Questions tagged [boot]

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

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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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Accidentally removed the sd card while it was running

I am doing university project on RPi, how can I boot the raspbian now? Preferable to keep the data in it as it is very important for the project. Now it has only power led switched on. Please, help
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How can I create a bootable disk/image for raspberry pi?

I want to to create a (kind of) preset image for raspberry that will include some application set up that I'm working on a project of mine. So, let's start with a simple problem so that from this ...
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Disable CLI program on session start

I'm helping a friend who has a raspberry which has been configed by a former colleague. What happens is on every session open, a foreground CLI program starts which prevents me from controlling the ...
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Cannot boot into desktop after crashing

Good day all, I am new to the Raspberry Pi. I have just purchased a Raspberry pi 3. I downloaded the Raspbian OS and installed it on a brand new 16GB Kingston microSD card. First time I was ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 with CentOS no SSH without a keyboard

I installed CentOS 7.4 (1708) Minimal on a fresh Raspberry Pi 3 without issues. But I am struggeling with SSH connections, although each time the network is reachable from the Raspberry: If a ...
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Raspberry Pi often “freezes” on a screen when rebooting

I have a Raspberry Pi 2 B with a fresh install of the latest Raspbian. I had this trouble before, started researching it, rebooted a couple of times and then the problem seemed to resolve itself. It ...
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which action (command) determines the location of the mouse pointer upon login / boot?

After boot / login in Raspbian (Jessie, Stretch, ...), the mouse pointer appears at the location of the raspberry icon at the upper left corner of the screen. What action or command determines that ...
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Starting python script with rc.local

I want to execute a script at startup using rc.local. For this I use the following file: #!/bin/sh -e /usr/bin/python /public/test.py& exit 0 This testfile should write something into another ...
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What is the earliest place in the boot process where camera (raspistill) can be used?

It seems that right after local-fs.target doesn't work. Any idea what prevents it from working early in the boot process?
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Autostart, detect directory and open in standard GUI

I want to detect the existence of a (directory on a) USB drive (/media/pi/Music), wait for it to appear, then open it in the GUI. Using xdg-open /media/pi/Music in ~/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/...
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For a minimal SD to enable USB Host boot, are bootcode.bin and config.txt sufficient?

For network booting, the according Foundation tutorial describes how one modifies the boot/config.txt on a "standard" SD installation to program the OTP memory in order to enable USB Host boot (by ...
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Raspbian Lite: xinit at boot as soon as possible

Yes, another question on 'How to start the x server at boot' . I am new to linux admin things so I don't know how to do it correctly. I am using Raspbian Lite which does not include any graphical ...
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Raspberry PI crashes at startup. Why?

Since my last re-installation of Raspbian, my RPi has been crashing at startup randomly. Meaning, most of the time, it usually takes two tries of rebooting my RPi before it launches to the log in ...
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PPi 3 no green light only red

My first RPi 3 was working and then failed.So I purchased a Noobs sd card.No joy. I then bought a second RPi 3 again no joy with either sd card.I downloaded noobs and separately raspbian. No joy again....
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Raspberry Pi Wireless Zero refusing to start

I've got a brand new Raspberry Pi Wireless Zero, a Samsung 16gb EVO UHS-I card prepared with Raspbian Jessie Lite (4-10-2017) that simply refuses to even start. No lights, no activity, no display on ...
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Key Combination to interrupt bootup and get a terminal?

Is there a way for me to interrupt the boot of the raspberry pi and go into the terminal straightaway? Background: I have installed a faulty LCD display driver, so I am connected to my HDMI display &...
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Stuck on Rainbow Screen after kernel upgrade on CentOS7

I ran 'yum update' on my Raspberry Pi3 running Centos7, and now it will not boot. Both LED's are solid (no flashing) and it does not get past the 'Rainbow Screen'. The following packages were ...
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Retro Pi, OSMC , Raspbian? All-I-One?

I’m new to raspberry Pi. I have just ordered the Raspberry Pi 3 model b. There are a few things that I would like to do with it. The first would be to use l Retro Pi, the second would be to use OSMC ...
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Raspberry Pi Model B won't boot a working SD card

I have the following: Raspberry Pi model B (call it rPi) A second Raspberry Pi model B (call it backup rPi) A micro SD card with adapter, the brand is SanDisk An SD card, brand is Lexar The problem ...
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Relax-and-Recover Bootable Image Types that work with the Raspberry Pi?

Are there any bootable image types that Relax-and-Recover creates that could be booted and used to restore the system layout on a Raspberry Pi / Jesse 8? I know that the system layout of the SD Card ...
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Raspberry Pi stuck at black booting screen

Right now I'm using a Raspberry Pi 3rd Generation, and a LANDZO 3.5 Inch Touch Screen with a CanaKit 5V 2.5A Raspberry Pi 3 Power Supply It's been working until yesterday when I tried to boot it up. ...
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Screen won't boot on second startup

I'm working with the image from Simulink Support Package for Raspberry Pi: https://www.mathworks.com/hardware-support/raspberry-pi-simulink.html and using a 5V 2.5A power supply. When I first ...
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Find out where GPIO port SDA.1 (I2C) mode is switched during boot

When I boot my Raspberry Pi 3 GPIO port 2 (SDA.1) is in mode "IN" instead of "ALT0". This prevents I²C communication and causes i2cdetect -y 1 to wrongly show all addresses. As soon as I set the ...
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coruppt filesystem

I have following error on bootscreen after upgrade jessie on newest version. unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0 0) Furthermore the filesystem had some error and was unreadable. I have fix ...
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New Raspberry pi 3 startup issue. Rainbow+Blackscreen

I just bought my first raspberry pi 3. So firstly connected with HDMI mouse and keyboard,download the latest version of noob from pi site and connect the pi3 to 2amp mobile charger. First bootup went ...
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Running ruby script with eventmanager on startup

I hope somebody can help me with the following. I need my Raspberry to run a ruby script on startup which uses ruby's eventmachine package. I've installed rvm, the correct ruby version (2.1.0-dev), ...
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Raspberry boot splash image on oled by SPI

Lets say i have a raspberry pi attached to a spi oled screen. life is good , i can display nice text and graphics after boot... But , i wonder , is possible to display an splash image during boot? or ...
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Launch kodi from startup and play track

Sorry if its been answered a lot. I am new to scripting and would like to know where I start to do this. I want to script it myself but would like to know what I need to do to start kodi in ...
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/dev/ttyusb0 cannot be find while starting script on boot for raspberrry pi

(Currently using Raspbian Jessie latest) So currently I am trying to start a script that reads from the rf receiver and gathers the data and sends it over to the cloud... I am trying to start this ...
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avahi-daemon fails to start at start-up

My RPI is running on NOOBS. avahi-daemon fails to start at start-up I need to do sudo service dbus start sudo service avahi-daemon start to start it. How can I start dbus before avahi-daemon at ...
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cmd does not show actual ip adress

I have a problem in determining the IP address for my Raspberry Pi 2. Before RPi's IP address was 192.X.X.X, but after I rebooted the system, the IP address became 202.X.X.X. i dont setup any static ...
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Raspberry Pi is *sometimes* unreachable via the network

I'm using my RPi as a flight controller in a Quadcopter project, when I'm at home the raspberry pi boots up fine and I'm able to connect my MacBook via Ethernet directly to the RPi and ssh in via its ...
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Dhcp udhcpd is not starting on boot

Raspberry Pi was configured as WiFi AP with static IP. Dynamic IP allocation is done by using udhcpd server. However dhcp server is not starting on boot after I added to /etc/rc.local following line: ...
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Raspberry pi boot stuck at udevd

Currently my raspberry pi, running Raspbian, won't fully boot up because its getting stuck 5 seconds into boot at udevd[107] starting version 175 Everything was running smoothly until I installed ...
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i am unable to boot with my latest rpi-3.18.0 kernel and enabling the device tree?

I am working on the latest rpi kernel ie 3.18.0 and by enabling the device tree. I compiled the source code and with that image and modules i am unable to boot. I downloaded the source code from ...
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Why I blew up my brand new B+

I blew my B+ up in less than 2 days.I want to know what went wrong to prevent it from happening again. What I remember doing: I was making GPIO to run for my RC car(1A motors), I did use TIP122 and ...
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Pi randomly rebooting

Sometimes my Pi restarts suddenly, I think it's because too many USB devices are connected and not enough power is being supplied to the Pi. When it restarts, it asks me to press F1, (or some key) to ...
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Black Screen After boot in raspbian

I have Raspberry pie 3 with Raspbian, after turn it off and turn on again, after boot (displaying four raspberry), the display shows only a black screen. I can login with alt+ctl+f1 and access a ...
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RetroPie won’t start up after I manually shut it down

I just setup my RetroPie and tested out a game. I then shut it off using the power button. When I tried starting it up again it doesn’t go past this screen. I unplugged it for an hour and tried again ...
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Play video on BOOT, not logon

I have tried many tutorials but can't get this to work. I simply want to play a video when my Pi turns on. This is not when I LOG IN, or when the desktop starts, but a second or two after I plug in ...

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