• I'm trying to get remote screen access to my Raspberry Pi (running Raspbian) with a Mac OS X client. Here's what I've got: I ran 'raspbian-config' and used it to enable the VNC server. The desktop on the raspberry-pi shows that VNC server is running. Ps says it's vncserver-x11-core. The raspberry pi shows up as a shared screen on my Mac in the.
  • The release, known as iRaspbian, mimics the look and feel of the Apple Mac OS X operating system. The iRaspbian image is available for the Raspberry Pi, working great on the Raspberry Pi 4.
  • I wanted to compile the Raspberry Pi OS kernel with support for 9000 MTU on the built-in Gigabit network interface for some ethernet benchmarking I was doing (it only supports 1500 MTU out of the box, and the driver doesn't allow changing MTU on the fly), and I had to put that kernel on four Pi 4 model Bs, so this was the perfect time to start.

Raspberry Pi Imager is the recommended option for most users to write images to SD cards.

Install Raspberry Pi OS to SD Card on Mac Using Terminal. Terminal is a stock app on Mac when the users want to complete tasks from text command. It is totally free and you have to type a few commands combined in order to install Raspberry Pi OS to SD Card on Mac. It does the same as UUByte DMG Editor but without a visual interface.

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Determine SD device

  • Insert the SD card in the slot or connect the SD card reader with the SD card inside.

Command Line

  • diskutil list

    Example (the SD card is /dev/disk2 - your disk and partition list may vary):

Graphical / Disk Utility

  • From the Apple menu, choose 'System Report', then click on 'More info..'.
  • Click on 'USB' (or 'Card Reader' if you are using a built-in SD card reader), then search for your SD card in the upper right section of the window. Click on it, then search for the BSD name in the lower right section.It is in the form diskN (for example, disk4).Record this name.
  • using Disk Utility, unmount the partition.Do not eject it.

Copy the image

Command Line

Note: The use of the dd tool can overwrite any partition of your machine.If you specify the wrong device in the instructions, you could overwrite your primary Mac OS partition!

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  • The disk must be unmounted before copying the image


  • Copy the image

    Replace N with the number that you noted before. Note the rdisk ('raw disk')instead of disk, this speeds up the copying.

    This can take more than 15 minutes, depending on the image file size.Check the progress by pressing Ctrl+T.

    If the command reports dd: /dev/rdiskN: Resource busy, you need to unmount the volume first sudo diskutil unmountDisk /dev/diskN.

    If the command reports dd: bs: illegal numeric value, change the block size bs=1m to bs=1M.

    If the command reports dd: /dev/rdiskN: Operation not permitted, go to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Privacy -> Files and Folders -> Give Removable Volumes access to Terminal.

    If the command reports dd: /dev/rdiskN: Permission denied, the partition table of the SD card is being protected against being overwritten by Mac OS. Erase the SD card's partition table using this command:

    That command will also set the permissions on the device to allow writing.Now issue the dd command again.


After the dd command finishes, eject the card: