How to install Balena Etcher on Manjaro Linux?

Manjaro, a Linux based on Arch and one of the best for beginners to go with. If you want to install BalenaEthcer on Manajro Linux then here are the quick steps to follow.

Balena Etcher is an open-source software to quickly create a bootable USB drive using ISO and raw images of the various Linux flavors including Windows 10/8/7 and others. Its interface is very straightforward, after the installation the user just needs to Select ISO or raw image than a USB drive which he wants to create bootable and simply Flash it.

There are three ways to install Balena Etcher on Manjaro, one is using the Manjaro community repo, the second AUR package repository and build Etcher from its source package and the third is to directly download the App image from the official website. I will show both.

Using Community Repo

The packages to setup this tool are available in the community repo of Manjaro that can be installed using a single command:

Open a command terminal and run:

sudo pacman -Sy
sudo pacman -Sy etcher

Command to install Ethcer on Manjaro

Install Etcher on Manajro Linux using App Image

If you want to use a portable version then this method is the one, however, those who want to install it actually on their system should go for the second one.

  1. Go to BalenaEtcher’s official website.
  2. Click on the Download button to get the zip file.
  3. Once the downloaded completed, right-click and select “Engrampa Archive Manager” and click on the Extract option.
  4. Right-click on the BalenEtcher App Image and select “Execute” to run it on Manjaro.
  5. It will automatically run this bootable USB creator program. Being an App image, it is a portable tool and can be used in the same way not only on Manjaro but also on any other Linux distros.

Here are the screenshots to follow for the above tutorial.

Download Balena Etcher on Linux

Extract Zip file Execute the App image of Ethcer Run BalenaEtcher On Manajro Linux


Installing BaelnaEtcher using AUR and Source

In case you don’t want the portable App image of Etcher then build it from the source using the AUR repository and the steps given here.

Step 1: Click on the Start button represented by the Manjaro icon.

Step 2: Select All Applications and then Add/Remove Software.

Add or remove software

Step 3: Click on the three icons given on the right top side and select preferences.

Change Preferences

Step 4: Go to the Aur repository tab, enable it, select Check for updates, and Close button.

Enable AUR repository on Manjaro

Step 5:  Now, in the search box type- pkgconf.  Click on the Install button and then Apply to configure.

Install pkgconf

Step 6: Once the Pkgconf installation is completed, again in the search box type etcher, click on the Build button given in the front of etcher-bin package, and then the Apply button.

Install Etcher Bin

Once done you will see a Remove button.

Balena Etcher installed from source succesfull

Step 7: To run the software, click on the App launcher button and then search for BalenaEtcher on Manjaro. Soon you will see its icon, click it to run the software.

Balena Etcher installed on Manajro Linux

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