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Old 06-29-2017, 08:41 AM   #1
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Script won't boot at startup


Hello there,

I have a issue with a script I wrote. The script work fine when launching manually from the shell but won't start when I reboot or just start my machine. I'm running raspbian with kodi and emulationstation installed manually.

What I tried :

crontab -e and adding : @reboot bash /home/pi/loading.sh &
rc.local and adding : bash /home/pi/loading.sh & above 0 exit

Can anyone help me with this ? I read something about init.d but I'm confused really

Thanks
 
Old 06-29-2017, 08:46 AM   #2
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is rc.local marked executable?
when booting is that script in a partition it can be gotten to as in it needs to be mounted first so it can access it, is an absolute path to script and script name within the rc.local.

I do not think you need to add the word 'bash' in front of that in your rc.local. your shebang for bash is suppose to be inside of your script you want to run !#/bin/bash
so this is not formed properly
Code:
rc.local and adding : bash /home/pi/loading.sh & above 0 exit
Quote:
userx%slackwhere ⚡ imaging ⚡> cat /etc/rc.d/rc.local
#!/bin/sh
#
# /etc/rc.d/rc.local: Local system initialization script.
#
# Put any local startup commands in here. Also, if you have
# anything that needs to be run at shutdown time you can
# make an /etc/rc.d/rc.local_shutdown script and put those
# commands in there.
just:
Code:
/home/pi/loading.sh &
should work, then do a rc.shutdown script if needed like rc.local suggest.


can you on a PI just put that script inside of /etc/rc.d and mod it to reflect a startup script in itself?

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Old 06-29-2017, 08:53 AM   #3
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/etc/rc.d I have no such file or do you mean rc.local ?
 
Old 06-29-2017, 09:03 AM   #4
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/etc/rc.d I have no such file or do you mean rc.local ?
the /etc/rc.d a the directory where all of the startup scripts go. That is where rc.local is located too on a reg Linux/GNU anyways. you might have to update your page as I added more information to that post.

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Old 06-29-2017, 09:27 AM   #5
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I see that yours looks like it is in /etc/init.d/rc.local

here in my example is a bash script in my home dir
Code:
#!/bin/bash

echo " this is a test of rc.local"
in my /etc/rc.d/rc.local I just added this line in the file
Code:
bash-4.3# cat /etc/rc.d/rc.local
#!/bin/sh
#
# /etc/rc.d/rc.local:  Local system initialization script.
#
# Put any local startup commands in here.  Also, if you have
# anything that needs to be run at shutdown time you can
# make an /etc/rc.d/rc.local_shutdown script and put those
# commands in there.


#added absolute path and script name - 
#marked executable "anyone"

/home/userx/scripts/testing/testRClocal
then ran it and got this -
Code:
bash-4.3# /etc/rc.d/rc.local start
 this is a test of rc.local
bash-4.3#
showing it works.

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Old 06-29-2017, 10:00 AM   #6
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I did the same, I used /etc/init.d/rc.local start and my script appear (even if the script shut off and show "Back to Shell !". It shouldn't but yeah it's there).

There is my script :
Code:
#!/bin/bash
clear
echo -e "Welcome\x1b[31m Asso'\x1b[0m : $(date)"
echo -e "---------------------------------"
echo -e "- Press TRIANGLE ▲ - Kodi"
echo -e "- Press SQUARE   ■ - EmulationStation"
echo -e "- Press CIRCLE   \033[1mO\033[0m - StartX"
echo -e
echo -e "- Press Any Key - Back to shell"
echo -e "---------------------------------"
echo -e

read -s -N 1 answer

if [ "$answer" == $'\e' ]; then
    echo "Kodi is Starting !"
    kodi
elif [ "$answer" = $'a' ]; then
    echo "EmulationStation is Starting"
    emulationstation
elif [ "$answer" == $'\x7f' ]; then
    echo "StartX is Starting"
    startx

else
    clear
    echo "Back to Shell !"
    exit

fi

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Old 06-29-2017, 10:07 AM   #7
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so when you boot your PI this is not running/showing up after PI has completely finished booting?
if yes, then
that is/maybe your condition you need to have that check for before starting that script/

if system is completely started then run script, else wait.

the login too has to be completed as well, yes?

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Old 06-29-2017, 10:26 AM   #8
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is the script executable by root ?
maybe you need to put the /full/path/to/echo ?
 
Old 06-30-2017, 04:20 AM   #9
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I actually used sudo nano /etc/profile
And did my change there as the pi autologin so the script start at boot

~@schneidz No it is start by the user pi
 
Old 06-30-2017, 05:47 AM   #10
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^ maybe it should go in the users .profile or .bash_profile ?
 
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@schneidz might be on to something, especially if you're getting that 'do not use as root' message, because that /etc/profile is on the root side of your system. Though placing it there makes it a system wide event. in case yo didn't know.

But it's good you figured it out.
 
  


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