OSMC - Wont boot 8/10 times


Hi, i am using OSMC.

I have Raspberry pi 3 Model B+ and are using kingston 16gb micro sd hc to boot.

I have tried 2 times to format and reinstall OSMC, but 8/10 times when i try to boot, i get the following errors:

Does any of u know why? is SD card to bad quality?

I have downloaded OSMC from https://osmc.tv/download/ and are running newest ver.

Thank u very much



It seems like your SD card may be problematic.

Some SD cards are not genuine or have a lower capacity than advertised. Some simply fail over time.

Symptoms of SD cards not working correctly are:

  • Read-only behaviour, or changes made not persisting
  • A filesystem corruption error

Symptoms of counterfeit SD cards are:

  • Writing works until a certain filesystem size is reached, thereafter, writes seem to cause issues where existing data is lost or newly written data is not preserved.
  • SD card fails after a short amount of time.

Counterfeit cards are usually found on Amazon and eBay.

SD cards have a limited lifespan. I recommend you change SD card and suspect that issues will no longer persist with a good card. If you would like to be a good quality SD card purpose manufactured for OSMC, then you can find one in the Store.


Hi Sam,

I bought the SD cards from the store, it it works its an easy fix. ! :slight_smile:

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