So I ended up buying a new micro SD because I anticipate needing the additional space. I received the link to the image via email and got it downloaded but when I follow the steps exactly as described in the tutorial online I get a permission denied.
The new card is the same brand, Sandisk ultra plus, but in 32 gb instead. I made sure the card was wiped and formatted to fat32 then attempted to use the uncompressed image for the install. The method I used was for a MAC using the terminal commands.
Are there any steps that need to be performed before hand that I am missing? Thanks in advance.