During boot, output to the console is sent to the serial port. That may be behavior you want, but if this interferes with your serial-attached device, here is how to disable it
sudo raspi-config Advanced Options > A8 Serial > Advanced options --Choose Yes if you want serial output during boot --Choose No if you do not want serial output during boot
As an alternative, if you can edit two files: /boot/cmdline.txt and /boot/config.txt
First, edit /boot/config.txt sudo /boot/config.txt If you want serial output during boot, then you need a line that reads: enable_uart = 1 if you do not want serial ouput, add a line that reads: enable_uart = 0 Second, edit /boot/cmdline.txt sudo /boot/cmdline.txt To output serial during boot: Look for a line that refers to the com port, which has something like the following in it: dwc_otg.lpm_enable=0 console=ttyAMA0,115200 kgdboc=ttyAMA0,115200 console=tty1 root=/dev/mmcblk0p2, and add the following (without changing anything else): console=serial0,115200 To disable serial output during boot, remove: console=serial0,115200 Save changes and reboot.