In the Linux parlance, a common disk burning command is dd.
Balena / Etcher
Balena produces a USB Burning tool called Etcher.
Based on a couple of web sites, the Balena tool is based on the dd tool.
Cross-Platform is provided via Electron.
- Balena / Etcher Sources
- Download Artifact
- Install or Avail Artifact
- Run Tool
- Use Tool
Balena / Etcher Sources
Balena Etcher’s tools are available through the following web sites:-
- Balena / Etcher
Balena.io / Etcher
|Etcher for Windows (x86|x64) (Installer)||Windows||x86|x64||Link
|Etcher for Windows (x86|x64) ( Portable )||Windows||x86|x64||Link
|Etcher for macOS||macOS||x64||Link
|Etcher for Linux x64 (64-bit) (AppImage)||Linux||x64||Link
|Etcher for Linux x32 (32-bit) (AppImage)||Linux||x86||Link
Depending on the computer where you intend to burn the image, please choose the appropriate image.
In our case, our working computer is a PC running Microsoft Windows 10.
As for us, we are exploring the tool and thus chose the portable version over an actual installation.
Images – OS – Windows – Portable
- Installation Type:- Portable
- Version:- 1.5.109
- File Size:- 115 MB
Install or Avail Artifact
As we have a portable artifact, we do not need to perform an install.
Please run the portable tool.
- Choose Installer
- Flash from file
- Flash from URL
- Clone Drive
- Choose Installer – Flash from file
- In our case, we have a file
- Our file is an Apple DMG File
- DMG File Info
- The name of the file is InstallMacOSX.dmg
- The file’s size is about 6 GB
- DMG File Info
- Select Target
- The Next step is to choose the Target
- Please select the Target Option
- Once the Target Option is selected, available USB Drives are listed
- Please choose the USB you have chosen to use
- The next step is to select the Flash Option
- Once Flash is selected, burning of the image unto the USB is initiated
- The screen is amply updated with progress status in terms of percent completed
Image – Choose Installer
Image – Choose Installer – List of Installers
Image – Choose Installer – Flash From File
Image – Select target
Image – Select target – List of USB Drives – Initial
Image – Select target – List of USB Drives – USB Device Selected
Image – Flash
Image – Flash – Flashing Initiate
Image – Flash – Flash Completed