Total newb here concerned about breaking something. It's giving me a warning.

I don’t want to proceed until that’s gone. dd wouldn’t give me this, but then again it wouldn’t give me anything, I’m choosing etcher because it seems safer. I’ve been told my sd card isn’t being detected, any tips?

Hey there @J_Schreider and welcome to the forums.

What OS are you running Etcher on? What sort of device? /dev/mmcblk0 is usually used to refer to the internal storage within a device which is why Etcher is marking it as a System drive. However, if you’re using a 32GB SD card and the entry disappears from the target list when you remove the card from the system, it should be safe to assume that entry is the SD card.

What you could also do to double check is look at the entries in dmesg when you insert the card, you should be able to see what name the card is given when you insert it and confirm if /dev/mmcblk0 is indeed the card.

Whatever happens with the above though, do not proceed to flash unless you are 100% confident that you’re performing the operation with the correct drive!

the dmesg logs are long, but I think it’s clear. I don’t know why I’m getting this warning, but I did another system backup (after doing one two days ago, lol), so here goes nothing. Worse comes to worse…I’m still on Debian Jessie, so I’m long overdue for an upgrade anyway.

My old dell latitude still has some life in it yet. Thanks for the warm welcome. :slightly_smiling_face:

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