So I’m attempting to install Manjaro LXQT ARM on my Pinebook using the “dd” command to write the .img to a microSD card. It appears to work, say’s X MB of data written, but then when I check the SD card using Gparted, it shows the partition/volume as “unknown”. And when I reboot the device, it does not boot to the SD card as it should if the img was written properly.
I’m not sure what the issue is. The SD card is large enough (8GB), though I need to buy a new one now as I’m pretty sure I bricked the card (won’t format anymore).
After some searching, I’ve only found some conflicting information as to how the card should or should not be formatted prior to writing. I successfully wrote to this SD card just recently when I installed DietPi on my Pi2B not long ago, so I’m not sure why it’s not working.
Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions.