thanks for this. I did it previously in a similar way. I followed these steps. I also tested 3 differend sdcards to rule out card failure
Im running linux mint cinnamon 17.1
I redownloaded the image file as torrent, just in case and unzipped with root
The image is sucessfully written but none of the sdcards are still bootable. When i put the sdcards back in the PC Gparted says Unrecognized device. Something is wrong here, I dont even think boot partition is readable. Should i format the sdcard in some way before i write image? I usually clean up the unkown device and make a new partition table from scratch with gparted just to make sure that the disc is clean. Oh wait a minute… This is where I am doing it wrong. I actually create a new partition with gparted before writing image… I think I figured it out now! I was overdoing it! Thanks for your reply!
I just formated the SDcard with gparted. Left the sdcard unformated. Then ran
dd if=Volumio1.55PI.img of=/dev/sde bs=4M;sync;sync