Sunday, January 6 @ 1:30PM PST:
Using my instructions above and following it exactly on a MacBook (macOS Mojave 10.14.2), using curl (7.54.0 (x86_64-apple-darwin18.0) libcurl/7.54.0 LibreSSL/2.6.4 zlib/1.2.11 nghttp2/1.24.1) and Etcher (1.4.4) to a 16GB microSD card...
Output of curl command (3 minutes):
Output of "sudo ls -l /Volumes/boot/*.txt" after flash with Etcher (5 minutes)
Note that the file
octopi-wpa-supplicant.txt has the expected content.
Can you describe what was different on your workstation? (Operating system with version, version of curl
curl --version, version of Etcher?)
The big difference I see is that three of those text files adhere to the old 8.3 filename standard for short filenames. You would think that the final
octoprint.txt file also conforms, unfortunately it's in the same name-mashing space as
OCTOPR~n.TXT which is what Microsoft would issue to long filenames in order to store them. Is this a Windows-related problem in which it's trying to create short filenames?
If so, then try instead:
sudo -l *.TXT (ALLCAPS on that extension). If you seen two or more files of this kind, then you can thank Microsoft for being painfully stupid.