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Comment by gitbreaker222
about balenaEtcher · Mar 2017 · Helpful Not helpful 4 Helpful Report as spam

top UX/UI design. I can do, what I want to do, without the hassle finding out how to do it right.


Comment by zl3tkradio
about balenaEtcher · Nov 2019 · Helpful Not helpful 3 Helpful Report as spam

Ethcher does indeed 'appear' to brick USB sticks running on Win platforms, but that's only because it uses the 'Persistent Partition' protocol. Only the part of the drive needed for saving the .iso file is used and the remainder of the drive suddenly doesn't need to exist, so it effectively doesn't exist and the disk looks full ... hence you see only ~ 1.8 GB. This sudden loss of access to your stick can be overcome by re-partitioning the stick using the built-in Windows Disk Management Utility - simply format the apparently dead drive as a single (large) partition and all is well again. But it's annoying and time consuming, so as recommended - use instead Rufus with Win, which gives the option of either persistent partitioning or the much more user-friendly normal disk access. Rufus is not as fast as Etcher, however the log function makes it way more interesting to watch it working.


Could not detect removable drive

Comment by TechPython
about balenaEtcher · Jan 2017 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

Was not able to boot into Windows 7 installation.
Burned a Windows ISO to USB but wasn't able to detect the bootable device on multiple machines. Maybe my USB was incompatible, but do not take my word for it.


Etcher writes the image to the disk, like dd does. Windows images need post-processing and therefore cannot be made bootable by Etcher or any other image writer. Etcher documentation suggests you use microsoft's dedicated tool for the job.

Comment by sarakos
about balenaEtcher · Aug 2018 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I like :)


Comment by Guest
about balenaEtcher · Mar 2017 · Report as spam

I like so much. It's the better burner for removable drive.


Comment by ihatetoregister
about balenaEtcher · Nov 2017 · Helpful Not helpful -13 Helpful Report as spam

Why on earth would you implement a tool like this in javascript/html? No, ill stick to dd...


I wonder if the day will come when people stop discriminating against JS...

Who cares what languages are used to write the program, if it works? ;)

Comment by alexprange
about balenaEtcher · Mar 2019 · Helpful Not helpful -8 Helpful Report as spam

FOSS. Built on electron so super fast and super lightweight. Great tool