Flashing Raspberry Image to SD card always Fails


#1

I have tried to flash several copies of the Raspberry PI raspbian image and it always comes back as failed.

The image is: 2018-04-18-raspbian-stretch.img
The card SD card is mounted on an ANKER USB - SD card adapter.
The SD card is a Kingston 32 GB card, but I have tried several.
I am on Windows 10 build 1709


#8

Hey there!

What image flasher are you using? Maybe try Etcher (https://etcher.io) and use its validating mechanism to rule out any SD Card / adapter problems?


#12

I am using Etcher. That is what is giving me the error that it has failed when it does the verification. I have used other utilities and get no errors and no problems with the images, but those utilities are not doing a verification pass.


#13

That sounds like the problem. Other tools don’t do verification, so they are not catching this. Can you try other SD Card adapters, or other adapter port?


#14

I have now tried other ports, a regular USB thumb drive, even a different computer. ALL transfers I do with Etcher of this image ALL come back failed on verification.
Could there be something wrong with the image or with Etcher?


#15

Where did you get the image? It doesn’t look like a resinOS image, from the name.


#16

From here:

RASPBIAN STRETCH WITH DESKTOP

Download ZIP


#17

I see. I’d suggest flashing it using a different tool and confirming whether it’s etcher or the image that has the problem. What OS are you using to flash with?


#18

I am on Windows 10 build 1709