot than calling with sh

I was send here from Stackoverflow. Thank you for your help. I am using a launcher.sh for a raspberrypi 4B with Raspi os x64 to start a python script in a python env on startup. But setting the ...
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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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How to replace SD card slot on Raspberry Pi 4?

When removing my Raspberry Pi 4 from its case, the SD card snagged and the metal SD card slot broke off at the top. I could push the metal back to connect with the board but the card would not read ...
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sh: can't access tty; job control turned off

Yesterday, I was programming GPIO controls for a robot in class and left for a few minutes to work with another group. I came back to find all the GPIO disconnected and sh: can't access tty; job ...
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Custom Config Files in boot folder

I am working with a pi image that I generated from a local pi that I customized to suit my application case. I generate the image using piclone. Now I need to deploy the image on several pi(s) and ...
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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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Raspberry Pi 4 refuses to boot from USB (128GB)

OK, Raspberry Pi does not boot from Raspbian USB...
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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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Trying to Connect RaspberyPi4 to my monitor

LG monitor LCD 22" max res: 1680x1050 60Hz(without overclock) Using microHDMI to VGA hostOS: w10 64bit guestOS: raspberypiOS 32bit whenever adapter is connected to my monitor underscore(_) symbol ...
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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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What is the byte content of Raspberry Active Source hdmi-cec message?

When a Raspberry Pi is connected to a CEC bus with HDMI it sends an active source cec message on boot. This can be modified in /boot/config.txt with setting hdmi_ignore_cec_init either 1 or 0 as ...
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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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Raspberry pi stuck at smbd.service?

I edited my /home/pi/.bashrc file, and i reboot it, but the raspberry pi stuck at smbd.service with the welcome screen.
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Root partition encrypted with LUKS and Yubikey to Decrypt (problems with initramfs)

I am working on a Raspberry Pi 3B v1.2, and I have already encrypted my root partition of the OS with LUKS. The problem is that I would like to decrypt it or have the appropriate password to decrypt ...
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Raspberry crashes after loading configs on boot

I have a problem with the RaspberryPi. On a 128GB microsd I flashed Ubuntu Server 22.04 LTS (rpi Zero 2/3/4/400). The writing and validation of the microsd by the program Raspberry Pi Imager v1.7.2 ...
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ACT Light of Raspberry Pi is not ON continuously

I am having problem while working with Raspberry Pi Model B 4GB. When I turn on the power of Raspberry Pi the power LED (red in colour) turns on but the ACT LED (green/yellow in colour) just flashes ...
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Booting up feh at launch

I am quite new to programming but I have already started a too big project, and thus I got stuck. The project is mainly meant to replace a pc used for slideshows in a museum. The current pc is way ...
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Just got a raspberry pi 4b, it will show bootloader with no SD card in. If I try and insert an SD card the screen flashes. First time booting

This is my first raspberry pi and I've been trying for 4 hours to get it to turn on and I'm starting to think it's defective. I can't find anyone in the internet having the exact same problem as me. I ...
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Kali boot from USB on Pi v4

Has anyone been successful in booting the Raspberry Pi v4 from USB? I have been successful in booting on a Pi v3 B+, using this as a guide: How to install Kali Linux on a USB for the RaspberryPi? ...
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Is it possible to select the root partition at boot time using GPIO pins

My Raspberry PI has 2 identical (kind of) root partitions. I would like to be able to select the other root partition at boot time using a GPIO pin in case I brick it.
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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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Raspberry Pi hdmi black screen (SSH works fine)

My raspberry pi will boot fine and I can access via SSH however when connected to HDMI it is just a black screen that appears. I notice that the display screen resolutions are alternating back and ...
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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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Raspberry Pi 4 not booting after the welcome screen splash

I shut down my Raspberry Debian OS (properly using Shut Down) to attach a DHT22 Temperature and Humidity Sensor to the board. After connecting the sensor, I started the Pi. I get a colorful splash ...
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Is there a way to flash and make changes in micro sd card through pc which was flashed on raspberry pi

I installed ubuntu 22.04 on micro sd card and flashed it on raspberry pi zero. I installed in headless mode. So I don't have monitor and other peripherals. I was able to connect with it through ssh. ...
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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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Boot ups but display rainbow screen on Raspberry Pi 3

I'm new in RPi, so can't resolve an problem. How can I fix a Raspberry Pi with Rainbow screen? I'm using Raspberry Pi 3 B with Raspian 10 (show below) Linux raspberrypi 5.10.103-v7+ #1529 SMP Tue Mar ...
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RPI 4 and creation of scripts from buildroot

I want to know if it is possible to allow my system created by buildroot, to automate the execution of script which would allow for example, to switch from qwerty to azerty (maybe this option exists ...
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Autostart syncthing after reboot

I have installed syncthing on my Raspberry Pi but it does not start automatically. How can I run it automatically after a reboot?

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