Using Etcher to create a bootable USB stick from the Linux Mint iso. Process completes, but with conflicting messages: the popup window says it completed successfully, while the main box tells me one device failed with a non-matching checksum. The checksum issue is confirmed when trying to actually use the disk.
A checksum mismatch is NOT a successful completion of the process! FWIW, I tried it twice and got different checksums from the USB stick each time. Now I get to figure out where the problem lies.
(BTW: on a different issue, I have little respect for developers who don’t give me an option of where to install a program. I have a separate partition for programs and don’t want to install anything on the C partition that’s not directly related to the operating system.)