Write Raspbian to SD Card from Mac

  • Run:

    diskutil list
  • Review the output. Identify the device for your SD. On mine, it was "disk2". Substitute 2 (or your digit) for # below.

  • Run:

    diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk#
  • Run (this takes a few minutes):

    sudo dd bs=1m if=2017-01-11-raspbian-jessie-lite.img of=/dev/rdisk#
  • Create a "ssh" file on the SD card to enable ssh on first boot and un-mount the SD card:

    > /Volumes/boot/ssh
    sudo diskutil eject /dev/rdisk#

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