How to Add Balena Etcher Repository for Ubuntu-Based OSes

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

GNU/Linux Ubuntu Adding Etcher Repo Guide

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

And Etcher for Ubuntu 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 Ubuntu-based Distros like:

  • Linux Mint
  • Lubuntu
  • Kubuntu
  • Xubuntu
  • Zorin OS
  • Elementary OS
  • Linux Lite
  • Bodhi Linux
  • Kde Neon
  • Pop!_OS
  • Voyager
  • Trisquel
  • LXLE
  • feren OS
  • Peppermint
  • Q4OS
  • Linux Ultimate Edition
How to Add Etcher Repository for Ubuntu-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 Ubuntu
    Simply play:

    sudo apt install curl
  3. 3. Adding Etcher Repo

    Then to Add Etcher Repository for Ubuntu

    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 Ubuntu Sources

    Next to Refresh Ubuntu 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 Ubuntu

    Finally, to Install Etcher for Ubuntu

    Etcher Ubuntu Getting Started Guide

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