Questions tagged [boot]

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

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Run node.js code on startup

I've been trying to run this code on startup for the last two days: I've tried the rc.local method, the init.d method and sudo crontab -e method but none of them worked for me ! The file is ...
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How to run a script which uses I/O's on startup?

I have a python script which makes use of the standard RPi I/O's where I am detecting multiple inputs and storing values to a database. The script runs without exiting until the Pi is powered off. ...
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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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raspberry pi model b+ Not booting

I recently bought a raspberry pi 3 b+ from amazon and when I got it delivered the package was already opened, so I just want to check if my raspberry is working or not so I formatted a compatible sd ...
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How to set a different static IP on many Pis simultaneously

I'm trying to set up a bunch of Pis together on a subnet. Each Pi should have its own unique static IP address. This all well and good for 1 or 2 Pis, but I have a LOT of them. Currently, I ...
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How did I launch this Python script at boot?

I have a Python script running at boot, on a Raspberry Pi, and of course I didn't write down how I set it up. Now I need to change it, and I can't for the life of me figure out how it's getting ...
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Automatically launching a script after full boot [duplicate]

New here and know that launching programs is a well discussed topic, but I've got a slightly different need that I think is complicating the solution. I've got a straight forward python script that ...
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End kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root FS on unknown-block(179,2)

My pi-top says this when it tried to boot and I tried the method of holding down shift when turning it on but I can't edit the program! Can somebody please help?
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Service won't run python srcipt with privileges RASPBIAN JEESIE

I have script in python that need to be run with "sudo" keyword. Everything because I'm accessing "/dev/mem". Now I need to start this python script on RPi startup. So I create simple service that ...
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Raspberrypi wont boot after installing any package

I am new to pi. I setup my pi from NOOBS 2.8.2. My problem is that whenever I install any package by sudo apt-get install <PACKAGE NAME> command the package gets installed but when I try to run ...
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How do you fix a “failed to start dhcpcd on all interfaces” error?

i've never had this error since i bought my rpi3 last january. Any advice? Details: OS: Raspbian Stretch Never edited /etc/network/interfaces as pi is attached to router via cable and had not ...
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Setting up Pi Zero W Wi-Fi through USB SSH

I am having lots of problems connecting my raspberry pi zero to wifi. I have followed a number of tutorials. 1. What I have tried This was my wpa_supplicant.conf file ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/...
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Raspberry Pi won't boot to desktop after running command

I've tried looking online for someone with the same problem as me but couldn't find anything, so I hope this is an original question. I'm very new to the Raspberry Pi so I tried fooling around by ...
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hostapd don't start at boot

I spend the whole day to understand how to use the Raspberry (1 B+) as access point with the awus036nha with scratch, following this guide, Setting up a Raspberry Pi as an access point in a standalone ...
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Boot from USB with second USB disk present

I am booting a RPI3 B Plus via USB from an mSATA drive (using the Desktop Pi enclosure). This works fine. My kernel command-line uses the partition UUID to identify the root partition: root=PARTUUID=...
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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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Raspberry Pi 3 B+ is not turning on

I've bought Raspberry Pi 3 B+ yesterday and it was working fine for... an hour. After that I accidentally touched the GPIO pins with the heatsink (it wasn't glued so... I accidentally moved it to the ...
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Put some config files in /boot/

I have a headless Rpi2/Raspbian that does nothing else than: connect to Wifi with this /etc/network/interfaces: auto lo iface lo inet loopback allow-hotplug wlan0 iface wlan0 inet dhcp wpa-ssid "...
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Is there a way to install a fully updated Raspbian directly from SD card (without needing to update when pi first boots)

I'm working with a few Pi zeros and I'd rather not go out to buy accessories to connect them all to the internet but I want to update them to the newest version of Raspbian. Is there any way to load ...
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rc.local not running program on boot

I'm trying to get the /etc/rc.local file to run my dotnet core app on startup. These commands work fine if I just manually type into the terminal. I tried to setup logging on the rc.local to see ...
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3B+ won't boot after measuring at GPIOs - red LED on constantly

Today, I've experienced kernel panics every time I'd execute a certain python script. I was a little bit surprised, since I've executed more heavy scripts before, but doing my research, I found out, ...
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How to upgrade other major OS to work on 3 B+

Scenario I am yet another victim of thinking my rpi 3 B+ was broken when it wouldn't boot up. It turns out that the 3 B+ is looking for some special boot instructions. I currently have: Ubuntu Mate ...
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linux 4.14 switch boot parition

It's been two years since I modified my raspberry pi 3(model B). In linux 4.1 I usually change the value of /sys/module/bcm2709/parameters/reboot_part to switch OS I want. But now I can't find it on ...
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Netbooting multiple “workers” RPi from a “master” RPi

My question is, I believe, a little bit complex, and I think it would be better to fully describe what I have and what I want to achieve, with what I am able to do. What I have I have a group of ...
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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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Boot Desktop PC with RPi - is it possible?

I’m planning to rebuild my desk and with it, there will be a monitor lift and hopefully a RPi to control it via button or voice. In my dreams, I’m able to put on a second button for the power on of ...
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Cancel boot if underpowered?

I am working on a battery powered Raspberry Pi project. When the batteries are charged (enough), the Pi and all the connected peripherals boot and run correctly. The issue I'm facing is when the ...
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Raspberry PI not booting - underpower

I have 2 RPis, both version 3, model B. One has V 2.1, 2015 stamped on it, the other has no version, just 2017. I have 3 SD cards; the 2015 PI boots with the two that I had before recently getting a ...
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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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RPi freezes at booting. Log screen attached

I'm working on a project where I have a couple of RPis recording some audio. Recently the devices stopped working and after probing I found out that devices stops at following screen while booting, ...
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Update program on SD card Pi 3 by end user of device from web site

We have a prototype device that has inside a Raspberry Pi 3, Wi-Fi and our code is on the SD card. What is best option? Is there a library, where it can an act like a firmware update? Ideal use case:...
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Pi stuck on reboot

I have a Raspberry Pi that is stuck on reboot. I wish to use the Pi to send a CEC command to a television to turn it on or off over the HDMI connection. I have it run the following python script at ...
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How do I make the OS reset itself every time it boots up?

I'm looking to set up a simple system for public usage, probably with Raspbian. I would like to set it up to be a specific way, and have it stay that way. The goal is for the entire OS to wipe and ...
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ssh and wpa_supplicant.conf files not getting deleted on boot?

I am following this guide for the raspberry pi zero w: https://core-electronics.com.au/tutorials/raspberry-pi-zerow-headless-wifi-setup.html I've flashed the latest raspbian stretch lite to the SD ...
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Set a static IP address for wlan0 from /boot partition of Raspberry Pi on Raspbian Stretch Lite

I am using Raspbian Stretch Lite 2018-04-18. I currently have static IP working over wifi. I setup /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf to connect to my wifi and setup /etc/dhcpcd.conf to use a ...
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Running a camera script on startup - Raspberry Pi Zero W

I'm creating a time-lapse camera to attach to a pair of glasses. I tried out my script (python 3) and it works, but I need to get my script to work upon startup up since it will powered by a ...
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I've researched it here but I still can't get a .jar file to run at startup on a raspberry pi

I admit I'm a complete noob at this, but I've done my homework on this site and I still can't get what I want to happen. I'm trying to get a .jar file to run at startup on a rasbpian installation. Let'...
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RPi stopped booting, only red LED, different rpi/sd/power supply do not work

Problem: I have a working sd card, a working rpi, and working power supply. When I then plug in an ethernet cable into the rpi and reconnect the power supply to a power bar (where I have 3 other rpi's ...
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RetroPie does not load correctly on Raspbian

I have been trying to load Retro Pie on my Raspbian OS/Kodi but doesn't seem to work. The board is a Raspberry Pi 3B+. It's a 32 GB card and I plan on putting ROMs on a flash drive. When loading it ...
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Cannot overclock --> black screen

When I try to overclock my Raspberry Pi 3B by editing the boot/config.txt file and restart, I always end up with a black screen. It will go past the "Welcome to Raspberry Pi Desktop" screen but after ...
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user made GUI on booting of Rpi3

I have a rpi 3 board. I am new to this field, I have a GUI developed in Visual studio on windows platform, i am able to run its .exe on Rpi board using mono, now i want to boot rpi such that it should ...
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SD Card as storage (Not boot) drive

I currently have my RPi3 booted from a usb flashdrive, I am wondering if it is possible to use an sd card as the mass storage option, without it being the boot drive. thanks! -Dan
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Disable UART such that it will not be on during the boot process, but only after

I am using UART sensors that do not allow the RPI to finish the boot when the serial console and the bluetooth are on. I did disable them using the dtoverlay=pi3-disable-bt in /boot/config.txt and ...
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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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A full bitcoin node using Raspberry Pi 3

This would be my first attempt at purchasing and using the pi for any use-case. I am attempting to build a full bitcoin node using raspberry pi (which is I/O heavy). I plan to purchase the a.) ...
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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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Thunder bolt icon appears, Pi boots, Keyboard does not work. What could be wrong?

I have a new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. It has been working fine with the keyboard and mouse. I have ran rpi-update since purchasing it and it continued to work fine after that. I have tried starting the ...
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Potentially fried raspberry pi

I tried to power the raspberry pi though the GPIO pins. I had a 3.7 volt battery charging board that outputed 4.2 volts. I connected it to 5v and ground on the raspberry pi and the lights were a ...
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Red camera LED fails to turn off

I am using Raspbian 4.9.35-v7+ (3B+) and the camera: https://www.adafruit.com/product/1567. This may be flagged as a duplicate to previous questions under similar titles; however, none of their ...
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Tiano Core UEFI - Pi 3B+ gone bad?

I came across this project on github and I decided to give it a try. I copied the files over to my Raspberry Pi 3B+, put the sd card in, powered it up and the rainbow logo appeared, followed by a ...