Purple_Dragon
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Using Etcher on Raspbian Stretch?

Fri May 03, 2019 5:09 am

I can't figure out how to open Etcher on my Pi. I'm hoping to be able to make new microSDs for things like RetroPie and Kali Linux. Halp!!!!

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Re: Using Etcher on Raspbian Stretch?

Fri May 03, 2019 5:13 am

You are trying to flash an image to microSD using your RPi?

usually its the dd method

unless somebody update me that Balena Etcher is available and running stable on Raspbian Stretch.....
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Re: Using Etcher on Raspbian Stretch?

Fri May 03, 2019 5:23 am

Hi there Purple Dragon !!

Why would you want to use Etcher on your pi. Ether is not necessary to flash in your pi., You could use the dd command. You should use Etcher in your PC to do that. And If you have already booted using sd card. You cant just remove it and add another sd card and flash it. Also your PC is faster and powerful than you pi.

If you want to install any other os in your pi.
Use Raspbian noobs to do this.
First connect Pi to internet. When it is booting there may be a screen which shows press shift for more boot options. You must see other oses

Kali Linux on Pi : https://docs.kali.org/kali-on-arm/insta ... spberry-pi
Noobs : https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/introducing-noobs/
http://output.to/sideway/default.asp?qno=140100008
Use etcher in your PC : https://www.balena.io/etcher/
SD card setup : https://elinux.org/RPi_Easy_SD_Card_Setup

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Re: Using Etcher on Raspbian Stretch?

Fri May 03, 2019 5:42 am

Purple_Dragon wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 5:09 am
I can't figure out how to open Etcher on my Pi. I'm hoping to be able to make new microSDs for things like RetroPie and Kali Linux. Halp!!!!

Etcher does not natively support ARMHF Linux:

https://www.balena.io/etcher/
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Re: Using Etcher on Raspbian Stretch?

Fri May 03, 2019 8:21 am

You may even use the plain "cp" command since all you are doing is copying a file.

sudo cp xxxx.img /dev/sdx
sync

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Re: Using Etcher on Raspbian Stretch?

Fri May 03, 2019 9:25 am

.... and to summarize most of the replies given above, you could even refer to the documentation provided by the Raspberry Pi Foundation: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... s/linux.md

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