I have encountered the following issue with the installation of RASPBIAN on my RPi Model B. I have downloaded the raspbian image but when I flash it on my SD card via sudo dd bs=1M if=image.img of=/dev/sdb1, which, besides, returns no errors, I end up with a corrupted partition table at /dev/sdb (checked it using gparted). I cannot fathom what's happening, provided that both the image is ok and my drive is unmounted prior to dumping.

Thanks in advance

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    Shouldn't of be /dev/sdb instead of sdb1?
    – Gerben
    Apr 19, 2014 at 14:51
  • But, should I define the partition?
    – bolzano
    Apr 19, 2014 at 15:13
  • It worked!!!!!!
    – bolzano
    Apr 19, 2014 at 19:03

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of should be /dev/sdb

You write the image to the card, not to a specific partition of the card. The image in itself contains partitions - that is why it shows up as corrupt in gparted.

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