Questions tagged [boot]

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

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How to get back to NOOBS?

How can I get back to NOOBS? My Pi boots straight into the SCRATCH animator and I can't get anything else. Note I tried holding down the shift key when booting but it still went straight to SCRATCH, ...
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Failed to start package Window10 IoT

I have a headless app developed in C# for the Raspberry Pi 2 B. I am able to debug the app fine in visual studio. I have an Ethernet cable connected directly between my workstation and the board. ...
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How can I harden Raspbian to boot unattended after unexpected shutdown?

I have a Pi running Raspbian in a headless configuration that has crashed a few times, once for unknown reasons, and once due to a power outage. In both cases, I had to connect a monitor and keyboard ...
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Running Headless - How do I create a boot sound?

I am running RPi headless and would like it to play a sound (like when a Mac boots) so I know it is booting and how far it got. I can play music/wav files now, What is the best way to have something ...
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NOOBS stuck at rainbow screen - Raspberry Pi 4

I formatted my SD card to fat32 using GParted and copied all the files from the official NOOBS Lite download: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/noobs/. I unzipped using unzip command on the ...
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Can't boot Wheezy

I am trying to use the current soft-float Debian release from the download page 2012-08-08-wheezy-armel. I can't get it to boot. There are a couple of brief flashes from the OK LED and the the red ...
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How to override config.txt settings during boot?

From the default NOOBS installation I have installed Raspbian. It seems NOOBS has added some settings to the config.txt file, where one of them is: hdmi_force_hotplug=1 which forces video to be on the ...
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Rebooting the system

I've noticed that rebooting my RPi doesn't work. It just halts and doesn't come back up. To get it back I have to disconnect and reconnect the power. I'm rebooting using the simple command $ sudo ...
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Raspbian boot process and the partition table

Any a good description of the Raspberry Pi boot process and the disk partition structure? What is stored on each partition (and why)? Does the RPI boot from the SD card (sector zero) or the ...
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Trying to turn off X11 in Jessie

I am running Debian Jessie which uses SystemD. I have so far been unable to find a way to stop X11 from starting on bootup. The raspi-config setting apparently does not do anything. Can anyone help?
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When set to boot in to X-server, RasPi is booting without password

Regardless of whether I boot to a GUI or to the console, I always want a password enabled on all of my machines. I've looked at as many tutorials as I can find regarding this, and although there are ...
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How do I set up Pushover service to tell me when my Pi is shutting down or starting up?

I would like to setup my Raspberry Pi to tell me when it is up or down via the curl API of Pushover service. What are the steps to do this? This came up while I was reading this question.
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NOOBS won't start

I am setting up the NOOBS (New Out-Of-Box Software) that has just been released. Once I have formatted and copied the data onto my Class 6 SDHC card, and plug my Pi in, the power light turns on, but ...
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How to run a script (Node.js) at startup [duplicate]

I've bee reading about running scripts at startup since last weak with no results. I just need to run an application located on my home (/home/pi) at startup (unattended). I tried creating a script at ...
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Autorun Firefox on startup…grrrrrrr!

Long Story (Short): Okay, I've read all of the guides, questions etc I can find and it's still not happening. I can't get the browser to open its self up when the pi boots. Background: I'm following ...
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How to Add Delay at Boot

Running Raspbian on RPi 2B: Perhaps foolishly I've chosen the RPi for a significant development that needs much more than its internal flash storage, so have attached a terabyte USB drive as sda1. ...
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How to mount NTFS drive on a Raspberry Pi B

I'm having problems with mounting a 3tb Buffalo drive to my Raspberry Pi B, the error I get is: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda1, missing codepage or helper program, or ...
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Running a persistent node js server on boot and keeping the command line open

I know there are a lot of answers to this question but none have worked for me and I've been at it for something like six hours... Most of the answers also look like they are years out of date. I am ...
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Excute python file on start-up

I have a simple python file(no GUI) that I'd like it to run in the background at start-up of raspberry pi 3b. I checked out this post Execute script on start-up But it didn't specify what to do with ...
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Mount NFS directory at boot

I have a raspberry pi humming along happily. I'd like it to mount an NFS directory and so I've set up an /etc/fstab rule: 192.168.1.4:/media /mnt/media nfs rw,auto,hard,intr The directory ...
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How to PXE Boot a Pi 3?

I am setting up a demo lab where I build a baby Openstack data center using MaaS and Juju with LXD hypervisors running ZFS. Here is my setup: Macbook Pro i7, 16GB RAM VMWare Fusion VM(s) running ...
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Booting a Raspberry Pi from an Encrypted SD Card

Is there a way to completely encrypt the SD card for the Raspberry Pi? Meaning that only with a password the SD card is accessible and bootable. I am looking for a solution similar to TrueCrypt or ...
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How to run python script on pi without logging in everytime

I want my pi to run a python script on it everytime I plug it into any power source. My pi collects data from MSP430x and upload it on a cloud server. I want to keep it running all the time and I can'...
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Start Terminal and Run python script on boot

I have been struggling with this all day. My set up is a RPi 3 B, running Raspbian. I need to simply fulfil the following: Once booted automatically open Terminal cd to/my/directory run_my_script....
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Raspberry Pi 3 usable with fully free software?

In the Free Software Foundation's May 2013 review of single board computers, the Raspberry Pi was found to have fatal flaws for use in a free (libre) software environment: The Raspberry Pi requires ...
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Raspbian boot logo edit [duplicate]

I will say quickly. How do I edit or remove this logo? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9Iaz3NzJVU I found something but it does not work (errors) http://www.rasplay.org/?p=6371 Thanks! //edit 11:...
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What is recovery mode?

I notice that when I first turn on my pi, it says: "Hold down shift to run recovery mode". What does this do?
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OTP - Disadvantages of USB boot

TL;DR; What are the real-world disadvantages of setting the OTP on Pi3B for USB boot. A bit longer : As we know the Pi3B+ is pre-configured for enabling USB boot, but The Pi3B needs one-time ...
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Execute script on boot (with boot folder)

I'd like to know, whether there is an option to execute a script on the first boot of Raspberry. There is a catch though. I'd like to be able to put the script in the boot folder. Since it is ...
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Raspberry Pi will not boot after configuring it

I recently started to actually begin using my raspberry pi and first wanted to configure it using this guide. After completing all the steps I rebooted once more and then pulled the plug for the day....
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Forcing raspi-config to run automatically on next boot, but only once

Once the RasPi boots for first time, it shows the raspi-config utitliy. But on next boot it's gone. I would like to run it during first boot, do some configuration stuff, and then re-enable it in ...
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Python script does not run when called by service

I have written a python program that continuously parses my current IP and emails it to me if it changes that I want to begin running as soon as the computer boots up: /home/pi/sendIP.py#note that ...
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Cannot ssh into Raspberry Pi (root is locked, press enter to continue) [closed]

When I first installed raspbian and configured ssh it auto logged in every time and I could just ssh into it. Now out of nowhere (seems like it may have been an update?) I cannot just ssh, I have ...
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Raspberry Pi freezes during boot

I can't get past the attached picture. Nothing happens anymore. The red light is always on. I don't have anything plugged in the USB. It just stays there, and the cursors continues blinking. Also, at ...
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how to update customised OS image to a newer version keeping modification?

I am using Hypriot as OS . I have done modifications to some file and script,and i have add new service on boot . I would like to know if i have a newer version of Hypriot how can i update my ...
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VNC server run at boot - authentication problem

I followed This tutorial to install and run a VNC server on my Pi using tightvnc. Everything works great when I start the server through SSH but I wanted it to start at boot. So I wrote the script to ...
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Issues with root=PARTUUID= in cmdline.txt at boot

I'm having some trouble understanding which drive identifiers are available at different stages of system boot. I'm running a Pi 2B with a btrfs root mounted on an external USB SSD. I'd like to ...
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Micro SD card doesn't boot on Zero, but works on Pi3

So I've got this 32GB micro SD card, with Jessie Lite installed on it. It won't boot on any of my Raspberry Pi Zero W's or Zero, but its just fine on my Raspberry Pi 3. Literally nothing happens when ...
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Python run script in new console on startup [duplicate]

I try to start a python program (for accessing the camera, but that is irrelevant) every time the raspberry pi boots. The tutorials I read said one should add the corresponding command in /etc/rc....
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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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Raspberry Pi Zero as boot keyboard USB gadget (libcomposite and macOS boot)

Since I have exactly the same issue and no solution so far, please allow me to repost the question by Charlotte J at superuser again on this board: I am trying to turn Raspberry Pi Zero W as a "boot ...
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Difference in rc.local and lxde autostart

I have created a python script with GUI and I want to be able to run it at start up once the Pi boots. I placed my script in the rc.local but the GUI does not appear at start up. But when I placed it ...
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How can I get tightvnc to start automatically on startup?

I have tightvnc installed and working on my Raspberry Pi. I intend to use the Pi via VNC from my Mac. Is there a way to auto start tightvnc when the Pi boots up as then I wont have to have a separate ...
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Changing .bashrc to run python script [duplicate]

I added a line at the end of .bashrc to start a python program as I start up raspberry. However the program is not automatically executed and it runs only after openning terminal. So I would like to ...
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Run script to setup Socks Proxy on Pi Startup

I'm new to the Pi, and have come across heaps of streams that seem to need you to pair using the same IP before they will play - Openload etc... I read and found you can create a socks proxy that ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 with CentOS no SSH without a keyboard

I installed CentOS 7.4 (1708) Minimal on a fresh Raspberry Pi 3 without issues. But I am struggeling with SSH connections, although each time the network is reachable from the Raspberry: If a ...
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Raspbian Kernel and initramfs

I'm trying to switch my Raspberry Pi 2 to the raspbian kernel rather than the one from raspberry pi foundation (found in raspberrypi-bootloader package). I installed the linux-image-rpi2-rpfv package,...
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How to debug crashing Pi?

Running newest firmware on a Piv2 with raspbian wheezy. rsyslogd is installed and running. Looking for suggestions on other ways to debug. Either getting more logging, looking at different logs, ...
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How to Boot from one usb drive but have multiple drives connected to hub

After searching google, I know you can let a external usb flash drive take over after booting from the SD or microSD card. I want to know what is the easiest way to boot from one usb drive but have ...
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How to know if Raspi is bricked

I have a Model B Raspi and - shame on me - overpowered it with about 9V. And to make it worse I powered it using the test points TP1 and TP2, avoiding the polyfuse. See Raspberry Pi Model B Schematics....