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Installing via MacOS

Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:08 pm

How long should the process take? I've had dd stuck for over 15 minutes at times.
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Re: Installing via MacOS

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Re: Installing via MacOS

Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:34 pm

how big of an SD card ?
open another terminal and type
sudo kill -USR1 $(pgrep ^dd)
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Re: Installing via MacOS

Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:02 pm

Do you mean installing an Operating System image such as Raspbian onto an SD card?

Perhaps following instructions like those published by the Raspberry Pi foundation?

http://www.raspberrypi.org/documentatio ... ges/mac.md

Is it really 'stuck' - or is it just taking longer than you want it too?

The time it takes is entirely due to the size of the image and the bandwidth/throughput of your SD card reader/writer and the SD card itself. You can do the sums for your own setup yourself, but using 'Wintel' hardware running either Windows or linux usually takes between 15 and 20 minutes. Using the NOOBS installer on an RPi (which carries out the same operation 'natively') takes about the same time. In that case there is a progress bar to reassure you that something is happening.

I'd say be patient and give it at least 20 minutes before you conclude it has failed.

If you like feedback, I believe there are 'tweaked' versions of 'dd' around which have a progress bar. I'm not a Mac user, so I don't know if these are available for your system. Alternatively, use NOOBS.

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Re: Installing via MacOS

Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:18 pm

It can easily take up to half an hour. Longer if you have a slow SD card...

There are several gui programs for OSX to do the job:
PiCloner
http://sourceforge.net/projects/picloner/
PiWriter
http://sourceforge.net/projects/piwriter/
RPi-sd card builder
http://www.argossehome.fr/?attachment_id=172

I always use dd. Hasn't failed yet.

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Re: Installing via MacOS

Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:15 am

If you try to install (or even copy) using a normal disk id e.g. /dev/disk2 it can take a LONG time. If you use raw disk mode /dev/rdisk2 it should only take ~20 minutes for an 8GB card.

Post your `dd` command line if you need more help.

PS type Ctl+T in the terminal to show progress

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