I am new to 3d printing, my printer was acting up on SD card, so wanted to check if I could run it via USB. Decided to go the Octoprint route. Ran into a slight issue.
I downloaded the standard distro, extracted it, and tried to flash it using etcher. It said flash failed. After this happened on four separate SD cards, I tried to open the zip using PeaZip and Peazip locked up. Same happened with 7-zip. Downloaded again, same result. So far I thought I had done something wrong. Used a different flash program to verify the flashed card, it gave the same verify failed message on the same sector for all the cards.
Then I tried the nightlies and download the version from March 2nd, 2021. Followed the same steps, and Etcher flashed that successfully the first time around, onto one of the same cards.
So I think the currently available distro might have something wrong with it. If you can give it a look, it might save others some hassle.
Thank you for your time.