H. Kamran

macOS Tips and Tricks

I just recently upgraded to macOS Catalina, and needed to flash a microSD card for my Raspberry Pi. However, balenaEtcher was throwing an error when trying to flash the image.

The error thrown by balenaEtcher

After a little while, I realized that Catalina included some extra privacy protections. I went into System Preferences and turned on “Full Disk Access” for balenaEtcher. But lo and behold, the error still persisted.

The Solution

After doing a bit of research, I found that balenaEtcher, and Etcher (the former name of balenaEtcher), had a command-line utility to launch the app.

sudo /Applications/balenaEtcher.app/Contents/MacOS/balenaEtcher

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H. Kamran

H. Kamran

I am a developer experienced in Python, JavaScript, Vue.js, Swift, and Git. I write about content that I find interesting or useful to share with the world.