Burn Image Files with Style Using Etcher

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

May 30, 2016 GMT
Dmitri Popov

Many Linux distributions nowadays are distributed as ISO or IMG images, and you need a specialized tool to burn them onto SD cards or USB drives. On Linux, you have several utilities at your disposal, but probably none of them can compete with Etcher when it comes to simplicity and user-friendliness. This one-trick pony features a sleek interface, which will appeal to Linux beginners and all users who appreciate well-designed pleasing interfaces.

Appearance is not Etcher's only attraction, though. The tool is designed to make it easy to select the correct destination drive, which prevents major disasters like burning an image on the wrong disk. Etcher also performs validation, ensuring that the destination drive is healthy and the image has been burned correctly. Considering what it does, the utility is quite large in size, but it's a small price to pay if you are looking for a user-friendly and supremely easy to use tool for burning images. To burn an image with Etcher, grab the appropriate executable from the project's website, and run the downloaded binary as root, for example: sudo ./Etcher-linux-x64.AppImage. Then simply follow the required steps.

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