I installed Noobs to my SD card for booting up my RPi but when I select install Raspbian. I get following error after the erasing EBR dialog disappears. Error image

I installed and formatted my SD card from exfat to FAT.

While installing Raspbian directly without noobs I still get some ugly things on my screen which ends like this enter image description here

There was some error -110 during accessing a memory block from SD card.

I am using this SD-Card I think it might be causing problem because no operating system could be installed.

2 Answers 2


I would skip NOOBS and go straight to Raspbian.

Download your OS of choice from (including NOOBS, if that is your preference): https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/

Unzip the file.

Find your SD card:


Then compare the output with the name of your SD-CARD On Ubuntu: df -h

It will be something like this:


Therefore the path to this disk is:


Format your SD card:

sudo diskutil eraseDisk FAT32 [UNTITLED] MBRFormat /dev/disk#

where [UNTITLED] is the name you want to give the disk.

Once the card is formatted, you have to unmount it:

diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk#

On Ubuntu: umount <sd-partition-path>

Then write the image to the disk:

sudo dd bs=1m if=/path/to/raspbian.img of=/dev/disk#

Insert into Pi and boot!

EDIT: Based on edited question,

I believe it is your SD card. You need a class 4, yours is a class 10

  • Why is noobs not working?
    – Chinmaya B
    Commented Aug 20, 2015 at 17:17
  • I don't know, and I doubt @D-W knows either. However, if your goal is to get your Pi up and running, rather than try to figure it out just go ahead and install raspbian directly.
    – ifermon
    Commented Aug 20, 2015 at 17:23
  • I want to install ubuntu-mate htpcbeginner.com/run-ubuntu-on-raspberry-pi-2-ubuntu-mate also I just want to know what exactly is that error and what is causing it to occur?
    – Chinmaya B
    Commented Aug 20, 2015 at 17:24
  • @Creator the ubuntu-mate install should be no different than these instructions above but downloading a different image. As far as why you are getting this error, I'm not sure without reproducing it myself... But if you want to install ubuntu-mate why does it matter?
    – AKW
    Commented Aug 20, 2015 at 17:28
  • because prior to installing ubuntu mate I wanted to install raspbian.
    – Chinmaya B
    Commented Aug 20, 2015 at 17:29

Try installing raspbian directly (and skip NOOBS) by following guide here.

  • Why should I do that?
    – Chinmaya B
    Commented Aug 20, 2015 at 17:17

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