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Installation of SD image for RPi 2/3 keeps failing



  • Hello. I have been trying to install the SD image for my Raspberry Pi 3 model B, and every time I try to get it to install, it will only get to a certain point part of the way through before it stops and says there was a network failure, even though my network is having no issues. When I try to restart it, it will say forbidden, and won't continue. I tried to also install it through github, and the same issue happened. The only time an installation worked, the file was something called an .img256 file instead of an .img file, and the imager I'm using (Win32DiskImager) didn't recognize it. From what I'm seeing with internet searches, I'm not the only one who has had this issue. Can anybody give me some help on this issue? I'd really appreciate it!



  • @ceruleansoul Here's how I successfully installed Retropie:

    1. Made sure I have a formatted SD card to FAT32.
    2. Follow the download instruction and installation for P2/P3 from this site:
      https://retropie.org.uk/docs/First-Installation/
    3. That's all there is to it....


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