problem writing Volumio1.55PI.img to SD card


I got this odd problem that I don’t understand:
I flashed my SD card with sudo dd bs=1M if=Volumio1.55PI.img of=/dev/sdb

After that I got errors on /dev/sdb3. So I did the following:

Downloads$ sudo fdisk /dev/sdb

Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/sdb: 16.0 GB, 16021192704 bytes
64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 15279 cylinders, total 31291392 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00043284

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 2048 155647 76800 b W95 FAT32
/dev/sdb3 155648 3411967 1628160 83 Linux

Command (m for help): q

~/Downloads$ sudo fsck.ext3 /dev/sdb3
e2fsck 1.42.9 (4-Feb-2014)
fsck.ext3: No such file or directory while trying to open /dev/sdb3
Possibly non-existent device?
/Downloads$ sudo fsck.ext3 /dev/sdb3

I checked with gnome-disks if My SD card is bad. So what is the problem? Are there problems with the Image?

Thanks for your help.

you can test the card by writing zeros on it: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=4M
you will get an error message when the card is full (dd tries to write more data than possible in this way), but then you know that the card is writable from front to end.
If this is working then the image file may be corrupted or you did not download the whole file. In that case retry to download it.

Thanks for the help.

  • I tested the SD card no problems.
  • I downloaded the image again and copied on the SD card.
  • Again I got an error something like : file system maintenance error press control D to continue.
    I don’t have a keyboard for My raspberry PI
  • To verify it is not my SD card I tested it with: 2015-02-16-raspbian-wheezy.img
    Image boot with no problem.

So why doesn’t the image work on my system?

Thank for the help.

It seems that everything is working well except for the 1.55 image … !!!

I’ve downloaded the 1.55 image myself and will test the dd myself in order to see if I encounter the same problem with it. In the meantime you could try to install another PI-image e.g. and see if this works … ??


Volumio1.55PI.img size on disk:

-rw-r–r-- 1 root root 1782579200 Feb 7 2015 Volumio1.55PI.img

dd-command to SD-card:

dd if=Volumio1.55PI.img of=/dev/mmcblk0 bs=4M

425+0 records in
425+0 records out
1782579200 bytes (1.8 GB) copied, 146.042 s, 12.2 MB/s

Volumio starts up without problems.

Dear Guys,

i have got the same experience :frowning: i have tried to write this image with the dd command on my iMac to several SD-Cards from several Brands without any success .

–> Runeaudio is working after writing to a SD-Card, where the writing of Volumio is not working.

I am so frustrated now, i want to have this beautiful Volumio on my PI … Please HELP me …

Thank you so much in advance


What are the exact error messages you get? None have been listed so far in this thread.