it says flash failed

it says flash failed. When i open the usb it shows only efi. I tried mintos from
https://mirrors.edge.kernel.org/linuxmint/stable/20.1/linuxmint-20.1-cinnamon-64bit.iso
.It then unmounted the usb. I used a sandisk 8gb usb

Hi there,
could you please provide more information about the process and the problem encountered ? It would be very useful to know what steps were taken to get to the problem. This could help us understand how to reproduce and help with this.

Hi there, could you open up the etcher dev console (I think that can be done with ctrl+shift+i in windows after a flashing failure, and see if there are any error messages. Also, What version of etcher are you using. Thanks!

Fri May 14 2021 20:02:30 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time) Validation error ({“image”:{“size”:2034827264,“name”:“linuxmint-20.1-cinnamon-64bit.iso”,“hasMBR”:true,“partitions”:[{“offset”:323584,“size”:4063232,“type”:239,“index”:1}],“extension”:“iso”,“path”:“C:\Users\Kavitha.Keertikumar\Downloads\linuxmint-20.1-cinnamon-64bit.iso”},“drives”:[{“size”:8053063680,“isVirtual”:false,“enumerator”:“USBSTOR”,“logicalBlockSize”:512,“raw”:"\\.\PhysicalDrive1",“error”:null,“isReadOnly”:false,“displayName”:“E:\”,“blockSize”:512,“isSCSI”:false,“isRemovable”:true,“device”:"\\.\PhysicalDrive1",“busVersion”:“2.0”,“isSystem”:false,“busType”:“USB”,“isCard”:false,“isUSB”:true,“devicePath”:null,“mountpoints”:[{“path”:“E:\”}],“description”:“VendorCo ProductCode USB Device”,“isUAS”:false,“partitionTableType”:“mbr”}],“driveCount”:1,“uuid”:“af6be472-f185-4513-a87e-d5ef6af66aa5”,“flashInstanceUuid”:“af6be472-f185-4513-a87e-d5ef6af66aa5”,“sample”:0.1,“applicationSessionUuid”:“a07568f7-8a13-43db-af43-bbd4e1a00584”,“flashingWorkflowUuid”:“24456fbe-7933-4a97-a3b0-e94365d13890”})
gui.js:38464 Verifying 1 device, 99% at 18.30 MB/s (total 18.30 MB/s) eta in 0s with 0 failed devices
gui.js:51120 Finish: 2034237440
gui.js:51120 Terminating IPC server
gui.js:51120 Flash results Object
gui.js:51120 Fri May 14 2021 20:02:35 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time) Done ({“image”:{“size”:2034827264,“name”:“linuxmint-20.1-cinnamon-64bit.iso”,“hasMBR”:true,“partitions”:[{“offset”:323584,“size”:4063232,“type”:239,“index”:1}],“extension”:“iso”,“path”:“C:\Users\Kavitha.Keertikumar\Downloads\linuxmint-20.1-cinnamon-64bit.iso”},“drives”:[{“size”:8053063680,“isVirtual”:false,“enumerator”:“USBSTOR”,“logicalBlockSize”:512,“raw”:"\\.\PhysicalDrive1",“error”:null,“isReadOnly”:false,“displayName”:“E:\”,“blockSize”:512,“isSCSI”:false,“isRemovable”:true,“device”:"\\.\PhysicalDrive1",“busVersion”:“2.0”,“isSystem”:false,“busType”:“USB”,“isCard”:false,“isUSB”:true,“devicePath”:null,“mountpoints”:[{“path”:“E:\”}],“description”:“VendorCo ProductCode USB Device”,“isUAS”:false,“partitionTableType”:“mbr”}],“driveCount”:1,“uuid”:“af6be472-f185-4513-a87e-d5ef6af66aa5”,“status”:“finished”,“flashInstanceUuid”:“af6be472-f185-4513-a87e-d5ef6af66aa5”,“errors”:[{“name”:“Error”,“description”:“VendorCo ProductCode USB Device”,“code”:“EVALIDATION”,“device”:"\\.\PhysicalDrive1"}],“devices”:{“failed”:1,“successful”:0},“bytesWritten”:2034237440,“sourceMetadata”:{“size”:2034827264,“name”:“linuxmint-20.1-cinnamon-64bit.iso”,“blocks”:[{“blocks”:[{“offset”:0,“length”:2034827264}]}],“blockmappedSize”:2034827264},“sample”:0.1,“applicationSessionUuid”:“a07568f7-8a13-43db-af43-bbd4e1a00584”,“flashingWorkflowUuid”:“24456fbe-7933-4a97-a3b0-e94365d13890”})
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its said akismet has hidden your post

Hello, I’m afraid I don’t understand your last post - is something that you posted not displaying?

pls respond

Hello, did you open up the etcher dev console (I think that can be done with ctrl+shift+i in windows after a flashing failure? What did it say? I don’t know why it says your post was blocked.

can u unblock it

maybe it was too long

Hi @rob1, I have unblocked your previous message. Apparently the forum’s automated moderator is too eager to block messages with logs. Anyway…

Looking at the logs, we see this error:

“errors”:[{“name”:“Error”,“description”:“VendorCo ProductCode USB Device”,“code”:“EVALIDATION”,“device”:".\PhysicalDrive1"}]

What jumps to me is USB device’s description: VendorCo ProductCode USB Device. Searching for it, I found another user posting the same issue with a similar error message here: Flash Failed! error · Issue #3499 · balena-io/etcher · GitHub

Searching online further, I found claims that VendorCo’s USB sticks are not as advertised (e.g. the storage size is actually smaller) and they tend to be low quality. For instance: Usb Problem - Microsoft Community

While I don’t know if these claims are true or not, I’d suggest you to re-try flashing your image on another USB stick.

Let us know how it goes.

it is fixed after using other usb