Popsicle burner

A lot of people on the board are recommending Popsicle to create boot USB's ...... I have used both the other methods with no real problems but I understand Popsicle is for use within Ubuntu various OS's .... so I found a command on Foss and typed it i the terminal .... but then I got this warning .....

mike@mike-ROG-Strix-G731GT-G731GT:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:system76/pop
[sudo] password for mike:
A repository for all Pop!_OS software components. For 21.10 and later, please see Index of /release/

WARNING: This PPA is for Pop!_OS, and it may cause breakage on other Ubuntu-based OS's. Use of this repository on non-Pop_OS installations is at your own risk!
More info: https://launchpad.net/~system76/+archive/ubuntu/pop

I went ahead and downloaded it to Zorin .... is this gonna be safe to use or like the warning said "use at your own risk" ..... I haven't tried it yet as I'm using Zorin 16 pro with a Cinnamon DE ..... I will await your replies before using .....

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You can install Popsicle burner, now. Currently, you are still safe.

But... Once Popsicle is installed:

You Absolutely Must Now Remove that Repository

If you forget, the next time you run updates, you will break Zorin OS when the system tries to upgrade to the different packages used by POP_OS.
That is unsafe.
Remove with:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:system76/pop

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Thank you sir but I think I will pass and remove Popsicle now before I forget when I next update .... don't need unwanted headaches ....

You can install and keep Popsicle.
It is only the repository you must ensure that you remove.

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This is what I got ..... doesn't say it was removed or not ?????

mike@mike-ROG-Strix-G731GT-G731GT:~$ sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:system76/pop
[sudo] password for mike:
A repository for all Pop!_OS software components. For 21.10 and later, please see Index of /release/

WARNING: This PPA is for Pop!_OS, and it may cause breakage on other Ubuntu-based OS's. Use of this repository on non-Pop_OS installations is at your own risk!
More info: https://launchpad.net/~system76/+archive/ubuntu/pop
Press [ENTER] to continue or Ctrl-c to cancel removing it.

mike@mike-ROG-Strix-G731GT-G731GT:~$

It shows it was doing a Removal. :slight_smile:

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OK thanks normally it would show a list of stuff being deleted but this time nothing .... so it had me a bit concerned .... by the way I did hit enter ....

There are some other programs out there that are good to use ....

oft I just use the AppImage, Popsicle has one, Popsicle_USB_Flasher-1.3.0-x86_64.AppImage

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Interesting I just tried it again and it gave me the same response ..... didn't say "file could not be found"

There are times when even the terminal... could stand to work on its communication skills.

If you prefer, you can doublecheck that the repo is removed using Software & Updates app.

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I saw nothing under Software & Updates/Other Software .... I checked all the items and found nada .....

@Aravisian
Hi, Is this the same for .deb files? or are they safe(r)?
thanks

I am really surprised that so many of you feel the need to install the System76 repo, in order to install Popsicle. Guys, I never installed the REPO, and I can find it in the software store just fine, and thats how I installed it. See!

See, no sense to making it harder then it is. Because its like Aravisian said, if you install that REPO, then you better freaking remember to remove it later, otherwise, when your system goes to update, its gonna be so broken, you will need to re-install the OS after.


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You should have no trouble with .deb files. It's safe.

It honestly does not show up in my Software Store...
I've looked since others say they see it there.
It may be due to my removal of Snapd and Flatpak...

I believe it is! Cause if you look at my screenshot, you can see its from Flathub sources.


That may be why the Repo, then.

It is possible to build Popsicle from source..

Or download the AppImage of the latest release from here

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