joostman wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:12 pm
I also have a problem adding a raspbian commandline version to VMware Fusion.
I tried a new system and used the .img as boot / OS, but this would not load.
The only two options I can think of are the bios type: UEFI or standard. Both don't seem to work.
Extracting the IMG gives me only a boot partition from about 50mb instead of the 4 GB which I guess it should become.
Extracting it to a SD card with Pi Filler works, but what can I do with a SD card?
Well, first, and again: if you're trying to use actual Raspbian on an x86 or amd64 PC or Mac, it won't work. You did not specify exactly what you downloaded and extracted. This is the one you want:
Now, as far as your borked extraction goes, it probably won't work in Windows either; Windows does not grok EXT filesystems, which is what this OS uses. Except, of course, for the boot partition! So what you can do with a SD card is BOOT THE COMPUTER TO IT, like it was designed to do. Why is everyone so insistent on a virtual machine? Just adds more complications. KISS