Installed image on 32GB micro SD:
sudo ddrescue -D --force ubuntu-mate-16.04-desktop-armhf-raspberry-pi.img /dev/sdd Displays message indicating a crash but won't boot

  • What Pi are you using? Pi 1, Pi 2 or 3? – tycrek Dec 3 '16 at 16:52
  • I'm using PI 2. I've downloaded Raspberian and that works. – AWCrooke Dec 4 '16 at 3:10
  • I've downloaded Ubuntu mate several times, always with the same results.It outputs 16 lines beginning with: – AWCrooke Dec 4 '16 at 3:15

Ubuntu mate will only run on a Pi 2 onwards so if you are trying this on a Pi 1 it won't work.

shasum -a 256 ubuntu-mate-16.04-desktop-armhf-raspberry-pi.img

Check the hash of your download to make sure it matches the ones given on the downsite site (may may have to look around for the right hash if you are using an older version). It might be a corrupt .img.

You could use sudo dd if=ubuntu-mate-16.04-desktop-armhf-raspberry-pi.im of=/dev/sdd bs=4M to write the image. The Ubuntu Mate folk seem to suggest the ddrescue method as preferred but I've tended towards regular dd, Can't see it making that much difference though. Make absolutely certain /dev/sdd is your SD-Card mind :)

SD Card definitely healthy though right?

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