I’m trying to install Tails on a USB from Windows 8.1 (64-bit): Tails - Install from Windows
This requires flashing the USB with BalenaEtcher, which is where I’m getting stuck.
I have made some twenty attempts now using both versions 5.1.103 and 5.1.116 of Portable Etcher for Windows with an 8gb and a 32gb USB. I either get a mismatched checksum during verification (5.1.103), or Etcher simply states verification has failed (5.1.116).
After that neither Explorer nor Etcher can find the USB anymore, until I either take it out and reinsert or I reformat it using the command terminal. I have verified the Tails image I am using, so I doubt that is the problem.
Since obtaining a Tails bootable live USB is somewhat urgent and I’m running out of ideas, I’m hoping you fine people can help me figure out why the verification keeps failing.