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    balenaEtcher Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to balenaEtcher for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Ventoy, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to balenaEtcher and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to balenaEtcher are UNetbootin (Free, Open Source), dd (Free, Open Source), MultiBootUSB (Free, Open Source) and WoeUSB (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 19, 2022
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    1. Ventoy is an open source tool to create bootable USB drive for ISO files. With ventoy, you don't need to format the disk again and again, you just need to copy the iso file to the USB drive and boot it.
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      Everything balenaEtcher can do Ventoy can do better and more. Plus they 'ignore' Mac, haha.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Everyone who wants to try linux from windows. Ventoy is the best option. Why? Because Ventoy will let you put two iso on the drive. No Burning or wiping out entire disk. Only direct iso copy and paste. If you want to try linux, simply put linux iso and for safe back to windows put a windows 10 iso.
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    2. UNetbootin (Universal Netboot Installer) is a cross-platform utility that can load Linux and other distributions to a partition or USB drive.
      UNetbootin vs balenaEtcher opinions
      Most users think UNetbootin is a great alternative to balenaEtcher.
      I cannot choose Winshit 10
      Negative comment about 6 years ago

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    3. dd, that stands for ‘data duplicator’, is a command-line utility for Unix mainly used for copying and converting data.
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      dd vs balenaEtcher opinions
      Almost everyone thinks dd is a great alternative to balenaEtcher.
      sharmaganesha2 It's command line. That means it does not have garbage inside the program. But it might freak some people out. But Literally, you have Git Bash so you can use DD on Windows. The usage: $ lsblk /dev/sdb 28G /dev/sda 931G $ dd if=popos.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=1M status=progress It's really nice.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      POX A good command-line alternative that comes with Unix-based operating systems. It's what I use on my MacBook to burn Linux ISO images on my USB drive.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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    4. MultiBootUSB is a software to create multi boot live Linux on a removable media i.e USB disk. It is similar to UNetbootin but many distros can be installed, provided you have enough space on the disk.

      Discontinued

      The project seems no longer developed and the official website is no longer available. Last version, 9.2.0, released in April 2018, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

      Almost everyone thinks MultiBootUSB is a great alternative to balenaEtcher.
    5. WoeUSB is a simple tool that enable you to create your own usb stick windows installer from an iso image or a real DVD. It is a fork of Congelli501 s WinUSB.
      WoeUSB vs balenaEtcher opinions
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      Good for windows images.
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    6. A very minimal GUI app that can write compressed disk images to USB drives.
      USBImager vs balenaEtcher opinions
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      rescuezilla USBImager is a 300 kilobyte download compared to balenaEtcher's 80+ megabyte. They're both cross-platform (Windows/macOS/Linux). The reason is USBImager is a native app while balenaEtcher is an Electron app. balenaEtcher is still a bit more user-friendly, but USBImager is by far the best cross-platform alternative right now.
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    7. A GNOME utility for dealing with storage devices.
      Disks vs balenaEtcher opinions
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      TheTrader Native interface, preinstalled, not bloated. If you use Gnome, there is no point in installing balenaetcher.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      It has always works great, and it comes as default on many linux OSes.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

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    8. Optical drives are rapidly disappearing from our computers of all kinds, and consequently installing operating systems from USB flash disks is becoming increasingly popular.

      Discontinued

      Last update was in 2016.

    9. MultiSystem is an awesome Linux tool for creating multiboot USB drives, developed by François Fabre (http://liveusb.info/dotclear/).
    10. Utility for writing raw disk images & hybrid isos to USB keys.
      SUSE Studio ImageWriter vs balenaEtcher opinions
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      Ranogard Etcher requires me to download 57.42 MiB from the Arch repos. Whereas the SUSE ImageWriter only needs 0.11 MiB. This is a factor of 522x! This is because Etcher is incredibly bloated by electron and their ads. Yet, the SUSE ImageWriter does the same thing and managed to create a bootable Manjaro live USB for me. I think Etcher is nothing but ridiculous compared to this.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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