Questions tagged [boot]

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

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Raspberry Pi 3B+ not booting and no green light

My Raspberry Pi worked for more than a year and someday, when I try rebooting it, my Raspberry Pi was stuck with the red light but no green light and nothing on the screen plugged with HDMI. Since ...
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Why does Raspberry Pi 4 do not support USB boot?

I was searching for a way to boot from USB on RPi4. But I am always finding articles that is telling me that 3B+ has this boot feature but RPi4 doesn't. After some more finding I found that this is ...
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Raspberry Pi Model 1 A+ Wont Boot

So, whenever I try to boot the latest image from this page on ubiquity, I always get this same error message. I dont know why, I asked google and I got the same boring responses, "did you check ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 only boots with a monitor connected [closed]

I got my rp4 and flashed Kali Linux onto it. I set up ssh which works perfectly only when the monitor is connected (doesn't make any sense at all to me). I have configured the pi from raspi config to ...
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eMMC wont boot anymore

i already managed to boot from the eMMC once, so i know it should work. my main goal is/was to boot from USB-Stick using the CM3+ I managed to do this using the CM3L module. Here are the steps i took: ...
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RPI4 Model B won't boot Kali Linux, TV shows “No Signal” or Rainbow screen

I have RPI4 model B and I've installed Kali Linux Kali Linux RaspberryPi 2, 3 and 4 on my SDcard 64gb through Balena Etcher but when powered on, my LG tv shows "no signal", HDMI is well ...
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Boot menu with retropi or desktop

I get a pi 4b and i installed raspbian on it. The main purposes for this pi is: netflix retropi So i installed raspbian and retropi soft on raspbian. Then i found a way to use netflix on chromium. I ...
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Raspberry Pi A+ does not boot

I have a Raspberry Pi A+ that does not boot. When I supply power both the ACT and PWR leds light up and stay on (no blinking). I get no image on the screen whatsoever. I tried: Formatting and ...
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Setting up replacement rpi Model B 512MB

I recently bought a (new) Model B Rpi 2011/2012 512MB to replace another identical model. I also added the same Wolfson audio card that the old Rpi had, and put the two connected items into a case. I ...
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Can I boot with a nfsroot over a wireless network?

I've recently been transitioning the various Raspberry Pis on my (wired) network over to use NFS root filesystems rather than mounting them from the SD cards, to avoid the assorted known problems with ...
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Install Alpine Linux mini root filesystem distribution on Raspberry Pi Zero W

I am trying to install the mini root filesystem distribution of Alpine Linux on my Raspberry Pi Zero W which can be downloaded for the armhf architecture from the official Alpine Linux download page. ...
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Pi 3b+ boot problem

My pi 3b+ works with an SSD disk connected through USB and it was working with nextcloud for more than 1 year. Pi stopped working, I could not access online, the apache server was not responding and ...
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Unable to auto livestream when booting - enable .service does not work (failed to enable unit: Invalid argument)

I want to set up a service that starts a livestream when booting the rasp. I have been following this tutorial: domoticproject.com/creating-raspberry-pi-service This is what my .service in /lib/system/...
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Booting from USB using a CM3+

i would like to use an usb stick to boot from my CM3+, because i would like to test the eMMC with different file systems I edited /boot/config.txt adding program_usb_boot_mode=1 but nothing changed. ...
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Trouble running a python script at startup

For context, I am using a Raspberry Pi 2 model B, and I am trying to run a continuous python script when the pi boots up. The script uses the GPIO Pins, and with the data it recieves, it changes ...
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Reconfigure pi GPIO default states

The default states (right on boot), on my pi are: +-----+-----+---------+------+---+---Pi 2---+---+------+---------+-----+-----+ | BCM | wPi | Name | Mode | V | Physical | V | Mode | Name | wPi ...
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Expanded /boot - now how do I get the “skipped” pi 4 support back?

I have a Pi 4 that has a relatively old card in it, so it had the "small" /boot partition. I noticed the message recently You do not have enough space in /boot to install this package. Skipping Pi 4 ...
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Midori won't open fullscreen no boot

Following this question I have modified /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart to read: @xset s off @xset -dpms @xset s noblank @midori -e Fullscreen -a http://localhost:8080 However, when it boots up ...
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Execute a script (or program) at startup on raspberry pi

I would appreciate some help as I have read a dozen answers and have failed on all of them to run my program or script at boot. I am running Buster Lite (no Gui) I have a program I wrote in C++ ...
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How to stop shutdown script from running at startup (see body)

I installed the x735 shutdown script on my pi with the x735 board. The script allows the hat to provide power, and then safely shutdown on button press. I upgraded the board to a x728 which allows ...
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Got a raspberry pi 3b+ 3v3 pin shorted. What can i do?

I've bought a Raspberry Pi 3 model b+, to try as a simple computer Put it on the case, tried for some time, but it did not hit the performance i was expecting, so droped this idea. I kept it save, ...
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when loading an emulator gives no signal

so I bought a pre loaded pi 4 with 4 gigs and it works just fine on my Panasonic tv 52 inch but on my onn tv 32 inch it will boot just fine go to select a emulator and game and it goes to the loading ...
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Enabling software i2c causes boot failure

I have a Raspberry Pi 4 model B, fresh installation of Raspberry Pi OS. I am trying to use software i2c to get around the clock stretch bug in the broadcom 2835 chip. I edit /boot/config.txt to ...
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Add WiFi details and SSH to Pi Zero W

I have a Pi Zero W which I want to use for the MagicMirror. Because of some hardware limits I have to install "Jessie" to make it work. No problem there. The problem is that I need to add the WiFi ...
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Raspberry 4 not booting - green and red light not blinking - sd card problem?

My raspberry 4 bought on amazon doesn't want to boot, both red and green light are on but none of them are blinking even when plug / unplug the sd card, no reaction from the raspberry, my screen ...
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can undervoltage damage Pi 3?

I was running a Pi 3b model from an "insecure" power source, aka unknown car radio USB, no idea how many amps it gives. but the lightning symbol appeared on the HDMI screen, then the screen flicked a ...
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Running a program on boot (Pi 4)

I have been trying to get a program to start automatically on boot. I have tried using systemd, init.d, rc.local, and cron to execute my bash script in order to invoke a program (e.g. open an instance ...
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Raspberry PI 3B+ will not reboot after removing power

Help! - I'm completely new to Raspberry. Today I have succesfully imaged the latest OS to the SD that came with my Raspberry PI 3 model B+. Everything works fine when I boot it up. I can also ...
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How to disable output to serial (GPIO) during boot

I'm trying to drive a motor control over the Raspberry Pi's GPIO serial pins (GPIO 14 and 15) I've disabled the serial console, however, during bootup of the Raspberry PI, it still sends data over ...
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SSH on boot via rc.local

I am trying to ssh into a server on boot. I have written a simple bash script to perform this action. The script works fine if I run it from the command line, issue is with rc.local. The script /home/...
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Compiling Android Automotive os for raspberry pi

So i want to create a Android Automotive os build for raspberry pi, but I'm new to the whole AOSP and i think the documentation for AOSP is a bit messy. So my question is, do i start from a finished ...
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How Do I Create a Startup for No-ip?

I am on Raspbian. I want no-ip to startup everytime it boots. How can I accomplish this?
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pi 4 won't boot with powered USB hub

I have a raspberry pi 4 with USBGear 4 port usb 3.0 hub. The USB hub is a powered type. If I boot the Pi system with the usb cable attached to the hub and without power on the hub, it all boots up ...
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Questions about booting a Pi 4 of an SSD, what is the remaining load on the SD card and how to backup?

I just followed James' tutorial on how to run a Pi 4 off an SSD. jamesachambers.com I don't know enough about OS so the question for me is how is the SD card used after these modifications? From ...
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Color test finishes but no console or gui for Ubuntu Server 64

I've used the Raspberry Pi Imager utility to download and install Ubuntu Server 20.04 x64 on an SD card, and added hdmi_force_hotplug=1 to usercfg.txt before booting up. This worked just fine for ...
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Run commands on boot of raspberry pi

I am attempting to use my pi to share an internet connection on wifi with the ethernet port. I am able to get it to work by running these commands in terminal: sudo service dhcpcd restart sudo sh -c ...
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How to boot Raspberry pi 3 without sd card

I have lost my micro sd card and am unable to use my raspberry pi 3B. I can't buy a new one since online delivery has been stopped where I live due to the lockdown. Is it possible to boot my raspberry ...
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How I can identify and set a needed display module which was missing on boot time?

Summarizing the problem Can't identify a needed display module which is loaded within the initramfs on boot time. Providing details and any research After fixing the problem on the surface using ...
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How to pre-configure raspbian for ssh key-only access?

I would like to place an SSH public key somewhere onto /boot/ on my Raspbian buster image on SD card, and require SSH access via keys instead of via username and password. I've added the "ssh.txt" ...
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How to have piTFT3.5 screen brightness 0 at boot

I have an Adafruit piTFT3.5 running on a pi zero running raspbian-light. For this specific project the screen brightness should be 0 until a python script tells it to turn on. Right now I achieved ...
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How to enable more uart port on raspberry pi 4 ubuntu server 20.04

i recently got the raspberry pi 4 for a university project. I installed ubuntu server 20.04 on it. Now I tried to enable a second uart port, because for the project I need to connect multiple sensors ...
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How to boot from a different kernel based on RPI version?

Background: I successfully compiled kernel versions 5.4.y and 5.6.y from source. It turns out I have some keyboard problems with v5.6.y on my RPI4, so I used tried v5.4.y and it works fine. However, I ...
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Date time setting raspberry pi4b

I am brand new to this, I have bought a pi4b starter kit, made all the connections as per the step by step instructions in the supplied booklet, connected to a monitor, and connected to my wireless ...
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Using LIRC on Lakka on Raspberry Pi 4

Please forgive my ignorance on this topic, I am new to Raspberry Pi and Linux as a whole. I am trying to get LIRC running on Lakka so that I can automatically transmit some infrared signals on boot. I ...
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Network boot with rootfs on USB3 drive fails with Ubuntu 20.04

Having previously got network boot working following this tutorial, I thought I'd try to combine it with the steps for using an USB SSD as rootfs. This worked on Raspbian as follows: Make a machine-...
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Does Raspbian start its automatic services/daemons when it's turned or when someone logs in?

I'm using Raspbian. I connect through Putty. My question is, before I connect with Putty, is the Pi actually doing anything or is it just sitting their idly? Before logged in, does it start the ...
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Raspberry pi 3+b Raspbian buster lite mp4 boot video

I am new to the raspberry world and i'm trying to have a video play on startup early on instead of the boot/text that usually shows. I have tried with info from old videos and guides but this hasn't ...
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Execute new tmux session then start nodejs script on start-up

I'm hosting a discord bot on my raspberry pi and I want it to create new session on start up I have tried with edit rc.local : #!/bin/sh -e # # rc.local # # This script is executed at the end of ...
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Raspberry pi capture desktop without any connected monitor

I want to capture raspberry pi desktop without connected monitor. IS it possible to run a program capture with script at boot up and record the desktop? Or the raspberry pi must be connected with ...
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Output fsck on boot to a log file

I'd like to use fsck on every boot of my RPi 3B+ server. To do this I will be using tune2fs -c 1 /dev/mmcblk0p2. When fsck runs I'd like the output to be added to a log file in /home/pi/fsck.log with ...

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