RC Logr 20200602 201003
Tuesday, 2 Jun, 2020
A friend reminded me of a great GUI utility called «balenaEtcher», which lets you flash OS images to SD cards and USB thumb drives. Etcher is way easier than using
dd, that is for sure. It just works. 🤓
Here’s what you need to do, if you want to do it manually on a Mac:
- Insert the SD card.
diskutil listin terminal and find the identifier.
- Unmount the disk using
diskutil unmountDisk /dev/diskNwhere N is the correct identifier. Don’t screw it up.
- Copy the image using
sudo dd bs=1m if=/path/to/OS_image.img of=/dev/rdiskN; syncwhere N is the correct identifier, noting that
rdiskstands for raw disk, which speeds things up. If you screw it up you can munge your main drive…
- Eject using
sudo diskutil eject /dev/rdiskN.
Too many things can (and do) go wrong, so that’s why I like balenaEtcher.RC Logr 20200602 201003 - A friend reminded me of a …