Error 5: An error occurred when locking the drive

Bug #1731670 reported by Recep Baltas on 2017-11-11
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Image Writer
Tobin Davis

Bug Description

Windows 10 Build 1709
macOS RAW Image 7 GB
Kingston USB 3.0

Ran normal, ran as admin does not matter. Getting Error 5 when I try to write a RAW image.

Tobin Davis (gruemaster) wrote :

I have not been able to reproduce this, but will look into it as soon as my new dev system is setup (Intel NUC with Windows 7/8.1/10 multiboot).

Changed in win32-image-writer:
assignee: nobody → Tobin Davis (gruemaster)
importance: Undecided → Medium
Peter Lucas (phlute) wrote :

I had the same problem.

I guessed that my micro SD card was pre-formatted as FAT32 and the image file is 4 Gbytes (ie too large for FAT32). I reformatted the card as NTFS and was able to write the image with no problem

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