Questions tagged [boot]

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

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Pi won't boot after initramfs update

I have been trying to get Raspbian Jessie, installed from the image to boot with an encrypted root partition. I was successful in following the guide here. When I boot the Pi, it drops to an ...
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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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Raspberry 3 dooes not boot any more after “sudo init 1”

Trying to change my root password I followed a hint that I just had to type sudo init1 and then passwd and I would be able to change the root password. But that was not right. After typing sudo init ...
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Win10 doesn't boot

Yesterday I tried to install new insider version of win10 Iot for my raspberry, after that or it's just a coincidence my raspberry cannot boot any(RTM or insider preview version). The red light is ...
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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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Raspberry pi stuck on boot at Starting Terminate Plymouth Boot Screen

I just had a problem with my raspberry pi 3 model b because I accidentally powered it of incorrectly, then I decided to go into recovery mode and reinstall raspbian, I am using NOOBS, the raspberry pi ...
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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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Raspberry Pi Zero only booting 50% of the time

I have come across a very peculiar problem. I have a Raspberry Pi Zero V1.3 running Raspbian Jessie Lite on a 64 GB SanDisk micro SD card. The Pi is powered via the micro USB port (not the OTG port ...
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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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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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Python script won't load on startup

I have tried like 5 methods to get this script loaded after raspi3 load. #!/usr/bin/python3.7 #sudo python /home/pi/masterBaseInterface.py import socket # Import socket module import ...
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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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Correct Arch Installation procedure

What is the correct procedure to install Arch on raspberry pi 3 b+?? I've followed the instructions on this page: Arch Wiki substituting ArchLinuxARM-rpi-2-latest.tar.gz with ArchLinuxARM-rpi-3-...
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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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How to boot without Desktop while starting a graphical application?

I have a script called "Arcade.py" that makes a cool fullscreen GUI and does other stuff. I want my Pi to boot and run that script, thus hiding everything else in the background. I managed to ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Arch Overscan Screen Slanted

Recently I have attempted to install Arch Linux on my Raspberry Pi 3B for a small project. After installation of the OS according to https://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv8/broadcom/raspberry-pi-3, ...
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Black screen with cursor after configuring LXDE-pi/autostart

I've seen this post that describes the same problem I am facing, but the use case was somewhat different and the OP never updated the post with their solution. I am attempting to run Synergy at boot, ...
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Running raspbian buster with qemu

I am trying to follow the instructions under https://github.com/wimvanderbauwhede/limited-systems/wiki/Debian-%22buster%22-for-Raspberry-Pi-3-on-QEMU to have buster start in qemu. However, none of the ...
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Raspberry won't boot (even after replacing sd and power supply)

I was working on my raspberry over ssh, and then I lost connection with it. So then I saw that when it boots the red lights turns on while the green light doesn't light on and there is no display. ...
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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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Help hiding initial text after boot

I'm working on a Raspi Zero W emulating an apple IIgs. I want to hide all messages and text, the only visible thing should be the emulator itself. Already hid the startup text, but after booting, and ...
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Network boot multiple Rasperry Pis

I am looking into SD cardless network boot options for a bunch of RPis. I would like them to all boot from one server, which should provide either of two images to the raspberry, as well as an ...
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Running mongodb as as service increases boot time by 30 seconds

Title says it all. I have an RPi 3 with Raspbian that has a web app running at start up in chromium. It took 20-30 seconds from powering on to the app appearing before I added mongo, and after I ...
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Earliest place in boot for output to I2C LCD (not HDMI)

We're using an embedded Raspberry Pi that uses a (I2C) 4x20 LCD (character) instead of HDMI. Since the boot process can take some time I'd like to get something on the LCD as soon as possible to say ...
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Autostarting Chromium (Edit: How to connect to the local Session on Pi?)

I just want to auto start Chromium on boot and I followed Method 1 over at this site. The same Method is used in the Top Answer here. All in all it is about adding the command for starting the ...