failed deb install on LMDE4

Hi everybody,

I Just tried to install etcher on Debian-bases LMDE4.

Encountered error “… Zugriff auf ‘/opt/balena-etcher-electron/chrome-sandbox’ nicht möglich: Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden” (Access to ‘/opt/balena-etcher-electron/chrome-sandbox’ not possible: File or folder not found).

Checked ‘/opt’ and found ‘/opt/balenaEtcher’ but not ‘/opt/balena-etcher-electron’.

Workaround (as root):
cd /opt/
ln -s balenaEtcher balena-etcher-electron
aptitude reinstall balena-etcher-electron


Hi Andreas,

Welcome to the forums! Thanks for that feedback. Could you share with us your Debian version and the full command you used to install the etcher .deb file?

I’ll pass that along to the etcher team. Thank you

Hi pipex,

Distro is LMDE 4 Debbie from “LMDE 4 Release Notes - Linux Mint” with Cinnamon desktop.

For installing, I followed the instructions on your site:

  1. curl -1sLf ‘’ | sudo -E bash
  2. aptitude update
  3. apt-get install balena-etcher-electron