CuteCobra
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Help with BURN SD CARDS WITH ETCHER

Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:01 pm

I followed the instructions on the article about how to download Etcher on RasPi, however, I am unable to make it work
Original article https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/pi-sd-etcher/
I used the code below:
cd Downloads
chmod a+x Etcher-linux-x64.AppImage
./Etcher-linux-x64.AppImage
(I used the name of the file on my directory rather than the one on the article)
I get an error and I am unable to make Etcher run.
The error is: "cannot execute binary file: Exec format error"
Help please
thanks

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rpdom
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Re: Help with BURN SD CARDS WITH ETCHER

Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:04 pm

You can't run x86 images on the Raspberry Pi. It has and ARM CPU, not an X86 one.

jahboater
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Re: Help with BURN SD CARDS WITH ETCHER

Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:29 am

Didn't understand the last post.
rpdom is correct, its 64-bit Intel which will never work.

Why not just use dd ?

https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... s/linux.md

Its always available on Linux (Raspbian) and simple enough to use.
Also "unzip" works properly on Linux too.

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Re: Help with BURN SD CARDS WITH ETCHER

Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:38 pm

CuteCobra wrote:
Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:01 pm
I followed the instructions on the article about how to download Etcher on RasPi, however, I am unable to make it work
Original article https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/pi-sd-etcher/
I used the code below:
cd Downloads
chmod a+x Etcher-linux-x64.AppImage
./Etcher-linux-x64.AppImage
(I used the name of the file on my directory rather than the one on the article)
I get an error and I am unable to make Etcher run.
The error is: "cannot execute binary file: Exec format error"
Help please
thanks
Hi.

I think you have got confused, you install etcher on your desktop pc running windows/osx/linux you then use etcher to flash the img file on to your SD card which is in a card reader connected to you desktop.

You don't run etcher on the pi.

watching this might make things clearer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PijX8GDco-g
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Re: Help with BURN SD CARDS WITH ETCHER

Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:03 pm

pcmanbob wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:38 pm
CuteCobra wrote:
Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:01 pm
I followed the instructions on the article about how to download Etcher on RasPi, however, I am unable to make it work
Original article https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/pi-sd-etcher/
I used the code below:
cd Downloads
chmod a+x Etcher-linux-x64.AppImage
./Etcher-linux-x64.AppImage
(I used the name of the file on my directory rather than the one on the article)
I get an error and I am unable to make Etcher run.
The error is: "cannot execute binary file: Exec format error"
Help please
thanks
Hi.

I think you have got confused, you install etcher on your desktop pc running windows/osx/linux you then use etcher to flash the img file on to your SD card which is in a card reader connected to you desktop.

You don't run etcher on the pi.

watching this might make things clearer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PijX8GDco-g
Etcher both unpacks the .ZIP and Flashes the .IMG to a SD Card in a SDHC Compatible Card Reader
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