Raspberry pi 4b (RPi4B) ipfire stuck in the rainbow boot

Hello, i tried so hard yesterday to flash it on usb or sd card but i am stuck in the rainbow boot, what can i do else?

DId you miss the step to enable the HDI console? wiki.ipfire.org - Raspberry Pi 4 Model B


Hello Lukas - Welcome to the IPFire community!

See the bottom of that Wiki page in the Troubleshooting section

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nope i did not miss that

i checked that out, but i can not find an arm iso for the flash, can somone out there send me the optimal version for the pi please

You want the aarch64 (Arm Architecture 64 bit) flash image file. Then install it onto the sd card as per


Once you have the image on your sd card, mount the sd card on a pc or laptop and you can then edit the appropriate files as per the wiki link from @jon


Hello IPF Friends :slight_smile:

to solve the problem edit the uEnv.txt

and the config.txt (put the 2 dots at the end of the txt)


If the problem occurs that IPFire cannot boot from the SD card, the whole thing can be solved easily →

  1. Insert the SD card into the USB stick and boot the system from it
  2. Log in as root
  3. Run the following command →
    mkimage -A arm -T script -O linux -d /boot/boot.cmd /boot/boot.scr
  4. Shut down the system and insert the SD card into the Raspberry slot
  5. Now the system can be started via the SD card

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