Questions tagged [boot]

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

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Raspberry Pi 2 stuck on rainbow screen

My brand Raspberry Pi B+ works perfectly when I plug in an sd card, HDMI cable, and power. When I plug the EXACT SAME wires + card that work for the pi B+ into my new Pi 2, it freezes at the rainbow ...
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Raspberry pi B+ first boot

I got Raspberry pi B+ and I tried to boot by using NOOBS v1.3.10 and RASPBIAN Debian Wheezy Version:September 2014. Then I got two different problems. These are my component information, Raspberry ...
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Raspberry Pi doesn't boot

My Raspberry Pi doesn't boot. I reisntalled Raspbian as I did the last time, when it worked correctly, and still it doesn't boot. I was working with the GPIO when the display turned off, and after ...
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Raspberry Pi types in 'pi' but not the password 'raspberry' on login

I have only just received my Raspberry Pi and something has gone wrong. When I get to the stage of logging in my Pi types in 'pi' fine, but the password 'raspberry' does not type in. The blinking ...
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Binary garbage on the UART when powering the RPi

I have a strange issue I cannot figure out. I have a thermal printer (https://www.adafruit.com/products/597) plugged to the UART (/dev/ttyAMAO). I configured the RPi to remove the console on /dev/...
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Can I use ethernet to start Raspberry Pi for the first time

I bought a new Raspberry Pi Type B. The problem is that I dont have HDMI connectivity and Video o/p. Can I SSH into the box? After a brief search on google, I understand that SSH is not installed by ...
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Can't Access TTY: Job Control Turned Off

I have a new Raspberry Pi with Raspian Wheezy installed and has several cables connected to it via the GPIO pins. However, I noticed if I have anything connected to them during boot up, the device ...
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What does it mean if both LEDs are lit up? [duplicate]

I recently got a RPi and when I plug it in both LEDs light up solid without flickering. It also does not show up on the monitor. Everywhere I've looked it says they should be flashing but they aren't. ...
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How can I improve boot time on raspbian?

I've had a look at these other questions that popped up but I don't think the first really answered any of my needs because it is for a media center. And the second one just has me scared to leave my ...
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Plymouth on Raspberry Pi

Has anyone got plymouth (startup logo package) working on Raspberry Pi? On Raspbian Wheezy, I've successfully installed plymouth using apt-get but when I go to create the required initramfs, I get ...
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Should I expect an error message if booting without SD card?

This question is just a sanity check. I couldn't find this information anywhere else. If I turn on the pi without an SD card attached, does the firmware print any error messages to the screen (via ...
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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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RaspberryPi keeps rebooting after i changed rc.local file

my raspberryPi keeps rebooting and I have no idea how to solve this problem other than recovery the image. I haven't backuped for a while so I prefer not to recover it from an old one. Background I ...
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Improper shutdown, now 3 flashes on boot

I had to do a hard power off on my Pi, as it had crashed. Now, when I turn it on, I get 3 flashes of the OK LED, which means either loader.bin or start.elf is not found. I have plugged the SD card ...
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Program won't run after tightvncserver auto start at boot. No probs if started manually

When remotely accessing my Pi via tightvnc my program won't run if the tightvncserver has been started automatically at boot. I've run the Raspbian install from the latest noobs on a R Pi 2 with a ...
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How to start up with a raspberry pi b+ with a laptop

I have just got a Raspberry PI B+ and I don't really know how to set it up. I have read some guides and they say that you need a monitor and a mouse, I only have a laptop. Can someone please help me ...
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Raspberry pi 3 /etc/inittab empty

i have this new RPi3 and the first time i used it there were no login during startup but now that i continued using it after 3 weeks, there's this login window that i cannot pass through even though i ...
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'xeyes' : how to start 'undecorated' : and at boot?

It's fun to run 'xeyes' on Raspbian - because of the big Raspberry in the middle of the desktop. But by default if you just type 'xeyes' in a terminal : the eyes come up with extra 'decorations' on ...
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Raspbian removes dotted directories from /, why?

If I make a dotted directory in / Raspbian removes it on reboot, however symbolic links and regular files are unaffected. Why? The problem occurred when I tried to use git to version control my ...
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raspberry boot from different partitions

I have a doubt about boot process, is possible set boot partition from boot if /dev/root fails? like a grub select. I prefer no use berryboot and my install is noobs based. My idea is set a boot ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 Model B 1GB not booting - RED and GREEN LEDs ON

I tried almost all the options, but unfortunately I fail to get my Raspberry Pi 2 to boot up. At power, light is still two LEDs (red + green) but nothing further happens. Power supply - tested 2 x AC ...
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Bizarre SDcard MMC errors

I'm seeing strange issues on the Raspberry Pi B2. [ 85.426681] request_module: runaway loop modprobe binfmt-0000 [ 85.428508] request_module: runaway loop modprobe binfmt-0000 [ 85.449229] ...
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Mysteriously not booting after rain, but not perceptibly wet or damaged

I installed a Pi outdoors, and had (ahem) not quite finished the final touches on weatherproofing it, when we had a lot of rain for a few hours, while I was out. It was in a Tupperware box with a few ...
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Boot up process of keybow raspi zero and transfer to keybow executable. How does it happen?

I am investigating the pimoroni keybow little keyboard. The system is powered by a raspberry pi zero, and pimoroni provides an sdcard system, available on github at https://github.com/pimoroni/keybow-...
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boot raspberry pi model B which is not reading SD card

I have a raspberry pi of model B. This is not reading any SD card. The act LED is not blinking - ( according to raspberry pi documentation) which indicates it is not reading SD card. Now is there any ...
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Finding IP address using NMAP6.47 for Raspberry pi B+

I need to find IP address of my Raspberry PI to further use in Putty, I have connected the ethernet. I made changes in cmdline.text file of the Raspbian wheezy OS, allocated IP address to it (ip=169....
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My raspberry pi wont boot after flashing an sd card it with ubuntu server

I have a raspbeery pi 4 2gb I flashed my 128gb sandisk sd with etcher on linux with ubuntu server 18 and 20 images both dont work even though it writes to the sd and says it was successful on etcher ...
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RPI 2 vs RPI B SD compatibility issue

I've been using a Raspbian image with some preinstalled software for digital signage on a RPI B+ and RPI 2 so far. I've been using a common 16Gb SD card, and decided to move to 2Gb industrial grade ...
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Boot messages available over serial, however no login prompt :/

I've connected to the Raspberry Pi using a serial programmer for my Arduino. I've connected using screen and when I boot my Raspberry Pi it spits out all the normal kernel boot messages. However, at ...
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External powered HDD not listed after boot

I have an hub for HDDs where I have two of them (WD purple 2TB). If the Raspberry is ON and I switch on also the hub, the two HDDs are recognized by the Pi as sda and sdb (listed with sudo fdisk -l). ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 doesn't boot correctly

I installed today my Raspberry again. And after installing updates and normal packages like vim I rebooted it. Now it boots, you see all the processes running (normal boot procedure) but then it's ...
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How to run Arch from a usb SSD on a rasp4

I want to run the OS from a external ssd connected to the USB3 port of an raspi4. After looking for a guide I am unable to find proper information. Is it possible? For my part the boot can stay on an ...
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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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How can I boot into GUI after changing the default user (no longer working)?

I'm at wits end with this. I have followed the instructions at: Boot into the GUI after changing default user to change the user that automatically logs on in GUI mode. It no longer seems to work with ...
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Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(8,1)

Per Boot from external USB stick / drive? - Raspberry Pi Stack Exchange: I am able to mount my USB stick within OS (/dev/sda1), I then replaced root='s value with /dev/sda1 inside of cmdline.txt from ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 hung on boot while powered USB hub is plugged in

I've got a powered USB hub with an ethernet port connected to my Pi. When the Pi boots with it plugged, the boot process hangs until I unplug it. This seemingly includes the clock, as /var/log/syslog ...
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Boot time problem

i want to reduce boot time on my Raspberry Pi 3B+. I'm using this tutorial http://himeshp.blogspot.com/2018/08/fast-boot-with-raspberry-pi.html and i done 1,2 and 3 step. After this i reboot Pi and ...
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After boot, my Raspberry Pi reverts to tty1

On boot my Pi shows the standard Raspbian desktop, but then it switches to tty1 and I have to use Ctrl+Alt+F7 to get back to the desktop. How do I fix this?
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Start Python CLI app on startup

I have a Raspberry Pi 3b+ that is booting to the pi user terminal, no GUI. I need to have a small CLI app run after the pi has finished booting. So far I have tried editing /etc/rc.local, and using ...
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PI3 USB boot - how to restart after boot failure (disk needs more than 5 seconds to spin the discs)

I set up my raspberry to boot from external USB hard drive. It works, however when I turn on both raspberry and the disk at the same time, it fails. The disk needs more than 5 seconds to spin the ...
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Issues when trying to open Chromium at a certain URL on boot

I am having some issues with automating tasks at boot on the Pi. I have tried numerous different methods to do this including the systemd method and the .bashrc method. The command is a simple one ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 do not boot

I'm trying to figure out why my Raspberry Pi is not booting, I tried the following: Three microSD cards, (all class 10, among them a Samsung microSD card with very good specifications). Formatting ...
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Access Point service is not starting on boot with systemd

I've followed this guide to enable both AP and client modes in my RPi 3 at the same time, and it's working fine (some tweaking involved). But now I'm trying to start the AP on boot, which is covered ...
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boot time start up code on Raspberry pi 3 jessie by adding script under init.d

to run a script at start-up on my Raspberry pi 3 board ( with jessie lite ) : 1- I added one init script under /etc/init.d/ directory. I can start,stop,restart service using script manually. ### ...
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Operating Pi in below zero temperatures?

I have a few RPi3s and have noticed that any time I attempt to operate any of them in temperatures below -12C they fail to boot up properly. Sometimes the boot process fails at the command line after ...
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Embedded devices boot process vs PC

I am trying to dive deeper into the boot process and understand how everything works. I have understanding but I am not sure I am right. I have already found a lot of great examples like that What ...
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autostarting program with rc.local, stuck on startup

I have a program that I normally run as so: sudo /home/pi/code/./main 12345 where 12345 is just a input. This code runs infinitely until I forcefully stop it. However, I want my pi to do this ...
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Raspbian authentication failure for automatic login

My Raspberry Pi has been booting into the GUI for almost a year now. I wanted to change this, so I used raspi-config to set the boot mode to 'Text console, automatically logged in.' After a restart ...
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Python Programs to open up automatically on boot up into Desktop

Trying to get the Raspberry pi to run python programs automatically on desktop once it has booted up. Tried 5 different methods of trying to get python programs to automatically open on boot up into ...
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Failed to start Load Kernel Modules and now Keyboard & mouse won't work

So I was buys performing an update and upgrade of the raspberry pi using sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade While that was being performed The system accidentally shut down during the last few ...