Questions tagged [boot]

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

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Raspberry pi 3+b Raspbian buster lite mp4 boot video

I am new to the raspberry world and i'm trying to have a video play on startup early on instead of the boot/text that usually shows. I have tried with info from old videos and guides but this hasn't ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 cannot boot and 4 flashes

I bought a raspberry pi 4 nine months ago, it has worked correctly without problems, but this week it cannot boot anymore. When the power turns on, the green ACT light flashes four times, and ...
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Nothing on screen while booting

I am having trouble booting my raspberry pi 0 w. I am using a 32 gb micro sd card with noobs downloaded on it. I have followed the steps on the raspberry pi website to boot the pi, but when I plug in ...
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raspberry pi not booting correctly

I started using a raspberry pi 2 model B today. I installed raspbian using noob. It boots up and all the commands scroll through the screen and once that's finished all that shows up on the screen is ...
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Cant connect my pi 4 automatically by using only the bootfile on the sd card

Im trying to connect my pi 4 to the wifi via editing the boot file on the sd card. the wifi is a hidden network The following i tried to do, see picture. the file name is [wpa_supplicant.conf] i ...
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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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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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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-show....
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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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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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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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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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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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Assign multiple webcams to fixed /dev/video* at boot

I'm currently working on a project that requires taking pictures with 3 USB webcams but whenever I boot the raspberry, it assigns randomly a /dev/video "address" to each one of them. I'm not using ...
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Boot: Started Update UTMP about System Boot/Shutdown

I have been using Raspi as a local Django server for a few months now. One day, when I came back from work the local server was not working anymore so I decided to unplug and plug back the power. ...
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How to clean up /boot partition?

I haven't run apt upgrade on my Pi 3 in a while and did it today. It resulted in an error message with my /boot partition being filled to 100%. Any subsequent apt commands are resulting in errors ...
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Raspberry won't boot (even after replacing sd and power supply)

I was working on my raspberry over ssh, and then I lost connection with it. So then I saw that when it boots the red lights turns on while the green light doesn't light on and there is no display. ...
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Help hiding initial text after boot

I'm working on a Raspi Zero W emulating an apple IIgs. I want to hide all messages and text, the only visible thing should be the emulator itself. Already hid the startup text, but after booting, and ...
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Network boot multiple Raspberry Pis

I am looking into SD cardless network boot options for a bunch of RPis. I would like them to all boot from one server, which should provide either of two images to the raspberry, as well as an ...
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Running mongodb as as service increases boot time by 30 seconds

Title says it all. I have an RPi 3 with Raspbian that has a web app running at start up in chromium. It took 20-30 seconds from powering on to the app appearing before I added mongo, and after I ...
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Earliest place in boot for output to I2C LCD (not HDMI)

We're using an embedded Raspberry Pi that uses a (I2C) 4x20 LCD (character) instead of HDMI. Since the boot process can take some time I'd like to get something on the LCD as soon as possible to say ...
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Autostarting Chromium (Edit: How to connect to the local Session on Pi?)

I just want to auto start Chromium on boot and I followed Method 1 over at this site. The same Method is used in the Top Answer here. All in all it is about adding the command for starting the ...
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My raspberry pi 3+ suddenly stopped displaying

I've been using this raspberry pi for months to run LibreELEC to run Kodi. One day it didn't let out a HDMI signal. I no longer am able to a HDMI signal at all, my SD card is fine, I even reinstalled ...
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Booting up feh at launch

I am quite new to programming but I have already started a too big project, and thus I got stuck. The project is mainly meant to replace a pc used for slideshows in a museum. The current pc is way ...
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How to speed up my Raspberry pi

I'm planning to do Auto start Chromium-Browser in kiosk mode. But it takes 45 sec (from powerup raspberry) to totally load the particular link. is there any way to decrease the time..?
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Bootup activity on SPI0, even when not enabled

RPi 3B+ uname -a Linux GWf231a6 4.14.79-v7+ #1159 SMP Sun Nov 4 17:50:20 GMT 2018 armv7l GNU/Linux /boot/config.txt: #dtparam=spi=on I'm getting weird waveforms on my SPI bus at boot even when SPI ...
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How to re-enable blinking terminal cursor on Pi after boot?

I have set up a clean boot on a Pi with Stretch Lite and set it up so that it disables displaying text during boot and shows a Plymouth splash screen. One of the commands in /boot/cmdline.txt is "vt....
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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 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 16....
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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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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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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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creating socks proxy

I'm trying to create a socks proxy on my Raspberry Pi. For that I have this command: ssh -f -N -C -D 0.0.0.0:1080 localhost. Now I want to run that on startup. And here is the problem. When I put the ...
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(RetroPie) Can't use my splashscreen as a loading screen anymore

I don't know if it's the recent updated, but I used to have my 30s splashcreen video as my loading screen But, now I got a linux kernel version text between the Splashscreen and the Emulation Station ...
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Error on init/boot '/init: line 27: can't create /sys/class/leds/led0/trigger'

Sorry for asking the same question twice, but it seems I can't fix the problem yet. I have a web server running on my pi. One day I found that my server is down and I try to access my pi using VNC and ...
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Adding gcc compiler to Poky image for raspberry Pi

I am using raspberry Pi 3 running a poky image built using the Yocto project. Is there any possible solution to add gcc compiler to the image? I found the cross-compilation very complicated and ...
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How to Boot up the Rasberry Pi for the first time?

So, I am very new to using a rasberry pi, and I am trying to get it to boot up for the first time. I just used a formatted MicroCD Card, complete with NOOBS, and I am using an HDMI cable with a TV to ...
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How to use cloud-init on an RPi?

I see that Raspbian currently has cloud-init 0.7.9 in its Stretch repo. If that were the latest stable version (or at least 17.1) I would have a lot more NoCloud options. So, how can I use cloud-init ...
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Raspberry Pi PXE-boot fails despite response from router

I'm trying to set up a network with raspberry-pi's which use PXE to boot. The networks router, another raspberry-pi, is configured to use 10.0.0.1/24 as the interfaces address. To configure ip-...
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My Hard Drive won't mount to Raspberry Pi 3 suddenly

I built a torrentbox (HD -> Powered USB Hub [has own outlet] -> Raspberry Pi 3 Model B) and got it working but it keeps remounting after a few minutes so after checking online, I changed /dev/sda to ...
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Is my SD card port broken?

It was working fine with Raspbian. I wanted to change to Arch Arm for a project. When I booted into it, it said can't find the partition (mmcbl0pc2, or something), and dropped me into emergency shell. ...
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Suddenly cannot log in and LXDE not starting. How do I get back to normal startup?

Suddenly cannot log in and LXDE not starting. How do I get back to normal startup? I was working on a way to launch a script automatically at startup. I was editing .profile, .rc-local and root and ...
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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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Raspberry Pi fails to boot from USB HDD

I wrote the Raspbian Stretch image with Desktop to my USB HDD using Win32 Disk Imager. I resized partition 2 using sudo fdisk /dev/sda (my usb drive) by deleting the partition and recreating it with ...
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PI3 Ubuntu Server 16.04.03 - UART issue

I'm trying to setup UART, for a final year project at university, on the PI3, I need to switch ttyAMA0 to the GPIO pins in place of ttyS0. I have tried adding the device tree overlays 'pi3-disable-bt' ...
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How to autorun a backround script after LXDE boots up

I have been trying to make a autostart script to opens up a web page in fullscreen mode sudo nano .config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart @chromium-browser --kiosk --disable-restore-session-...
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Autostart Chromium cloud print service on startup

I am using my Raspberry Pi to set up a print station in a remote location, and I am using Google Cloud Print to send prints from my home. Everything works fine when I am booted to desktop on RPi, but ...
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Scripts running at boot up

I am trying to run this program at boot up. Its file path is /home/pi/shutdown.py. The reason why I ask is because I have tried to use multiple different boot up sequences listed in the following ...
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Automatic RDP connection on boot?

I'm attempting to make multiple thinclients using pi 3's to interact with a Windows program. So, using Remoteapp on windows 10 I've tried using freerdp and remmina to RDP to a windows machine but I ...

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