Questions tagged [boot]

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

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Got a raspberry pi 3b+ 3v3 pin shorted. What can i do?

I've bought a Raspberry Pi 3 model b+, to try as a simple computer Put it on the case, tried for some time, but it did not hit the performance i was expecting, so droped this idea. I kept it save, ...
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Raspberry 4 not booting - green and red light not blinking - sd card problem?

My raspberry 4 bought on amazon doesn't want to boot, both red and green light are on but none of them are blinking even when plug / unplug the sd card, no reaction from the raspberry, my screen ...
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Raspberry PI 3B+ will not reboot after removing power

Help! - I'm completely new to Raspberry. Today I have succesfully imaged the latest OS to the SD that came with my Raspberry PI 3 model B+. Everything works fine when I boot it up. I can also ...
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How to disable output to serial (GPIO) during boot

I'm trying to drive a motor control over the Raspberry Pi's GPIO serial pins (GPIO 14 and 15) I've disabled the serial console, however, during bootup of the Raspberry PI, it still sends data over ...
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Compiling Android Automotive os for raspberry pi

So i want to create a Android Automotive os build for raspberry pi, but I'm new to the whole AOSP and i think the documentation for AOSP is a bit messy. So my question is, do i start from a finished ...
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Using LIRC on Lakka on Raspberry Pi 4

Please forgive my ignorance on this topic, I am new to Raspberry Pi and Linux as a whole. I am trying to get LIRC running on Lakka so that I can automatically transmit some infrared signals on boot. I ...
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Execute new tmux session then start nodejs script on start-up

I'm hosting a discord bot on my raspberry pi and I want it to create new session on start up I have tried with edit rc.local : #!/bin/sh -e # # rc.local # # This script is executed at the end of ...
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Lightdm will not autostart

My issue is with Lightdm, it will not autostart, keeps going to CLI. From there I can type startx and it works fine. I have run raspi-config to set boot straight to desktop, seems to have been ignored....
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Downloading OS system taking too long

I have recently acquired a Raspberry Pi 4B and I have just tried set it up with NOOBS on the SD card the whole process ran smoothly until the download of Raspbian began. I waited for an hour and only ...
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Raspberry 4B stuck in splash screen at boot, randomly. Kiosk mode

So, here is my problem. I'm using new Raspberry 4B, with 4gb for kiosk mode, with Raspbian Lite. I was having problems previously, because of two hdmi's, but i fixed this. Only Chrome is running and ...
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Raspberry Pi B+ doesn't boot after upgrading the os

Today I upgraded the Raspbian os from version Stretch to Buster with sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Now I can't boot Raspbian. Only a black screen appears. When I try to load the different os, like ...
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Failed to start permit user sessions

When my RP boots, I get several errors about some services failing. Most notably 'permit user sessions'. Which means I can not log in to the device, and I can not make changes to it. I can of course ...
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Rpiboot - Failed to claim interface

I'm using usbboot/rpiboot with Raspberry Pi 0. Usually when I try to discover device the device is found without a problem and the booting process succeeds, recently I upgraded the firmware (bootcode....
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Boot in emergency mode after restoring the Pi

I wanted to have a backup system for my raspberrys using Raspbian: simple, versioned and automatic like Time Machine on my mac, so I installed Borg Backup and started saving the full system on an ...
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How does the RPi Boot work?

I am a complete beginner in Raspberry pi and have very little knowledge of the Operating system. So to put on the OS on my new Raspberry Pi I come across the "RPi Boot". When I follow the steps as: ...
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VLC Playlist loop on Raspberry startup

I am trying to create the simplest digital signage, so I thought I could create a VLC playlist and then play it on system startup on fullscreen and with hidden cursor. I've read about the paid ...
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I can't tur on my Raspberry Pi 3 B+

I just bought my first R PI B+. I have a Kingston 128GB micro SD card with NOOBS downloaded on it. The device is connected to monitor with HDMI cable (I tried 3 different monitors), but it isn't ...
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Run simple xterm command at desktop start

I've been searching for this for hours, really hoping someone could help me out here. We're using a raspberry pi for digital signage, and I just want to run pianobar (runs in a terminal) behind it ...
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Run program on raspbian buster LXDE startup

I know this question has been asked before, but the methods referenced are not working for me. Currently I have done this: sudo nano /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart and added the line @python3 /...
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My Raspberry Pi crashed after pulling out USB drive from it

My Raspberry Pi's OS is Raspbian Stretch Lite. My Raspberry Pi crashed after pulling out USB drive from it. I'm not able to access it via SSH. I have connected the SD card of my Raspberry Pi to my ...
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Kernel Panic VFS Error During Boot

I recently started getting this error during bootup on an SD Card with Raspbian Stretch-Lite: ---[end Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(179,2) I looked around ...
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Run curses based python script on start up [raspbian stretch]

I'm trying to auto start a curses based python script on startup of my RPi 3+ (running on raspbian stretch) What I did so far. I've got a python script demo1.py, import curses ...
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Raspberry pi 3B+ won't boot, solid red light

My Pi won't boot, I was coding my Pi when my friend came and wanted to see a movie from the Pi, I shut it down normally and close the power supply, then changed the SD card that had kodi on and tried ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 - Not booting custom kernel

I am running the latest Raspbian build (Buster). I have compiled a kernel with audit/apparmor support and am trying to boot my Raspberry Pi 4 from it. The kernel is compiled from the latest branch ...
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RPI3 Stuck in SSH on boot

I can not open the graphical interface, I have used startx I get a bunch of paragraphs pop up and that is the furthest I can get. When I start up the raspberry pi 3, It says the bluetooth thing is ...
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Rainbow-screen on bootup after months of working properly

First off, I have seen a lot of questions/answers talking about the rainbow screen. However everywhere I looked the issue only seems to occur on the first time the system is booted. In my case it's ...
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/sbin/init exists but couldn't execute it (error -13); systemd is a directory

My Rpi fails to boot. I get /sbin/init exists but couldn't execute it (error -13). Following the symlink leads to /lib/systemd/systemd. However it seems to be a directory rather than a executable. ...
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RPI 3 A+ weird behavior when no usb device connected

I have a RPI 3 A+ running a nodejs server that reads a I2C TH sensor and displays an UI with chromium on the official 7 inch display. The node server runs forever with PM2 and the browser runs in ...
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Pi stuck at boot with weird nerdy facts about stack limit

I have got pi 3B and it stucks at boot up. However when I use the same SD card and power supply with another pi 3B, it works. Updated: Which doesn't work Which works
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The application stalls when the service is loaded at startup

I have RPI3B + with Raspian Stretch on which I run the QT application. When I create my service to launch the application after starting the rpi i have problems.. The application starts and then the ...
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Strange Issues with Raspberry Pi Model 3 B+

I'm experiencing very strange issues with my recently acquired pi. It will only boot some of the time. I installed NOOBS, and through that Libreelec, which worked fine. Tried to install berry boot, ...
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Pi Zero splash screen

I created a custom splash screen on a Pi 3 B+, when I transfer the card over to my Pi zero, the splash screen does not display, only 3 small squares about 2/3 of the way down the screen. What am I ...
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Pi 3 Model B+ can't boot after changing vRAM

I just got the device (Pi 3 Model B+) and am a total beginner. I'm using NOOB/Raspbian. Every time I try to change the video ram (either through the GUI or the config.txt) the device is unable to ...
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Raspian Reset because of Widevine for libreelec

i just had to reset my Raspian Image on my SD Card because it wasnt booting up. The only thing it showed me for hours was a blackscreen. Im using Berryboot to start Raspian 2018, LibreELEC 9.0 and ...
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Pi not booting, no green light(multiple reboots)

My Pi isn't booting, it was working just a day ago and i didn't change anything, the only thing i did multiple times is cut the supply power to reboot it to see why is my LCD screen is not working ...
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PYTQ on Rasberry Pi and Friture

I'm trying to create a stand alone audio analyser using Friture (http://friture.org). I have a B+ (Rasbian version 9, Python 3 and 2.7. Latest updates. Trying to install via pip gives me a PYQT find ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 won't boot, red LED light only

I was using my RPi for testing the sensors of my project, when suddenly it stopped and won't boot after that. I did not touch anything nor destroyed parts of the pi. The sd card is working fine as it ...
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RPI Motion service delay on restart

Is there any way to delay the start of the Motion service on RPI restart? I'm having an issue where v4l does not make it yet to provide /dev/video0 but Motion is already trying to open it and ...
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Pi3 won't boot Assertion 'str' failed at ../src/basic/utf8.c:195

I have an raspberry pI 3 that won't boot. The problem is probably the sd card since it works when I switch to another sd. During the boot screen the PI give me "Assertion 'str' failed at ../src/...
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Trouble getting picam to take a photo on boot (init..d method)

I want the camera on my pi (Rpi 3B+) to take a picture every time it boots up. I've read through several other questions of people trying to do similar things, but I haven't ever found the script that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Retropie freezes during boot

As a RPi newbie I started using it as a retro console system. And everything worked pretty stable until today. Retropie suddenly began to execute some tests and then froze on a state which is given on ...
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Auto-detect HDMI on boot (touchscreen attached)

I'm using the 7" official Raspberry Pi touchscreen, attached with a ribbon, on an RPi 3 Raspbian Jesse. This screen does not support displaying on both it and HDMI output simultaneously, so I can only ...
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Update git repo using rc.local

I want my Pi to fetch and update the local repository according to any changes from the remote repo at github.com I feel like my rc.local is being executed before there's network connectivity. Here ...
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Stuck at colorful boot screen AFTER installing software to run an LCD 3.5" GPIO screen on my pi3

the charger I am using is for an Amazon Alexa and it outputs 5.25V; there is enough power to power the pi, multiple peripherals, ethernet, HDMI, and the screen. BUT- when I install the software to ...

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