I want to burn a *.img file of Wheezy OS to my 8GB SD Card from a Mac but can't figure out how.
Any help would be appreciated. :)
There is a faq/howto available that discusses all the various OS-es. For the Mac it is (nearly) the same as under the various other types of Unix versions. The use of dd.
In short you type:
N.B: the of=/rdev/diskn needs to be the SD card, if you do this wrong you might end up destroying your Mac system!!!! Be careful!
Be sure to use
For a total step by step guide through this process please consult this explanation. There are 3 chapters for the Mac in this document.
The most easy way is described on the first chapter on Mac (Copying an image to the SD card in Mac OS X (Only with graphical interface)), it involves an application that does everything for you, to be complete I copy the link to this application here
First, verify the path to your SD card. You can do this by running the following command from terminal:
The output shows a list of disks currently mounted on the system. Here's the relevant line from my output:
In this case I can verify
If you have an existing partition on the disk you may need to unmount it, otherwise you'll get a "Resource busy" error message when you try to write the image.
Now to write the image file to the disk. Note the 'r' added to
Depending on the size of your SDcard this may take a while. You can press
This app may be helpfull for you: http://alltheware.wordpress.com/2012/12/11/easiest-way-sd-card-setup/
Try this: ApplePi-Baker
It's free, writes IMG files to SD-Card, can prepare a NOOBS card and can make a backup to IMG of your SD-Card.
You could also try: dd Utility