Questions tagged [boot]

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

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Processing keystroke input on startup

I am currently working on a project where I am using a Raspberry Pi (running Raspian Wheezy) to handle authentication to a locked door. I have a usb numeric keyboard plugged into my pi, and I have ...
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Start raspbmc to commandline immediately

I have the following problem: I messed up the network settings on my raspberry pi (which is running raspbmc) and now I don't have any access to it anymore. I have a wireless keyboard attached to the ...
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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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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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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 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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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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OpenBSD on Pi 4; will not boot from USB device

I am going by this tutorial. The Pi will not boot from the OpenBSD install USB. I will see it go through the pxe/http boot checks, and nothing USB related. Once it finishes, having not found anything ...
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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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Cannot change boot option to desktop

When I execute and change the boot options to desktop auto login, the behavior always reverts back to terminal requiring log in. I have updated every package successfully. This is Raspberry Pi ...
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How to re-enable console login on Raspbery Pi image?

I have an image, which boots into neither console, nor GUI (only web services available). How this could be done? How to re-enable console login? I can only edit image, not run raspi-config
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Custom Config Files in boot folder

I am working with a pi image that I generated from a local pi that I customized to suit my application case. I generate the image using piclone. Now I need to deploy the image on several pi(s) and ...
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Raspberry locked in Blackscreen after editing /etc/profile

Im Working on a Project, that on buttonpress via GPIO things would happen. I got it working and wanted to add a way, that the Program starts on boot up. A quick search later i found this Video: https:/...
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Windows 10 Setup on Pi Zero not working

I'm trying to set up a Raspberry Pi Zero (not a Zero W) with Raspberry Pi OS Lite (32-bit), headless through USB. I'm not great with computers (using CMD is a real headscratcher for me), to put this ...
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Unable to detect NVMe M.2 ssd in raspberry pi 4 8gb

Is it possible to use an NVMe M.2 as external storage on a Pi4b 8GB? I have the following PCIe device: samsung NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD 970 Evo plus, 500 gb + external hard drive enclosure with a C to A ...
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Blank Screen possibly not booting

I have a raspberry Pi 4 (or I should say that my son has one). It worked great for about a week and now it is dead. The red and green lights indicate that the pi is plausibly running but there is no ...
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How to have Barrier KVM software auto-start at boot to avoid need for keyboard and mouse

Code and script to accomplished the auto-start question during start up Raspberry Pi Model B Rev 2 BUSTER Version
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RPI 3 /boot full

I've installed Volumio v2.8.61 on a new mSD card. After making all setting, I checked the /boot folder - it's almost full (95%)! Therefore it's not possible to maka an upgrade. What's wrong? The ...
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Raspberry pi 4 randomly becoming unreachable

I've been running a small pi setup for over a year now but now I've started to notice that 2 of them sometimes become unreachable. I get connection refused when connecting over ssh and I get the same ...
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Will the Pi boot to exFAT partitions?

It's my understanding that originally the Pi's would not boot to exFAT. Also, they would not boot to USB or PXE boot, but the latter two have been enabled as time goes on. The official page for SDXC ...
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firmware bug bootloader left irq enabled bank 1 irq 9 and boot fails

I updated the packages on my Raspberry Pi 2 (running Ubuntu Mate 20.04) by using apt update and apt dist-upgrade. Everything went smoothly. Then I restarted, and got the following error during the ...
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How can I make a bootable USB image that can “chain boot” to the microSD card?

I am using an RPi4 in a product and want to make a bootable USB image that users can connect to reflash the microSD card. My solution (normal/microSD card image includes script that makes sure boot ...
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RPI outputs to correct audio from shell but not from startup script

I'm using my rpi 3B+ as a headless embedded device. It has a USB speaker which I want to use for audio output. What I've done Having been through a number of SE questions, I've got a new alsa conf ...
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Autorun Server Script only when booting to CLI

I've been trying to set up my Pi to run two different server instances. The first one I've successfully set up to launch a web server and Chromium into Kiosk mode after the Pi boots up into its ...
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Add startup app in config

I have a raspberry pi zero w and I need to add a python script to startup just by editing the files in boot unit, instead of adding a line to cron using terminal. Thanks for help.
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Android tv box with raspberry pi project questions

Hello i would like to make a raspberry pi 4 android tv box with some requierments. This is what i need to know how to do: -Can connect to cable tv (antenna). -Can stream Netflix and HBO. -Expirience ...
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Raspberry pi 4 won't boot (sd card reader problem)

I have a problem with my raspberry pi 4 actually it does boot but only in this conditions: -if i do a fresh installation of my os on my sd card and I power my raspberry it boots if after that I do ...
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Boot directly into react app

I am trying to make a simple react app which will control various bits and bobs connected to the raspberry module via node. I have seen that some people managed to boot raspberry pi within 2s into ...
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Pi keeps changing source

I have a problem with my Pi. Every time I turn on the TV it automatically changes the source to my Pi. I tried following this thread : stopping RaspPi / raspbmc from auto changing source on tv ...
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Connect to wifi on book

I have a relatively fresh install of RetroPie that won't connect to wifi on boot. (I'm copying these configs by hand) /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf country=US ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/...
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How to start fluidsynth at startup

I am trying to setup a raspberry pi 3 with fluidsynth to build a digital piano with my midi piano controller. I followed this tutorial and it worked. But now I would like the raspberry to launch ...
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Start-up message : Reset USB port-power 1000ms

I run Raspbian on a RPI, and last night I executed a CURL command - it hung, and then the RPI was offline. I've repeatedly restarted the RPI, but this comes up every time. If I swap the SD card, it ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 b+ not booting

I've raspberry Pi 3 b+ which is 2 years old since I purchased it. Recently it has started behaving very strangely. I've installed new rated power supply (5V 2A) for pi board. The board runs fines for ...
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raspberry pi 4 not booting

My raspberry pi 4 not booting , the green led firstly blink and then stopped ? , I try yo format my SD card several times and reinstall the OS but it still not working ?I am new to raspberry need a ...
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SD Card not working after reboot untill booted with another pi

Short: Pi sometimes wont boot until SD-Card runs in another pi first. After a reboot attempt Pi #1 would not boot anymore. Only Red-LED glowing constantly, the green one did not even come on once. ...
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when i enter startx it does not work and just takes me back to where i have to enter startx again

I have a raspberry pi 2 model b from 2014. It also says "waiting for X server to shut down Server Terminated successfully (0). Closing log file"
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Boot folder writing permission

I would like to write file raspbian boot folder via samba file server. But when i try to do it, raspbian doesn't allow me to writing file. How can I solve this problem. I have tried chmod command etc.,...
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How to quit an automatically run script on startup in Python Kivy?

I run a script at startup with the command line @lxterminal -e /home/pi/Desktop/Python3/myApp.sh in the file /home/pi/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart which I created with nano, not with sudo nano ...
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strange behavior when booting Raspbian OS on 4B 8GB from a microSD card with a non-bootable SSD attached

I have a Raspbian OS microSD card that I use with the Raspberry Pi 8GB model I upgraded the firmware to the June-15 stable version of the firmware so that I could boot from the SSD. That worked fine. ...
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Unable to boot custom built alpine image

I'm trying to build a custom Alpine Linux image for the raspberry pi. I'm using below script with some customisations, however, when I try to boot the image on the pi, I cannot get anything. The light ...
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Boot Windows ARM on Raspbery PI4 from SSD via USB3 adapter

I want to test my dev on ARM devices. With an SDCard it's too slow, Windows is unusable. I do : I build an Windows 10 ARM ISO enable USB with "winpatch" put on SSD (via USB3-SATA adapter) ...
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Pi4 failure - diagnostic

My Pi4 has failed. It was not doing anything unusual - it was in the middle of playing a Youtube video when the HDMI TV stopped receiving a signal and the Pi will now not boot. It has been doing that ...
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eMMC wont boot anymore

i already managed to boot from the eMMC once, so i know it should work. my main goal is/was to boot from USB-Stick using the CM3+ I managed to do this using the CM3L module. Here are the steps i took: ...
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Boot menu with retropi or desktop

I get a pi 4b and i installed raspbian on it. The main purposes for this pi is: netflix retropi So i installed raspbian and retropi soft on raspbian. Then i found a way to use netflix on chromium. I ...
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Raspberry Pi A+ does not boot

I have a Raspberry Pi A+ that does not boot. When I supply power both the ACT and PWR leds light up and stay on (no blinking). I get no image on the screen whatsoever. I tried: Formatting and ...
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Install Alpine Linux mini root filesystem distribution on Raspberry Pi Zero W

I am trying to install the mini root filesystem distribution of Alpine Linux on my Raspberry Pi Zero W which can be downloaded for the armhf architecture from the official Alpine Linux download page. ...
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How to stop shutdown script from running at startup (see body)

I installed the x735 shutdown script on my pi with the x735 board. The script allows the hat to provide power, and then safely shutdown on button press. I upgraded the board to a x728 which allows ...

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