A variety of Endless OS installation and deployment procedures require you to flash an image, which refers to the process of taking an Endless OS image that you have downloaded and writing it to a storage device. Amongst other cases, image flashing is needed for:
balenaEtcher can be used to flash Endless OS images. One advantage of this option is that it is supported on both macOS and Windows.
Please note that running Endless OS on Apple Mac hardware is not supported. If you are using this procedure on macOS, it is usually because you are creating media to be run on a different type of computer that is supported by Endless OS.
Download an Endless OS ISO or image file
Download and install balenaEtcher
Plug a USB stick into your computer. All data on this USB stick will be erased.
Click Select image, and select the Endless OS ISO or image file
Ensure that the correct USB stick is selected. If not, click Change and select the correct USB stick
You may see the following when flashing is complete – just click Ignore
Remove the USB stick