How to install Etcher Image Editor on Ubuntu 18.04
To install Etcher Image Editor on Ubuntu 18.04
Etcher Image Writer is a simple and easy to use end users app for burning images to SD Cards as well as USB drives. It is extensible for developers and works on any platform which includes, Windows, Linux, Mac OS X etc. It is a way to stream an OS image to the device. Etcher is developed with JS, HTML, node.js as well as Electron. This tutorial covers the installation procedure of Etcher image editor on Ubuntu 18.04.
Before beginning the installation procedure, install the gdebi tool in your system by running the following command.
root@linuxhelp1:~# apt-get install gdebi -y Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: apache2-bin apache2-data apache2-utils libapr1 libaprutil1 libaprutil1-dbd-sqlite3 libaprutil1-ldap Use ' sudo apt autoremove' to remove them. The following additional packages will be installed: gdebi-core gnome-icon-theme libgtk2-perl libpango-perl Suggested packages: libgtk2-perl-doc The following NEW packages will be installed: . . Preparing to unpack .../libgtk2-perl_2%3a1.24992-1build1_amd64.deb ... Unpacking libgtk2-perl (2:1.24992-1build1) ... Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu3.18.04.1) ... Setting up gdebi-core (0.9.5.7+nmu2) ... Setting up gnome-icon-theme (3.12.0-3) ... update-alternatives: using /usr/share/icons/gnome/scalable/places/debian-swirl.svg to provide /usr/share/icons/gnome/scalable/places/start-here.svg (start-here.svg) in auto mode Processing triggers for man-db (2.8.3-2) ... Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-11ubuntu1) ... Setting up libpango-perl (1.227-2build1) ... Setting up gdebi (0.9.5.7+nmu2) ... Setting up libgtk2-perl (2:1.24992-1build1) ...
The gdebi installer is installed successfully. Next go to its official page and get the latest version of the application and use the wget command followed by the download link and execute it.
root@linuxhelp1:~# wget https://github.com/resin-io/etcher/releases/download/v1.1.1/etcher-electron_1.1.1_amd64.deb --2018-07-07 02:30:54-- https://github.com/resin-io/etcher/releases/download/v1.1.1/etcher-electron_1.1.1_amd64.deb Resolving github.com (github.com)... 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199 Connecting to github.com (github.com)|188.8.131.52|:443... connected. . . Resolving github-production-release-asset-2e65be.s3.amazonaws.com (github-production-release-asset-2e65be.s3.amazonaws.com)... 184.108.40.206 Connecting to github-production-release-asset-2e65be.s3.amazonaws.com (github-production-release-asset-2e65be.s3.amazonaws.com)|220.127.116.11|:443... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 40812482 (39M) [application/octet-stream] Saving to: ‘ etcher-electron_1.1.1_amd64.deb’ etcher-electron_1.1.1_a 100%[==============================> ] 38.92M 682KB/s in 99s 2018-07-07 02:32:37 (404 KB/s) - ‘ etcher-electron_1.1.1_amd64.deb’ saved [40812482/40812482]
The package is downloaded in the system. Next install the etcher image editor using gdebi installer followed by the downloaded package.
root@linuxhelp1:~# gdebi etcher-electron_1.1.1_amd64.deb Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Reading state information... Done Requires the installation of the following packages: gconf-service gconf-service-backend gconf2 gconf2-common libappindicator1 libgconf-2-4 libindicator7 libpango1.0-0 libpangox-1.0-0 Etcher is a powerful OS image flasher built with web technologies to ensure flashing an SDCard or USB drive is a pleasant and safe experience. It protects you from accidentally writing to your hard-drives, ensures every byte of data was written correctly and much more. Flash OS images to SD cards and USB drives, safely and easily. Do you want to install the software package? [y/N]:y . . Setting up libpango1.0-0:amd64 (1.40.14-1) ... Setting up gconf-service-backend (3.2.6-4ubuntu1) ... Setting up gconf-service (3.2.6-4ubuntu1) ... Setting up gconf2 (3.2.6-4ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.27-3ubuntu1) ... Selecting previously unselected package etcher-electron. (Reading database ... 181027 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack etcher-electron_1.1.1_amd64.deb ... Unpacking etcher-electron (1.1.1) ... Setting up etcher-electron (1.1.1) ... Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu3.18.04.1) ... Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-11ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...
The Etcher application is installed succesfully in the system. To run it, type the application name in the ubuntu dashboard and click on the icon to run the application.
The Etcher application is running without any glitches.
With this, the method to install Etcher Image Editor on Ubuntu 18.04 comes to an end.