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balenaEtcher not working

#1 Post by Lonewolf71 »

Etcher will not open up in my Debian, so I have to us the built-in Disk Image Writer to bur iso's to flash drives. I prefer Etcher though.

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perhaps you have a sandbox error with your etcher appimage

Try : ./balenaEtcher-1.5.71-x64.AppImage --no-sandbox

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#4 Post by sunrat »

cp works for me.

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cp image.iso /dev/sdX ; sync
Installing a ~90MB application to do something which can be done by native default tools available in virtually every Linux distro is terribly inefficient.
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sunrat wrote: 2021-08-02 12:36 Installing a ~90MB application to do something which can be done by native default tools available in virtually every Linux distro is terribly inefficient.
Except that the "native" tools only ever worked inconsistently for me. I struggled for years, making multiple attempts to write every image. Having covered every table in the house with CD and DVD drink coasters I then progressed to discovering that they made suitable, if rapid wearing, plastic cutting discs in my grinder. Then I discovered that, with a little practice, the discs could be used, and sometimes re-used, as quite effective deterrents to trespassing by the neighbour's cats.

Etcher does it first time, every time. For me, a no brainer and with no machine having less than 1TB storage I couldn't care less about the 80-90MB that it takes up.
arochester wrote: 2021-08-02 10:58 The .deb works for me.
Same here. AppImages just aren't as fast or smooth. Only problem is their repo which needs updating periodically.

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#6 Post by sunrat »

We're talking writing USB flash drives here, not CDs/DVDs. K3b always wrote those reliably for me anyway although I haven't written any for ages.
cp has always worked for me to write USB flash keys. I wouldn't have mentioned it if I found it unreliable.
I guess Etcher has a nice GUI and precautions to stop you writing the wrong device. I'm not saying it's bad or anything but I prefer not to install from outside the Debian repos if possible.
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sunrat wrote: 2021-08-02 15:16 We're talking writing USB flash drives here, not CDs/DVDs
Yep, realise that. Before Etcher USBs were not just inconsistent - they were impossible. Now they work. Brasero works for most CD/DVDs, just like K3b. But then they'd get half way through and crash. Never have worked out why. USBs made with Etcher work more reliably, so I have to collect my DVDs that I spin at the neighbour's cats since I no longer have such a ready supply. It's some kind of hardware issue that I never got to the bottom of and only affects AMD desktops; Intel desktops and AMD or Intel notebooks don't suffer from it. Anyway, that's a bit off topic here. I only mentioned support for Etcher because it works for me, and may work for others in similar situations.

I'm no advocate of Frankendebian. In Buster I pull the 5.10 kernel and some firmware from Backports, Virtualbox from the Oracle site and Etcher. That's it. Those repos are then disabled and I update manually when needed.

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peer wrote: 2021-08-02 10:04 perhaps you have a sandbox error with your etcher appimage

Try : ./balenaEtcher-1.5.71-x64.AppImage --no-sandbox

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arochester wrote: 2021-08-02 10:58 The .deb works for me.

https://github.com/balena-io/etcher?d_i ... nux-x86x64
I tried it and it's installed but will not open :x

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sunrat wrote: 2021-08-02 12:36 cp works for me.

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cp image.iso /dev/sdX ; sync
Installing a ~90MB application to do something which can be done by native default tools available in virtually every Linux distro is terribly inefficient.
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#11 Post by Lonewolf71 »

I have tried everything and etcher won't work :roll:
It worked fine in any other distro I've tried.

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#12 Post by sunrat »

Open a terminal in the directory which contains the appimage and run the exact command peer wrote above. It may show some error info.

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./balenaEtcher-1.5.71-x64.AppImage --no-sandbox
Otherwise you said Disk Image Writer works so at least you can still accomplish the task.
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family@hp-lin:~$ cd /
family@hp-lin:/$ balenaEtcher-1.5.121-ia32.AppImage --no-sandbox
bash: balenaEtcher-1.5.121-ia32.AppImage: command not found
family@hp-lin:/$ sudo balenaEtcher-1.5.121-ia32.AppImage --no-sandbox
[sudo] password for family: 
sudo: balenaEtcher-1.5.121-ia32.AppImage: command not found
family@hp-lin:/$ 
:?

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#14 Post by arochester »

Have you made BalenaEtcher executable?
How to use AppImage in Linux
Using AppImage is fairly simple. It is done in these 3 simple steps:

Download AppImage file
Make it executable
Run it
Source - https://itsfoss.com/use-appimage-linux/

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#15 Post by sunrat »

I just downloaded the appimage to see how hard it is. After extracting from the zip archive, checked permissions and it is already marked executable so that's not the problem. Clicked on it in file manager (Dolphin here) and it opened immediately. Couldn't be easier.
Looking at your post I now see what your problem possibly is (well, one of your problems at least). You have the ia32 architecture version whereas you should have the x64 version. It's unlikely you have an ia32 computer unless it is quite old.
Go download the correct version and get back to us.
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#16 Post by peer »

You entered the following command:
"balenaEtcher-1.5.121-ia32.AppImage --no-sandbox"
Before this command you should use "./" so linux knows that it will have to search for the command in the present directory.
So the command must be:
"./balenaEtcher-1.5.121-ia32.AppImage --no-sandbox"

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#17 Post by sunrat »

peer wrote: 2021-08-04 12:42 You entered the following command:
"balenaEtcher-1.5.121-ia32.AppImage --no-sandbox"
Before this command you should use "./" so linux knows that it will have to search for the command in the present directory.
So the command must be:
"./balenaEtcher-1.5.121-ia32.AppImage --no-sandbox"
If you read my reply above you will see the appimage OP has is for 32bit Linux. I know he entered the command incorrectly but it won't work on 64bit no matter how the command is written. If OP has the correct appimage it should open just by clicking on it.
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#18 Post by peer »

You are right. So the OP must download the correct image and try again

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