Did you verify the integrity of the .iso file?i tried each of them(with usb) and again "invalid magic number"...
Another pro-tip: If you download your distro's .iso via torrent/magnet, it actually verifies the integrity of the download. Balena only verifies it wrote was the file said, and the torrent verifies the download. When I download via torrent, I don't even bother with the checksum.
Check sum always seems to be a silly overcomplication of things anyways, just a show of bad faith in computer networks.
LOL Or an accurate understanding of computer networks. It's fairly common to get a mismatch with the numbers involved. It's the solution in at least a few percentage of install errors - but may not always cause an error.
It's also a check for security - meaning that the file they uploaded matched. This has happened before, with Linux Mint famously, where someone hacked the site and changed the uploaded .iso.
Mint has had their share of problems, including a complete loss of user data from their forum.
That's rough albeit interesting, if i ever get around to actually messing with the tools on kali again (ha...) it's gonna be along the lines of seeing how secure my home wifi is. For now, basic programming is a lot more interesting to me, and is a precursor everything else...In Mint's case, the passwords were salted and hashed - which sounds great until you realize that a simple rainbow attack will crack those passwords in fairly short order. Fortunately, my Mint account had its own generic password. But, they got things like username, password at the time, and email address.
This wasn't the first time for me. The worst one was when we had the great OPM hack. (Use Google, if you're curious.) Basically, all the information about me from my security clearance and clearance applications was lost to an unknown attacker, believed to be China or perhaps Russia.
The US govt gave me a few years of credit monitoring service for my troubles...
Also, yes, I used to have security clearance. That was a lifetime ago, but they retained all that data - and all that data was stolen. If you'd ever seen an application for clearance, you'd see the enormity of the hack even more clearly. It was pretty drastic and clearance applications contain *everything* about you, including info about family and friends.