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Raspberry Pi Networking Cookbook - Second Edition by Rick Golden

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Mac OS X disk utilities – diskutil and dd

This recipe explains how to use the diskutil and dd disk utilities that are found on a Mac OS X computer to install a Raspberry Pi operating system image on an SD card.

You should have already downloaded a Raspberry Pi disk image and you should be ready to write the disk image onto an SD card.

Once you've completed this recipe, you will be able to write an SD card from a Mac OS X computer.

Getting ready

Ingredients:

  • A computer running Mac OS X with an SD card writer
  • An SD card of 4 GB or greater (class 10 has the best performance)
  • A Raspberry Pi operating system image file

Both the diskutil and dd disk utility commands are installed by default with the Mac OS X operating system. The diskutil command is used to ...

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