Flashing an operating system onto a USB-stick

There are multiple ways to flash a operating system onto a USB-stick. We will present you the method of using balenaEtcher

See also our video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAxvLZ6YGMM

Prerequisites

  • You need a USB-stick (we recommend USB 3.0 for better speed)
  • You need a OS image in the *.iso format. For k3OS you could choose for example this version

Steps

Download balenaEtcher: www.balena.io/etcher/

Download balenaEtcher: www.balena.io/etcher/

Insert USB-stick and open balenaEtcher

Insert USB-stick and open balenaEtcher

Select downloaded *.iso by clicking on “Flash from file” (the screen might look different based on your operating system)

Select downloaded *.iso by clicking on “Flash from file” (the screen might look different based on your operating system)

Select the USB-stick by clicking on “Select target”

Select the USB-stick by clicking on “Select target”

Select “Flash”

Select “Flash”

It will flash the image on the USB-stick

It will flash the image on the USB-stick

You are done!

You are done!

These steps are also available as a YouTube tutorial from the user kilObit.

https://youtu.be/kWRx40Q8B_A

Last modified October 5, 2022: Historian article (#107) (5f30dc0)