[SOLVED] Raspberry Pi boot fails only with Grove plugged in

Hi, I’m on Raspberry Jessie.
My Pi boots normally without the Grove shield plugged in.
However, when plugged in, the boot only reaches the screen with 4 raspberries.

I’ve successfully run the sudo curl -kL dexterindustries.com/update_grovepi | bash command.

Is there only a specific kernel version that is supported or something? How do I verify that the software is setup correctly?


Hi @workspace0017,

I have 2 questions for you:

  • Is there a black foam attached to the GrovePi's header pins?

  • When you ran sudo curl ... command, did you have the GrovePi attached to your Raspberry Pi? Did this issue appear only after running the former command?

I don’t think there’s a correlation between the kernel version and the fact that your Pi doesn’t boot - just yet.

Also, the command necessary to install the GrovePi should look like:

curl -kL dexterindustries.com/update_grovepi | sudo bash


sudo sh -c "curl -kL dexterindustries.com/update_grovepi | bash"

The idea is to run the script with root privileges.

Thank you!

Hi Robert,
No black foam attached.
I ran the command (curl -kL dexterindustries.com/update_grovepi | sudo bash) without the Grove attached.
I don’t know if there is an issue with GrovePi attached and command unrun as I didn’t try that.

Hi @workspace0017,

I’m starting to have doubts about the kernel.
Does rolling back the kernel to 4.4.50-v7+ work for you?
Here’s the command you have to run:

sudo rpi-update 52241088c1da59a359110d39c1875cda56496764

Thank you!

Hi Robert,
thanks for the prompt support.
This kernel version works.

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