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RetroPie won't boot after update

  • I did a system update a few days ago, and now my Pi won't boot. It shows the splash screen and then reboots. It does this reboot loop a few times before finally stopping on a screen with text showing service statuses. The bottom few are:

    [FAILED] Failed to start Store Sound Card State.
    See 'systemctl' status alsa-store.service' for details.
             Starting Copy rules generated while the root was ro...
             Starting LSB: Switch to ondemand cpu governor (unless shift key is pressed)...
             Starting LSB: Set preliminary keymap...
    [  OK  ] Started Copy rules generated while the root was ro.
    [  OK  ] Started LSB: Prepare console.
             Starting LSB: Set console font and keymap...
    [  OK  ] Started LSB: Switch to ondemand cpu governor (unless shift key was pressed).
    [  OK  ] Started LSB: Set preliminary keymap.
    [  OK  ] Started LSB: Set console font and keymap.
    [  OK  ]  Found device /dev/mmcblk0p1.
             Starting File System Check on /dev/mmcblk0p1...
    [    3.647148] systemd-fsck[312]: fsck.fat 3.0.27 (2014-11-12)
    [    3.648971] systemd-fsck[312]: /dev/mmcblk0p1: 121 files, 10348/29117 clusters
    [  OK  ] Started File System Check on /dev/mmcblk0p1.
    [  OK  ] Stopped target Reboot.
    [  OK  ] Stopped Reboot.
    [  OK  ] Stopped target Shutdown.
    [  OK  ] Reached target Final Step.
    [  OK  ] Created slice system-ifup.slice.

    Then it does nothing.

    I don't have an SD card reader for my PC, so I'm trying to fix it without another device. I cannot ping retropie, so I don't think it is on the network, and I haven't previously enabled SSH, so remote access doesn't seem possible. I also don't know how to get it to boot to a command line without another device either. What can I do?

  • Forgot to mention:
    I have a Pi 3 with a CanaKit power supply. It's a Nokia SD card. I'm not sure which version of RetroPie it is currently running, since I can't get it running right now.

  • administrators

    @chrisburel related post?

    Also possible corrupt sd. I've never used a Nokia sd, haven't had any problems with my sandisk

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