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It's been some time since I've had to create a fresh Raspberry Pi SD card and I'm really pleased how easy it is to do now. There is no need to get your hands dirty with command line tools like diskutil
, just download a graphical app and let it do the work for you. In my case I used the ApplePi Baker
. The app is super easy to use and it shows you progress so you don't have to be guessing how much time is left before your SD card is ready to go.
When you launch the app, it asks for your root
password. This isn't stored and is required to write to the SD card, so it's safe to provide.
The app detects any SD cards connected to your Mac, simple select it in the 'Pi-Crust'
section, then select your .img file in the 'Pi-Ingredients'
section. To write the image to the SD card, click Restore Backup
and wait for it to complete.
Once the image is written, you're notified that you can eject the SD card.
That's all there is to it. You can also create a backup of your existing SD card using this app.
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