Questions tagged [boot]

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

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Advantages of installing Raspbmc to a USB stick

Installing Raspbmc, I noticed this question: Would you like to install Raspbmc to a USB stick - note this still requires an SD card to boot from [y/N] I read that it's not possible to directly ...
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Setting GPIO value on boot

I'm a semi-linux newcomer and i have a question: I need to set some GPIO pins in this way: (pin 18 out, pin 17 in) (actually i'm doing this via WiringPi(pyton) trought this commands) gpio export 18 ...
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Two problems with my pi (cron, and bootup w/o HDMI)

I have two problems with my pi right now. 1) The device won't boot unless I have a HDMI cable plugged in.. I am using it headless, and I'm trying to reduce cable clutter, so needing a HDMI cable to ...
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Raspberry Pi not booting at all with most images, but with some it does

I am having a very basic problem with my raspberry PI: It can't get it boot when I flash Images with dd on Linux nor with Win32 Image Writer on Windows. I tried several *.img-images, such a as Arch, ...
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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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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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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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Bare Metal Assembly/C(++) Programming

I'm trying to make a small os on my Raspberry Pi. I have good assembly and strong c/c++ knowledges but I need some help. For my first experiments I worked with Qemu and it's serial output but now I ...
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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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Is it possible to restart a Raspberry Pi after OS shutdown?

While SSHing into my Raspberry Pi, I got distracted. I attempted to shut down my PC using sudo shutdown now, but because I was still connected, I accidentally shut down the Raspberry Pi instead. This ...
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Not completing boot. Failing to mount the local file system

On boot I'm getting to the line [OK] Setting kernel variables ... done A few lines before that there is a failure [....] Mounting local file system...[ 14.601764] mmc0: missed completion of cmd ...
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Raspcontrol at start up?

I have following scenario. I cloned Raspcontrol via git, and the repo is now located in /home/pi. Using ls, I can see the Raspcontrol folder. Inside, there's a start.sh for it to run. I decided to ...
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Configuring to read RTC at boot time

I have added an RTC to the I2C bus of the Raspberry Pi. If I follow the steps mentioned here (I am using the DS1307 RTC IC), I can run hwclock and read the time. root@raspberrypi:~# modprobe rtc-...
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How do I run a program on a separate thread?

I would like to run a programme or script that I wrote on start-up of the Pi - on a separate thread(process) / background. I would love to do this with MONO application but any other examples would ...
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Raspberry Pi wont turn on with OpenELEC

I just got a raspberry pi board, connected with HDMI to LG TV Loaded OpenELEC-RPi.arm-2.95.3 on a 32 Gig SD Card and it didn't turn on any LED (except PWR and ACT). Later I loaded latest Raspbian “...
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Custom recovery partition

I am working on a project where upgrades to the Raspberry PI will over HTTP, and the Raspberry PI will not be directly accessible (cannot just swap cards). I would like to have a partition setup like ...
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Raspberry Pi will not boot

I have booted my Raspberry Pi a few times, and it worked fine, but now it scrolls and loads settings but stops and asks for a password. I have not set one; my university gave me the OS on a 4 GB ...
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Oops I need runlevel 1

So I have a bug in a script in my init.d directory and bottom line...I can't completely boot the pi. How can I boot into runlevel 1 (single user mode) so I can fix the bug?
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Using the argument bs with dd when backuping an SD card

I've seen this question on how to backup an SD-card. It's the same solution I would come up with myself; that is basically: dd if=/dev/blabla of=/home/user/some_file.img` But my question is if using ...
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Hardrives not automounting using fstab when using “reboot command” [closed]

Hey I've been trying to auto mount 2 of external hard drives at startup. But only one of the hardrives partition mounts fine on start up but the other one does not. They mount successfully when I use ...
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Raspberry Pi not booting

I just got my Raspberry Pi with two SD cards with Debian preinstalled. They worked fine and I installed RaspBMC on one of them which also worked. I did some tinkering and wanted to reinstall RaspBMC ...
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pacman -Syu breaks Pi running Arch

So I just booted up my raspberry pi running Linux Arch. I read several posts that instructed my to update the system using pacman -Syu so I did so and then attempted to reboot my pi. However it ...
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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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RaspberryPi with TRACE32 [closed]

First, I read this Has anybody tried to Debug using JTAG/BDM? Has any one tried to debug the RaspberryPi using TRACE32? I hacked around the GPIO's needed for JTAG. I used armjtag https://github.com/...
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Doesn't finish booting after failed auto-login set-up attempt

I am using Raspbian and I am trying to get it so I don't have to enter a username and password every time I switch on. I tried replacing: 1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty --noclear 38400 tty1 with: 1:...
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raspberry pi booting failed on custom kernel [closed]

hello I have compiled my custom kernel and pack initramfs into it. I have created two partition fat32 and ext3. fat32 contains bootloaders and kernel and ext3 contains rootfs. I have made a raw disk ...
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Boot time ssh not working (wheezy raspbian 2012-09-18)?

I have just installed the 2012-09-18-wheezy-raspbian onto SD and plugged it into my pi. According to this question, SSH should be enabled by default. I can see the pi on the network (it responds to ...
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Can't seem to get network interface running at boot

I can't seem to get networking running at startup with the Raspberry Pi. It's running on Debian Wheezy. Networking should be starting when it's booting though, as indicated by ls /etc/rc.S/: ...
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Raspberry Pi hangs after boot

I have two Raspberry Pi's. One will boot up into Raspbian just fine. If I take the same SD card, network connection, keyboard and mouse and use it with the other Raspberry Pi, it boots and then hangs ...
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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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Making a new image after changing a few parameter of Raspbian

I got Raspbian on a SD card. It is working. Then I installed a few program, modified some visual settings, and added some config files. What I would like to do now is release this image to other ...
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Would systemd readahead be beneficial to a SD card?

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Systemd#Readahead systemctl enable systemd-readahead-collect.service systemd-readahead-replay.service Could it boost the boot speed of the Raspberry Pi? Is the ...
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Problems booting, any way to log this to a file?

Is there any way to capture the log of the boot process you see on screen to a file on the FAT partition when it's not getting to the point of booting from the root fs?
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Launching vino-server on display :0 at boot

I run my Raspberry Pi with Raspbian with an X server running but without a monitor connected to it. I installed tightvncserver and now running: vncserver :1 -geometry 1600x900 -depth 24 I can have a ...
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Bluetooth Dongle not automatically Pairing with BlueSmirf

I've setup Bluetooth on my RaspPi and attempted to connect to my BlueSmirf from Sparkfun. I can send text to my BlueSmirf from the RaspberryPi using: echo "Testing" > /dev/rfcomm0 Now the red ...
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Set number of rows and columns in boot up TTY

When the Pi boots up, I find the initial number of rows and columns it outputs too high - all the characters are a bit small and hard to read, especially things like '0' and 'O', 'l' and '1', etc. Is ...
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continuous “mmc0: error -110 whilst initialising sd card” error at boot?

I just got a Raspberry Pi Model B. I wrote an image to an SD card using win32imagewriter and tried to boot my Pi with it. However, I got the following error repeated down the screen: mmc0: error -...
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How do I encrypt my Raspberry?

The Raspberry is all well and nice and can run pretty quick. But how can I protect my SD card from offline data attacks. SSH can be protected with a good password or a SSH key but if somebody gets ...
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Cannot rewrite Raspbian to SD

My PI running 2012-07-15-wheezy-raspbian.img stopped booting. The Okay light is flashing 6 time, so I figure I need to replace the start.elf file. I insert the SD card into my Windows 7 laptop, but I ...
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Raspberry Pi Won't Boot

I have tried multiple operating systems... Raspbian Debian OpenElec Raspbmc Two different SD cards... Sandisk 2gb BE1210021871G Sandisk 4gb And two different Raspberry Pis. I cannot get any ...
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Boot Laptop From USB With Wheezy?

I do not have my Raspberry Pi yet but would like to start playing with some code. I have successfully (I think) created my Wheezy SD Card, but was not able to mount it on my laptop, so I ran dd and ...
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How can I change the bash screen resolution to custom values?

I installed archlinux-arm on the RPI. I have a TV, which has 1680x1050 resolution. Where can I change the bash settings to fit the screen correctly? I also want to the boot screen (where I can see ...
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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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Custom Raspbian image fails to boot with “no init found”

I'm building a custom SD image of Raspbian using debootstrap, and the resulting image fails to boot with Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found. on both my Raspberry Pi and under qemu. I can ...
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Won't boot after removing and inserting the SD Card?

I've installed Arch Linux on my SD Card with Win32DiskImager. If I shut down the RPi, remove the card, insert it, and start the RPi again, everything works fine. But if I do full system update in ...
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Arch Linux kernel panics and firmware not working [closed]

Before the update I had linux-raspberrypi-3.1.9-33-arm and raspberrypi-firmware-20120418-2 installed. After I upgraded to raspberrypi-firmware-20120729-1, the kernel refused to boot (no kernel panics ...
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Easiest way to return to a known good state when overclocking

If I try to overclock my Pi, I want to go up to the point where the Pi won't boot anymore, or won't be stable enough. At this point, I want to come back to the latest known good settings for the /...
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Where is the script for raspi-config stored in the FS on Raspbian?

While the raspi-config script makes for convenient setup on first boot, one of the reasons I have a Raspberry Pi is to help me learn what goes on behind the menu on my computers. I would like to see ...
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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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Boot without starting X-server

During the installation of Raspian I chose "Start X-Server after boot", but now I want to boot it once without starting the X-Server, so I've got more memory to run a program. How do I boot without ...