I’m installing First time

Balena etcher has failed 3x in a row. I stopped and redownloaded the ISO. From sourceforge.net. Each time. I can’t get the iso to usb, to proceed with installion . Have no clue what’s wrong.



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II never get to terminal I’m still in windows trying to write iso to usb.

Hi there, welcome to the community.

How exactly did you concluded that Balena Etcher had failed? Any error message?
Also, are you sure your USB drive is fine?


The etcher just said failed at about 78% , all drives brand new bought a 3pack from Amazon

I did dome reading gonna try ventoy gotta get more USB’s first.
I will update asap

Did you verify checksum?


Have you tried using Ventoy? I've had so many issues trying to get the iso into a bootable usb either through etcher or rufus, and my experience was always hit or miss. Ventoy, on the other hand, just works.

It's pretty simple! Flash the Ventoy image onto your USB, it will create 2 partitions on your USB, one to boot the Ventoy bootloader, and then the rest of the storage space is left free to put the iso files on it (fat32 partition).

When you then boot your machine off the Ventoy USB stick, you'll get a screen with a listing of all the ISOs you saved on the USB stick, and it will boot right off the image without having to write it to disk.

Just make sure your USB storage capacity is large enough to store the ISO file.

Good luck!


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