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REQUEST: balenaEtcher

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REQUEST: balenaEtcher

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Post by pearsimmon » Sat May 11, 2019 2:49 pm

balenaEtcher is an open-source tool for creating bootable pendrives.
https://www.balena.io/etcher/

They have an official .deb repo, both x86 and x64, with instructions how to add it here: https://github.com/balena-io/etcher#deb ... nux-x86x64
Such version is not cutting-edge and therefore likely more stable.

balenaEtcher does have an opt-out "anonymous statistics" anti-feature though.

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Re: REQUEST: balenaEtcher

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Post by manyroads » Sat May 11, 2019 3:15 pm

Pax vobiscum,
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Re: REQUEST: balenaEtcher

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Post by Sparky » Sat May 11, 2019 3:38 pm

Etcher doesn't work on my MX when used as an electron image. If it's possible, I would love to have it in the repos.
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Re: REQUEST: balenaEtcher

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Post by pearsimmon » Sun May 12, 2019 5:54 am

Hmm, for me it works fine.
Actually it would be nice if there was an integrated bootable stick maker in Thunar's custom actions. I miss this feature, coming from Linux Mint.

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Re: REQUEST: balenaEtcher

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Sun May 12, 2019 6:07 am

In MX Tools, Live USB Maker.
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Re: REQUEST: balenaEtcher

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Post by kc1di » Sun May 12, 2019 7:56 am

Live USB maker works well here also, But I use Etcher and their .deb file installs and work fine here. Make sure you download the one for Debian not xubuntu.

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Re: REQUEST: balenaEtcher

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Post by pearsimmon » Sun May 12, 2019 4:48 pm

But can MX Live USB Maker create from any iso, including Windows?

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Re: REQUEST: balenaEtcher

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Post by fehlix » Sun May 12, 2019 4:50 pm

pearsimmon wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 4:48 pm
But can MX Live USB Maker create from any iso, including Windows?
Yes with the option DD (disk dump) , that the exact the option Etcher is using.
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Re: REQUEST: balenaEtcher

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Post by beardedragon » Sun May 12, 2019 6:54 pm

The following is a way to install "Etcher" for Debian. Ignore the lines starting with # sign, they are descriptive only. The rest are copy/pasted into your Terminal.

#Add Etcher debian repository:

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


#Trust Bintray.com's GPG key:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 379CE192D401AB61

#Update and install:


sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install balena-etcher-electron


#Uninstall

sudo apt-get remove balena-etcher-electron

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

sudo apt-get update
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Re: REQUEST: balenaEtcher

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Post by Stevo » Sun May 12, 2019 7:53 pm

pearsimmon wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 5:54 am
Hmm, for me it works fine.
Actually it would be nice if there was an integrated bootable stick maker in Thunar's custom actions. I miss this feature, coming from Linux Mint.
We do have mintstick in the test repo.

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