Install Balena Etcher on Ubuntu

If you have been following some of the tutorials on this website then at some point you may have had the need to create a boot-able USB stick to install a Linux distribution. A really good piece of software which enables you to do this quickly is called Balena-Etcher.

Etcher is available as an app image however you can install the PPA by following these simple steps.

Add the Etcher debian repository

Open terminal and enter the following command

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

Now add Trust Bintray.coms GPG key with:

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

Finally, update and install Etcher

sudo apt-get update && apt-get install balena-etcher-electron

Uninstalling Etcher

If for any reason that you wish to uninstall Etcher simply open terminal and run the following commands:

sudo apt-get remove balena-etcher-electron$ 

Followed by:

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

And finally:

sudo apt-get update

Etcher will now be completely removed from your system.