Questions tagged [boot]

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

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Auto-play directory of music videos

I am using a Raspberry Pi 3B as a car stereo head unit. It works great with a Hi-Fi audio hat and touchscreen. I'd like to make it automatically play the directory of music videos on any attached ...
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Need help setting up Torctl on Raspberry pi

I am trying to route all the traffic of my raspberry through the TOR network. Being completely new to Linux, I followed the first method of this guide, I had no errors during installation but once I ...
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How to change the Menu Icon in Raspbian - no browse button in taskbar menu icon

[![this is an example of what i deal with, idk how to take screenshots in my raspberry][1]][1] [1]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/Xk7ru.png i don't have a browse button, i can only type stuff there like ...
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Is it impossible to boot from SD card once USB/SSD boot is enabled in Raspberry Pi 2?

Based on this documentation: To enable USB host boot mode, the Raspberry Pi needs to be booted from an SD card with a special option to set the USB host boot mode bit in the one-time programmable (...
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How do I get back to GUI?

Recently my RPi started switching to a terminal on boot. I cannot get out of it and when i boot it says "Time Synchronization error" I've tried setting it manual, automatic and nothing has ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero W only accessible when connected to HDMI

I have a Raspberry Pi Zero W running Arch Linux ARM (Linux 5.10.59-1-ARCH), configured to connect to my local WiFi network. If I take the Pi, connect it to a display via a mini-HDMI adapter and apply ...
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can i be sure the eeprom configuration is the latest version?

i just came across pi dramble cluster https://www.google.com/search?q=pi+dramble+cluster&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjBzISZg7jyAhVi8HMBHZx6CUsQ_AUoAXoECAEQAw&biw=1848&...
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Android device not detected when connected to rpizero before boot

I'm working on a project in which a RPi Zero (raspibian buster) controls an android phone by sending commands via adb. Everything works correctly if I connect the device once the RPi Zero has done the ...
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Need to see the console boot messages, not the splash screen

I am running Ubuntu 21.04 on RPi 4. On boot up, I would like to see the console boot messages in real time (and not the splash screen). On Intel PCs, that's easily done by editing the grub2 config ...
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Micro HDMI to VGA and VGA to HDMI adapter

i have VGA cable i try to connect raspberry pi 4 with Micro HDMI to VGA and VGA to HDMI. display doesn't showing anything. what setting should i use.
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M.2 nvme ssd boot

Can anyone please help me out on how to setup/configure or point me in the right direction of publication on how to get my RPI4 to boot from M.2 nvme ssd specifically it is a WD Blue Operating system ...
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BootROM boot from LAN9512's USB?

Speaking of a RPi compute module, I want to design a "motherboard" which has a LAN9512 attached to RPi's USB pins while keeping the USB boot option possible. LAN9512 is an USB 2.0 Hub and ...
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How to run a program on boot, but not user login?

I need to set an environment variable and run an app when the Raspberry Pi boots up. To that end, I added the following to /home/pi/.bashrc: export MY_ENV_VAR=foo cd /home/pi/MyApp ./MyApp When I ...
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How to clone USB Boot drive to smaller SD Card

I am currently running on my raspberry pi 3B+, a headless install of Ubuntu server 20.04 booting off a 32 GB USB drive. However since i am only using around 4GB of the 32 GB Drive, I am hoping to ...
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PI 4 Touchscreen unresponsive after first boot

this is my first post here. I recently got a Raspberry pi 4 B 2018, 64bits & 8GB ram. With this I have a touchscreen that I plugged in the "DISPLAY" ribbon cable socket. So far so good. ...
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Error while writing bootloader to SD card

I have some problems with my RPi 4B, and one of the suggested tests is to overwrite a bootloader. I'm trying to do this on my xUbuntu 20.04 with rpi-imager, but I get the following error: Tried two ...
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Enable WiFi with SD card after first boot

I want to enable WiFi on Rasberry Pi from SD card. I already installed and used, so it isn't the first boot. I search online and I found no answer to my problem How can I enable on boot the WiFi after ...
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How Install Ubuntu 21.04 (Desktop) on Raspberry Pi 4 using Serial Console? [duplicate]

Hello how can I install ubuntu desktop 21.04 on raspberry pi 4 using serial console? I want to use the Raspberry Pi 4 UART pins to communicate using TTL to USB convert device to my windows 10 OS using ...
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CIRCUITPY on RP2040 Won't Reboot and Run code.py

I'm trying to build this T9 Macro Pad project, by Guy Dupont, using a PIMORONI TINY2040, which uses a RP2040 chip. I installed CircuitPython 6.3.0 on the development board and then could see the ...
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How to enable both UART (ttyS0 and ttyAMA0) on Raspberry Pi 3b?

I've already read dozens of manuals and stack topics, but I do not figure out if it even possible run both UARTs on RPi 3B. Some tutorials advice to map uart to other pins in /boot/config.txt I tried ...
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What causes Linuxes on Raspberry Pi to not be able to be installed with an installer?

If you download an ISO for a Linux distro for x86 and burn it onto a disc or USB stick, and put that device into the target computer and start it up, it shows an interactive installer. If you want ...
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Getting OS and data onto a USB drive in order to switch to USB booting

I have a Retropie setup running on a Pi2 B. Currently the OS is on the MicroSD card from which the Pi boots. The games themselves are on a USB stick and are read from there when playing. I’m planning ...
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how to troubleshoot a headless RPi4 that isn't reaching the internet (maybe isn't booting)

My pi4 has been hosting some web services at a friends house for a long time, but a few days ago it just went silent. I use Tailscale as an intranet between my different machines, and Tailscale shows ...
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3B+ won't boot from USB Hard Drive

I flashed Raspbian to a 1TB Samsung Hard drive, and when I try to boot it using a USB hard drive reader (which gets power from a barrel connector), The red light turns on, But there is no Yellow ...
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Previously working Pi doesn't restart: ERROR 00000004

I am using my RaspberryPi 4 that's running Raspbian mainly for OpenMediaVault 5. There are various tutorials online that describe how I have done it. I don't know if I used this one at the time, but ...
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Raspberry Pi Secure Boot Configurations with Authentication IC

I am working on the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 with raspbian buster (command line only) os. I want to secure my Raspberry Pi, I have read some solutions on that. As I see there some manufacturers ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 refuses to boot from USB (128GB)

OK, Raspberry Pi does not boot from Raspbian USB...
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How to clone OS from SD to SSD using command line?

I have set up my Raspberry Pi 4 for use as a small home server, running OpenMediaVault. Currently, the Pi is running from an SD card, but I'd like to switch to an SSD. I've found several tutorials ...
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Raspbian 10 boot on Pi3 but not boot on pi4 [closed]

I have a copy of a working raspbian 10 SD card. When I clone it, clone SD card didnt boot on pi4 giving error: print_req_error i/o error dev mmcblk0 sector 0 buffer io error on dev mmcblk0, logical 0,...
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Raspberry pi stuck at smbd.service?

I edited my /home/pi/.bashrc file, and i reboot it, but the raspberry pi stuck at smbd.service with the welcome screen.
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How to run python script at startup?

I've been all over the internet looking for a solution for this but everybody seems to have different answers and none of them work. I have a python script that emits audio through the headphone jack ...
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kernel panic after shrinking with PiShrink-macOS

I tried to use multiple times self compiled PiShrink-macOS from this repository https://github.com/lisanet/PiShrink-macOS on my Mac OSx Big Sur 11.4, but when triyng to boot shrinked image, it always ...
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Disable boot-time messages

I'm on Rpi-4 and the OS is DietPi. I have modified /boot/cmdline.txt using the following parameters to disable all and every boot-time logs: console=tty3 root=PARTUUID=907af7d0-02 rootfstype=ext4 ...
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reboot raspberry pi supplied after shutdown

My Raspberry Pi is connected to the supply, and after shutting down, it is still connected to the supply and the red led is on. Is it possible to reboot the pi without removing the supply and without ...
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How to boot and safely shutdown with a button when WAKE_ON_GPIO=0

1. Description To boot and shutdown my pi I have been using a button shorting GPIO 3 an GND. However after shutting down the pi, the fan shim and HDD keep on running. To solve this I've edited the ...
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Fat volume not supported boot error on raspberry pi 4

I got my first raspberry pi (pi 4, 8Gb model). I am downloaded raspbian and Ubuntu from official website and flash them into my 32Gb Hp micro SDHC card (Class 10, U1). I got an unexpected error "...
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How to find reboot/shutdown cause in Buster OS?

I was analyzing my raspberry pi for reboot and its time and its cause. Earlier I was working on Jessie and I was able to understand the reboot or shutdown is normal by observing the syslog file for ...
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camera program gives error when run in /etc/profile but the program runs fine

This is the error I get : picamera.exc.PiCameraMMALError: Failed to enable connection: Out of resources import numpy as np import os from picamera import PiCamera from time import sleep from gpiozero ...
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Mount USB then NFS

I'm creating a kubernetes cluster with 1 desktop pc and 3 raspberry pi4. The desktop PC is set as master node and NFS server. Each RPi4 has two USB keys: Ubuntu 21.04 Server on 32GB key Storage on ...
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Can't boot RPI4

My raspberry pi 4 don't seems to boot anymore (tried different SD card, OS, power adaptor) The red led next to the power (USB-C) remain static red. The green led next to it blink 8x when I plug to a ...
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How can I enable wireless for a dropbear-initramfs

I'm trying to unlock cryptdisks over wifi+ssh. It's fairly common to have luks disks + ssh, but I've never seen a tutorial geared towards wifi. In fact, if you run update-initramfs -u -v -k $(uname -r)...
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Raspberry pi with HDD and SSD not booting on reboot

I have a Raspberry Pi 4 B with 2 disks connected via usb. One is an SSD and the other is an HDD. Both of them are in SATA to USB cases that have their own power supply each. I've configured the Rpi4 ...
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Raspberry pi 4 gives vertical color lines on bootup

I am using a Raspberry pi 4 model B 4GB with ubuntu 20.04 installed on a 32GB memory card and when I booted, I got a display with vertical color lines. I tried using multiples displays and all results ...
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Kali boot from USB on Pi v4

Has anyone been successful in booting the Raspberry Pi v4 from USB? I have been successful in booting on a Pi v3 B+, using this as a guide: How to install Kali Linux on a USB for the RaspberryPi? ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 does not respond ssh

My setup is a RaspberryPi4 with SSD (Kingston 120GB) as boot drive. It has also a regular HDD connected to it. Both hard drives are connected to a USB dock via 3.0 USB. The dock has also a power ...
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Directly boot into my program that requires user input

I have a project called "Sleepy Notes" where I can type early in the morning and record dreams, poems and crazy ideas. Now since my program requires user input via the keyboard it cannot be ...
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My raspberry pi 4 didn't boot

My raspberry pi 4 was in normal use yesterday, but didn't boot today: I am using the Pi4, suddenly it does not boot into the memory card anymore, only the red light (power light) does not light the ...
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Take Serial (tx/rx GPIO) Input with script running at startup

I've run lots of cron jobs and have set up scripts to run at startup. I assumed this would be an easy task because maybe I'm missing something. I have a script that when it sees a specific message ...
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Use same SSD as Pi boot image and Windows/Pi file store

I’ve scoured the web and this forum for an answer to my question and came up empty. So apologies if this is answered elsewhere. I have a 1GB m.2 SATA SSD that I would like to BOTH use as my Pi boot ...
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External SSD not properly detected if connected before boot

I have 2 Samsung 870 EVOs with USB bridges that I'd like to connect to RPi4. It seems to work fine when I connect them after the RPi4 has already booted and I can see them properly using lsblk. ...
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