drgeoff wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:50 pm
More accurately, Etcher cannot put NOOBS on a card. End of.
Noobs is not a disk image. It is simply a collection of files that are written to a formatted SD card. You use Etcher to write disk images, like those of the Raspbian OS (as well as many others). If all you want is Raspbian, then download the Raspbian image.
NOOBS is basically a middle-man installer designed to make installation easier. Personally I think it fails at that, based on how many posts we get from people asking for help with NOOBS (for which the solution is often, use Etcher and the Raspbian image). NOOBS does have the advantage of a "safe" recovery mode, and it will let you install multiple OS versions on one card, so if you want that it has its place.
I've always used the Raspbian images on my systems. The whole process of downloading and installing NOOBS, just so it can download and install Raspbian, always seemed more complicated to me. You don't even need for format your SD card before writing an image with Etcher.
My mind is like a browser. 27 tabs are open, 9 aren't responding,
lots of pop-ups...and where is that annoying music coming from?