How to Install and Run Etcher Image Burner on Ubuntu

Etcher is a free image burner for Windows, OS X and GNU/Linux. Using Etcher you can burn images to SD cards, USB drives and urls. And also you can create a bootable USB. It validated the image burning and finds the corrupted cards and usb drives. It is also available as a command-line app. Etcher is made with JS, HTML, node.js and Electron.


Install Etcher image burner on Ubuntu

For Linux, Etcher is available as a .AppImage format. Go to Etcher download page and download the .AppImage 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 in Ubuntu.

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Here the downloaded file is Right click on the file and select extract here . It will extract the zip archive . Inside you will get balenaEtcher-1.5.122-x64.AppImage file . Just right click on it and select Properties.

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Then go to the Permissions tab and check the Allow executing files as program option.

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Close all and again right click on the AppImage file and select run. It will launch the Etcher image burner window.


Open your terminal by pressing ctrl+alt+t and run below command

cd Downloads
cd balena-etcher-electron-1.5.122-linux-x64

Then type below and hit enter

sudo chmod +x ~ balenaEtcher-1.5.122-x64.AppImage

Here “balenaEtcher-1.5.122-x64.AppImage” is the downloaded file name. you can change commands based on your file name.

after that

sudo ./balenaEtcher-1.5.122-x64.AppImage



That’s it

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  1. Anon


  2. Mohan Yadav

    Very Very Useful And Awesome Article.

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