How To Install BalenaEtcher on Debian 11

Install BalenaEtcher on Debian 11

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install BalenaEtcher on Debian 11. For those of you who didn’t know, balenaEtcher is a free and open-source flashing utility tool famous for writing image files such as .iso and .img files and zipped folders onto storage media to create live SD cards and USB flash drives. It is available to run for all mainstream OS such as Linux, Windows, and macOS.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of the BalenaEtcher on a Debian 11 (Bullseye).

Install BalenaEtcher on Debian 11 Bullseye

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install curl apt-transport-https

Step 2. Installing BalenaEtcher on Debian 11.

By default, BalenaEtcher is not available on Debian 11 base repository. Now we add the official BalenaEtcher repository to your Debian system:

curl -1sLf 'https://dl.cloudsmith.io/public/balena/etcher/setup.deb.sh' | sudo -E bash

Next, install BalenaEtcher packages using the following command below:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install balena-etcher-electron

Verify the BalenaEtcher installation:

sudo apt-cache policy balena-etcher-electron

Step 3. Accessing BalenaEtcher on Debian.

Once successfully installed, now go to the Application launcher and run the balenaEtcher GUI app.

Install BalenaEtcher on Debian 11 Bullseye

Congratulations! You have successfully installed BalenaEtcher. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the BalenaEtcher on Debian 11 Bullseye. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official BalenaEtcher website.

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