Questions tagged [boot]

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

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Plymouth bootsplash starting too late

I've set up a Plymouth bootsplash inside an initramfs on Raspbian buster. (It's using something similar but not identical to the raspi-config RO overlay.) But I've noticed that there's a ...
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Android Things (0.5.1) fails to initialize GPU on Raspberry Pi 3 Model B?

I have just set-up a Raspberry Pi 3 with Android Things using the latest developer preview (5.1). It boots and I can run some minimum samples, and the output can be seen normally in a HDMI screen. So, ...
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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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Setting up Pi Zero W Wi-Fi through USB SSH

I am having lots of problems connecting my raspberry pi zero to wifi. I have followed a number of tutorials. 1. What I have tried This was my wpa_supplicant.conf file ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/...
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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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TFT Kernel module not loading on startup

I'm not able to load a driver for a TFT display permanently on a Raspberry with Raspbian OS like specified here: fbtft_device name=sainsmart18 verbose=0 in /etc/modules. Whenever I restart the ...
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How does BerryBoot work?

Good evening, BerryBoot allows us to put multiple OSes on the same SD card, and I know it uses SquashFS, but I don't understand how everything is done. I'd like more explanation about how do SquashFS ...
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Keyboard doesn't work in initramfs

I've setup an encrypted root partition with Ubuntu 15.04 MATE (the latest image). I've fought with it for quite a while now, but I'm now certain that the initramfs has everything it needs in order to ...
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fsck crashes when booting from USB

I have set up my Raspberry Pi 2 Model B to boot from a USB flash drive like in this article. Basically, I have burned the Raspbian image to a USB drive, then copied the boot partition to my SD card, ...
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Boot config.txt is ignored

Problem The /boot/config.txt file is being ignored when the Raspberry Pi boots up. As such, overscan and overclocking settings are not taking effect. What I've tried Some reported that the line ...
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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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Running Simple Script On Every Boot

Want to run a bash script start.sh with one command that executes tmux and ffmpeg at startup on my Raspberry Pi 4B. The RPi OS loads the Desktop, but to interact with the process only need a terminal (...
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Effect of `nosplash` in /boot/cmdline.txt

I am trying to understand the effect of nosplash in the kernel commandline parameters. This is currently undocumented, but I'm basically obtaining a different behavior depending if its presence or not....
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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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ReBoot Rasperry 3 from SD, after putting the card in a RaspPi4 by mistake

I've got a problem and I really hope it's just a small step for you, but a big leap for mankind, or at least for me. I have a Rasberry3 working very fine on a SDCard. I bought a new Raspberry4, of ...
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Can I boot off a network if I can't modify my router?

My Raspberry Pi needs to be connected to my home router, which unfortunately is a standard router provided by my ISP, so I can't change anything on it. I have another main computer running, which I ...
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Raspberry Pi B v1.2 Non Deterministic Dots or Splashscreen on Boot

I'm running a basic program on a Pi B v1.2 for an embedded use case. Because of this, I would like the boot process to look as nice as possible. The best way I've seen this accomplished is with a ...
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GPIO reading high (because its an input) at boot

I am making a thermostat and one of the issues I have with the pi is that on restart it sets all its pins to input which will provide power to devices, in this case a relay being used to switch on and ...
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Startup Keystroke Macro

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 using Raspbian with a Chromium browser set to boot and display a web page of a live report, with Chromium refreshing every 2 minutes in order to keep live updated data ...
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Safe[ish] shutdown without the shutdown command

For my needs, I have to execute something (take a picture) early in the boot process, and then shut down the machine as quickly as possible. Right now, I have a script that does exactly that, it ...
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Change pin for Wake-from-hold

There is this not-so-well-documented feature about shortening Pin 5 (GPIO3) to GND for booting a halted PI (see e.g. here) which is called wake-from-hold. As it is possible to change almost ...
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Plymouth terminates too early

I set up plymouth to run on my Raspberry Pi 3 using the answer provided by tcyrus on this page: Plymouth on Raspberry Pi Now the bootscreen comes up when I shut down or start the Pi, but on boot it ...
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Trying to replace the boot SD card when mounting USB drive as root

I have configured a Pi 3 with a gungho pidrive USB-connected 128GB SSD. I started with a 16GB microSD card and used the latest Raspbian Jesse image. All works well once I followed the adafruit guide ...
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raspberry pi stuck on "welcome to pixel" page

I am a college student working on a raspberry pi project. I recently got my raspberry pi and I was able to display the pi on a TV monitor via HDMI few days ago. However, I had to download some ...
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Raspberry pi 3 stuck on bootloader

Raspberry pi 3 is stuck in boot. When i was last using it i disabled the wlan0 for some hardware hack, after that when i rebooted it it stuck on the boot as shown below. I have even tried to flash ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 booting only when HDMI is connected

I have a Raspberry Pi 2, and when I connected an HDMI cable from my TV to the Pi, it boots, but when I try to boot without the HDMI cable, the green light flashes rapidly for a second or two, and then ...
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Script on boot up is not updating between calls

I wrote a simple script in order to log the date and time of every Pi boot into a text file. I placed the script into /etc/rc.local in order to have it execute on boot. Here's the script: #!/bin/sh ...
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RPi 2 boot stucks at rainbow color screen

tl;dr: During boot my one-year-old Raspberry Pi 2 stops with the rainbow color screen of death. Power supply, SD card, OS on the SD card, and "boot_delay=1" are OK, but did not help. Origin of the ...
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Why can't I set my app to run on startup with Windows IoT?

I have an app that I would like to have run automatically when my Raspberry Pi 2 starts up. The Raspberry Pi 2 is running Windows 10 IoT. I am able to deploy my app and run it with the Visual ...
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Struggling with Raspbian Bluetooth communication

I'm trying to perform communication between my Raspberry with a slave Bluetooth module and my laptop. The goal is to get a boot output message of my Raspberry, but that's not working as expected. The ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 Model B no image

I've just purchased a Raspberry Pi Model B, I've installed NOOBS latest version after I've formatted card with SD card formatter. Problem is when I'm booting it appears the menu to install Raspbian, ...
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Boot stuck at [ ok ] Staring enhanced syslogd : rsyslogd

I'm using berryboot to boot my first gen pi on an external hard drive, and even though it is better than an SD-card I seemed to have cut the power too many times and corrupting some files. I don't ...
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Problem with network when external HDD to be mounted at boot is absent

I have a Raspberry PI (RPI), running Arch Linux, and I have an NTFS external HDD (with its own power source), which is mounted at boot via fstab: /dev/xxxx /boot /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbhdd/ ntfs-3g ...etc....
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Error running a simple python script at boot

I am attempting to create a button on my Retro Pie emulator case (A gutted NES), using the old reset switch, to exit out the of current game and go back to the menu. Then I realized it just required ...
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Raspberry pi shut itself down without warning and now refuses to boot an operating system?

So I was working on my raspberry pi and it suddenly shut itself down without any warning whatsoever. I re-plugged my power supply and even though the PWR led is red the pi won't boot up an OS. ...
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StandBy with every Monitor except one

I used my RaspPi as a automatic testclient. After a while, the OS crashed and it's not bootable anymore. But thats not the main problem. I need the Raspberry somewhere else. I changed the location ...
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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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Custom Boot Animation/Video

Is it possible to make a custom boot animation with VLC player like you used to be able to with omxplayer? I've tried omxplayer as I did years ago but it looks like it's now being phased out and isn't ...
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Disable systemd-random-seed

I am looking to speed up the boot time on my Raspberry pi and systemd-random-seed is taking 20s (old Pi 1). From what I've read up this is waiting to collect entropy to generate a system random seed. ...
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Creating an OS for the raspberry pi in rust, booting from it

I was following this tutorial on how to make your own basic OS for an x86_64 system in rust, but wanted to do it for an ARM64 target, specifically, the raspberry pi 4. I am at the point where I have ...
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How do I get back to GUI?

Recently my RPi started switching to a terminal on boot. I cannot get out of it and when i boot it says "Time Synchronization error" I've tried setting it manual, automatic and nothing has ...
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Android device not detected when connected to rpizero before boot

I'm working on a project in which a RPi Zero (raspibian buster) controls an android phone by sending commands via adb. Everything works correctly if I connect the device once the RPi Zero has done the ...
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M.2 nvme ssd boot

Can anyone please help me out on how to setup/configure or point me in the right direction of publication on how to get my RPI4 to boot from M.2 nvme ssd specifically it is a WD Blue Operating system ...
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PI 4 Touchscreen unresponsive after first boot

this is my first post here. I recently got a Raspberry pi 4 B 2018, 64bits & 8GB ram. With this I have a touchscreen that I plugged in the "DISPLAY" ribbon cable socket. So far so good. ...
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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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Raspberry pi 4 gives vertical color lines on bootup

I am using a Raspberry pi 4 model B 4GB with ubuntu 20.04 installed on a 32GB memory card and when I booted, I got a display with vertical color lines. I tried using multiples displays and all results ...
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My raspberry pi 4 didn't boot

My raspberry pi 4 was in normal use yesterday, but didn't boot today: I am using the Pi4, suddenly it does not boot into the memory card anymore, only the red light (power light) does not light the ...
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External SSD not properly detected if connected before boot

I have 2 Samsung 870 EVOs with USB bridges that I'd like to connect to RPi4. It seems to work fine when I connect them after the RPi4 has already booted and I can see them properly using lsblk. ...
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Install recovery mode after already flashing Raspberry Pi OS?

I have a Raspberry Pi 4B, and I installed Raspberry Pi OS onto a blank microSD card using the official imager. My understanding is that if I had used NOOBS, after installing the OS there would have ...
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How can i boot 3B+ without SD card holder from scratch

The problem is stable red light when powered up. I think SD car holder is broken. This happened suddenly a week ago. And it doesn't open anymore. Are there any way to open it without sd card holder ? ...
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