How to install and run Etcher image burner on Linux Mint

Etcher is a free image burner with good User interface for Linux. It is also available for windows and Mac OS. It is build using JS, HTML, node.js and Electron. It allows you to burn image files to SD cards & USB drives and create a bootable USB using it. Some additional functions are image validation and finding the corrupted SD cards and usb drives.


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Install Etcher on Linux Mint

Go to Etcher Homepage page and download the .zip file for the latest version of Etcher for your computer according to your system architecture. (32bit or 64bit). The default download folder is Home->Downloads folder in Linux mint.

Here i am using 32-bit OS and selected the Etcher for Linux x86 32- bit. And  the downloaded file is Etcher-1.0.0-rc.3-linux-x86.zip. Right click on the file and select Extract here. After the extract, you will get .AppImage file. That is Etcher-1.0.0-rc.3-linux-x86.AppImage.

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Then right click on the .AppImage file and select Properties. In the Properties windows, click the Permissions tab and check the Allow executing files as program option (if unchecked).

Then open your terminal in Linux Mint. To open terminal click the Main Linux Mint Menu, then go to system tools and select Terminal or type terminal in the search field or click the Terminal icon in taskbar.Type the below command in the terminal and hit enter.

cd Downloads

Then type below and hit enter

sudo ./Etcher-1.0.0-rc.3-linux-x86.AppImage

Note: You need to change the file name (Etcher-1.0.0-rc.3-linux-x86.AppImage) according to yours.

Type your Linux Mint password. Then click yes button. That’s it. It will open the etcher image burner

OR

you can also run the Etcher by double clicking the .AppImage file that is Etcher-1.0.0-rc.3-linux-x86.AppImage.

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