CharileM78
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rpi sd card builder

Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:58 pm

I'm totally new to this whole thing so please be patient with me. I'm trying to instal retro pi on an sd card using my mac. now I've downloaded the rpi sd card builder unzipped it and double clicked the app. it keeps telling me it can not open the app. so i am a complete loss here. and right off the bat totally discouraged about this whole pi thing and wondering if I've made a mistake. from my understanding all i have to do is get this retro pi operating system on the sd card install it into the pi boot it up configure it copy some rooms over and I'm good to go. so far i can't even do the first step please help.

Learntofly
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Re: rpi sd card builder

Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:02 am

Please be more specific with the error message in OS X...

OS X is my 3rd operating system of choice so I might be a little rusty but are you referring to a message that says something along the lines of "cannot open because x is from an unknown developer" ?

If so I'm pretty certain right clicking the app the selecting open will do the trick?

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CharileM78
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Re: rpi sd card builder

Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:11 am

the exact message is as follows

The application “RPi-sd card builder v1.2” can’t be opened.

my version of os x is fully current and up to date I've checked to see if its a security thing being from an unknown developer I can't figure out why it won't open. I downloaded the file unzipped it and tried opening it and nothing. With the cost of the pi and shipping and memory cards power supply and case I'm into this thing almost $200 and I can't even get the sd card loaded. please any help would be appreciated i didn't expect this to be so difficult

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kusti8
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Re: rpi sd card builder

Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:31 am

What is the ending of the file? Is it app or sh or img?
There are 10 types of people: those who understand binary and those who don't.

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kusti8
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Re: rpi sd card builder

Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:34 am

The alternative is to use dd instead and there are many guides on how to do that. That is what I use on my Mac.
There are 10 types of people: those who understand binary and those who don't.

geemac2000
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Re: rpi sd card builder

Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:46 am

I use an app called ApplePi-Baker! It's quite easy to use. :D Just use google and you'll find it ;)

CharileM78
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Re: rpi sd card builder

Sun Feb 15, 2015 3:30 am

its called RPi-sd card builder v1.2 theres no .img or .app etc but it is an application

geemac2000
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Re: rpi sd card builder

Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:20 am

The ApplePi-Baker is an OSX application. It will transfer the image file to your microsd card. I use it to for all my singe board computers.

CharileM78
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Re: rpi sd card builder

Sun Feb 15, 2015 3:27 pm

Thanks I'll give it a try like i said I'm new and all the info I've come across told me to use the rip sd builder app.

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Re: rpi sd card builder

Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:26 pm

The best application to use under OSX to write Raspberry Pi boot media sets is something called "Virtual Box".
And some folks need to stop being fanboys and see the forest behind the trees.

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