Etcher - USB, SD Card Flasher App


Etcher - USB, SD Card flasher app for Linux and a powerful OS image flasher built by "Balena", with web technologies to ensure flashing an SDCard or USB drive is a pleasant and safe experience.

It protects you from accidentally writing to your hard-drives, ensures every byte of data was written correctly and so much more.

It can also flash directly Raspberry Pi devices that support the usb-boot protocol.

IMPORTANT: Windows images need post-processing and therefore cannot be made bootable by Etcher or any other image writer, use Microsofts own USB-tool.

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Linux (most distros).
  • macOS 10.10 (Yosemite) and later.
  • Microsoft Windows 7 and later.

Note: Etcher will run on any platform officially supported by Electron.

Etcher - USB, SD Card flasher app for Linux.

License: Apache License 2.0
Size: 229MB

How to install in Debian and Ubuntu:

Debian and Ubuntu based Package Repository (GNU/Linux x86/x64).

Open a terminal window and add Etcher Debian repository:

echo "deb stable etcher" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/balena-etcher.list

Press Enter, then.

Trust's GPG key:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 379CE192D401AB61

Press Enter, now.

Update and install:

sudo apt-get update

Press Enter,

Next type the following to install:

sudo apt-get install balena-etcher-electron

Press Enter,

Now if you want to uninstall Etcher:

sudo apt-get remove balena-etcher-electron

Press Enter,

sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/balena-etcher.list

Press Enter,

sudo apt-get update

Press Enter, done.

Now you are ready to open up the .iso and flash your USB or SD-card with a Linux bootable OS. No need for DVD-R or BD-R discs.

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