Questions tagged [boot]

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

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Hide Complete Boot Message from RPI booting

I am trying to remove boot messages from RPi and want to display a splash screen instead. I succeeded to show a splash screen and removed some boot messages, but it still shows some messages in the ...
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isc-dhcp-server needs to be restarted after reboot

I'm having an issue with isc-dhcp-server. When I reboot I can see that it loads because it says "Starting LSB: DHCP server ...". However when trying to connect a PXE node to the server it does not ...
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Auto-Execute a program on power up

So, I put my Pi on a custom quadcopter. I have a program that will track an object with a cam and send out pulse widths to control my motors. Anyway, right now I have to ssh into my Pi to run my ...
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How do I improve Raspberry Pi Boot Up Time?

I am creating a home appliance which uses as Raspberry Pi internally to handle the user interface and necessary WiFi connection. Connected to the R-Pi I have an AdaFruit LCD screen: and a USB Wifi ...
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How can I lower my boot time more?

After removing most of the services that I don't need, it still takes about 28 seconds to boot, take a picture and shut down. I would like to lower this even more, and I did a systemd-analyze blame ...
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Are the BIOS and firmware located on the SD card?

Reading this answer I get the impression both the Raspberry Pi BIOS and firmware are located on the SD card. Is that correct? What is exactly located on the SD card? There's nothing stored on the Pi ...
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kernel panic not syncing: VFS unknown-block 179,6 after cloning SD

I have set up my Raspbian and need to clone the SD Card to about 20 other Raspberry Pis now. I used the following command (on OS X) to clone the SD Card: sudo dd if=/dev/rdisk3 of=~/Desktop/pi.img ...
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Is it possible to produce a pipe “|” with a US keyboard and the vanilla Raspbian?

I am developing a replacement for the /sbin/init process that will run 1 time and then remove itself from the system. During development I need to be able to do some debugging. I have no SSH (or ...
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Auto-start X-windows / gdm on the standard Debian build

I've built a bootable SD from the official Debian release. Is there an easy way to get GDM to auto-start when the machine boots (like a typical Linux desktop)? For bonus points, is there a way to ...
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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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Kali & NOOBS in pi

I have read many tutorials and guides, that try to explain how to have two OSes Kali and Raspbian (Wheezy) in the Pi using Berryboot. The problem is that I do not know how, where and when to install ...
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Autostart Python script doesn't work

I am trying to get my Raspberry Pi to open a terminal and run a Python script when it boots up. I have followed the instructions of some guides and have so far been unsuccessful. My steps I have ...
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How can dwc_otg.speed=1 be made to work

I have read in many places that certain USB problems are mitigated by adding dwc_otg.speed=1 to the cmdline.txt (I added it after the first parm, which is also a dwc_otg setting). This is the only ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 USB booting

According to official bootmodes documentation, the process of booting Raspberry Pi 3 off USB takes two seconds to wait for mass storage devices (MSD) to enumerate. That article also says it is also ...
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Starting Python Program with Screen Automatically

I'm trying to turn a headless Pi into a single purpose computer. The application I wrote uses a ncurses GUI and I want it to start on boot. The program also needs to be run on a separate 'screen' (...
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Raspberry Pi 4 B GPIO boot and shutdown button(s)

I've been doing some research on power buttons for the Raspberry Pi, but I'm having quite a hard time finding information. Right now, I have button working on GPIO5, and when I connect it to the ...
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Location of berryboot's config.txt

Related to another question I've asked earlier: Where is the berryboot's 'config.txt' physically located on the raspberry pi? And how would I access it via command line or similar?
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Raspbian on USB Stick

After owning a RPi 3 for almost a year now, I wanted to do a complete clean installation. I had installed Raspbian on a USB-stick, which was really easy at that time. I just had to write the disk ...
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Raspbian Jessie “wait for network” Vs. Cron @reboot entries

I have a few Raspbian cron entries that runs @reboot. Some are network dependent (i.e. ntp-wait). My question is, with Raspbian Jessie, if "wait for network" is enabled in raspi-config, will cron run ...
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Raspberry Pi4 systemctl suspend or systemctl hibernated not supported?

I need to get my Pi4 running Raspbian to sleep or hibernate. The when I type the commands systemctl suspend or systemctl hibernated I get the error 'not supported'. Is it possible to enable this ...
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Why does my Raspberry Pi keep on rebooting?

I have a Raspberry Pi running Debian. The boot.rc file in the boot partition is replaced with the boot_enable_ssh.rc so that I can access it with ssh. After that did not work, I connected it to a ...
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Emulating with Qemu: why the extra kernel?

Complete beginner question: why do I have to pass an extra kernel binary when running e.g. a Debian image on an emulated Raspberry Pi? So far all the documentations state that the image files are the ...
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Change PI 3 against PI 3 B+ [duplicate]

Currently I have a PI 3 B running with Raspbian Jessie. It has a 3 TB external Usb-HDD which holds the root partition for the Pi. The SD-Card is only used to start the Grub and afterwards the HDD ...
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Can't boot after adding a third partition to sd card

I am trying to create a third FAT32 partition on the SD card that consumes the free space on the card not used by the image. I want this instead of the root partition being resized. Creating the ...
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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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Should wifi be turned off with wired connection

I'm new at the Raspi 3 and unix in general, and now trying to build a headless streaming application, and trying to automate some basic setup steps on boot. If I want to guarantee the fastest ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 four raspberries remove

How to remove this 4 raspberries on my Pi 3. I know this is the number of CPU's but i need to remove this ;). I remove most of the messages on boot screen except this one.
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Changing next boot option for multisystem RapsBerry Pi 2: Is there any grub-reboot command equivalent? [duplicate]

I have a remotely managed RapsBerry Pi 2 B on the same LAN (different room and floor) without screen, mouse nor keyboard but RJ45 ethernet connected. I would like to install multiple operating systems,...
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Make a pin HIGH every time RPi startsup

I want to make pin no.15 (GPIO 22) as HIGH automatically, when the RPi is powered up. (Raspberry Pi 3 Model B) The status of the pin is used for a power on logic. This pin is used to check whether ...
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How do I make .sh run on boot to console?

I've made a basic script to run my Discord bot however, I can't get it to run on startup. I keep on getting an error saying. I'm using this Run bash script on startup and I still get an error " 'Run....
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Raspbian SD card boots up Raspberry Pi model A, but not model B+ or Raspberry Pi 2

I can create a Raspbian SD card with windowsimager, and dd that boots great on Raspberry Pi model A, but on models B+ and Raspberry Pi 2 I just get a green light. What I'm asking for is a list of ...
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Raspberry pi - Login broken

After rebooting my Raspberry Pi 2 (The shairport-sync service wasn't working properly) it checked the whole filesystem on boot, which took about 10 minutes. I had no idea why. After it had done that, ...
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No access to USB port, when running python script on boot

I have a python script running with an RFID reader. The script runs fine when ran from terminal. When I add python /home/pi/script.py & to /etc/profile and reboot the Raspberry Pi, the scripts ...
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RPI not booting, only red LED, not the SD card

My RPI 3B+ won't boot up anymore. Only the red LED lights up, the green one remains off. I use the official power supply, and my SD card is not corrupted. My SD card realy isn't the problem: I tried ...
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Remotely multi-booting RaspBerry Pi 2

Short question: Is there any way to have more than one operating system on the same SD Card of my RaspBerry Pi 2 and remotely boot from one to another? Long question: I access my RaspBerry Pi 2 ...
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Only red light, broken?

Last week I've bought a Raspberry pi3 b+ for my project. Today I've accidentally connected the 5v pin and the other 5v pin or with the 3v and then it has just shutdown. This time it wont boot, only ...
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raspberry pi won't boot after some bootcode.bin update

After performing a system update a few days ago, my raspberry pi does not boot up anymore. The last thing I remember was a apt-get update apt-get upgrade with an update of bootcode.bin. ...
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How to install Kali Linux on a USB for the RaspberryPi?

Boot stuck at "random: crng init done" while using balenaEtcher or Win32 Disk Imager to flash Kali onto a USB. Device: Raspberry Pi 3B+ Image: kali-linux-2019.4-rpi3-nexmon.img.xz from offensive-...
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Make Raspberrypi boot from USB first

I have RaspberryPi 3B+. I read that there is a way to make my raspberry boot from USB by changing config.txt that will change the OTP. Is there a way to make my raspberry to boot from USB and only if ...
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How to set my Raspberry Pi to boot into the GUI?

As from my previous question, I asked what the power off button in the corner does. Then somebody said if you boot into the GUI automatically, it will give you some options. How do I boot into the ...
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How do I configure the Raspberry Pi to boot with an NFS root?

How can I make my Raspberry Pi use an NFS server for the root filesystem, instead of the SD card? I'd like to be able to set up my Raspberry Pi to have its root file system on a remote machine via ...
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Recover files from broken sd card (no boot)

Is there any chance to recover some files that are on a SD card which doesn't boot anymore? Seems the last power-cut affected some files on the card and the Raspberry Pi is not able to boot anymore.
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Auto start TightVncServer on Raspberry Pi 2

I have a Raspberry Pi 2 and have been following the post on Raspberrypi.org but Tight VNC Server does not start on reboot. There doesn't seem to be any error. How do I get TightVncServer to start on ...
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Can the raspberry boot to an LVM root partition?

Before I start, I will say I have posted this on the Rpi forum as well. I don't normally cross-post but, having tried there and got nothing, I've come to my preferred knowledge centre. I'm just ...
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How to Run pigpiod on boot

In order to use pigpio Module in Python (remote GPIO for Raspberry Pi ), pigpiod has to be loaded to memory on each RPi. what is the right way to to it ? during Ubuntu's boot or a part of Python's ...
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Automatically start python program at start-up

I am working on a project that needs a special GUI that takes up the full screen. I know I can make the X-Window system start up on boot (using raspi-config then changing the setting) but is it ...
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Executing a jar file when Raspberry boots up

First of all I am a newbie for Linux. And as I mentioned at the title of my question, I want to execute a jar file, when Raspberry boots up. I have Raspbian OS in my Raspberry PI device. Thanks for ...
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What is a typical boot time for the standard Debian distribution on a typical SD card?

How long does the RasPi take to boot when using the standard Debian distribution on a typical SD card? Are we talking less than a second? A couple of seconds? 10 seconds? 100 seconds? This isn't too ...
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Raspbian graphical login screen stuck! Can't login!

I'm seeing the login screen every time my pi boots up. At first it didn't need any password but after 3-4 boots, pi asks for a password. When I write the password displays the same screen again. I don'...
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Disable auto file system expansion in new Jessie image 2016-05-10

Now when you flash the new Jessie image (released 2016-05-10) on the SD card and boot the first time, it auto expands the file system on the whole SD card. I want to stop that script. Reason i want ...