HOW TO INSTALL ETCHER USBWRITER (SD CARD WRITER) IN UBUNTU 16.04 – A BEST IMAGE WRITER FOR LINUX
In this article we are going to learn How to install etcher usbwriter (sd card writer) in Ubuntu 16.04. etcher image writer is a open source application for Linux operating system used to write images in to SD Cards easily. It’s an quite simple, light weight and user friendly application. etcher image writer has been written using multiple programming languages i.e. HTML, Java, JS, Electron.
etcher usbwriter (sd card writer) is a cross platform application available for major operating system’s i.e. Linux, Microsoft Windows, MacOS. There are so many image writers are available on internet but the best advantage of etcher is, it writes images in to SD cards 50% more faster as compared to other image writer application.
Follow the below steps to install etcher usbwriter (SD card writer) in Ubuntu 16.04 – a best image writer for Linux
Before start the installation of etcher image writer let’s update the packages & repositories of Ubuntu 16.04 using below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update # Update Packages & Repositories Hit:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease Hit:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net/jd-team/jdownloader/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease Hit:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease Reading package lists... Done
Now we have to download the etcher usbwriter (SD card writer) package from it’s official website. So use the below command to download the same.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ wget https://github.com/resin-io/etcher/releases/download/v1.3.1/etcher-electron_1.3.1_amd64.deb --2018-01-31 00:35:03-- https://github.com/resin-io/etcher/releases/download/v1.3.1/etcher-electron_1.3.1_amd64.deb Resolving github.com (github.com)... 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124 Connecting to github.com (github.com)|126.96.36.199|:443... connected. . . Length: 50829660 (48M) [application/octet-stream] Saving to: ‘etcher-electron_1.3.1_amd64.deb’ etcher-electron_1.3.1_amd64.deb 100%[=====================================================================================>] 48.47M 613KB/s in 89s 2018-01-31 00:36:35 (556 KB/s) - ‘etcher-electron_1.3.1_amd64.deb’ saved [50829660/50829660]
As you can see below I have already downloaded the etcher image writer .deb package. Refer the output below.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ ls -l etcher-electron_1.3.1_amd64.deb # Downloaded Package -rw-rw-r-- 1 elinuxbook elinuxbook 50829660 Jan 23 10:46 etcher-electron_1.3.1_amd64.deb
Now we are ready to install the etcher usbwriter (SD card writer) package. So let’s go ahead and install the same using below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -i etcher-electron_1.3.1_amd64.deb # Install etcher Package Selecting previously unselected package etcher-electron. (Reading database ... 174275 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack etcher-electron_1.3.1_amd64.deb ... Unpacking etcher-electron (1.3.1) ... dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of etcher-electron: etcher-electron depends on libappindicator1; however: Package libappindicator1 is not installed. dpkg: error processing package etcher-electron (--install): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index... Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ... Errors were encountered while processing: etcher-electron
As you can see above etcher image writer package is asking for some dependencies to complete the installation. So use the below command to install required dependencies.
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So we have successfully installed the etcher usbwriter (sd card writer) with all required dependencies. Now to confirm the same use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -l etcher-electron # Confirm the installed Package Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ||/ Name Version Architecture Description +++-====================================-=======================-=======================-============================================================================= ii etcher-electron 1.3.1 amd64 Etcher is a powerful OS image flasher built with web technologies to ensure f
Now to open the application just type the command etcher-electron on shell prompt. Refer the command below.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ etcher-electron # Open the Etcher application
You can also open the etcher image writer application graphically using Search your computer box. Refer the snapshot below.
To uninstall the application use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -r etcher-electron # Open etcher usbwriter (sd card writer) App (Reading database ... 174367 files and directories currently installed.) Removing etcher-electron (1.3.1) ... Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index... Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ...
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