So after much searching, trail and error, I was finally able to create a bootable SD card for my RPi2 Model B. Unfortunately, I did it in a way that I did not want to and I wanted to know where I have gone wrong.
I followed this guid and others that were similar but I failed each time. In the end, I used Rpi filler (ivanx.com/ raspberrypi / , aparently I need more than 10 reputation points for more than two links) from a Mac and it worked.
I think Rpi filler worked and the
dd command didn't because the partitions weren't labeled. I am suspicious of this because in the RPi boot problems sticky there is a part that says:
Do not leave the Volume Label (Windows) or Card Name (Mac) option blank, as NOOBS sometimes has trouble with empty card name labels.
I know the above quote is specifically for NOOBS but I'm suspicious that the same applies for Raspbian. I wasn't able to put a name on the partitions with the
dd command. Whenever the
dd command finished, the partitions had a seemingly random name.
If someone could tell me what I am doing wrong, it would be great. Thanks.