Questions tagged [boot]

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

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Can the original Rpi run Chromium OS?

I was trying to run chromium on my raspberry pi 1 but it won't boot. I do have it compiled for ARM processors but it still won't run. Am I doing something wrong or can it not run on something that old?...
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Pi Zero WH, headless, *sometimes* fails to get onto the LAN. What logs to look at?

I have a RPI Zero WH. It's headless. I have SSH and WPA-CONF files. I recently did a showdown -P to turn the pi off. I moved the pi to a different part of the house. When it powered up, it was ...
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Boots to Emergency Console, Unable to check boot partition filesystem

Switched to F2FS for the root partition. Upgraded from stretch to buster by doing an apt full-upgrade. Now the system goes to the emergency console because the filesystem check dependency fails. It ...
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My Pi 3B+ did not start out of box

First-time user of Pi 3B+ here; just bought from Amazon. I used a new HDMI-to-VGA adapter cable and followed the instructions enclosed in the box, applying power last of all from the official mains ...
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How to network boot Pi over WiFi

Since the Raspberry Pi 3B it has been possible to take out the SD card and boot over the network however this seems to imply wired Ethernet only. Is it possible to somehow specify a WiFi network, ...
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Raspbian boot - override, cancel 'X' on-the-fly?

My question is similar to that old one here, but which never got a correct answer AIUI: Boot without starting X-server But let me restate: Having Raspbian-Pi set up to autostart the X.org desktop (...
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Raspberry Pi 4 take 4-5 seconds to load GPU firmware and start to loading the kernel, is it normal?

I'm in the stage of optimizing Raspberry pi 4 startup time, supplied with a custom system image created by buildroot. I'm just trying to build a default image like this: git clone git://git.busybox....
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How to detect LCD touch-display? and automatically configure for display?

A rPi3 B+ is Raspbian configured with a 3.5 Waveshare touch display HAT. There are two commands that toggle between the HDMI output and the HDMI output. git clone https://github.com/waveshare/LCD-...
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Weird display on VGA monitor, Ubuntu Server 19.10 on Raspberry Pi 4

UPDATE: As I suspected lately, Ubuntu Server actually boots up. Nothing worked until I tried using an actual HDMI monitor instead of an HDTV or VGA monitor. I suppose the TV will work once I install a ...
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quiet splash boot on Raspberry Pi 4 / 19.10.1

Where do I enable "quiet splash" for booting my Raspberry Pi 4b on Ubuntu 19.10.1? Should it be on the Micro SD card or in the filesystem? I've made changes to grub without success. Does 19.10 even ...
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Autorun Python script with Pyserial on Startup with Crontab

So I am looking to do something that I thought was simple.... I just have a script that imports and uses pyserial and I want it to run automatically when the pi is booted up. I have an LED rigged up ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero(s) not booting up consistently

I have three Raspberry Pi Zeros (1.3), all between 3 and 4 years old. On two of them, it usually takes several tries of connecting and disconnecting power to get them to turn on. In about 1 out of 5 ...
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Why does it take longer to boot Raspbian Lite for the first time?

I did not measure it, but I think it takes about twice as long to boot a fresh Raspbian Lite image than an image that has already been booted. I don't know why that's the case. I'm curious what ...
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will not boot after edit to wpa_supplicant.conf

I added another network setup to the wpa_supplicant.conf and then did a `reboot. The pi boots to a point where it failed with a message about Bluetooth unable to complete. I am unable to get to a ...
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Malfunctioning Raspberry pi 4, red and green led on all the time

My Raspberry Pi 4 won't boot anymore, there is no picture on the monitor, and both LEDS (red, green) are on all the time, they do not blink. I formatted the SD card with SD Card Formatter and ...
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Start a pyhton script, which depends on I2S as soon as possible during the startup of my Raspberrypi

I have the following systemd service, which starts a systemd service as soon as I boot my raspberrypi: [Unit] Description=MyService DefaultDependencies=false [Service] Environment=SERVICE_HOME=/home/...
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Raspberry pi 2b not booting after SD card was ejected while working

So, like the title says: My Raspberry pi 2b is not booting after the card was ejected while working. I was watching some Kodi media, then it froze, I realized that the SD Card was ejected (there is a ...
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Ubuntu server on RPI 4 boot hangs on cloud init

I've installed the image ubuntu-19.10.1-preinstalled-server-arm64+raspi3.img.xz on an sd card and am trying to boot ubuntu server for the first time on my raspberry pi 4. I get to this stage in the ...
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starting fcgiwrap

I have been having problems with starting fcgiwrap as socket and service(ill give some info on that if anyone wants to take a crack at that), so i was looking for a diffrent way to start it.So from ...
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Consistent filesystem corrruption

It seems that recently my SSD began to get corrupted almost every time I shut my Pi 3B+ down, and on boot I get: [ 4.503731] sda: sda1 sda2 [ 4.511049] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI disk [ ...
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I try to read analog signal with “AD8232” but it suddenly stopped working

My setup is: "Raspberry Pi Zero W" + "MCP3008" + "AD8232" (https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/ad8232-heart-rate-monitor-hookup-guide/all). A few days ago I was able to read ECG signal and print ...
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Auto start chromium in kiosk mode

Im trying to Autostart chromium in kiosk mode to display a webpage but cant seem to get it to work this is the script i have used. /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart -- I have also tried putting it in ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 no wifi after update && upgrade

I am new to Raspberry Pi and Linux. I followed all the setup guides and have a 4" touchscreen with a case. I downloaded MPI4008-4.0inch-2019-07-10-raspbian-buster.img and flashed it to SD. I had to ...
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How do I go about auto-mounting my NTFS hard drive at boot?

There are questions similar to this one, but I am not an expert Unix user so I really don't wanna try and break /etc/fstab while doing this. Here's what blkid tells me about my hard drive: /dev/sda1: ...
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Fresh installed image not booting

Technically a long-awaited update to a previous question of mine. I have a brand new raspberry pi 4, with an official RP power supply. Brand new 32GB SD micro SD card. Balena Etcher does not run on ...
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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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Launch chromium in kiosk mode

I edited autostart to launch chromium and point it to a webpage on boot and it's not working. I can see chromium is running in task manager but chromium is not showing up. It was working a couple of ...
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How to open Firefox in kiosk mode and point to a webpage?

I'm trying to run Firefox in kiosk mode. nano /home/pi/.config/lxsession/autostart @firefox-esr (@iceweasel) Here, how to point the browser to a webpage? Example - for Chromium we use this- @...
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WLAN module gone - RPI 4 B+

The WLAN module of my RPI 4 B+ disappeared. At first I thought that the hardware component had blown. How can I properly diagnose whether there is a hardware or software problem? What I have done for ...
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Raspberry Pi B+ doesn't boot after upgrading the os

Today I upgraded the Raspbian os from version Stretch to Buster with sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Now I can't boot Raspbian. Only a black screen appears. When I try to load the different os, like ...
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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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How to revert misconfigured BOOT_ORDER value on RPI4?

I've had my RPI4 configured to boot from the network if there is no SD card inserted (for bare metal programming) but firmware update restored it back to SD boot only. So I've tried to make it boot ...
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Failed to start permit user sessions

When my RP boots, I get several errors about some services failing. Most notably 'permit user sessions'. Which means I can not log in to the device, and I can not make changes to it. I can of course ...
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Gracefully handle power loss Raspbian on a Pi Zero

I recently installed a Pi Zero running Pi-hole for my folks. They live in a rural area and only have a 4G Modem with a limited data plan. The issue, is that every now and then there are power outages ...
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Illegible Endless scroll at startup [duplicate]

I've had a raspberry pi lying around for some time now. It's a model 3 with WiFi. I want the device to be permanently on, and running a particular (java) webservice I wrote. I downloaded and ...
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What is the best way to automate the generation of bootable SDcard images for Raspberry Pi projects?

For a new project, I plan to release ready-to-use bootable SDcard image files for various Raspberry Pi models (2, 3, Zero, Zero-W). The actual OS will be PiCore, the RAM-only Linux variant based on ...
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Where to put Pi-user's startup scripts (Raspbian, X11)?

Running Raspbian desktop. [ I'm afraid I had not much experience using Linux in general, and none with systemd ] : where, praytell, should I put a startup shell script to run once upon my user ("Pi" ...
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Raspberry PI SPI clock change

Need to change a clock speed for RPI SPI Is it possible to add a clock config to this string: dtoverlay=jedec-spi-nor,flash-spi0-0?
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time.time() taking a big jump after initial boot up [duplicate]

I have a Python3 program that is constantly using time.time() to measure elapse time of each loop in the program to drive a real time plot. When I run this program normally either from a terminal ...
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Router can't find my Pi

I have a brand new raspberry pi 4, with official power supply. Brand new SD card, just installed the latest Raspbian on it using UNetBootIn on my main linux (Mint 19) machine. As the display ...
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Raspberry pi 3 - black screen when connected to touch screen 5 inchLCD

I am trying to set display of raspberry pi model B+ to 5 inch touch screen. I have mounted SD card and changed config.txt file in /boot/config/firmware folder and added following entries. hdmi_safe=1 ...
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Dualboot kodi and console emulator on rpi 4

Can I have a dual boot on Raspberry Pi 4B 4G with Kodi (Libreelec) and some console emulation to play games? How the dualboot behaves? Do I need to have full OS to handle it? NOTE: I know how dual ...
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Downloading .imgc file to Pi 3 B

Hi I ran my PI 3 B+ with only the SD-Card. I installed NOOB to the SD card then inserted it into my PI and downloaded Raspbian. Now my device boots fine. To get started on my project i need to ...
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How to run a graphical app before console login in a systemd-nspawn'd container?

TL;DR I'm looking for a way to autostart graphical applications, without first requiring the user to manually login. I'm improving my Vdesktop script that runs multiple versions of Raspbian on one Pi ...
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Run script on startup not working

So I'm pretty new to the pi. I'm trying to run chromium in kiosk mode on boot and point it to a local page. I've tried many tutorials online and they're all for versions of the pi that are older than ...
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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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Pi 4 SSD boot stuck on rainbow screen

I'm trying to set up boot from SSD drive, I followed this tutorial, but the raspberry pi 4 got stuck on the rainbow screen and did not boot up. I copied the SD card to SSD using SD card copier, ...
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Pi 4 Will Not Boot with Noobs or Raspbian

I recently bought a Raspberry Pi 4, 4GB model, and I cannot get it to boot Noobs or Raspbian. When I purchased it, I knew I wanted to use it for a ubuntu distro, and it booted noobs, but I couldn't ...
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python start on boot

i am trying to get my WS2812 NeoPixel python sketch to run at boot, i used a tutorial https://tutorials-raspberrypi.com/connect-control-raspberry-pi-ws2812-rgb-led-strips/ it install the correct files ...
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Raspberry pi 4 won't boot and won't flash bootloader

My raspberry pi 4 2GB was working and suddenly stopped working, and booting. The green light flashes briefly once when i plug the alimentation, then stop. The red light is on. I tried with another ...

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