How to Add Balena Etcher Repository for Debian-Based OSes

November 5, 2019 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

GNU/Linux Debian Etcher Repository Add

Hi! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Add Balena Etcher Repository in Debian-Based GNU/Linux OSes.

And Etcher for Debian is a Free and Open-Source Utility used for Burning Image Files such as .iso and .img, as well as Zipped Folders to Create Live SD Cards and USB Flash Drives.

So this Repo Setup is Valid for All the Debian-based Platforms like:

  • Kali
  • MX Linux
  • Deepin
  • Parrot
  • antiX
  • SparkyLinux
  • Q4OS
  • Vanilla OS
  • Netrunner
  • Voyager Debian
  • MakuluLinux
  • Elive
  • LMDE
  • Parsix
How to Add Etcher Repository for Debian-based Systems - Featured
  1. 1. Launching Shell Emulator

    Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Open Terminal
  2. 2. Installing cURL

    Now to Install cURL for Debian
    Simply play:

    sudo apt install curl
  3. 3. Adding Etcher Repo

    Then to Add Etcher Repository for Debian

    curl -1sLf ''  | sudo -E bash
    In case of “payement required” temporary issue, (due to bandwith issue on the Server), instead Download the Binary Installer!
    Then to Setup it:
    sudo apt install ~/Downloads/balena-etcher*.deb
    And you are Done!
  4. 4. Refreshing Debian Sources

    Next to Refresh Debian Apt Repo Sources

    sudo apt update

    Authenticate with the User Admin Pass.
    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo.

  5. 5. Installing Etcher on Debian

    Finally, to Install Etcher for Debian

    Etcher Debian Getting Started Guide

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