What tool are folks using to make boot USB from ISO in Kubuntu 24.04? Every app I try fails

I can’t install Balena Etcher (Unable to run AppImage or install on Ubuntu 24.04. · Issue #4242 · balena-io/etcher · GitHub). And please don’t say dd – I’m looking for GUI to run from KDE.

I can’t figure out what’s the best app for this?

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You could try this ISOImageWriter - KDE Community Wiki
I haven’t tried it and don’t use Kubuntu but I normally use OpenSuse Image Writer but am unsure if it is in the repos for Kubuntu

Humm. It wasn’t available through apt but I got it working with snap. Thanks!

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I suggest you look into Ventoy. Once you’ve got a USB that boots, one just copies the iso to it. I’ve used the same one for about 4 years.


Etcher has debs or a PPA somewhere, In have used it that way in the past. But they seem to hide info on it?

An Appimage fix should work, I think. I have not tested it myself.

Ventoy is a great and popular tool that makes things as simple as drag-n-drop. I usually use dd, but Ventoy allows for multiple ISOs on a single flash drive, including Windows. It is a good way to have a few rescue tools and the like available in one place.

And of course dd is always available as a last resort :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

@jlittle Thank you. I will try it.

@claydoh The appimage fix didn’t help.

Yes, ever since I discovered ventoy, I use only that: https://www.ventoy.net/en/index.html


I tried Ventoy and KDE’s ISO image writer, and was successful with both.

Been using Balena Etcher for god knows…Just downloaded the latest appimg and it runs just fine.


As already suggest try to download the Etcher for Linux x64 (64-bit) (AppImage)

Download LINK

balenaEtcher Web site

If you’re already running kubuntu, why not usb-creator-kde?


I had not seen that. Will try! Thank you.