I am trying to create a bootable usb for elemental os using etcher, but I keep running into the error, "Something went wrong. If it is a compressed image, please check that the archive is not corrupted."

I tried downloading the iso from the site many times, but it still did not fix this issue. I also tried different usb stick. But nothing seems to be working. Also the downloaded iso is not a compressed file.

  • Same, now with elementaryos-6.1-stable.20211218-rc. Tried 2 different usb sticks, regular download and magnet, checked hash. Dec 21, 2021 at 23:47
  • I was just able to flash on a different computer, running OS X. Maybe this was caused in some way by my OS install. I will try again after a reinstall. Dec 22, 2021 at 11:51

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I make bootable USB with rufus on windows, running normal very easily..

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