I’ve seen so many YouTube videos singing the praises of Balena Etcher to install an OS on the Raspberry Pi. So far my experience has always – always – ended up with “Flash Failed”. So frustrating!
And the research I’ve gathered to resolve the issue ranges from a bad SD card to not using SanDisk. Well, I’ve gone through at least 3 SanDisks and feel pretty confident it can’t be a bad card on all of those.
And I just now tried installed Manjaro (manjaro-xfce-21.0.7-210614-linux510 at 2.5GB) on a Kexin brand 32GB card. The result: flash failed! I even shut off all of my Windows Security settings.
In fairness, I’ve tried the Raspberry Pi imager and while it doesn’t give me an error when flashing the card, it does hang when booting from the card.
I tried pasting the whole, but it exceeds the limits. Please let me know if there’s another way I can upload what is needed to help. Thanks.