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I have a Mac, Raspberry Pi zero, and an SD card.

I downloaded Raspbian Jessie Lite and installed as per directions in Installing operating system images on macOS.

I cannot find the etc/ directory to modify the Wi-Fi configuration. The card contains:

.fseventsd      bcm2710-rpi-cm3.dtb kernel.img
COPYING.linux       bootcode.bin        kernel7.img
LICENCE.broadcom    cmdline.txt     overlays
LICENSE.oracle      config.txt      start.elf
bcm2708-rpi-b-plus.dtb  fixup.dat       start_cd.elf
bcm2708-rpi-b.dtb   fixup_cd.dat        start_db.elf
bcm2708-rpi-cm.dtb  fixup_db.dat        start_x.elf
bcm2709-rpi-2-b.dtb fixup_x.dat
bcm2710-rpi-3-b.dtb issue.txt

The only directory is overlays.

Is there something I am missing? From online documents it seems the configuration should be in etc which does not exist?

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There are two partitions on the card. The first one is small, ~60 MB, and formatted with a FAT32 filesystem. Pretty much any operating system can read this. It contains the bootloader/bootstrap firmware, OS kernel, some configuration files, and a variety of device tree overlays. That's what you are looking at.

The second partition is much larger, (I think ~2GB with jessie lite but it may be more) and formatted ext4; this is the root filesystem which contains the /etc directory. When running, normally the first partition is mounted on /boot in the root fs hierarchy.

To read/write ext4 on OSX I believe you need third party tools or to use a VM running some GNU/Linux based system.

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