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MacOS X – ApplePi Baker – Prep SD-Cards for IMG or NOOBS

MacOS X – ApplePi Baker – Prep SD-Cards for IMG or NOOBS
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After writing the article on “How to get an Operating System on a SD-Card“, I realized that the existing methods and tools were not to my liking. Of course the existing tools are most certainly not bad and work just fine. I just didn’t like how they worked.

So instead of complaining, I decided to write my own program: The ApplePi-Baker 

This application is for MacOS X only and allows you to prepare an SD-Card for use with Raspberry Pi’s NOOBS, and it allows you to “flash” and IMG file to an SD-Card. ApplePi-Baker can now also be found on AlternativeTo.net and eLinux.org.

Note : This application is also very suitable for creating or restoring an IMG  backup of USB drives!




ApplePi-Baker – Overview

For MacOS X users that have read the article on “How to get an Operating System on a SD-Card“; there are several ways to flash an IMG file on an SD-card, or create NOOBS SD-cards.

None of these tools or methods were to my liking so I threw together an application that can do it the way I like it: The ApplePi-Baker.

 

Some key points:

  • It’s FREE!
  • Easy detection of the SD-Card device
  • Quick creation of NOOBS disk
  • Fast flashing of an IMG file to SD-Card
  • Easy way to create an IMG backup of your SD-Card

 

See the Change Log for what has changed in several version.

Please like ApplePi-Baker at Alternative.to … 


 

Copyright, Pricing & Liability 

It appears that stuff like this is needed, so before you start using ApplePi-Baker:

  • This application is TOTALLY FREE! Nobody is to charge you a penny for it … and yes it’s copyrighted!
  • You’re using the application at your own risk – so it can fry your computer and make your house implode …
  • I created this application for MY OWN personal use – so keep in mind that I’m not your personal helpdesk.

TIP 

Images previously created with “dd” are the same format as so called “.img” files.
A previously made “dd” image can be used, by simply adding the extension “.img”.
(Thanks John!)

Reporting issue … here! 

Pretty please, when running into issues with ApplePi-Baker: Report them here!
I’ve seen, by accident, one or the other issue report in unrelated forums. Obviously I cannot address issue when they are not know to me, so please: report issues here.

 

Most recent version (recommended):

DOWNLOAD - ApplePi-Baker 

Platform: Mac OS X
Filename: ApplePi-Baker.zip
Version: 1.9.4
Size: 2.1 MiB
Date: August 9, 2016
 Download Now 

Retina Support 

As of version v1.73 (it might work with older versions as well), Retina support should work. Since the implementation by Apple depends on a few funny settings, you might have to execute the folllowing from a Terminal window:


defaults write com.tweaking4all.PiBaker AppleMagnifiedMode -bool no

 

Previous (non-SUDO) version:

Use this version in case you’re experiencing issues with your password (please report in the comment section below).

DOWNLOAD - ApplePi-Baker (old) 

Platform: Mac OS X
Filename: ApplePi-Baker-1.5.1.zip
Version: 1.5.1
Size: 2.0 MiB
Date: May 30, 2014
 Download Now 

Caution!! 

This application can DESTROY ALL DATA on the selected drive – so pay attention to what you’re doing!

ApplePi-Baker – Interface

The interface of ApplePi-Baker is straight forward (and yes I tried to be funny) …

You’ll find 4 “sections” in the ApplePi-Baker screen.

  • Status bar
  • Pi-Crust: Possible SD-Cards
  • Pi-Ingredients: Build a NOOBS SD-Card
  • Pi-Ingredients: Flash an IMG file to SD-Card
  • Pi-in-the-Freezer – Make an SD-Card backup

 

Retina Users 

For those that use a Mac with a Retina screen: Use Retinizer to make the application look better on a Retina screen (Thank Thorin for the tip!).
Unfortunately, at this time anyway, Lazarus Pascal still uses Carbon components, …

 

MacOS X ApplePi-Baker - User Interface

MacOS X ApplePi-Baker – User Interface

As of version 1.6, an Authentication window will appear at startup, which will ask your user password. This is the password you use when logging into your Mac and is needed for SUDO access.  Rest assured, the password will not be saved and the password will not be used in command line statements (ie. remains invisible in process manager lists).

Per session the password will only be asked once. After restarting ApplePi-Baker, the password will be asked again.

As far as I know, this should work for every user, however the user should be member of the Admin user group (I believe this is done by default). Please report issues in the comments below.

ApplePi-Baker - New authentication window

ApplePi-Baker – New authentication window

Selecting your SD-Card

The “Pi-Crust: Possible SD-Cards” section shows a list of possible SD-Card devices. This can be a SD-Card in the card reader in your Mac or an USB-Card reader.

The device is indicated as the actual device name (i.e. /dev/disk1), including size (i.e. 16.6 Gb) and the protocol (USB or SD).

The list can be refreshed by clicking the refresh button (top right) and a selected device can be ejected by using the eject button (bottom right).

How to create a NOOBS SD-Card

After clicking the desired device, click the “Prep NOOBS Card” button in the “Pi-Ingredients: NOOBS recipe” section.

This will first erase the entire disk, create one single partition (MBR) and format it FAT-32 so it will be ready for NOOBS use.
More details about NOOBS can be found on the Raspberry website or in “How to get an Operating System on a SD-Card” article.
Simply put: unzip the NOOBS ZIP file and drag the files on the SD-Card and boot your Raspberry Pi with this SD-Card.

How to flash an IMG to SD-Card

In the “Pi-Ingredients: IMG Recipe” section, one can flash an IMG file to your SD-Card.

Clicking the “IMG to SD-Card” button will open a dialog, asking you to select an IMG file or a compressed IMG file (ZIP, 7Zip, GZip).
If however you used the “” button next to the “IMG file:” field, then no file dialog will appear and the file selected there will be used instead (practical if you’d like to flash the same image more than once).

The process for flashing an IMG is a little more complicated:
First the device will be totally erased and a single partition will be created (FAT-32/MBR).
After that the partition will be unmounted and the IMG file will overwrite the entire device (just like when you use “dd”).

Both speed and ETA will be indicated in the status bar.

How to create an IMG backup of your SD-Card

Creating an SD-Car backup is easy: simply select the device you’d like to backup, and click the “Backup SD-Card” button in the “Pi-in-the-Freezer” section.

This will create an IMG backup of your SD-Card with the option to Zip, GZip of 7Zip de IMG file on the fly.
Note that the filesize of the backup, no matter how much space you use on your SD-Card, will be exactly the size of the SD-Card.
Restoring such an IMG file might come with complications when the target SD-Card is not exactly the same sime (or bigger).

Both speed and ETA will be indicated in the status bar.

Abort Button

As of version 1.6, an “Abort” button has been introduced, allowing you to abort/cancel any restore or backup process.

Be aware though that aborting a restore might leave you with a corrupted SD-card or USB-drive – repartitioning or restoring another image will make the card or drive useable as usual.

The button only appears when a process can be aborted.

ApplePi-Baker - New "Abort" button

ApplePi-Baker – New “Abort” button

 

Change Log ApplePi-Baker

Over time several things have changed with ApplePi-Baker, obviously.
It was originally just a little tool for myself, but it seems it has become quite popular even amongst non-Raspberry Pi users for flashing not just SD cards but also USB sticks.

Changes in v1.9.1:

– First of all, sorry for not keeping properly track here, seems I forgot to mention a few version
– Improved backup/restore specifically for larger SD cards
– Fixed bootable restore issues when restorin a NOOBS/Raspbian image
– Fixed bug with ZIP backup/restore
– Added activity indicator

Changes in v1.73:

– Hopefully, finally, resolved the freeze after entering the Sudo password
– Retina support
– Enabled making backups of read-only drives

Changes in v1.71 and v1.72:

– New great icon by Kray Mitchell – thanks again Kray for the excellent work!
– Addressed a minor bug in refreshing the device list
– Hopefull fixed the hanging ApplePi-Baker with some users when running under El Capitan

Changes in v1.7:

– Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) compatibility.
– Sudo password dialog improved (hidden password and entry handling).
– Better Media information (type and if it’s read-only or not).

Changes in v1.6:

– Compression for Restore and Backup on the fly (ZIP, 7ZIP and GZIP).
– “Abort” button to abort a restore or backup process.
– Authentication through SUDO instead of the Apple Security dialog (please report issues).

Changes in v1.5/v1.5.1:

– Compression of Backup IMG to a ZIP file (with progress-bar).
– Supports USB drives now as well.
– Compatible with other filesystems like ext3 or ext4.

Changes in v1.4:

– Bug fix (SD-card size)
– Speed improvement

Changes in v1.3:

– Minor bug fixed in detecting SD-Cards and SD-Card readers
– Cosmetic change: Window wide oriented
– Cosmetic change: All elements are now Retinizer compatible (use it to make it Retina style)
– Cosmetic change: Removed resizer icon (lower left corner)

Changes in v1.2:

– Fixed minor bug with USB SD-Card readers
– Changed “Look” a little bit

Changes in v1.1:

– Improved SD Card detection: detect weirdly partitioned SD-Card (after screwed up dd) properly
– Fixed error message after clicking “Write IMG to SD-Card” and not selecting a file
– Fixed random numbers in speed and ETA indication at startup of IMG writing
– Added filesize vs SD-Card size verification
– Added option to backup an SD-Card

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  • Jan 18, 2014 - 1:39 PM - Mike Comment Link

    I tried to add a comment to your ApplePi-Baker but WP wouldn’t let me type into the comment field.  Anyway, I love ApplePi-Baker.  It’s a big time saver. Thanks!

    Reply

    Mike

    • Jan 18, 2014 - 1:55 PM - hans Comment Link

      Thanks Mike,

      I’m not sure why WP refused your comment, anyhow I moved to the correct article.
      Thanks for the positive feedback – I know the app is not rocket science, but it makes my life easier … glad it does for you as well 

      Reply

      hans

    • Dec 20, 2014 - 7:43 PM - john Comment Link

      Hi Just to post this some where – when I go to your link, attempt to download the app the ” freeware RAR App” triggers my virus protection software with the  Genieo malware hack. Thought you should know that – so I am back to the old dd commands which work ok but you have to be in terminal mode …..

      maybe i will try your app on a non-production Mac

      thanks

      John

      Reply

      john

      • Dec 22, 2014 - 2:13 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Hi John,

        I’m unaware of anything triggering a download of “freeware RAR App”, can you tell me where you found that?
        I do not recall ApplePi-Baker using this since internally it uses 7zip?
        (have not used it myself for about 4 months now due to traveling)

        Please let me know where this occurs …

        Reply

        hans

        • Jan 2, 2015 - 4:31 AM - Richard Comment Link

          Hi,

          I tried this morning to install ApplePi-Backer. However my Norton virus checker warned me about the Genieo Virus. So you better have a look at it and double check this source.

          It is too bad, I really would give this tool a try

          Richard

          Reply

          Richard

        • Jan 2, 2015 - 4:42 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          Hi Richard,

          Like John said:
          One of the ads of Google appears misleading (something called “FreeRar”, displaying a big download button – which does not appear when I keep refreshing the page, so if you have the link, then please let me know so I can have Google block it).

          ApplePi-Baker itself is virus free, and can be found in the very large green download boxes above … I only provide downloads directly from my own servers (v1.6 can be downloaded here, and v1.5 can be downloaded here – These are the same links as offered in the large green boxes).

          In case you ran into the misleading Google ad, then I apologize for the confusion … 

          Reply

          hans

  • Feb 11, 2014 - 12:51 AM - Thorin Comment Link

    Hello,

    Just download and use ApplePi Baker. Love it so much. Thanks. It’s outstanding from others. 

    Could it support Retina-display in next version? The current display is too low to display correctly on Retina-display (screenshot here: http://bit.ly/1crpLNi). 

    Reply

    Thorin

    • Feb 11, 2014 - 11:28 AM - hans Comment Link

      Hi Thorin,

      Nice to hear that you like it, thank you for letting me know … 

      As for Retina support: Yeah, I’d love to, but I’ve developed this app with Lazarus Free Pascal, which doesn’t support Cocoa natively yet (needed for Retina) and still relies on Carbon  … as soon as Cocoa is support I will release a Retina version (I have a Retina Macbook pro so I’d benefit from it myself as well).

      Thanks again!

      Reply

      hans

      • Feb 11, 2014 - 12:04 PM - Thorin Comment Link

        It’s nice to know that you got a plan with Retina display. Your app, again, is very stable, reliable and hit the nail on the head. I have just found out there’s an app named Retinizer for better display with ApplePi-Baker. You can try it here: http://retinizer.mikelpr.com. It can help a little bit while we’re waiting for Cocoa. 

        One more suggestion, I realized that the height of the app is much longer than the width, and we cannot adjust it. It’s not proportionate at all (on our screen display, the width is longer than the heigh, right?). It’s just my suggestion, and it’s still your call. 

        Because I love your app, thus I always wanna it better. 

        Reply

        Thorin

      • Feb 11, 2014 - 12:21 PM - hans Comment Link

        I had never heard of Retinizer … interesting App, but it seems that it doesn’t modify the binary, just on a per user level?
        I’ll have to play with it a little bit. But it’s most certainly a good tip for other users.

        I do like you suggestion, so I’m taking note of your request to make the app wider, so everything appears a bit more proportion.
        Depending on when Cocoa support will be available for Lazarus, I’ll modify the interface at the same time or before Cocoa is supported.

        Thanks again! 

        Reply

        hans

        • Feb 11, 2014 - 12:25 PM - Thorin Comment Link

          Thank you so much! 

          Reply

          Thorin

        • Feb 12, 2014 - 12:41 PM - hans Comment Link

          Check it out Thorin …  …

          Per you suggestions:
          Made the app wider, and I replaced the components that didn’t work well with Retinizer … (except for the logo image).

          Hope you like it … Enjoy! 

          (and don’t forget sharing the link )

          Reply

          hans

          • Feb 12, 2014 - 10:59 PM - Thorin Comment Link

            Ooohh, it’s so cool dude. Really awesome. Everything seems to be perfect with proportion and works well with Retinizer. Very appriciated your effort thus far. I’m very willing to share this. Thank you.

            Thorin

          • Feb 13, 2014 - 3:05 PM - hans Comment Link

            Glad you like it  … thanks again for the kind words and good tips!

            hans

  • Feb 12, 2014 - 12:42 PM - hans Comment Link

    ApplePi-Baker v1.3 available.

    Reply

    hans

    • May 1, 2014 - 1:56 AM - Pierluigi Comment Link

      Hi Hans!

      Very nice works! It works without problems!

      Only one thing tha probably is a little bug(little!!)

      When I make a SD backup and try to restore it (on the same SD) an alert appear and it say that the img size is a bit bigger than SD size! If I chose “continue” the restore is successfull…

      Any explanation?? Thank you for great work!!

      Reply

      Pierluigi

      • May 1, 2014 - 9:19 AM - hans Comment Link

        Hi Pierluigi! 

        Glad it works well for you as well …
        As far as the image goes: it uses “dd” to make an image of the entire SD card.
        The fine details why an image might be a few bytes bigger than the size of the original SD card is a mystery to me as well.
        I’ll have to look into that, it might also be a “rounding” error.

        Reply

        hans

        • May 1, 2014 - 12:58 PM - Pierluigi Comment Link

          Thank you for your ultra-fast reply!!

          And thank you for your support!

          Hope you will investigate! I will stay tuned!!

          Have a nude day!

          Reply

          Pierluigi

        • May 2, 2014 - 2:02 PM - hans Comment Link

          I just released v1.4 – it should address the problem you ran into. 

          Reply

          hans

          • May 3, 2014 - 3:24 AM - Pierluigi Comment Link

            Thanks a lot!!

            I will try it tomorrow! (Now i’m in other city!)

            Ps naturally my previous post was: “Have a nice day!”

            Sorry for bad typing!!

            Thank you again!

            Pierluigi

          • May 3, 2014 - 7:34 AM - hans Comment Link

            Haha  … yeah I figured you wanted to say “nice” … couldn’t help laughing about it .

            hans

  • Feb 19, 2014 - 7:29 AM - FredP Comment Link

    Yess !

    many thanks, it has worked for me (for kano)

    regards,

    Fred

    Reply

    FredP

    • Feb 19, 2014 - 10:18 AM - hans Comment Link

      Thanks for the positive feedback Fred – much appreciated! 

      Reply

      hans

  • Feb 27, 2014 - 10:30 AM - hans Comment Link

    Thanks Random_Robbie for the review (link)! 

    Reply

    hans

  • Mar 2, 2014 - 8:14 AM - Stephen Lord Comment Link

    Many many thanks for this app – I couldn’t get PiWriter 1 or 2 to work, but this did the trick – saved me hours of frustration!

    Reply

    Stephen Lord

    • Mar 2, 2014 - 10:37 AM - hans Comment Link

      Thanks Stephen! Glad to see that other enjoy my little app as well 

      Reply

      hans

  • Mar 13, 2014 - 9:12 AM - Craig Nakamoto Comment Link

    Thanks for this, it worked like a charm!

    Reply

    Craig Nakamoto

    • Mar 13, 2014 - 9:37 AM - hans Comment Link

      Thank you very much for the positive feedback Craig! 

      Reply

      hans

  • Mar 15, 2014 - 7:37 AM - Masci Comment Link

    Hi all from France,

    Many thanks for this app, it works perfectly ;-)

    Reply

    Masci

    • Mar 15, 2014 - 10:16 AM - hans Comment Link

      Hi Masci!

      Thanks for leaving a nice comment, much appreciated! 

      Reply

      hans

  • Mar 30, 2014 - 2:47 PM - Jacob Gelman Comment Link

    Thank you so much! The app is great!

    Reply

    Jacob Gelman

    • Mar 30, 2014 - 6:41 PM - hans Comment Link

      Thanks Jacob! Appreciate the great feedback! 

      Reply

      hans

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  • Apr 4, 2014 - 9:32 AM - RvdBos Comment Link

    Perfect perfect thank you so much !!!

    Reply

    RvdBos

    • Apr 4, 2014 - 9:53 AM - hans Comment Link

      Thank you very much for the positive feedback! 

      Reply

      hans

  • Apr 5, 2014 - 3:22 PM - hans Comment Link

    Considering that I just made this app for personal use:
    Thank you everybody for your interest … that’s awesome: over 4,200 downloads already (total = English + Dutch pages)!!! 

    Reply

    hans

  • Apr 8, 2014 - 12:20 PM - Justus Comment Link

    It’s not working (Mac Mini 2012 i7, 16 GB Ram, 8 Core) with newest Mavericks. After Partition sequence I’ve seen a Popup with a Security warning to enter the admin passwort. After 1 seconds #Ve entered the password the app is writing “done”. But nothing is written (8 GB SDCard, Avaliable Space: 7.96 GB). 

    How I can solve that?

    Reply

    Justus

    • Apr 8, 2014 - 12:30 PM - hans Comment Link

      Hi Justus,

      I (and a lot of others) am running this app under Mavericks (10.9.2 on a MBP Retina [i7 Quad core], a regular MBP [i7 Quad core], and a Mac Pro [2x Xeon Quad core]) as well without a problem, which is of course not helping your situation.

      Are you sure you’re entering the right password (caps lock etc)?
      I know it’s a trivial (and often annoying) question, but the response of the app makes me think that your password was not sufficient for sudo (root) access.

      Reply

      hans

      • Apr 21, 2014 - 11:40 PM - Sully Comment Link

        I too am having the same problem as Justus.  I was able to back the current .img I had on my Pi 8Gb SD card but when I selected a new .img to test it ask for admin password (yes I entered in correctly) then is goes to done/complete a few secs after that and it did nothing.  I also tried the prepare to format it and it does the same thing.  Asks for password and is done really quick and it never formatted the SD.  Using a 13″ MacBook w/ 10.9.2.

        Reply

        Sully

        • Apr 22, 2014 - 6:58 AM - Sully Comment Link

          So I purchased a new SD Card and also rebooted my MacBook Pro and now it’s working just great “baking” .img files to the SD card.  Maybe a funky SD card maybe the Mac just needed a good ol’ reboot.  Thanks for making some great software though!  Keep up the great work.

          Reply

          Sully

        • Apr 22, 2014 - 7:39 AM - hans Comment Link

          Thanks Sully for the positive feedback and I’m glad it now works. 

          Reply

          hans

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  • Apr 25, 2014 - 10:49 PM - jake Comment Link

    I don’t have a mac and all, but the bit that states  

    “You’re using the application at your own risk – so it can fry your computer and make your house implode …”

    was probably the best thing i have ever read and laughed at

    Reply

    jake

    • Apr 26, 2014 - 8:40 AM - hans Comment Link

      Hehe  … thanks Jake! I’m glad it made you laugh, …
      Got to have some humor, even with “serious” topics, right? 

      Reply

      hans

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  • May 2, 2014 - 2:03 PM - hans Comment Link

    Version 1.4 has been released today, addressing a minor issue with calculating SD-card size and IMG size.
    A minor speed improvement has been added as well.

    Reply

    hans

  • May 5, 2014 - 12:20 AM - Thorin Pham - Author: Comment Link

    I’m guy that suggested you some UI features (Retinizer compatible, horizontal view…) in version 1.3. Noticed that version 1.4 has been fixed some problems about clone and restore SD card image. Couldn’t more excited every time ApplePi Baker has it own update. 

    Just one more recommendation, could it clone/backup SD card without empty space? Indeed we don’t use whole space of SD Cards. Currently, I’m using about 3.5GB/7.9GB, and “backup SD card without empty space” can help us restore SD images to different types of SD card, and of course, save more space for hard disk.

    Thank you!

    Reply

    Thorin Pham

    • May 5, 2014 - 8:28 AM - hans Comment Link

      Thanks for the compliment Thorin 

      Cloning without the empty space is a little tricky. There are 2 scenario’s:
      – The partition is 100% of the SD-Card but only part of the partition is used
      – The partition is only using part of the SD-Card

      In the first case, it’s had to determine what is being used and what not, and to clone it one would need to resize the partition.
      In the second case, it will be a challenge to image the SD-Card and keep it bootable for the Raspberry Pi.

      The base of ApplePi-Baker is utilizing “dd” which does not offer any means to either.
      An external program like Gparted would be needed to resize the partition down to it’s minimum size.

      I’ll look into this and see what I can come up with, but I’m afraid it’s more complicated than one would hope it would be … 

      Ideally, one would like to image only the actual data and offer the option to use the entire SD-Card when restoring. Right now I do not have the mean to do so.

      Reply

      hans

    • May 6, 2014 - 6:22 PM - Sashmo Comment Link

      When you boot an image for the first time it will load the raspi-config screen, and give you the option to expand file system.  Thats what I do.  If not, then apt-get install raspi-config, and then run raspi-config, the second option down is expand filesystem…..

      Cheers!

      Reply

      Sashmo

    • May 7, 2014 - 9:56 AM - hans Comment Link

      I’ve been digging for a solution for this request – after all, it would be great to save the minimal needed amount of data. Not just so it fits on a different size SD-card but also to save disk space when storing it somewhere for later use.

      When I looked for a solution to minimize the size of a partition (ext2/3/4), then the first problem we’d run into is that MacOS X does not support any of these filesystems. So resizing requires either Linux or a filesystem “driver” for any of the ext formats (there are a few out there like MacFuse and Paragon ExtFS), which is not something I can assume a user to have on their Mac.
      So for now I do not see a universal solution for this.

      I’ll keep looking for options where not the entire SD-Card is being used (ie. the sum of the partition is not equal to the capacity of the SD-Card).

      Reply

      hans

      • May 8, 2014 - 9:19 AM - Thorin Pham - Author: Comment Link

        MacFuse or Paragon ExtFS could be a temporary option for those who want to save the minimal needed amount of data. Thank you for your works to community, Hans!

        Reply

        Thorin Pham

        • May 8, 2014 - 9:21 AM - hans Comment Link

          Thanks Thorin  …

          I’ll keep my eyes open for workable solution … (after all: I’m interested in this myself as well)

          Reply

          hans

  • May 8, 2014 - 8:09 PM - Mazza Comment Link

    Fast and simple !!

    Thanks a lot,

    Mazza

    Reply

    Mazza

  • May 9, 2014 - 12:00 PM - William Stephenson - Author: Comment Link

    I got a chance to put your ApplePi-Baker to work the past few days and it worked great. For me, it is a lot faster than using PiWriter and PiCloner. Those have worked for a long time so I was glad to have them,  but ApplePi-Baker is much faster. 

    There are two feature requests I’ll offer. One is to reduce the disk image size. The other is to compress the image. I’ve been doing both of these with the Pi lately.  PiCloner does this on the Mac, so it can be done, but it’s easy to do on the pi and there’s a perl script that runs on the Pi to reduce the image size, so I do those both there. I know the script calls some linux tools to do this (gparted?) so it doesn’t run on the Mac, but perhaps that can be worked around. There’s a thread on the Pi forums for this script here: resizeimage.pl

    Those would be nice, but mostly I came to say “Thank You”. You’ve crafted a really cool toolset here and I do appreciate the work you’ve done. 

    Reply

    William Stephenson

    • May 9, 2014 - 12:24 PM - hans Comment Link

      Thank you William for the kind words – it’s very much appreciated.

      I guess compressing an image would not be too hard to implement – so I’ll add it to the “To do” list .

      Reducing disk image size might be little trickier, but I’m very interested in this myself. GPartEd is indeed only for Linux. I’d rather build something that doesn’t require any special tools (unless I can include the binary in the ApplePi-Baker package). I think the main issue is the filesystem used by the Raspberry Pi images … MacOS X doesn’t support most of them (EXT2,3,4), so that adds an extra complication. I’m keeping my eyes open though.

      Thanks for the suggestions! 

      Reply

      hans

  • May 24, 2014 - 9:42 AM - Zumo - Author: Comment Link

    Hi Hans, many thanks also from me for this nifty little tool! As William stated before, image-compression would be highly appreciated.

    Another suggestion is to support usb-stick installations (eg. Raspbmc) with no FAT32 partition – as these usb-drive are not shown up in the finder (because of it’s only ext-partition), they also do not show up in the Apple-Pi Baker. Maybe you can manage to recognize these drives as well… the dd command does work, but it is awfully slow and has no progression bar ;)

    Many thanks again and best regards, Zumo.

    PS: As Mike from the first post, I was also not able to write into the text-field with Firefox, I had to switch to Safari.

    Reply

    Zumo

    • May 25, 2014 - 7:45 AM - hans Comment Link

      Hi Zumo,

      thanks for the positive feedback. 

      I’ll add image compression to the “to do” list, and maybe I can add a checkbox to show “all” drives instead of only the SD cards, for advanced users.

      Thanks also for the FireFox note – I’ll have to check that out, since it used to work 

      Reply

      hans

    • May 25, 2014 - 11:36 AM - hans Comment Link

      Give version 1.5 a try 

      Reply

      hans

  • May 25, 2014 - 11:35 AM - hans Comment Link

    Just release v1.5 …

    This new release allows ZIP compression of the IMG file after creating a backup.

    This release will now also recognize USB sticks or SD-Cards that are not formatted in a format recognized by your Mac – for example ext3 or ext4, and will be able to make a backup of that as well.

    Reply

    hans

    • May 26, 2014 - 12:10 PM - Zumo - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Hans, thank you very much for this quick release of version 1.5! The ext3 formated USB stick is recognized and backed up flawlessly. Also the zipping works, but it is a little bit awkward to see the app with the rainbow-ball as frozen. Maybe in a further release a progress-bar will be added? ;)

      It’s so nice to get rid of the dd command :)

      Reply

      Zumo

    • May 26, 2014 - 1:16 PM - hans Comment Link

      You’re welcome Zumo! 

      Glad to hear it all works as expected!
      Yeah the beach ball is not a great way to show “progress” … I’ll have to look into a way of tracking progress, but that would have taken much more time. It’s on the “todo” list  …

      Reply

      hans

    • May 30, 2014 - 12:55 PM - hans Comment Link

      v.1.5.1 released today … this minor version adds a progress bar to v1.5 when zipping a backup of a SD-Card or USB drive.

      Reply

      hans

      • May 31, 2014 - 4:23 AM - Zumo - Author: Comment Link

        Great!

        Reply

        Zumo

      • May 31, 2014 - 8:01 AM - Thorin Pham - Author: Comment Link

        Hello Hans,

        The backup file compressing feature is really useful. It helps me save a ton of my SSD space. How about the feature of writing image to SD card without decompressing the backup file? It means we can choose the .ZIP file  along with the .IMG file when writing image to SD card. So far, I have to unzip manually before choose IMG file.

        Thanks 

        Reply

        Thorin Pham

        • May 31, 2014 - 10:32 AM - hans Comment Link

          Hi Thorin,

          I was thinking the exact same thing, however …

          Internally I use “dd” and “zip”.

          For making a backup I had the idea to pipe dd output straight to zip, or
          for doing a restore pipe the zip output straight to dd.

          From the command line this works, however … I’d loose the ability to track progress 

          When using an internal ZIP option, the zip and unzip time increases dramatically (app. 400%), so I don’t consider that an option either …

          I’m still looking into this though …

          Reply

          hans

          • May 31, 2014 - 10:36 AM - Thorin Pham - Author: Comment Link

            Thanks for all your efforts to improve the app :)

            Thorin Pham

          • May 31, 2014 - 10:41 AM - hans Comment Link

            You’re welcome 

            hans

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    OMG LOVEIT SO MUCH IT IS SO GOOD =)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)

    Reply

    Arya

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  • Jun 20, 2014 - 1:12 PM - Kray Mitchell Comment Link

    Thanks so much for this tool, very awesome and easy to use.

    Would love to see an option to Backup using rsync so I can backup incrementally when changes are made. This would also allow me to have a local copy that I could put into a repo to monitor and fork changes for development and testing.

    Raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/5427/can-a-raspberry-pi-be-used-to-create-a-backup-of-itself

    Not sure if it’s possible, but it’s a bit past my terminal abilities to achieve on my own.

    Regardless, keep up the great work!

    Reply

    Kray Mitchell

    • Jun 20, 2014 - 1:16 PM - hans Comment Link

      Hi Kray – seems your comment accidentally ended up in spam, so I reposted it.

      Thank you for the compliments and the suggestion. I’ll read the article you linked to and see what I can do with that. Seems to me though that this would require an OS that can read ext3/ext4 filesystems and the Mac (natively) cannot do this. Doesn’t mean I won’t explore it though  … would love to find alternative methods, for example only the files and not the entire disk (such a waste of space).

      Right now I’m working on a new version that allows Zip, 7z and GZip to be used for backup and restore, all in one move.

      Reply

      hans

      • Jun 20, 2014 - 2:28 PM - Kray Mitchell Comment Link

        No problem! This raunchy solution looks ideal, though again, above my terminal comfort level lol.

        As OSX is Linux based, wouldn’t it be able to support that?

        Not very in depth at file systems either, so… Lol.

        Was also thinking about using Parallels to setup a Debian OS on to deal with stuff like this.

        Thanks again for the awesome tool. Do you accept paypal donations?

        Reply

        Kray Mitchell

      • Jun 20, 2014 - 2:38 PM - hans Comment Link

        Hi Kray!

        I think MacOSX is FreeBSD based “to be precise” haha … anyhow, nope it does not support any of the EXT filesystems 

        I am however considering making a Linux version of ApplePi-Baker, just not quite sure yet how far I want both version to be different. Maybe later I’ll toy with some additional filesystems through FUSE and such, but I kind-a hate to have tell users to install this, that and the other thing. I really prefer single package solutions … but I will look into the options … 

        PayPal donations: Yes I do. Not sure if this PayPal link works but otherwise there is a button in the upper left corner of this page.
        Thank you for asking! 

        p.s. I use the latest versions of both VMWare Fusion and Parallels. I suspect Parallels might be tad faster (startup/shutdown) but has this annoying habit of “integrating” into my Mac environment when I use Coherence … it’s even so bad that files which I usually open with an existing Mac Application, by double clicking, are not automatically opening with a Windows application. There seems no way to disable this “feature” unless you’re not using coherence. Probably the last version of Parallels that I will purchase …

        Reply

        hans

        • Jun 21, 2014 - 10:47 AM - Kray Mitchell Comment Link

          Thanks Hans,

          I don’t mind installing extras for certain features if needed. I was actually thinking about purchasing ExtFS (http://www.paragon-software.com/home/extfs-mac/) to ‘bridge the gap’ as they say LOL. My buddy knows more about Linux than me, so was going to have him check it out.

          Never had that issue with Parallels, but I also don’t use it heavily. I did some of my own tests for VM vs P and I found that Parallels just ran faster all the way around for me. Mostly web testing stuff though, so again, no heavy use.

          Totally missed the link at the top LOL thanks! 

          Keep up the great work!

          Reply

          Kray Mitchell

        • Jun 22, 2014 - 8:23 AM - hans Comment Link

          Hi Kray,

          thank you for your very generous donation …  You’ve made my day!

          I’m toying with an idea that could potentially shrink images significantly, but that’s when ApplePi-Baker hits v2 – I just finished compression and decompression on the fly, which I’m testing right now (supports ZIP, 7Zip, GZip) and seems to work very well. I hope to release that version either today or tomorrow.

          After that I’ll be working on my idea, which will be a much more complex to build and test, but I’ll keep you posted!

          Reply

          hans

          • Jun 23, 2014 - 8:14 AM - Kray Mitchell Comment Link

            Can’t wait to check out V2! And no worries, thanks for the great product!

            Kray Mitchell

          • Jun 23, 2014 - 8:35 AM - hans Comment Link

            Thanks Kray!

            People like you keep me motivated 

            hans

        • Apr 3, 2015 - 11:17 AM - sean reynolds - Author: Comment Link

          Hi,

          I’d like to give you some money via paypal.

          Could you put a paypal link sticky at the top next to your bitcoin and amazon payments?

          The link in this thread doesn’t work anymore. 

          Thanks,

          Sean

          Reply

          sean reynolds

          • Apr 4, 2015 - 3:15 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            Hi Sean,

            Thank you very much Sean! It’s always very much appreciated to see a small token of appreciation … and yes, unfortunately PayPal decided that I’m not allowed to offer a donate link on my website. Without any notice they pulled the plug. You can still donate to this email address though: hans at luijten dot net. Please mention ApplePi-Baker (not Tweaking4All).

            Thank you again! 

            hans

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  • Jun 26, 2014 - 11:38 AM - hans Comment Link

    Released today: Version 1.6.

    This version allows reading/writing of ZIP, 7Zip and GZ(ip) files, even the ones not created by ApplePi-Baker.

    In this version an “Abort” button has been added and the Authentication method has changed (needed SUDO access for compression).

    Please report any issues here …

    Reply

    hans

    • Jun 26, 2014 - 11:55 AM - Thorin Pham - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Hans,

      1. Password Visible choice should be saved next time you open the app. 

      2. This screenshot is showing how the app layout on the whole screen of my Macbook after submit (press OK) password. Look at the right side. It should be centered or somewhere that the app windows can show entirely.

      3. When press Cancel on Admin password panel, I’m supposed that it should be quit the app immediately instead of asking 2 times (showing 2 alert windows after that) and opening the app. 

      Still not testing the feature of reading/writing of ZIP, 7Zip and GZ(ip) files yet.

      Thanks Hans for continuously updating

      Reply

      Thorin Pham

    • Jun 26, 2014 - 3:10 PM - hans Comment Link

      Hi Thorin,

      thank you very much for the very quick feedback – it’s much appreciated!

      1. Saving a root/sudo password is considered bad practice and frowned upon.
      But I’ll consider adding a checkbox, something like “Save for next time”, so users can check this if they are comfortable with that.

      2. Screen position: Thanks for the screenshot, I agree, the app should have been centered in the screen. Right now it let’s your Mac decide, but I’ll definitly change that in the next (minor) update.

      3. Quitting the app after clicking the Cancel button is what I originally had, but wasn’t quite sure how happy people would be with that. I’ll add it to the next update.

      Please let us know how Zip etc works for you.
      I’ve found that 7Zip is the most efficient format and performs actually pretty good. GZip and Zip perform OK, but compared to 7Zip I’d even call it “poor”. 7Zip seems to compress a lot better.

      Reply

      hans

      • May 15, 2015 - 10:33 AM - Jelle Comment Link

        I think Thorin talked about the visibility checkbox in point 1, not about saving the password. It would be nice if the visibility of the password is off by default, instead of on. Is it possible to change that?

        Other than that, thanks for the nice tool!

        Reply

        Jelle

      • May 15, 2015 - 12:43 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Thanks Jelle!

        Yeah, I’m not sure what I was thinking when I wrote that haha.
        The idea I want to implement is default password NOT visible – I’m in the middle of moving from the US to the Netherlands, so it will take a while before I can make these modifications.

        Thanks for the compliment 

        Reply

        hans

        • May 15, 2015 - 10:48 PM - EkDor Comment Link

          I also requested that feature. Been wondering when. Thanks for letting us know what’s up. Hope you (and your family?) have a safe move!

          Reply

          EkDor

          • May 16, 2015 - 7:15 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            Thanks Ekdor! 

            Yeah the last 9 months have been chaotic – I’ve spent time back and forth in the Netherlands, the US, Belgium and Germany.
            I hope within a few weeks everything will settle, but I know shipping my stuff alone will take at least 4 weeks. 

            Can’t wait to have a normal life again haha.

            hans

        • May 16, 2015 - 4:14 AM - Jelle Comment Link

          Sounds good. I could pick it up myself if you’d like some help on this change.

          Another feature request: detect if the SD is read-only. My micro-sd adapter seems to have a glitch that the switch goes to read-only, but the pi-baker doesn’t know about that.

          Have fun moving. If you need help let me know! 

          Reply

          Jelle

          • May 16, 2015 - 7:08 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            Hi Jelle!

            Yes, trying to detect if the SD is Read-Only is a feature I have been thinking about as well – it’s on the To-Do list  .
            My micro SD adapter has the same issue; half the time I insert it into my MBP it will go to locked.

            Thanks for offering to help move!
            And feel free to come help – it’s a lot of work moving this way … 

            hans

    • Jul 30, 2014 - 3:29 PM - Robert Comment Link

      Hi Hans,

      I work as a normal user without admin-rights. For me it is not possible to to bake my pi with 1.6. The security dialog box worked for me because I was able to execute tasks like formatting with the rights of an admin.

      Nevertheless a great app and thanks for your work. I stick with 1.5.1.

      Robert

      Reply

      Robert

      • Jul 30, 2014 - 4:55 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Thanks for the feedback Robert  …

        I was already afraid that would happen. I will try to see if I can come up with a better solution … 
        I’m not all that crazy about the current method … 

        Reply

        hans

  • Jun 29, 2014 - 11:18 AM - AndrewS Comment Link

    I’ve not tried your app myself (don’t have a Mac!) but I guess you probably want to change your Raspberry.org link to RaspberryPi.org  

    Reply

    AndrewS

    • Jun 29, 2014 - 11:44 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Oh wow,… that’s stupid of me … nice catch!!! 

      I’ll make sure that the next version has RaspberryPi.Org … man I’m ashamed that I missed that one …! 
      Good thing that it at least links to RaspberryPi.org … 

      Thanks! 

      Reply

      hans

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  • Jul 1, 2014 - 6:31 AM - Jan Comment Link

    Yep Hans, slick and fun app! 

    Wouldn’t have the first idea what dd is and what to do with code lines, so I was glad your app made image restore to USB stick easy as pie!

    Thanks again!

    Reply

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    • Jul 1, 2014 - 8:03 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Funny to see how smart people know how to use their tools.
      ApplePi-Baker was never intended for this purpose, but it works just fine for it! 

      Finally found my 1st gen AppleTV – had it already packed in a box (I’ll be moving in the near future), so I’ll try to write a new article based on the image files. 

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  • Jul 1, 2014 - 6:39 PM - Ken Gruberman Comment Link

    Where’s version 1.6? No matter what they say, all the download links — both on the ApplePi-Baker Update page AND the Downloads page itself — are downloading the same file for Mac OS X. Which is “v0.1” dated January 13, 2014. I cannot for the LIFE of me find a download link that actually gets me v1.6. Any help would be appreciated.

    Reply

    Ken Gruberman

    • Jul 1, 2014 - 7:18 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Ken,

      I’m sorry to hear you’re experiencing download issues.
      I’m not sure what is going wrong though …? 

      I just clicked the first link, to verify, but this correctly downloads v1.6 (this is the same link, filename “ApplePi-Baker.zip”).  

      Maybe your browser or proxy (work, school?) has cached an old version?
      Can you try another browser or another Internet connection?

      Reply

      hans

      • Jul 7, 2014 - 8:35 AM - Kray Mitchell Comment Link

        I can also confirm this. 
        While the app launches and says 1.6, viewing the app in the Applications folder shows the app at v0.1

        Also shows created date of Jan 13, 2014

        Showed this with version 1.3 and after I upgraded to 1.6 as well.

        Screenshot of freshly downloaded 1.6: http://imgur.com/nqoKY3u

        Reply

        Kray Mitchell

  • Jul 3, 2014 - 5:43 PM - Andrew Smallridge Comment Link

    Wow.!! 

    What a great utility. 

    Thanks, Andrew

    Reply

    Andrew Smallridge

    • Jul 3, 2014 - 6:44 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Thanks Andrew! 

      Very much appreciate you taking the effort letting me know! 
      Spread the word … 

      Reply

      hans

  • Jul 3, 2014 - 6:58 PM - John Comment Link

    Thanks for creating a damn practical application Hans!
    Much appreciated!

    Reply

    John

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  • Jul 23, 2014 - 9:02 PM - Thorin Pham - Author: Comment Link

    Still waiting for next update version :D

    Reply

    Thorin Pham

    • Jul 23, 2014 - 10:15 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Thanks for the reminder! 

      Sorry – got buried in other responsibilities … I’ll try to have a new version available by next week … 

      Reply

      hans

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    Thank you for this neat piece of software…. :)

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  • Sep 8, 2014 - 2:08 PM - Niko - Author: Comment Link

    I am not able to restore a previously made backup. The program gets stuck in the “Baking IMG recipe” process. 

    I am moving from a smaller SD (1gb) to a bigger one (32gb). The .zip file with the backup gives me a .cpgz when I try to unzip it via the builtin image archiver OSX Mavericks.

    Any suggestion on how to restore it?

    Reply

    Niko

    • Sep 9, 2014 - 5:42 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Niko,

      Did you create the .ZIP file with Apple-Pi Baker?
      Also note that with the latest Apple-Pi Baker, unzipping is no longer needed.

      Another “issue” with zip is that when a zip file is created from the standard input, that it will give it no name or a weird name. Unzipping that afterwards will result in some weird filenames.

      Is this “hanging” happening with other SD cards as well?
      And is it happening with other images as well?

      Silly, I know, but make sure the SD-Card is unlocked (happens to me every now and then when I insert an SD card that the side of the slot hits the little “lock” slider and effectively sets the card to read only)?

      Reply

      hans

  • Sep 10, 2014 - 1:52 PM - Dan - Author: Comment Link

    What a GREAT tool!  Thank you for making it simple and clear what the user is doing at the time … with feedback from the interface too!

    No more wondering “if” dd is done.

    Reply

    Dan

    • Sep 11, 2014 - 3:55 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Thanks Dan! 

      I very much appreciate that you took the time to post a positive feedback! Keeps me motivated 

      Reply

      hans

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  • Sep 23, 2014 - 8:29 AM - David Griffith - Author: Comment Link

    Hi,

    I just wanted to say THANK YOU for this fantastic utility.  People like you make the world a better place ;)

    Regards,

    David.

    Reply

    David Griffith

    • Sep 23, 2014 - 8:35 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Thank you David! 

      It’s users like you that make it worthwhile to spend time on developing apps like these. 
      Thanks you again!

      Reply

      hans

  • Sep 24, 2014 - 2:23 AM - Thorin Pham - Author: Comment Link

    Hans, I’m still waiting for the newer version :)

    Reply

    Thorin Pham

    • Sep 24, 2014 - 2:31 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Thanks for the reminder Thorin 

      I’m enjoying a trip to my family in Europe and will be there for at least another month. As soon as I get back, I’ll be finishing one small project (Boblight Config Maker) and then Apple-Pi Baker will be addressed … sorry for the delay.

      If I manage to implement some of my new ideas, then the new version will take a bit of time to build.

      Reply

      hans

      • Sep 24, 2014 - 3:26 AM - Thorin Pham - Author: Comment Link

        It seems the current version doesn’t work with Mac OS Yosemite 10.0 DP7  The app can open but it freezes when you restore image (screenshot: http://bit.ly/1ms7lGU).

        Anyone can confirm?

        Btw, have a nice trip in Europe, Hans.

        Reply

        Thorin Pham

      • Sep 24, 2014 - 3:31 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Thanks Thorin! 

        I will try to test it on my Mac (10.10 as well) and see if it works.
        That might happen today or tomorrow – as soon as I can find an SD card or USB stick. 

        Reply

        hans

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  • Oct 3, 2014 - 4:33 PM - H Nolan Comment Link

    I’m trying to figure out how to clone or otherwise backup a running Raspberry Pi SD.  I need to do regular, scheduled backups of running SD’s on about 125 Pi’s to preferably another volume on the network or local to the Mac I would have on the network dedicated to this task, as an image file or whatever is practical.  Am I on a snipe hunt?

    Thanks,

    H Nolan

    Reply

    H Nolan

    • Oct 4, 2014 - 2:48 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi H Nolan,

      I’m not sure if this would work, but it’s worth a try:

      – Create a script which uses “dd” to create an image file of the SD
      – Store the image file directly on a network share
      – Add the script to your Cron

      You’d need a SMB of NFS mounted on each of the Pi’s. You do not want to write the “dd” output to the SD card obviously since “dd” is reading the disk when creating an image.

      My experience with Linux is a little limited so no guarantees that this will be 100% working, but worth a try.

      Once you have one Pi running this way, then it’s just a matter of copying the script to all the 125 Pi’s (That’s a LOT of Pi’s!) … 

      Reply

      hans

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  • Oct 6, 2014 - 3:56 PM - IanW Comment Link

    I’m having issues with the SUDO password entry – installed the latest version of the software, input my password, even with it set to be visible, and I am 100% sure it is correct, and it is saying ‘Incorrect password”. Definitely the right password, and I’m definitely an admin account. Any ideas?

    Reply

    IanW

    • Oct 7, 2014 - 2:41 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      The password is used directly in SUDO shell statements. Maybe you’d like to try opening the Terminal and test something like:

      sudo ls

      Which should ask the password and show a file listing when entered correctly.

      What might also cause issues is passwords with unusual characters (like quotes, space, ampersand etc).

      As you might have read: the current password request method is far from what I like (hence the reference to the previous version). I’ll need to make some more time to revamp that part, as soon as I can find some time to do so …

      Reply

      hans

  • Oct 7, 2014 - 12:42 PM - Adam Comment Link

    Can I just say, that’s the best and most easiest way yet to install random iso .img’s to SD card. Had all sorts of trouble. My advice, add a price tag.

    Reply

    Adam

    • Oct 8, 2014 - 2:34 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Thanks Adam!

      I’ve considered adding a price tag, but I want to keep it fun for myself as well. Adding a price tag makes me feel obligated to update and modify based on user requests which kind-a takes the fun out of it. But maybe one day I’ll add a tiny price tag since donations are rare …

      Glad you like the app though! Good to hear … 

      Reply

      hans

  • Oct 8, 2014 - 12:14 PM - llancit - Author: Comment Link

    Love this application for my custom software.  Problem is if I have a computer without a password, how do I get pass the authentication requirement?

    Reply

    llancit

    • Oct 9, 2014 - 2:15 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi llancit,

      Every Mac has a password.
      However, some Mac’s are setup to automatically login.

      During the setup process of your Mac you had to provide a password for this, this is always the case, and this is the password needed for ApplePi-Baker.

      Reply

      hans

      • Dec 12, 2014 - 3:14 AM - umpqua john Comment Link

        I have a password that I use every time I start my computer but it will not accept it.  I am second owner of this computer so I did not do the original set up.

        Reply

        umpqua john

      • Dec 12, 2014 - 7:45 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Hi Umpqua John,

        Oh I see the problem there yes. Well a few options:

        1) Try to get the orignal admin password that was used to install the Mac.

        2) Do a full recovery instead, erasing your current setup.

        3) Version 1.6 does not seem to work on all systems, revert to version 1.5.1.

        I hope to develop a new version in the next weeks that supports the method of v1.5.x instead of the silly method I’ve used in v1.60.

        Reply

        hans

  • Oct 8, 2014 - 7:33 PM - Adrian Beale Comment Link

    Hi,

    Thanks for writing this app!

    I am having an issue with the sudo version. I’m running 10.7.5 and PiBaker turns to not responding in activity monitor. It’s got a sudo child process, which has a child process ps. However they are using basically no memory or CPU.

    Reply

    Adrian Beale

    • Oct 9, 2014 - 2:12 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      I will look into creating a new version – for now please revert to the previous (non-sudo) version.

      I apologize for the inconvenience. 

      Reply

      hans

      • Jun 4, 2015 - 2:57 PM - Jamie Comment Link

        Same here, OS X Yosemite 10.10.4

        Reply

        Jamie

      • Jun 5, 2015 - 3:56 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        I have noticed that this typically happens when the SD card is “locked”.
        I have this very often when working with micro SD cards. The flimsy adapter I have slides to locked 9 out of 10 times when inserting it in the SD card reader.

        In a next version I’ll try to add “Read Only” detection so you see right away that something is wrong.

        Reply

        hans

        • Aug 25, 2015 - 12:07 PM - Jeff Comment Link

          I noticed that when I insert a “locked” card, with the intent of creating a back-up of it, it’s read-only status is reported in Pi-Baker, and the option to Create Backup in the Pi-in-the-Freezer section of the app is grayed out and unavailable. While I am able to switch the card lock switch off and then take a backup of it, and it seems to work, I just wanted to recommend that the Create Backup should still be available, even though the card is “read-only.” As a first time user, I would have really liked to leave the card locked. That being said, everything else worked as expected and this was a huge time saver for me. Thanks Hans!

          Reply

          Jeff

        • Aug 25, 2015 - 1:38 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          Hi Jeff,

          thanks for noticing I was aware of this “issue”. For some reason the backup does not seem to work when the SD card is read-only, so until I have figured out what is causing this, I kept the backup button disabled for read-only drives.

          I agree with the user experience … backup after all should be only reading … so Read-Only should not be an issue … 

          Reply

          hans

  • Oct 11, 2014 - 11:33 PM - James Mason Comment Link

    Thanks so much !!! This was a big time saver, I only have MAC OS at home. 

    Reply

    James Mason

  • Oct 22, 2014 - 3:55 PM - Doug Comment Link

    This is great! Thanks! I’ve used it for Raspberry Pi and also for Cubox distributions. It’d be cool if it also supported .xz compressed files (for those cubox distros), but that’s a pretty minor niggle.

    Reply

    Doug

    • Oct 23, 2014 - 2:46 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Thanks Doug! 

      Unfortunately, I’m not familiar with the .xz compression so I had to look it up. Considering that this will be considered the replacement of bzip2, I’ll do an effort to include this as well in a future release (in which I’d like to address some other small issues). As soon as I get back home, I’ll take a peek (which should be mid December).

      Did you find a way to [de]compress xz under MacOS X?

      Reply

      hans

      • Oct 23, 2014 - 2:05 PM - Doug - Author: Comment Link

        I used

        brew install xz

        to install a utility named unxz that lets me do it. It’s from here: http://tukaani.org/xz/

        Reply

        Doug

      • Oct 24, 2014 - 2:14 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Crap … I didn’t realize you’d have to use brew for this. I try to aim for an all-in-one package, so I’ll have to see if I can use the xz binary without the need for any other brew components … 

        Reply

        hans

        • Oct 24, 2014 - 4:27 AM - AndrewS Comment Link

          All of the XZ software (at Doug’s link) is licensed to the public domain, so you’re free to statically link liblzma into your app.

          Reply

          AndrewS

        • Oct 24, 2014 - 4:44 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          I’ll look into that! I’m not familiar with the lib, but it might support more than just XZ … which means I could use it for other compression formats as well. I’ll have to dig into that one … 

          Reply

          hans

  • Oct 23, 2014 - 4:12 PM - marciton Comment Link

    any luck with the support of Yosemite?

    Reply

    marciton

    • Oct 24, 2014 - 2:02 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Not yet – I’m traveling so I do not have access to my source codes … 
      I’ll do some more testing with the app on my laptop, but I cannot rewrite any code at the moment …

      Reply

      hans

    • Oct 24, 2014 - 2:03 AM - Wolf Comment Link

      I just used it in Yosemite. It works fine.

      Reply

      Wolf

      • Oct 24, 2014 - 2:18 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Thanks Wolf! 

        Did either of you upgrade from a previous MacOS X version or use a fresh install?

        Reply

        hans

        • Oct 24, 2014 - 3:32 PM - Wolf Comment Link

          I did a simple upgrade from Mavericks.

          Reply

          Wolf

        • Oct 24, 2014 - 3:35 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          Same here. Even ran the public beta … just updated 10.8 -> 10.9 -> 10.10 beta’s -> 10.10.

          @Marciton: Did you update or fresh install?

          Reply

          hans

  • Oct 24, 2014 - 12:13 AM - Wolf Comment Link

    Thanks for this great piece of software, Hans. Very helpful!

    Reply

    Wolf

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    • Nov 3, 2014 - 2:59 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Wolf! 

      Thanks for mentioning ApplePi-Baker – nice little project by the way! I might follow your example! 

      Reply

      hans

  • Nov 5, 2014 - 5:44 AM - Michael Copini - Author: Comment Link

    FYI

    Used your program successful  on my macbook pro before upgrading to 10.10. After that it hangs.

    Most likely the OS it self since a lot of other things are not working the way it should.

    Michael

    Reply

    Michael Copini

    • Nov 5, 2014 - 6:32 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Michael,

      thank you for reporting this – one other user reported issues as well, even though other Yosemite users appear to be having no problems.
      Did you upgrade to 10.10 or did you do a fresh install?

      Have you tested both versions? (v1.5.1 and v1.6)

      I’m traveling right now, so I will not be able to work on this until I get back (mid December).

      Reply

      hans

      • Dec 10, 2014 - 2:59 PM - Mobyone Comment Link

        Hello,

        Having the same issue with 1.6 and Yosemite, I tried 1.5.1 and it’s working fine :)

        The program hands on a macbook air and a mac mini.

        Paul.

        Reply

        Mobyone

      • Dec 12, 2014 - 8:07 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        I think I’ll scrap 1.6 pretty soon and hope to find a good workable alternative (1.7?). For quite a lot of people 1.6 works just fine, but enough other users seem to run into authentication issues.

        Thanks for reporting the details! This helps finding the culprit! 

        Reply

        hans

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  • Nov 11, 2014 - 11:05 AM - Rich Comment Link

    Hey – 

    downloaded this and but it will not accept my “Admin Password.”

    I am an Admin. I’ve tried everything.  I even logged in as root and tried from there but still wont work.

    Thoughts?

    Reply

    Rich

    • Nov 11, 2014 - 11:14 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Rich,

      sorry to hear it’s not working for you. What version did you tey? 1.6 or 1.5.1?
      (they use different authentication methods)

      For 1.6:
      Try if in terminal the following works:

      sudo ls

      It should ask for a password and then list files in the directory.

      Reply

      hans

      • Nov 11, 2014 - 11:29 AM - Rich Comment Link

        I downloaded 1.6…  I’ll try 1.5.1 and see if I have better luck,

        Reply

        Rich

      • Nov 12, 2014 - 9:24 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Let me know if that works.
        Did you try the “sudo ls” trick to verify that sudo works OK?

        Reply

        hans

  • Nov 17, 2014 - 11:30 AM - Jon Comment Link

    Hello there,

    is there any support for.dd images on Apple PI-baker? I have become complacent on the terminal where the Pi-baker is so easy to use! 

    apologies if you have already covered this somewhere, and thank you in advanced for any reply!

    Jon :)

    Reply

    Jon

    • Nov 18, 2014 - 3:27 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Jon!

      Yes you can use dd images!
      Simply add the extension “.img” to the file and ApplePi-Baker will work with it.
      Internally, ApplePi-Baker uses dd as well 

      Reply

      hans

  • Nov 21, 2014 - 12:03 PM - Alex Comment Link

    Hello Hans,

    I also had issues with the password entry in version 1.6. I tested sudo in terminal and was able to bring up the file listing, so I’m sure the password is correct (also had the password visible during entry to make sure I wasn’t mistyping). Interestingly, when I clicked cancel the program started. I could not restore an image without the password, but the program was running.

    Version 1.5.1 is working perfectly though, thanks for your efforts making this process so much simpler!

    Regards,

    Alex

    Reply

    Alex

  • Nov 21, 2014 - 7:26 PM - Monkey Comment Link

    I gave up V1.6 SUDO version. It didn’t recognize my admin password.

    V1.5 Non-SUDO version worked well though it required admin password too.

    10.6.8

    Reply

    Monkey

    • Nov 22, 2014 - 6:17 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Admin password remain required, no matter what method (or version) will be used, since the entire SD card will be accessed. Unfortunately this cannot be avoided with the security measurements in MacOS X.

      Glad to hear that 1.5 did work for you, this feedback tells me that I have to drop the method that I used in 1.6, when creating the next version. 

      Reply

      hans

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  • Dec 12, 2014 - 3:11 AM - umpqua john Comment Link

    I can’t get past the login.  I login to my computer every time I turn it on but it will not accept my login.  Says some thing about Sudo.  I checked under accounts in system preferences and I am the only person listed.  Don’t know where to go from here.

    Reply

    umpqua john

  • Dec 16, 2014 - 6:34 PM - Blake Comment Link

    Ok.  I feel stupid but just thought I should post this in case there are some other stupid people out there.  I am using Yosemite from a fresh install.  I tried to restore from a gzip image and it hung like others had reported.  I tried all sorts of things and finally gave up so I decided to take out the SD card adapter and put it in my Linux box to burn the image.  That’s when I noticed I had the Lock switch enabled on the adapter.  Amazing what happens when you can actually write to the card!!!!!  So not saying all of you who were having problems are stupid like me but you may just want to check the write protect switch on your micro SD card adapter if you are using one.

    Reply

    Blake

    • Dec 17, 2014 - 6:31 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Thanks Blake!

      Well, we all, myself included, make little goof ups like that … thanks for reporting though! 

      Reply

      hans

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  • Jan 4, 2015 - 7:46 AM - Nilan Comment Link

    Hi – 

    Love the concept of the PiBaker but can’t get it to work.

    When I enter my password in on launch – I get the spinning beach ball and it doesn’t proceed.

    Even if I press OK – and skip entering the password and enter it later when I try to do a burn it doesn’t work. !

    Any idea what to do ?

    Nilan

    Reply

    Nilan

    • Jan 5, 2015 - 2:35 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Nilan,

      sorry to hear that you’re running into this issue. Some user reported similar issues. Download v1.5.1 instead and see if that version works. Unfortunately that version does not support compression.

      Reply

      hans

  • Jan 4, 2015 - 9:34 AM - bromerzz Comment Link

    Brilliant app.

    I have never got to grips with OS X and trying to write to an sd card in disk utility.

    I can now get rid of my windows laptop which I only retain in order to use win32diskimager and cloning sd cards.

    Tested this out by copying an image and then writing the image to sd, worked so easily.

    On Yosemite 10.10.1 and Baker version 1.0.6.

    Reply

    bromerzz

    • Jan 5, 2015 - 2:34 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Bromerzz!

      Great to hear that the app works well for you as well! 
      Feedback like this is always appreciated and a good motivator to keep developing little apps like this. 

      Reply

      hans

      • Jan 5, 2015 - 7:14 AM - bromerzz Comment Link

        I would like to make a paypal donation for your efforts, but cannot find a working link, If you have one could you post it?

        Reply

        bromerzz

      • Jan 5, 2015 - 7:22 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Thanks Bromerzz!

        That is very much appreciated, but not required. You can donate through hans at luijten dot net.
        Unfortunately, PayPal forced me to remove the PayPal donation link … 

        Reply

        hans

  • Jan 10, 2015 - 4:24 PM - Rhen Comment Link

    Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes… This has been a need since I’ve owned my first Pi.

    Very well done, sir.

    Rhen

    Reply

    Rhen

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  • Jan 27, 2015 - 9:54 PM - Kent Comment Link

    Thank you for this great tool! DD works, but it so nice to have the progress bars and to have all the tedious syntax eliminated.

    Reply

    Kent

    • Jan 28, 2015 - 2:48 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Thanks Kent!
      A positive feedback and thank you is always very much appreciated! 

      Reply

      hans

  • Jan 28, 2015 - 10:36 AM - Emily Comment Link

    Wonderful software, thanks! I’d like to donate just because it’s really saved me a lot of time. However, I do neither Amazon Smile (I already have my charity of choice) nor Bitcoin. No Paypal account for donations?

    Reply

    Emily

    • Jan 29, 2015 - 3:27 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Emily,

      thank you very much for the positive feedback!
      PayPal donation (hans at luijten dot net, comment “ApplePi Baker”) can be done for sure, however PayPal forbid me from placing a donation link on my website … claiming I’d be promoting illegal movie copying and such. Donation is much appreciated, but not required. 

      Reply

      hans

  • Feb 3, 2015 - 6:21 PM - Brian Comment Link

    Hello Thank you the newer version gave me password restriction although I m Admin.bur\t your older file worked well for me .

    Reply

    Brian

    • Feb 4, 2015 - 3:47 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Thanks for the feedback Brian.

      Would you be able to try a few things to see if you’re running into sudo issues?

      1) In terminal try if sudo works, by trying this:

      sudo ls

      It will ask your password and show a directory listing. If it fails, you’ll be asked a few times to retry the password.

      2) I read that if you have setup your Mac initially without a password, that this could cause SUDO to fail.

      3) Verify in “Users & Groups” under “System Preferences” if your account has “Allow user to administer this computer” checked.

      4) Can you try the following in terminal:

      id

      It should respond with a list and in that list you should find “80(admin)” …

      5) Some users reports issues due to an app called “TextExpander” (source):

      TextExpander has a setting that capitalises the first letter of the first word of a “sentence”. You type your password correctly & TextExpander cleverly capitalises the first letter. You can turn this feature off on an app by app basis in the Preferences.

      Just some thoughts … I have not been able to reproduce the issue, but I’m trying to find what might be causing this. 

      Reply

      hans

  • Feb 4, 2015 - 12:30 PM - Zeetha Comment Link

    Hi,

    Thanks for this utility!

    One query – should it work when restoring a compressed image from an 8GB SD card onto a 16GB card?  I thought this should work, but it just stops after a little bar appears in the progress bar and the status just says ‘Baking IMG Recipe’.  I left it for awhile but nothing changed so I tried it again and this is what it puts in the console (in case thats of any help!):

    04/02/2015 18:17:43.904 diskarbitrationd[16]: PiBaker [19376]:37547 not responding.
    04/02/2015 18:17:45.973 fseventsd[65]: could not open <</Volumes/RASPBERRY/.fseventsd/fseventsd-uuid>> (No such file or directory)
    04/02/2015 18:17:45.973 fseventsd[65]: log dir: /Volumes/RASPBERRY/.fseventsd getting new uuid: D2E62E1F-04C3-4CA1-BEF7-650CE0895454
    04/02/2015 18:17:46.050 fseventsd[65]: Events arrived for /Volumes/RASPBERRY after an unmount request! Re-initializing.
    04/02/2015 18:17:46.051 fseventsd[65]: creating a dls for /Volumes/RASPBERRY but it already has one…
    04/02/2015 18:17:48.154 coreservicesd[35]: Received request to reset fmod watch. Latest received id is 42754495151217. Latest sent id is 42754495151217
    04/02/2015 18:17:48.155 coreservicesd[35]: Received request to reset fmod watch. Latest received id is 42754495151217. Latest sent id is 42754495151217
    04/02/2015 18:17:48.155 coreservicesd[35]: Received request to reset fmod watch. Latest received id is 42754495151217. Latest sent id is 42754495151217
    04/02/2015 18:17:48.178 mds[54]: (Normal) Volume: volume:0x7ffdfa015800 ********** Bootstrapped Creating a default store:3 SpotLoc:/Volumes/RASPBERRY/.Spotlight-V100 SpotVerLoc:/Volumes/RASPBERRY/.Spotlight-V100/Store-V1 occlude:0 /Volumes/RASPBERRY
    04/02/2015 18:17:56.116 fseventsd[65]: disk logger: failed to open output file /Volumes/RASPBERRY/.fseventsd/000000000340c5f9 (No such file or directory). mount point /Volumes/RASPBERRY/.fseventsd
    04/02/2015 18:17:56.117 fseventsd[65]: disk logger: failed to open output file /Volumes/RASPBERRY/.fseventsd/000000000340c5f9 (No such file or directory). mount point /Volumes/RASPBERRY/.fseventsd
    04/02/2015 18:17:56.269 sudo[19405]:   zeetha : TTY=unknown ; PWD=/Users/zeetha/Desktop ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/bin/echo
    04/02/2015 18:17:56.283 sudo[19408]:   zeetha : TTY=unknown ; PWD=/Users/zeetha/Desktop ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/bin/dd bs=4m of=/dev/rdisk1
    04/02/2015 18:17:56.283 sudo[19407]:   zeetha : TTY=unknown ; PWD=/Users/zeetha/Desktop ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/Users/zeetha/Downloads/ApplePi-Baker.app/Contents/MacOS/7za e -so /Users/zeetha/Desktop/PiSquaredPlusTightVNCAndStatic.zip –
    04/02/2015 18:17:56.000 kernel[0]: disk1: alignment error.
    04/02/2015 18:17:56.597 fseventsd[65]: check_vol_last_mod_time:XXX failed to get mount time (25; &mount_time == 0x105ccc3d8)
    04/02/2015 18:17:56.597 fseventsd[65]: log dir: /Volumes/RASPBERRY/.fseventsd getting new uuid: 3ADA3C09-7FB3-4126-BC5D-4989A8099E0E

    Its a new SD card and I am able to copy files to and from the disk manually so not sure why it won’t work!

    Thanks,

    Z

    Reply

    Zeetha

    • Feb 5, 2015 - 2:03 AM - Zeetha Comment Link

      An update – I created a non zipped image of the 8Gb SD Card and that did get copied onto the 16Gb card by PiBaker.   Now I need to remove some files from my Mac so I can create an image of the 16Gb card :)

      Thanks,

      Caroline

      Reply

      Zeetha

      • Feb 5, 2015 - 4:42 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Hi Caroline,

        yeah it’s a pain, I know … 

        I hope to find time to create a smarter way of making IMG files … so it will only store the relevant data. But it will require time to do some testing and research … not to mention that I have to find a good way to handle elevate rights since some folks report issues with v1.6 … 

        Reply

        hans

    • Feb 5, 2015 - 2:35 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Zeetha!

      Thanks for the log file! Does it work when the IMG is not compressed?

      As for the log file, after looking at it for a while, I can only see that there appears to be a alignment error disk1 – now from what I understand this does not need to be related to disk as such, but could also be a partition or file issue. Not sure which. If it’s a file error, could it be that your compressed IMG file is corrupted? (just guessing here)

      I see some errors with the RASPBERRY mount point. Is RASPBERRY a disk or network share? Or is it the SD-card?
      If it’s the SD-card, could you try to manually unmount the SD card partition(s) with diskutil (not the same as eject)?

      Reply

      hans

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  • Feb 18, 2015 - 6:00 AM - Justin Rowe Comment Link

    I’m using v1.6 and when I try to make a back up of my image the app force closes? Also having the same issue with v1.5, I’m using OSX10 Yosemite?

    Reply

    Justin Rowe

    • Feb 18, 2015 - 6:31 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Justin,

      What is the error message you get and what steps did you follow to get to this error (so I can try to reproduce the problem)?

      Reply

      hans

      • Feb 18, 2015 - 5:01 PM - Justin Rowe Comment Link

        Hi Hans,

        I do not get an error message, there is a pop up that shows momentarily on the screen then the whole application closes down.

        I basically click on my SD card on the left and select the Create Backup button and then click the ok button on the screen that mentions zip files and image sizes, after that the app closes down with a momentary pop window just before.

        Reply

        Justin Rowe

      • Feb 19, 2015 - 2:37 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Hi Justin,

        That’s going to be tricky to “debug” … I really need that message, but since it seems to popup only briefly, I can imagine it to be difficult to catch. I’ve tested a few different ways, as you described, to trigger an error, but I was unable to reproduce this.

        Since you’re the first and only one reporting this, I’d guess it’s something specifically on your system. Obviously hard to trace as well. And you might not have access to another Mac to give it a try.

        You could try and see if there is a message in “Console” (Applications – Utilities – Console, click “Clear Display” and run ApplePi-Baker while the console remains open) …

        Reply

        hans

        • Feb 19, 2015 - 2:47 AM - Justin Rowe Comment Link

          Hi Hans,

          This is what I have taken from console, I hope it helps.

          And thank you for your help also :-)

          19/02/2015 08:36:16.072 sudo[523]: ##### : TTY=unknown ; PWD=/ ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/bin/ps -ax

          19/02/2015 08:36:34.279 PiBaker[520]: GetDYLDEntryPointWithImage(/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/CacheDelete.framework/CacheDelete,CacheDeleteCopyPurgeableSpaceWithInfo) failed.

          19/02/2015 08:36:34.293 bird[230]: Assertion failed: ![_xpcClients containsObject:client]

          19/02/2015 08:36:34.293 bird[230]: Assertion failed: ![_xpcClients containsObject:client]

          19/02/2015 08:36:34.335 bird[230]: Assertion failed: ![_xpcClients containsObject:client]

          Reply

          Justin Rowe

        • Feb 19, 2015 - 3:01 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          Thanks Justin for the quick response 

          Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to learn much from the console output. I will have to look at the sources, maybe I can learn something from that, but unfortunately I’m traveling and unable to do so.

          I will try as soon as I get home, but that might take another month 

          Out of curiosity: What version of MacOS X are you running?

          p.s. Glad to help – I hate it when a useful program fails … 

          Reply

          hans

          • Feb 19, 2015 - 3:09 AM - Justin Rowe Comment Link

            Hi Hans,

            Ah thats a shame that the console information didn’t give you much to go on.

            Don’t worry about the timeframe as I have other means at the moment to back up my images (have to use my windows )

            Enjoy your travels and thank you again for taking the time to respond 

            p.s. My version of OS X is 10.10.2 (14C109), and I get the same result when using version 1.5.1 also if that helps any.

            Justin Rowe

          • Feb 19, 2015 - 4:20 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            Yeah,… Windows … about that haha … that’s why I wrote the little bugger 

            I’m running the same MacOS X version, so that would not be the problem.

            Since you see the same problem with 1.51, it’s not an access restriction either, as both use different methods to authenticate.

            Have you ever tried the commandline method with “dd” ?

            hans

          • Feb 19, 2015 - 4:39 AM - Justin Rowe Comment Link

            Lol about windows.

            I’m quite new to using command line but i’ll find out and see if I can do it that way.

            Justin Rowe

          • Feb 19, 2015 - 5:30 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            Yeah I hear ya … not a big commend line fan either when it comes to these kind of things.

            This guide might give you a good start:
            How to Clone Raspberry Pi SD Cards Using the Command Line in OS X

            hans

        • Feb 19, 2015 - 5:34 AM - Justin Rowe Comment Link

          Hi Hans,

          Thank you for the link I’ll have a go 

          Reply

          Justin Rowe

          • Feb 21, 2015 - 6:06 AM - Justin Rowe Comment Link

            Hi Hans,

            Just a heads up to say that the link you gave me was very useful and I made an image using the command on there.

            Thank you 

            Justin Rowe

          • Feb 21, 2015 - 12:43 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            Thanks Justin for getting back at me ….

            So the “Flashing” of the SD card with “dd” working,… that’s good info for me.
            ApplePi-Baker (both versions) use “dd”, however v1.51 uses Apple’s authorize method, whereas v1.6 uses “sudo”.

            Some users seem to have problems with 1.6. But you’re the first one having issues with 1.51 as well.
            I’ll have to think about a possible reason … bummer, I hoped “dd” would fail as well; haha. 

            At least you were able to flash an SD card … 

            hans

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  • Feb 19, 2015 - 11:10 AM - Eklund Comment Link

    Awesome, works great! Thank you!

    Been looking around for something similar since RPI SD Card builder won’t work on my Mac anymore. 

    Reply

    Eklund

    • Feb 19, 2015 - 11:36 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Thanks Eklund for taking the time to post a “thank you”!
      It’s much appreciated! 

      Reply

      hans

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  • Feb 20, 2015 - 4:24 PM - Bill Comment Link

    Thanks for this App. Great idea. I have trying to create the image to my micro sd card but it does not seem like it is progressing at all. I get the status, “Baking IMG recipe…..” but there is not ETA or progress going on and the program does not seem to be hung up. I am going to let it roll for a few hours to see if perhaps it was doing something and I was just being impatient. :) 

    Reply

    Bill

    • Feb 20, 2015 - 6:06 PM - Bill Comment Link

      It was myself being a n00b. I hit Restore Backup and it worked fine. :)

      Reply

      Bill

    • Feb 21, 2015 - 2:48 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Haha, shit happens Bill, happens to all of us … glad it worked out 

      Reply

      hans

  • Feb 21, 2015 - 12:15 PM - Bill Comment Link

    Forgive my ignorance, I have a 128g micro sd card. From what I understand, Fat32 only supports up to 32G card. You have to expand the card after you get it installed.

    I have created the image on my card, but can not get the OS to boot when I put it in my Pi. :(

    Reply

    Bill

    • Feb 21, 2015 - 1:16 PM - AndrewS Comment Link

      FAT32 itself allows up to 8TB partitions, but the formatting tools in Windows and the official SDFormatter tool only allow you to create FAT32 partitions up to 32GB   (the official SDFormatter tool automatically uses exFAT for SD cards larger than 32GB, but the Pi can’t read this format)

      But you can use 3rd-party formatting tools to create FAT32 partitions larger than 32GB  (I’ve successfully done so on a 64GB card myself).

      Regarding the failure to boot – which OSes have you tried? (NOOBS? Standalone Raspbian?)

      Do you have the exact make & model number for your 128GB card?

      Reply

      AndrewS

    • Feb 21, 2015 - 1:21 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Bill,

      no worries … the strange thing is that under Microsoft Windows, FAT32 appears to be handling up to 32Gb.
       This however is not a FAT32 limitation.

      It’s definitely confusing, for me as well. I’m sure I’ve formatted a 64Gb SD card before (for my Canon camera)..

      According to a post at superuser.com:

      There are different SD versions that support different capacities:

      • SD – 4GB
      • SDHC – 32GB
      • SDXC – 2TB

      Most filesystems are limited in their size. You need to pick a filesystem that is capable of using the entire size of the SD card. Which one you chose is also dependent on the environment you will be using it in. Some common choices for high capacity filesystems include:

      • FAT32 – 2TB
      • exFAT – 512TB
      • NTFS – 264 clusters (multiples of 512 bytes)

      Most filesystems have a limit on the size of any one individual file:

      • FAT32 – 4GB
      • exFAT – 512TB
      • NTFS – 16EB
      So this confirms that with FAT32 you should be able to create a larger (2TB) volume … not just 32Gb.
      I do not have an SD card handy (I’m traveling) to try what the MacOS X Disk-Utility will do with such a larger SD-Card, but I suspect that it will simply allow you to create a 128Gb partition and format it FAT32.
      One thing that comes to mind: The IMG for your Raspberry Pi is probably in the end not supposed to be FAT32 anyway (ie. most Linux variants use one or the other EXT version (EXT2, EXT3, EXT4). Which IMG are you using?

      Reply

      hans

      • Feb 21, 2015 - 7:50 PM - Bill Comment Link

        The card I have is a Micro SD HC 128 Gig. I am using the RetroPie-rpi2.img on my Mac. 

        Should I make it a 32G partition in Disk Utility, install the OS and then expand it after I have it on my Raspberry Pi?

        Thanks!

        Bill

        Reply

        Bill

        • Feb 21, 2015 - 8:13 PM - AndrewS Comment Link

          If it’s 128GB, I think you’ll find it’s actually SDXC  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Digital

          If you’re writing an .img file to your SD card, then there’s no need to manually create any partitions first (since the .img contains its own partition table).

          I’d suggest trying the latest version of Raspbian (from http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/ ) on your card first, to check if the card itself is compatible with the RPi. If Raspbian works, and then RetroPie doesn’t, I’d say it sounds like a bug with RetroPie (which I’ve never tried myself)

          Reply

          AndrewS

          • Feb 22, 2015 - 7:15 PM - Bill Comment Link

            Ok. Downloaded Raspbian, used your program to create the image on the micro sd card. I got it home and it does want to boot at all. 

            Bill

          • Feb 23, 2015 - 2:40 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            Hi Bill,

            sorry to see that your first experiences are so disappointing … 

            I assume you’re trying the 128Gb card, do you have a smaller card to try if that works? (32Gb or smaller)

            hans

          • Feb 23, 2015 - 10:23 AM - Bill Comment Link

            I have a 16G micro SD card that works. I had bought a larger 128G to put ROMs on. Tempted to just buy a thumb drive and put the rooms on there and call it a day. :) 

            Bill

          • Feb 23, 2015 - 10:35 AM - AndrewS Comment Link

            You must have a lot of ROMS!

            Can I ask again for the exact make and model of 128gig micro SD card you bought? Or was it just a no-name / generic one? (in which case perhaps it was a fake?)

            AndrewS

          • Feb 23, 2015 - 11:14 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            Good call Andrew! Didn’t think of that.

            I did find that there are plenty fake cards in circulation … some tools to test:

            FakeFlashTest, h2testw (german website), CheckFlash (and I’m sure there are more).

            hans

          • Feb 23, 2015 - 11:18 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            Ehm most of those tools are for Windows though 

            Good article with good info and a Mac App at the bottom of the page … http://www.flagsoft.com/cmswp/de/products/sdspeed-sd-card-memory-speed-test/

            And a way too long article for Mac users as well, which even involves compiling yourself:
            http://oss.digirati.com.br/f3/ (on GitHub)

            hans

        • Feb 22, 2015 - 3:31 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          Good catch Andrew!

          I overlooked that part … you do not need to partition the SD card when “flashing” an IMG to the SD card. “dd” doesn’t care about partitions and just bluntly writes the data to the SD card. 

          Reply

          hans

          • Feb 22, 2015 - 5:43 AM - AndrewS Comment Link

            …which is why, if you’re not careful, “dd” can be nicknamed “disk destroyer” 

            AndrewS

          • Feb 22, 2015 - 7:58 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            Exactly  …

            hans

  • Feb 22, 2015 - 11:22 AM - Neil Comment Link

    Hi, thanks for writing this app, it is very useful :) How about adding a sound for when the backup / restore is finished? As the backup / restore is likely to be running in the background whilst you work on something else it would be useful for there to be some kind of notification that it is complete.

    Reply

    Neil

    • Feb 22, 2015 - 2:01 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Thanks Neil for leaving a positive feedback! 

      I like your suggestion and will add it in the next version! Thanks! 

      Reply

      hans

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  • Feb 28, 2015 - 4:38 PM - William Smith Comment Link

    Excellent program, this is saving me tons of time and disk space!

    One issue I’m finding is that I can’t eject a 64G card, the Finder thinks it’s gone but the ApplePi-Baker UI thinks it’s still there.  Not a panic, just something to put in the queue for FITNR…

    Reply

    William Smith

    • Mar 1, 2015 - 8:13 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Thanks William! 

      I have not had any problems with a 64Gb card, but then again, it’s been a while that I used one of those.
      As soon as I get home (still traveling) I’ll give it a try! Thanks!

      Reply

      hans

  • Mar 1, 2015 - 1:38 PM - Bubba Comment Link

    Looks like a great program but it will not work for me. I get stuck at the password. Even when I’m signed in as “root” user, the program refuses my password.

    Using SnowLeopard might be my issue.

    Reply

    Bubba

    • Mar 1, 2015 - 2:03 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Oh I never tried Snow Leopard … I wish I still had a virtual machine laying around on my Mac with some of the older OS’es.

      You could try v1.51, it doesn’t support compression, but it does handle authentication better.

      Reply

      hans

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  • Mar 11, 2015 - 4:14 PM - Joe Comment Link

    Hi,

    I’ve tried baking an IMG file onto an SD card but it keeps getting stuck on ‘Baking IMG Recipe…’ and the load bar doesn’t seem to move much past the first 5%? Any idea how this may have happend?

    Thanks

    Reply

    Joe

    • Mar 11, 2015 - 4:48 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Joe,

      if you’re using v1.6, consider trying 1.51 … some users experience issues with 1.6, and I have yet to figure out why 
      Sorry for the inconvenience … 
      Reply

      hans

    • Mar 24, 2015 - 6:47 PM - Adam Comment Link

      Try sliding the little switch on the card.

      Reply

      Adam

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  • Mar 18, 2015 - 10:33 AM - Malte Klima Comment Link

    Thank you for this great tool! love it!

    Reply

    Malte Klima

    • Mar 18, 2015 - 10:37 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Malte Klima!

      Thank you very much! Also thank you for taking the effort to leave a nice feedback! 

      Reply

      hans

  • Mar 23, 2015 - 5:20 PM - Adam Comment Link

    Baking IMG file

    Just a warning to all you Pi fans, if your Apple PI Baker gets stuck on “Baking IMG file” eject the SD card and try sliding the little switch on the card or card adapter. This will save you ALOT of frustration. Trust me I wasted a lot of time.  Maybe John could add a warning to tell you the SD card is locked. Thx

    Reply

    Adam

    • Mar 24, 2015 - 3:38 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Good idea – let me see if I can implement that (Read Only state), I actually ran into that problem the other day as well – which initially confused me as well.
      Specially with MacBook Pro’s, you can accidentally “hit” the lock switch when inserting the card.

      Thanks Adam! I like the idea – stupid that I didn’t think of that before! 

      Reply

      hans

  • Mar 24, 2015 - 7:13 PM - pixelplex Comment Link

    Hans, I could create an introduction type video for Apple Pi baker. Something that would display the features and capabilities of apple pi baker. Its ok if you say no, my feelings wont be hurt. Just an idea. :) If its a yes I can just give you the youtube link and full acces to display it on a website.

    Thanks, Pixel Plex, aka Adam

    Reply

    pixelplex

    • Mar 25, 2015 - 3:27 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Pixel Plex! 

      Nice to see such enthusiasm, I love it …  

      As for the icon:
      Yours looks great, unfortunately another user already made a new icon for ApplePi-Baker’s next release. I very much appreciate your efforts though – the icon looks really good! 

      As for the instruction video:
      Please be my guest to make one! I’m sure a certain audience would love that. Post the link here and I’ll take a look – if it’s good then I’ll add it to the article! 

      I hope to find time in the near future to revamp ApplePi-Baker and add more functionality. My biggest hurdle right now is that working with the new security “features” by Apple are more work and more complicated than the functionality in ApplePi-Baker it self … I could use some help porting the new security features to Lazarus Pascal …

      Reply

      hans

      • Mar 25, 2015 - 5:15 AM - pixelplex Comment Link

        Im not dissappointed about the icon. Im to exited to make the video! Thanks for giving me a chance! This is the best rasoberry pi program ever!

        Reply

        pixelplex

        • Mar 25, 2015 - 5:42 AM - pixelplex Comment Link

          First, I ment raspberry pi not rasoberry pi. Typo 

          Second, when are you planning on getting that update out. Im in no rush, and i dont want to rush you,but I want to make the video up-to-date with the new icon made by the other user. And the new features that might be in the update. So I dont have to make it two times in a short time. If its possible could you give me the new icon. Just somthing to consider. I want to make the best video possible. 

          Reply

          pixelplex

        • Mar 25, 2015 - 9:37 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          I can email it to you  … and typos happen to me all the time haha, no worries.

          One thing though: ApplePi-Baker (I hope) will be very different if I manage to get things done that I’d like to do … so your video would be outdated then right away. I’m guessing it will take a couple of months before I get the new version ready (I’ve been traveling a lot the past 6 months and I expect that to continue for a few more months).

          Reply

          hans

        • Mar 25, 2015 - 9:41 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          An instruction video would be VERY welcome though 

          Reply

          hans

          • Mar 26, 2015 - 7:29 AM - pixelplex Comment Link

            So, have you emailed that file already, or are still planing to get that out. I haven’t got it yet. 

            Anyway, just wondering

            pixelplex

          • Mar 26, 2015 - 7:43 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            Sending you an email now! 

            hans

  • Mar 24, 2015 - 8:03 PM - pixelplex Comment Link

    Also maybe as part of the new update you could add this icns file I made. This file will look better with the new Yosemite look. Again, just an idea. See the icns file here. If you have errors downloading just reply to this. 

    I want to help this program grow because it is so great!

    Reply

    pixelplex

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  • Mar 28, 2015 - 5:47 PM - Ash Comment Link

    Not sure if I’m missing something or what. I select the SD card, pick the image… and nothing. It does not start baking just sits there saying “waiting for recipe (idle) …” Ive tried 2 different images and 2 different SD cards. What might I be doing wrong mate?

    Reply

    Ash

    • Mar 28, 2015 - 5:49 PM - Ash Comment Link

      Oh god, never mind… I’m so thick! Good program mate :)

      Reply

      Ash

    • Mar 29, 2015 - 3:42 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Ash!

      No problem, happens to the best of us! 

      So what happened? Kept the SD-Card on “Lock” (read-only)?

      Reply

      hans

    • May 24, 2016 - 12:46 AM - Chris Comment Link

      This is happening to me too. 

      The SD card “lock” is not on however.

      Reply

      Chris

  • Mar 29, 2015 - 1:34 PM - Artie Comment Link

    hey there, I keep getting stuck on “baking img recipe” I can’t find any switches or locks like others have suggested, it’s just stuck. any help?

    Reply

    Artie

    • Mar 30, 2015 - 2:52 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Artie!

      Check the side of the SD card. There should be a tiny latch that can be shifted in the “lock” position. 

      A micro SD card does not have such a switch, but a regular SD card and a SD card adapter for micro SD cards does. See below:

      SD-Card and MicroSD-Crad - ReadOnly lock

      Reply

      hans

  • Apr 6, 2015 - 8:31 PM - Peter Comment Link

    I want to clone my OSMC SD card to another SD card, will the PiBaker work for this? I can’t believe I’m having such a hard time figuring out this cloning thing. Thought Carbon Copy Cloner would be the simplest way but I haven’t figured it out. Thanks

    Reply

    Peter

    • Apr 7, 2015 - 3:49 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Peter,

      yes you can clone a card with ApplePi-Baker. Simply insert the card, refresh the SD-card list in ApplePi-Baker so you can see the card, and then click “Backup”. This will result in an IMG file which at a later time can be used to restore the image to an SD card of the same size (or bigger).

      Is that what you were looking for? 

      Reply

      hans

      • Apr 7, 2015 - 3:57 AM - AndrewS Comment Link

        But be aware that unless you’re using the exact same make and model of SD card, an “8GB” card from one manufacturer will probably have a (slightly) different size to an “8GB” card from another manufacturer. This is something which catches a lot of people out. If you backup from a “slightly bigger” 8GB card, and try to restore to a “slightly smaller” 8GB card, then the new card probably won’t work correctly on the Pi.

        Hans – is this something that your ApplePiBaker checks for?

        Reply

        AndrewS

        • Apr 7, 2015 - 11:31 AM - Peter Comment Link

          Wouldn’t the card have to be filled up to make this problematic?

          Reply

          Peter

          • Apr 7, 2015 - 11:36 AM - AndrewS Comment Link

            A filesystem is free to ‘spray data’ wherever it likes, there’s no guarantee that it will start at the beginning of the partition and then write sequentially until the end of the partition.

            AndrewS

          • Apr 7, 2015 - 11:43 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            Andrew is right … data is scattered all over the card, no guarantee that things are nicely lined up … 

            hans

      • Apr 7, 2015 - 5:05 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        You’re very correct about this Andrew!!! 

        No, unfortunately, ApplePi-Baker is not catching that. One of the improvements I have in mind for a new version (that and checking if an SD card is locked/readonly). This becomes specially tricky when using compressed IMG files.

        With version 1.6 I’m (de)compressing on the fly, which saves a lot of time. However, to determine the exact fit, I would have to decompress the IMG first and compare the file size with the SD-Card size. This would almost double the write time to restore an IMG to the SD-Card – and writing is already slow as it is … 

        Another thought I had, was trying to resize an IMG to it’s minimum needed size, but that opens a whole new can of worms, since not every IMG uses the same file system, and the Mac natively does not support any of the Ext file systems. On top of that we’d need to add a “resize to full size” function. Again, lack of Ext support makes this very tricky and it will probably go a little beyond my expertise.

        Reply

        hans

        • Apr 7, 2015 - 9:01 AM - AndrewS Comment Link

          Some of what you describe above is part of the reason that NOOBS works the way it does ;-)  (it uses tarballs of the filesystem contents, rather than img files of the whole filesystem). But of course NOOBS is Linux-based and so is able to write to Ext4 filesystems, unlike Mac OS X.

          Maybe when creating a compressed IMG backup of an SD card, you could store its uncompressed size as an extended attribute on the file? :)

          Reply

          AndrewS

        • Apr 7, 2015 - 10:51 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          Yep, NOOBS starts with a tiny partition … and creates a large partition and restoring a small IMG file to that partition. That was my interpretation any way (more details).

          To accomplish that we’d need Ext filesystem support, which the Mac does not have unless we install OSXFuse or Paragon ExtFS. The first one being free, the second one being commercial but maybe more mature. (I use Paragon NTFS and it’s super solid)

          I’m afraid that just making a tar-ball of the files on a partition will not be good enough to make a bootable SD card. Not to mention the different (?) filesystems being used for Raspberry (for example FAT, Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, are there more?). But … it could be an interesting start.

          I’ll try OSXFuse or maybe even buy a copy from Paragon to see what we can do with that.

          Reply

          hans

        • Jul 13, 2015 - 3:09 PM - Torquil Harkness Comment Link

          Hello,

          I just ran in to the issue of a non-writeable card, it was not the lock switch but another weird issue. After reading this post on the forum i did a manual format to check if there was a write problem. It worked ok and after that, pi-baker worked great. I wonder if instead of trying to do a read-only check in your process, which you said is difficult to do, why not have a separate button that runs a format of the card, or just a simple create file/folder to check for read-only issues. You could just have it as a separate process or a pre-processing check? Anyway, just my two cents. Awesome program btw.. i love it!!! Thank you for all your hard work.

          Reply

          Torquil Harkness

          • Jul 14, 2015 - 3:03 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            Hi Torquil,

            Thanks for the compliment and suggestion  …
            Creating a file or folder on media is something I’d rather not do, just to avoid screwing up the files and such. I will however try to make a new version of Pi-Baker that does a read-only check – I might have found a way to do that, just need the time to implement it.  

            hans

      • Apr 7, 2015 - 10:33 AM - Peter Comment Link

        It’s exactly what I was looking for. Thank you

        Reply

        Peter

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  • Apr 12, 2015 - 5:37 PM - Bertrand Comment Link

    Hi there

    It’s really a great little tool, you wrote here. Easy to use and works perfect.

    Many thanks  :-)

    Bertrand

    Reply

    Bertrand

    • Apr 13, 2015 - 2:41 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Bertrand!

      Thanks! It’s always much appreciated that users take the time to leave a nice feedback!

      Thanks again!  

      Reply

      hans

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  • Apr 21, 2015 - 3:48 AM - EkDor Comment Link

    Could you please set the password visibility to be off by default! Having clear text password fields is a big no-no. Having the option to show it is fine by me so long as it’s the option. Any instance where my password can be visible fills me with instant district for the software. Thanks for everything else; works great and is nice and quick.

    Reply

    EkDor

    • Apr 21, 2015 - 4:53 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Ekdor,

      Thanks for the feedback – I will add this to the “ToDo” list.
      Maybe I’ll additional add that it saves the most recent selected setting (visible/not visible) as well.
      For those that have a specific preference and would not want to toggle the checkbox each time they work with it.

      Reply

      hans

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  • Apr 25, 2015 - 12:56 PM - Steve Comment Link

    Hi Hans,

    Just wanted to say thank you for a great application!  It worked perfectly for what I needed.

    I looked for a Paypal link to donate and didn’t find one.  You might consider adding that to your website.  I will use your Amazon link on my next order.

    Again, thank you!  Nice work.

    Kind regards,

    Steve

    Reply

    Steve

    • Apr 25, 2015 - 2:22 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Steve!

      Thank you so much for leaving a nice comment! 

      I used to have a PayPal Donate button, but PayPal seems to think that I’m promoting illegal copying of DVD’s and even blocked my account for a while. Funny that when you rip your DVD it’s OK, and when you show it a different way, you’re suddenly on the blacklist. They won’t even listen to arguments.

      You could of course still donate by using hans at luijten dot net as an email address, and say something like “ApplePi-Baker”.

      But … donations are optional and I very much appreciate the shopping gesture! 
      Thanks you very much … ! 

      Reply

      hans

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  • Jun 8, 2015 - 3:14 PM - Markus Comment Link

    I tried to use version 1.6 logged in with a user who is not administrator … providing the admin password … unfortunately it did not work.

    Reply

    Markus

    • Jun 9, 2015 - 3:30 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      1.6 uses “sudo” – would (under that same user) this work?

      sudo ls

      (asks for password, provide admin password and see if it runs)

      Reply

      hans

  • Jun 20, 2015 - 4:04 PM - Xander Comment Link

    Hey, apple pi baker won’t work. its says that it is “Baking IMG recipe…” but it won’t actually do anything it seems like

    Reply

    Xander

    • Jun 21, 2015 - 2:34 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Xander,

      whan that happens, your SD card (or micro SD card adapter) is most likely locked, ie. set to “read-only”. See also this comment.

      In the next release I hope to include a read-only detection. 

      Sorry for the inconvenience and I hope it resolves your issue. 

      Reply

      hans

      • Jun 21, 2015 - 12:54 PM - Xander Comment Link

        I think we made progress bc the sd was named raspberry and it told me that it created a single portion but then it reverted and says “Baking IMG Recipe…” as it did before and doesn’t seem to be doing much.

        Reply

        Xander

        • Jun 21, 2015 - 12:59 PM - Xander Comment Link

          what do you mean by “read only”

          Reply

          Xander

      • Jun 21, 2015 - 1:02 PM - Xander Comment Link

        So i switched the sd to unlocked and when i tried it again it renamed the sd to Raspberry and said it made a new partition but then it said “Baking IMG Recipe…” but wasn’t actually making progress.

        Reply

        Xander

      • Jun 21, 2015 - 1:18 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Hi Xander,

        “Baking IMG recipe …” indicates that ApplePi-Baker is trying to write the provided IMG file to your SD card.
        For this you’ll need to authenticate (v1.5) or have provided a sudo password at startup (v1.6).

        Partitioning actually needs this as well. So it’s a little weird that it would partition but not write the IMG file.
        If it actually did re-partition the SD card then “read-only” would not be the problem either (but I assume you’ve already figured that one out).

        One thing I can say, but this is possible not relevant for your situation, is that when I use a micro SD-card adapter, it quite often tends to get locked when I slide it into the SD card reader of my MacBook Pro (the side of the SD card seems to hit the SD card slot, and therefor slide the “lock” switch to “locked”) – even to the point that I bought a cheap USB micro SD card reader from AliExpress ($0.82/piece).

        Writing an IMG file can take several minutes, depending on the side of the IMG file. But progress should definitely be noticeable after a second or 10.

        The actual IMG file should not matter – worse case scenario (for example when it really wasn’t a IMG file) the SD card won’t boot in your Raspberry Pi.

        Are you using a regular IMG file? Or a compressed file (Zip, 7Zip, gZip, etc)?

        Reply

        hans

  • Jun 21, 2015 - 1:11 PM - Xander Comment Link

    lol nvm I’m good it worked haha

    Reply

    Xander

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  • Jun 25, 2015 - 5:20 PM - Bill Comment Link

    I installed today in yosemite

    Really cool app, thanks!

    Reply

    Bill

    • Jun 26, 2015 - 12:55 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Thanks Bill 

      I always appreciate it when users take the time to leave a nice feedback! 

      Reply

      hans

  • Jul 19, 2015 - 11:59 AM - Ernie C Comment Link

    Great tool! Thanks for sharing it! For the other RPi n00bs out there, be sure to allocate the full space of your SD card using raspi-config’s Expand Filesystem option.

    Reply

    Ernie C

  • Jul 22, 2015 - 2:29 AM - Allan Comment Link

    I have been using this for quite some time now and I never came across any problems until I installed El Capitan. It could not list the SD card or USB card mounted. Anybody else having this issue?

    Reply

    Allan

    • Jul 22, 2015 - 3:09 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Allan,

      Could you try, in terminal, to do:

      diskutil list

      Then find the device that is your SD card, for example “disk1” (first row of that drive), and try

      diskutil info disk1

      and then post the output line part where it says “Protocol:“?

      This way I can see if there is something that has changed.
      I have yet to setup a virtual machine to test El Capitan – unless you can tell me that you have had zero problems with El Capitan. I’d be using it on my “production” Mac and can’t really afford being crippled.

      Reply

      hans

      • Jul 22, 2015 - 12:06 PM - Allan Comment Link

        Hi Hans,

        It shows “Secure Digital” on Protocol.

        I only noticed one problem so far with El Capitan (Beta 4) and that is plug-in failure with uploading photos.

        Reply

        Allan

      • Jul 22, 2015 - 2:01 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        OK, maybe I’ll collect some courage and migrate one of my Mac’s to El Captian.
        I’ve participated in too many beta’s the past years to find that it’s unwise to run it on a “production” machine haha .

        Reply

        hans

      • Aug 6, 2015 - 1:23 PM - Philip Robar Comment Link

        I’m seeing the same problems in OS X 10.11b6. With version 1.6 all controls are greyed out or don’t do anything, with 1.51 the only active control is the file dialog to load an image.

        On my iMac my SD card’s Protocol is USB.

        I tried turning off System Integrity Check (SIC) in recovery mode, but that didn’t make any difference. Even so, I suspect that this is related to the fact that the language you’re using is Carbon based and/or that certain APIs now no longer have access to system related files and processes—apparently even when SIC is turned off.

        Reply

        Philip Robar

        • Aug 6, 2015 - 1:54 PM - Philip Robar Comment Link

          Oops, that should be System Integrity Protection (SIP).

          Phil

          Reply

          Philip Robar

          • Aug 13, 2015 - 2:33 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            Would you mind giving v1.7 a try? … I do not have any El Capitan users around me, besides myself.
            It would be greatly appreciated.

            hans

        • Aug 7, 2015 - 2:45 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          Hi Philip,

          Nice work! And I think it should be called SIC .

          I’m unfortunately bound to Carbon (Lazarus Pascal limitation).
          I have installed El Capitan, but have to admit that I have ran into a lot of unexpected problems even running it properly. Last night I installed the latest beta (forgot whether it was beta 3 or 4). I will give it a try today!

          It would be a shame if it’s Carbon related … 

          Reply

          hans

        • Aug 10, 2015 - 4:45 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          I’ve been toying with 10.11 (El Capitan) for a bit now, but OMG what is Apple doing?

          As an example: I cannot even copy GDB (debugger) into /usr/bin. Not even with sudo. This appears to be an issue seen all over the web. Short from booting rootless=0 (which is an nvram option that will disappear in the final release of El Capitan) … and I’m not even sure if that is going to work.

          Now I’m afraid Apple is going bonkers, and making OS X like iOS … 

          (still trying though to get things done)

          Reply

          hans

    • Aug 10, 2015 - 10:36 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Well, finally managed to get a new release available which runs under El Capitan (10.11 beta 3) after 2 days of work … It took me more work than expected, since my developers environment is no longer working under El Capitan (thanks again Apple!). 

      The output of disk utility was quite different from the output of previous Mac OS X versions and that’s where things went wrong. So I now included a more rugged code, with exceptions for 10.11 and previous Mac OS X versions.

      This should be fixed now … 

      Reply

      hans

    • Aug 13, 2015 - 2:32 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Alan,

      did you try version 1.7?
      below one user reports it crashing, but I can’t reproduce the problem. Other El Capitan users could maybe give 1.7 a try and see if this is consistent or just an incident.

      Thanks! 

      Reply

      hans

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  • Jul 28, 2015 - 5:27 PM - Nick Comment Link

    Thanks for the great tool!!!!!!

    Reply

    Nick

  • Jul 31, 2015 - 6:16 AM - Kai Comment Link

    Hi, thanks for the great tool. I have been running this successfully for a while now, but recently can’t get the app to start anymore. I rebooted my Mac and also deleted and re-installed several times. It goes to the step where it asks for the admin password, but then  does not boot up further. 

    I am running OS X Yosemite, v 10.10.4, MacBook Air. Any log I can provide to check whats wrong?

    Thanks

    Reply

    Kai

    • Jul 31, 2015 - 10:03 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Kai!

      Sorry – I have not (yet) added a log option, but you could start ApplicationsUtilitiesConsole, click “Clear Display” and start ApplePi-Baker. I should give you some messages. Maybe there is a hint there to what might have gone wrong.

      Reply

      hans

      • Jul 31, 2015 - 3:28 PM - Kai Comment Link

        This is what I get:

        31/07/15 22:14:21,203 sudo[2635]: kaixxx : TTY=unknown ; PWD=/ ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/bin/ps -ax

        Reply

        Kai

      • Aug 1, 2015 - 3:17 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        That looks normal.

        Can you try, in Terminal (under: Applications – Utilities):

        sudo ls

        It will ask for your password, use the same one you’ve used for ApplePi-Baker and see what kind of message you’re getting.
        If all goes well, it should output the same as

        ls

        from the command line.

        Reply

        hans

        • Aug 1, 2015 - 5:09 AM - Kai Comment Link

          On sudo ls, it outputs:

          .CFUserTextEncoding    .rmembid        GDrive
          .DS_Store        Applications        Library
          .Trash            Desktop            Movies
          .bash_history        Documents        Music
          .cups            Downloads        Pictures
          .dropbox        Dropbox            Public
          .mapbox-studio        G-OLD

          On ls, it outputs:

          Applications    Downloads    GDrive        Music
          Desktop        Dropbox        Library        Pictures
          Documents    G-OLD        Movies        Public

          Reply

          Kai

        • Aug 1, 2015 - 6:09 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          Thanks Kai!

          Looks like sudo works as it should – which is good! 
          After entering the SUDO password in ApplePi-Baker, does it show a message or simply disappear?

          Reply

          hans

          • Aug 1, 2015 - 2:18 PM - Kai Comment Link

            It just disappears and the rolling colorful Apple ball comes up. I could pase the Apple crash report if that helps.

            Kai

          • Aug 2, 2015 - 2:45 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            I’m afraid I wouldn’t know what to do with the crash report – if I recall correctly, it has a boat load of data in it that I wouldn’t know what to do with.

            The beachball cursor suggests a task is “stuck”.
            What happens after entering the SUDO password, is that AppelPi Baker does do a quick check to see if the password works. For some reason it gets in a loop – I will look at the code and see what the issue might be.

            hans

  • Aug 3, 2015 - 8:29 AM - Alaa Comment Link

    Hi ,
    how can i download and use the app with my windows desktop >
    thanks 

    Reply

    Alaa

    • Aug 3, 2015 - 8:41 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Alaa,

      I’m sorry to say that there is no Windows version. For Windows you can use Win32-DiskImager.

      Reply

      hans

      • Aug 3, 2015 - 9:04 AM - Alaa Comment Link

        Thanks for reply but i have the apple TV the 1 st generation and i don’t want to lose it , before i used to watch youtube but now i cant do any thing with it , i will open the link you send me then i will write for you , so thanks again 

        Reply

        Alaa

  • Aug 3, 2015 - 8:46 AM - Alaa Comment Link

    Thanks for reply but i have the apple TV the 1 st generation and i don’t want to lose it , before i used to watch youtube but now i cant do any thing with it , i will open the link you send me then i will write for you , so thanks again 

    Reply

    Alaa

    • Aug 3, 2015 - 9:06 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Alaa,

      I’m not sure what you’re trying to accomplish?
      ApplePi-Baker is mainly intended to write IMG files to disks (for example for Raspberry Pi or a USB stick).

      Are you trying to make a USB stick, so you can restore your AppleTV?

      Reply

      hans

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  • Aug 3, 2015 - 5:18 PM - Pete Comment Link

    Tried version 1.6 of Apple Pi Baker, but does not accept my password  (“incorrect SUDO password”).

    This is 10.6.8 Snow Leopard if it is significant.) 

    Will go back to version 1.5, but just thought you would want to know.

    Reply

    Pete

    • Aug 4, 2015 - 3:14 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Pete,

      Thanks for reporting! Can you try (in Terminal):

      sudo ls

      it will ask for your password. 
      Just curious if it’s your account (yes/no Sudo access) or another underlying problem.

      Reply

      hans

      • Apr 21, 2016 - 11:19 AM - Pete Comment Link

        Sorry for taking a year to reply…

        Password is accepted in sudo, works fine.

        This occurs in version 1.8.1, still using Snow Leopard.

        Went back to using version 1.5, which works OK.

        Thanks for a nice program.

        Reply

        Pete

        • Apr 21, 2016 - 6:33 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          Hi Pete,

          Oh … I do not have the means to test with Snow Leopard.
          The arrival of El Capitan caused quite a few extra headaches, and Snow Leopard is a little old, so I never even considered (sorry!) testing the latest version with Snow Leopard. I better make sure to not remove the old version from the downloads .

          Thanks for the “Thank you” … 

          Reply

          hans

  • Aug 6, 2015 - 12:00 AM - otto Comment Link

    Hey when i use Apple Pi baker to install the IMG file to the sd card it makes a 50 Mb Partion which is not enough for my files on the OS any way to stop this

    Reply

    otto

    • Aug 6, 2015 - 3:17 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Otto,

      not sure what you’re referring to, but in v1.6 there is an “Abort” button to stop the writing process.
      Is that what you mean?

      Reply

      hans

      • Aug 6, 2015 - 5:37 AM - AndrewS Comment Link

        It sounds like Otto is just seeing the small (FAT format) ‘boot’ partition, and hasn’t realised that when you write an IMG file it also creates a much larger (ext4 format) ‘root’ partition?

        I’m guessing that like Windows, MacOS X only mounts FAT partitions, and doesn’t mount ext4 partitions, hence the ‘root’ partition is invisible to MacOS X (but still visible to Linux).

        Reply

        AndrewS

      • Aug 6, 2015 - 6:24 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Good catch Andrew! 

        I completely forgot about that!

        Reply

        hans

  • Aug 10, 2015 - 10:21 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

    ApplePi-Baker v1.7 just got released … 

    Some issues I have addressed:

    – Compatibility with El Capitan (Mac OSX 10.11)
    – Hidden password and improved Sudo password entry dialog
    – Indication if media is READ-ONLY or not
    – Better media description

    Please feel free to provide feedback … 

    Reply

    hans

    • Aug 12, 2015 - 5:11 AM - Calum Knott - Author: Comment Link

      Hello,

      Pi-Baker seems to crash every time i put my password in…

      Pi-Baker 1.7 

      OSX EL-Capitan Beta 4

      Console log:

      H12/08/2015 10:57:02.650 sudo[84135]:   calumk : TTY=unknown ; PWD=/ ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/bin/ps -ax

      It looks like maybe the password isn’t being sent? 

      Reply

      Calum Knott

      • Aug 13, 2015 - 2:31 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Hi Calum,

        The password is not sent through the commandline for security reasons – otherwise anyone with access to your log-files would be seeing your password in plain text, not something we’d want.

        What message do you get when it crashes?
        I’d be very interested in fixing this issue. 

        Reply

        hans

        • Aug 14, 2015 - 6:42 AM - Calum Knott - Author: Comment Link

          No message is given, just a spinning ball, and then you must force quit. 

          I believe it is the same error as Kai was having:

          http://www.tweaking4all.com/hardware/raspberry-pi/macosx-apple-pi-baker/#comment-140483

          Reply

          Calum Knott

        • Aug 15, 2015 - 3:33 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          That’s … weird. Sounds like a process is stuck …

          Richt after entering the SUDO password, ApplePi-Baker does a little test in the background to see if the password is any good. That seems to get stuck … if the password would have been good, you’d see the regular interface, if not then a message should appear stating that the password didn’t work.

          Do you have any AntiVirus software or something like that installed?
          I’m just grasping at straws now, since I cannot reproduce the issue, but I’d really like to find out what is going on.
          Maybe today I’ll make a version that sends log messages … maybe we can track better what is going on.

          Reply

          hans

        • Aug 16, 2015 - 5:55 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          I have been able to reproduce the issue, even though it’s under strange circumstances on my Mac (not suggesting it happens on yours for the same reasons).

          However, when I have “gdb” installed (debbuger), then ApplePi-Baker hangs right after asking for the password, as described.

          I’m trying to find a solution for this.

          Note that after removing gdb (/usr/local/bin) this problem does NOT occur.

          Reply

          hans

        • Aug 16, 2015 - 9:29 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          I’ve just prepared a new version (1.72), which hopefully addresses this problem.

          I also took the opportunity to introduce the new icon, created by Kray Mitchell.

          Reply

          hans

    • Aug 14, 2015 - 11:35 AM - Roland Comment Link

      Hi, 

      i get Ultra-High transfer-Rates since update to 1.7 of about 18 – 19 Mb/s but after the progress bar is at 100 % the ETA value goes to minus something and counts down further to negative values… 

      it seems there is something broken… File size is also not increase while this happens… 

      Reply

      Roland

      • Aug 14, 2015 - 11:37 AM - Roland Comment Link

        i have to add: i happens in Backup-Mode

        Reply

        Roland

        • Aug 14, 2015 - 11:45 AM - Roland Comment Link

          and with no compression  (classical .img image)

          OS 10.10.4 on iMac via hama microSD2USB adaptor

          Reply

          Roland

      • Aug 15, 2015 - 3:42 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Hi Roland,

        I’ll give that a try this afternoon, I think I have a similar microSD adapter laying around.
        Any speed improvements would not be related to any changes in 1.7 (although I do like speed haha).

        Reply

        hans

    • Aug 16, 2015 - 9:43 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Calum and Roland, could you give v1.72 a try.
      I’m having some difficulties reproducing the problem, not to mention that my developers environment is not quite happy with El Capitan yet … but I HOPE to have found the potential problem.

      Reply

      hans

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  • Aug 17, 2015 - 2:42 PM - Cooper Comment Link

    Hi, I couldn’t find a different place to put this to I hope that it’s okay to be here.

    I was gifted a Pi kit that already had the OS on it. I want to add to the SD card by putting RetroPie on as well. However, after reading the instructions here, the options seem to wipe the card then put the image on, which would remove the OS. Is there a way I can add to it but not replace it?

    Apologies if the solution is obvious.

    Reply

    Cooper

    • Aug 17, 2015 - 2:49 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Cooper,

      Most systems can do a so called dual-boot, but I have to admit that I have never tried that on a Raspberry Pi.
      As an alternative you could try to install everything for Retro-Pi on an existing system – but that will take a lot of work, and again I have to admit that I have never done or considered doing that.

      Probably the easiest is just getting another SD-card, they are relatively cheap.

      Reply

      hans

      • Aug 17, 2015 - 2:53 PM - Cooper Comment Link

        Would you recommend any peripherals? My pi only has 1 SD slot, what’s a good method for adding another?

        Reply

        Cooper

      • Aug 18, 2015 - 3:00 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Well, adding an extra SD slot is not easy.
        I did read once that you can prep the SD card in such a way that the Raspberry Pi continues its boot from an USB drive.
        I have not (yet) done this myself, and people claim it makes the Pi run faster than running of an SD card.
        Some links: samhobbs.co.uk, RaspiPress,  Instructables, etc.

        While searching fro booting from USB, I did find BerryBoot as well, which seems to allow you to boot multiple OS’es from one SD card. Maybe that’s more suitable for what you’re looking for?

        Reply

        hans

  • Aug 19, 2015 - 8:22 PM - Victor Comment Link

    The app hangs after input the sudo password. I’m using el capitan. I have the logs in case the developer wants to see it.

    Reply

    Victor

    • Aug 19, 2015 - 8:30 PM - Victor Comment Link

      8/19/15 21:14:12.049 sudo[1501]: Victor : TTY=unknown ; PWD=/ ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/bin/ps -ax

      Reply

      Victor

      • Aug 20, 2015 - 2:56 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        This looks normal, root password is passed in a different way so it can’t be found in the log as readable text … 

        Reply

        hans

    • Aug 20, 2015 - 2:55 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Victor,

      which version are you using? (see titlebar of ApplePi-Baker)

      Reply

      hans

      • Aug 20, 2015 - 2:37 PM - Victor Comment Link

        Filename: ApplePi-Baker.zip

        Version: 1.72

        Size: 4.0 MiB

        I have downloaded yesterday. 

        I tried with 1.5.1 too but it never detected the sd card. 

        Reply

        Victor

      • Aug 21, 2015 - 2:12 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Thanks Victor!
        I’ll look at it today, to see if I can find what the problem might be.
        Unfortunately it runs fine under my El Capitan, so that might become a challenge. 
        But I’ll try anyway 

        Reply

        hans

  • Aug 20, 2015 - 1:55 PM - Hugh Lashbrooke Comment Link

    I’m also having the problem with the app hanging after entering in my password. It remains in the dock, but nothing else happens and my only option is to Force Quit. I just downloaded the app today, so I’m using the latest version (v1.72) and I am running a fully updated version of Yosemite. Don’t really know where to look for a solution, but would love to be able to use this app :)

    Reply

    Hugh Lashbrooke

    • Aug 21, 2015 - 2:15 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Hugh,

      I will look at it today to see if I can find what might the problem. Under both Yosemite and El Capitan Beta 4, ApplePi-Baker runs just fine on my Macs. I’ll create a few virtual machines so I can test on a “clean” Mac, hopefully able to reproduce this.

      My apologies for the inconvenience. Does 1.51 run on yours?

      Reply

      hans

      • Aug 21, 2015 - 2:19 AM - Hugh Lashbrooke Comment Link

        Yeah – v1.5.1 works on my Mac. Would that be fine to use? Or are the 1.72 updates critical for getting this working correctly?

        Reply

        Hugh Lashbrooke

      • Aug 21, 2015 - 2:23 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Hi Hugh!

        Yes 1.51 should work just fine. 

        After 1.51 (1.6, 1.7x) I only added the option to work with compressed files directly (ie. flash a zipped IMG file without having to unzip it first), and support for El Capitan (MacOS X 10.11, Apple felt the need to break things).

        I will do some more testing under Yosemite though – would be nice if the compression trick would work as well of course.

        Reply

        hans

        • Aug 21, 2015 - 2:45 AM - Hugh Lashbrooke Comment Link

          OK great – thanks for your hard work on this – makes it possible to get my Pi setup like I want :)

          Reply

          Hugh Lashbrooke

        • Aug 22, 2015 - 4:38 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          Cool – keep an eye on this page, as I will try to solve the issues with the newer version. I just wish Apple would have not made it so difficult to develop anything – I’m spending 90% of my time working around their security “ideas” and OS changes. 

          Reply

          hans

          • Aug 25, 2015 - 11:58 AM - Calum Knott - Author: Comment Link

            Hi Hans, seems to be not working on Beta 4 for me again now, hangs after password input!

            Calum Knott

          • Aug 25, 2015 - 1:37 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            Hi Calum,

            For some reason it works fine here, and I cannot reproduce the problem.
            Once I get time, I’ll try to setup a clean virtual machine with 10.11 beta 4 to see what happens on a clean machine.

            Sorry for the inconvenience … 

            hans

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  • Aug 26, 2015 - 8:21 AM - Oscar B. Comment Link

    Hi there,

    by the login field of the August Version it always said worrng password. With the older version (2014) it works perfectly!

    P.S. Sorry for my English (I am a german)

    Reply

    Oscar B.

    • Aug 26, 2015 - 8:23 AM - Oscar B. Comment Link

      P.P.S. I am using Mac OSX Version 10.6.8

      Reply

      Oscar B.

    • Aug 27, 2015 - 8:25 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Oscar,

      thank you for the additional info. 

      The problem started with El Capitan, and trying to get ApplePi Baker to work on El Capitan.
      Well, as you’ve noticed, this came with a bundle of weird problems – thanks Apple for making developing applications less and less fun … 

      Anyhow … good to know that you’re not having this issue with the August version.
      I’ll go back to the drawing board. Really wished I could have still used the original 1.51 Authentication method, but Apple claims it’s depreciated and it won’t let me pipe data to a (de)compression program.

      Reply

      hans

  • Aug 27, 2015 - 9:41 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

    For those interested in giving it a try …

    I have made a small modification to this test version of v1.72 since I cannot reproduce the issue where entering a password basically keeps ApplePi-Baker in an seemingly endless loop …

    Feel free to download it from this link.

    It’s a fully working version, I just changed the way it handles the password check a little bit.
    Please let me know if this fixed it for you and what version of MacOS X you’re running.

    Reply

    hans

    • Aug 29, 2015 - 4:51 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Did anyone with the password problem, test this test version yet?
      I’m curious … 

      Please post here if this resolved the issue and what version of MacOS X you’re running.

      I have tested this one on MacOS X 10.9, 10.10 and 10.11 beta 5.

      Reply

      hans

      • Sep 2, 2015 - 4:25 PM - Slash Comment Link

        I’ve just tested it and it still hangs after entering the password.

        Running 10.10.4 on a 15″ MBP.

        Let me know if I can help further on debugging this.

        Reply

        Slash

      • Sep 3, 2015 - 2:50 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Thanks Slash,

        Back to the drawing board I guess … crap.
        I’d very much appreciate help with debugging – I know where in the code it might get stuck. I just don’t understand why it’s getting stuck there. It’s right after entering the password where ApplePi-Baker verifies if the password works properly with sudo. I just cannot reproduce it on any of my Mac’s.

        Would you mind keeping an eye on these comments, for when I post a new version?
        I will try to get one available today or at the least tomorrow 

        Reply

        hans

        • Sep 3, 2015 - 3:00 AM - Slash Comment Link

          Hi Hans.

          Of course I can help, I’m not sure if you can see my email address, if you can feel free to send me an email and I can test it right away.

          The console output only shows a sudo attempt on performing a “ps -ax” (I guess) and it stops right there.

          I’m glad I can be useful on testing this.

          Regards,

          Reply

          Slash

          • Sep 3, 2015 - 10:27 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            I just emailed you a new version (v1.73 beta 1 – hopefully it stays at “beta 1” ).

            Please let me know if this one works properly.
            I think I found a way to reproduce the problem.

            hans

          • Sep 3, 2015 - 10:37 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            Thanks for the SUPER fast help! 

            hans

        • Sep 3, 2015 - 3:45 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          Awesome – thanks Slash, I very much appreciate that.
          I’ll sent you an email as soon as I have a new version to test.

          The console output is correct, I’m sending the password through stdin since I do not want a password to be readable in the log file in plain text, I have yet to figure an easy way to add other messages to the log. 

          Reply

          hans

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  • Sep 2, 2015 - 10:02 AM - Roger Comment Link

    Trying to use 1.7.2 on my Retina Macbook Pro with OS X 10.10.4. Enter my admin password for sudo and just get an endless spinning ball until I force quit.

    Reply

    Roger

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  • Sep 3, 2015 - 10:32 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

    For those interested, here is a new test version … I just gave it an arbitrary beta name: v1.73 beta 1.

    I managed to reproduce the “hangs after password entry” issue and have changed the way sudo password testing is done. Tested on MacOS X 10.10 and 10.11 (beta 6 I think). 

    Additionally, I fixed the issue with being able to make a backup of a read-only drive – in the 1.7 version this was disabled.

    Please test and send feedback if you can … it would be greatly appreciated. 

    Reply

    hans

  • Sep 4, 2015 - 4:49 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

    ApplePi-Baker v1.73 available

    I truly hope that this version finally resolves the freeze after entering the Sudo password (it has been quite difficult to reproduce this problem on my Mac’s).

    Additionally enabled are Retina and making backups of read-only drive.

    Thanks to Slash for the very quick support in testing this version. 

    Reply

    hans

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  • Sep 12, 2015 - 5:26 PM - Oliver Comment Link

    Apple pi Baker is nice, but it only restores the  first partition of an image.

    In case the image has a boot-partition backup fails.

    Really sad.

    Olli

    Reply

    Oliver

    • Sep 13, 2015 - 12:06 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Ho Olli,

      unfortunately … you’re wrong … and something else must be going wrong (I’d be happy to test your scenario though).

      ApplePi-Baker does not pay attention to partition at all.
      Just as with “dd”, it images and restores the raw drive, so byte by byte the entire disk, and does not even try to read or detect partitions.

      Is your target SD card or USB drive the exact same size as the source?

      Reply

      hans

    • Sep 13, 2015 - 12:07 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Oh the target drive must be exactly the same size or bigger … 
      (that might have been clear in my previous message)

      Reply

      hans

  • Sep 15, 2015 - 7:10 PM - Mike Cone Comment Link

    Version 1.73 hangs for over an hour when restoring img file.  (OSX 10.9.5) “Baking IMG recipe ….” and 10% progress (or so) showing on the bar.

    Tried both the IMG and the ZIP version of the image with same results.

    I confirmed ZIP download was complete with SHA sum from raspbx downloads.  4Gig image writing to 16Gig micro-sd card.  

    Reply

    Mike Cone

    • Sep 15, 2015 - 7:23 PM - Mike Cone Comment Link

      First card was Class-2 device. Tried it with Class-10 card and Abort button appeared and it started writing the data.

      Go figure.

      Reply

      Mike Cone

    • Sep 16, 2015 - 2:45 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Mike,

      I’m sorry to hear that you’re experiencing problems … 

      Does v1.51 work correctly?

      When ApplePi-Baker hangs it usually means there is no info coming back from “dd”.
      This used to happen for example when the card was Read-Only, but in 1.73 that shouldn’t happen anymore (since it detects read=only and prevents you from writing).

      I will try the image you’ve linked to an see if I can reproduce the problem.

      Reply

      hans

    • Sep 16, 2015 - 2:55 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Thanks for posting your findings …
      Could the class-2 card be corrupt?

      Reply

      hans

  • Sep 20, 2015 - 5:33 AM - BootZ Comment Link

    Hi,

    I’m using OSX El Capitan. ApplePi baker starts and asks for a sudo/root password. When I enter that at says the either the password is incorrect (not the case) or I do not have sudo rights (also incorrect). Any ideas?

    Regards,

     BootZ

    Reply

    BootZ

    • Sep 20, 2015 - 7:33 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi BootZ,

      sorry to hear your experiencing issues with ApplePi-Baker. El Capitan has been quite the pain …
      In ApplePi-Baker I execute “sudo -kSv” and pass the password through stdin. 3 possible outcomes (after waiting 1 second):
      – Password OK
      – Password FAIL
      – The sudo command “hangs” or did not complete.

      What happens when you try the following statement in Terminal:

      sudo -kv

      It should ask for your Sudo password and return to the prompt, something like this:

      $ sudo -kv
      Password:

      If the password is invalid then it say:

      $ sudo -kv
      Password:
      Sorry, try again.
      Password:
      Sorry, try again.
      Password:
      Sorry, try again.
      sudo: 3 incorrect password attempts
      $
      Reply

      hans

      • Sep 20, 2015 - 2:23 PM - BootZ Comment Link

        Hi Hans,

        Tried it (duso -kv) and it gives me no error(s) after providing the correct password.

        Regards,

        BootZ

        Reply

        BootZ

      • Sep 21, 2015 - 3:53 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Thanks BootZ,…

        I’ll go try to get that same problem – hopefully I can reproduce it.

        Reply

        hans

        • Sep 25, 2015 - 3:40 PM - BootZ Comment Link

          I got it working by starting the app from Terminal with “sudo ./ApplePi-Baker.app/Contents/MacOS/PiBaker”. Then I have to click on the provided sudo Window and it accepted my password…

          Reply

          BootZ

        • Sep 26, 2015 - 2:53 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          Interesting find … I have not been able to reproduce the problem.
          I’ll try to compile a version today that waits a little longer on sudo confirmation and will post a link here for you to test. I could, if you don’t mind, email it to you as well.

          Reply

          hans

          • Sep 27, 2015 - 3:06 AM - BootZ Comment Link

            Hi Hans,

            That’s fine by me! 

            Regards,

            BootZ

            BootZ

          • Sep 27, 2015 - 3:07 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            I’ve sent you an email yesterday, did you get it? 

            hans

          • Sep 28, 2015 - 5:47 AM - BootZ Comment Link

            Ah yes and tested it. Works fine now!

            BootZ

          • Sep 28, 2015 - 2:43 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            Awesome! Then I’ll upload this one as a quiet update (1.74).

            hans

  • Sep 22, 2015 - 4:45 AM - Steve S Comment Link

    Is it possible to use ApplePi-Baker to save both Noobs and XBMC onto my SD card without either of them writing over each other? I’m trying to install both OS on my Raspberry Pi 2 and I’ve had nothing but unfortunate results so far…

    Any advice is appreciated. 

    Thanks,

    -Steve

    Reply

    Steve S

    • Sep 22, 2015 - 7:05 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Steve,

      unfortunately, that will not work …
      ApplePi-Baker uses “DD” to write an image and “DD” simply overwrites the entire SD card.

      You’d probably have to all this manually. Create a partition for each OS and find some kind of bootmanager to choose fro which OS to boot. As far as I know, a good tool as a boot manager would be BerryBoot, but I’ll admit to have never tried it.

      Reply

      hans

    • Oct 10, 2015 - 10:38 AM - AndrewS Comment Link

      If you use NOOBS while connected to the internet, you can network-install OpenELEC and/or OSMC, which are Pi-optimised versions of XBMC/Kodi.

      https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/installation/noobs.md

      Reply

      AndrewS

  • Sep 22, 2015 - 12:59 PM - Jérémie Comment Link

    Hi,

    I try to restore an image on my SD card, but when I want to select the image file, I have the rainbow wheel and I am forced to force quit the Apple Pi-Baker.

    Do you know why ?

    Jérémie

    Reply

    Jérémie

    • Sep 22, 2015 - 3:04 PM - Jérémie Comment Link

      I finally get through it… I put all files on my Desktop in a subfolder and bye bye the rainbow wheel…

      Don’t know why though…

      Reply

      Jérémie

    • Sep 23, 2015 - 3:13 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Jérémie,

      that’s odd indeed … I will run a few tests today to see if this might be a common problem or not. 

      Thank you very much for bringing it to my attention! 

      Reply

      hans

      • Jun 15, 2016 - 12:56 PM - Jordan Comment Link

        Was this ever resolved? I get a crash on any restore now…

        Reply

        Jordan

      • Jun 16, 2016 - 2:01 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Hi Jordan,

        Which version are you using at this moment?
        If the spinning beachball appears, it means that your Mac is busy doing something like in this case: mounting, or unmounting the SD card. This should have been addressed in the latest version (1.9.1).

        Reply

        hans

        • Jun 16, 2016 - 7:18 AM - Jordan Comment Link

          I am using the latest, 1.9.1. A restart seems to have corrected the issue but then after another restore, it gets hung up if I try to restore again… Until a restart… Maybe it’s a my system issue.

          Is there any documentation on how to restore a 16GB card to an 8GB card, if only 2GB are actually being used? Is that possible?

          Reply

          Jordan

        • Jun 17, 2016 - 5:29 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          Hi Jordan,

          Sounds like your system, somehow is locking the SD card – a restart releasing that particular “lock”. Do you have any applications running that might access the SD card? For example Anti Virus or a clean-up application (to remove MacOS X hidden files from network shares and external drives)?

          Theoretically, you can size down the 16Gb image (holding only 2Gb of actual data) to 8Gb. It takes a lot of trickery, for example found here. I’ll be honest; I have never tried any of these kind of instructions. At some point I wanted to implement something like that into AppePi-Baker, but the lack of filesystem support and the wide variety of different images, makes it very complicated to implement and it’s just way over my head … 

          Reply

          hans

  • Sep 25, 2015 - 10:01 AM - mike Comment Link

    Retina support does not seem to be working on the iMac 5K

    Reply

    mike

    • Sep 26, 2015 - 2:52 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Oh nice, wish I had a iMac 5K … 

      Did you try (in Terminal) the following:

      defaults write com.tweaking4all.PiBaker AppleMagnifiedMode -bool no
      Reply

      hans

  • Sep 28, 2015 - 10:32 AM - Jamie Comment Link

    Just wondering if there’s an issue with Metadata not always saving in retropie when making or restoring an image?  I’ve tried restoring a saved image a couple times now and the Megadrive Metadata hasn’t been re added while the SNES data has.  Known issue or am I going mad?

    Reply

    Jamie

    • Sep 28, 2015 - 2:42 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      I’m not very experienced with either MegaDrive/SNES, could this be maybe emulator related?

      Reply

      hans

  • Sep 28, 2015 - 3:07 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

    UPDATE 1.74

    Nothing big here, just increased the delay for verifying the Sudo password.
    V1.73 seems to wait a too short a time it seems, affecting some users.
    Thanks BootZ for testing! 

    Reply

    hans

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  • Oct 6, 2015 - 5:29 AM - bromerzz Comment Link

    Having updated to El Capitan I now find that v1.74 will still write to an sd card but will not create a backup. I get a User path does not exist error message. It is looking for users/hans/desktop.

    Is there a numpty type fix?

    Thanks for a brilliant app.

    Reply

    bromerzz

    • Oct 6, 2015 - 5:52 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Thanks Bromerzz! 

      Thanks for bringing up the “users/hans” goof up … I had overlooked that one.
      I hope to release 1.80 shortly, I’ve had some great help and things should run even smoother in that version – it’s being tested as we speak.

      Reply

      hans

  • Oct 8, 2015 - 11:30 AM - Edwin Comment Link

    The Sudo version doesn’t accept my Mac password, tried it several times, even resetting the password. But to no avail… so I skipped to the non-sudo version.

    This one can’t find any SD cards. It used to work previously, but since now it doesn’t work. Using an USB-card reader

    Reply

    Edwin

    • Oct 8, 2015 - 2:08 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      The non-Sudo version might not work with external USB card readers (it hasn’t been updated in a while, although I it should work).
      If you’d like you could try ApplePi-Baker 1.80 beta … 

      Please keep in mind that it’s a test version in which I completely reworked the Sudo password verification and other places where the sudo password is needed. If you decide to give it a try, please report if the Sudo password issue got resolved, as I have no way to reproduce the actual problem.

      Reply

      hans

  • Oct 10, 2015 - 4:01 AM - bromerzz Comment Link

    Hi

    I have given the 1.8 beta version a go and found the following.

    No problem with password sign in.

    Path to the SD card is recognised.

    Able to restore a backup. And the fresh image works.

    Unable to create a backup – same path issue as originally reported.

    OSX 10.11 El Capitan.

    Hope that helps in some way.

    Reply

    bromerzz

    • Oct 11, 2015 - 2:29 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Thanks Bromerzz!

      That’s great news actually. The password problem was the biggest issue! 
      I’ll take a look at the backup function, to see if I made a booboo there or not. 

      Reply

      hans

    • Oct 11, 2015 - 3:00 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Thanks again, that was indeed very helpful.
      I’ve uploaded a new v1.80 beta (new link, I removed the old link).
      It should address the backup issue (which was a booboo on my end – sorry).
      Please let me know if this one works correctly. 

      Reply

      hans

  • Oct 11, 2015 - 9:02 AM - bromerzz Comment Link

    Thanks Hans

    1.80 beta new version from the post above Tested and fully functioning.

    Password -no issue

    Create a backup – no issue

    Restote a backup – no issue

    And finally the SD card itself did of course work.

    Thank you very much once again.

    Reply

    bromerzz

  • Oct 16, 2015 - 2:19 PM - Arron Comment Link

    Hi, 

    I’m attempting to run Apple Pi-Baker on a Mac desktop running OS X Yosemite, I can’t seem to get the SD cards to show up in the app. I’m using the built in SD card slot, and trying to write a Octoprint .img to my SD card for raspberry Pi. Any advise would be greatly appreciated! Thanks

    Reply

    Arron

    • Oct 16, 2015 - 2:26 PM - Arron Comment Link

      I downloaded an older version and it seems to be working now!

      Reply

      Arron

    • Oct 17, 2015 - 3:41 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Arron,

      What version did you try that failed? v1.80?
      It should work, so if it doesn’t work, then I’d like to investigate that and see if I can fix it. 

      Reply

      hans

      • Oct 21, 2015 - 1:13 PM - Seb Comment Link

        Same issue here… SD cards do not appear in the app. Using the internal SD card slot on a MacBook Pro Retina 15 mi 2015.

        OS X: 10.10.5

        Apple Pi-Baker: 1.80

        Reply

        Seb

      • Oct 21, 2015 - 10:24 PM - JORDAN Comment Link

        I am also having this issue on 1.8.
        Both drives I put in show up on my Mac (10.7.5) but Apple-Pi Baker isn’t reading either of them. 

        Reply

        JORDAN

    • Oct 22, 2015 - 4:23 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Arron, Seb and Jordan,

      Would you guys be able to email me the output of:

      diskutil list

      and for the USB device in that list

      diskutil info /dev/xyz

      (where “/dev/xyz” is the device listed in “diskutil list”)

      It would be helpful to determine why AppePi-Baker is failing to detect the SD card.
      You can email it by replying to the notification you’ve received, or email it to webmaster at tweaking4all dot com.

      Reply

      hans

    • Oct 22, 2015 - 8:31 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      This might sound silly,… but did any of you try to press the “refresh” button?
      Just to see if it picks up on the SD cards after a “forced” refresh … 

      Reply

      hans

      • Oct 23, 2015 - 9:06 PM - Rich Comment Link

        Same issue with 1.8 or 1.51, using imac SD slot, running el capitan

        Reply

        Rich

      • Oct 24, 2015 - 4:08 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        In 1.51 I would expect the SD card to not appear,… 1.8 however has been changed specifically for El Capitan.
        I will look in to this today and see what I can find (I’m running El Capitan as well).

        Reply

        hans

        • Oct 24, 2015 - 3:58 PM - James Comment Link

          I am also have the issue with v1.8 not seeing the built in SD reader.  MBP with Yosemite 10.10.5.  Here is the system info for the reader:

          Capacity: 15.55 GB (15,548,284,928 bytes)

            Removable Media: Yes

            BSD Name: disk2

            Partition Map Type: MBR (Master Boot Record)

            S.M.A.R.T. status: Not Supported

            Volumes:

          UNTITLED:

            Available: 15.54 GB (15,535,964,160 bytes)

            Capacity: 15.54 GB (15,544,090,624 bytes)

            Writable: No

            File System: MS-DOS FAT32

            BSD Name: disk2s1

            Mount Point: /Volumes/UNTITLED

            Content: DOS_FAT_32

            Volume UUID: 81632065-7422-325C-8872-476A6EB0EED4

          Here is the diskutil:

          diskutil info /dev/disk2

             Device Identifier: disk2

             Device Node: /dev/disk2

             Part of Whole: disk2

             Device / Media Name: APPLE SD Card Reader Media

             Volume Name: Not applicable (no file system)

             Mounted: Not applicable (no file system)

             File System: None

             Content (IOContent): FDisk_partition_scheme

             OS Can Be Installed: No

             Media Type: Generic

             Protocol: USB

             SMART Status: Not Supported

             Total Size: 15.5 GB (15548284928 Bytes) (exactly 30367744 512-Byte-Units)

             Volume Free Space: Not applicable (no file system)

             Device Block Size: 512 Bytes

             Read-Only Media: Yes

             Read-Only Volume: Not applicable (no file system)

             Ejectable: Yes

             Whole: Yes

             Internal: Yes

             OS 9 Drivers: No

             Low Level Format: Not supported

          Reply

          James

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    For what its worth 1.8.0 still working brilliantly on my system since the updated release on 15 Oct.

    Using MBP on el Capitan 10.11.1.

    Reply

    bromerzz

    • Oct 22, 2015 - 6:03 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Thanks Bromerzz!

      Great to hear that and thank for the feedback!
      I noticed that other report issues (except for one) with older OS X versions, so maybe there is an issue to be found there.
      Back to some virtual machines and test … so far (Yosemite and El Capitan) it works great here as well … 

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  • Oct 25, 2015 - 3:49 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

    UPDATE v1.81:

    A bug in the SD card detection has been resolved in this version.
    Additional bonus: the application size has been reduced by about 30%.

    Reply

    hans

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  • Oct 27, 2015 - 12:35 PM - James Comment Link

    Excellent! 1.81 seems to have resolved the missing internal card reader.   Thank you for an excellent application.

    Reply

    James

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  • Oct 30, 2015 - 3:52 AM - Henrik Comment Link

    Apple-Pi Baker reports succesful operation but cards end up empty with name RASPBERRYPI, what gives?

    Reply

    Henrik

    • Oct 30, 2015 - 4:12 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Ehm, good question Hendrik 

      What function did you use?
      If you used the “Prep NOOBS Card” button in the “Pi-Ingredients: NOOBS recipe” section, the this function only prepares the needed partitioning of your card; it erases the card and creates a single FAT partition for use with NOOBS.

      Next step is to grab the NOOBS distribution from the Raspberry website.
      Once you’ve downloaded the NOOBS zip file, extract it and copy all files to the SD card (see also this NOOBS setup link).

      Does this answer the question?

      Reply

      hans

      • Oct 30, 2015 - 9:05 AM - Henrik Comment Link

        I used the restore function and it reported the img file was successfully restored to the sd card but in reality it was empty. Ended up using a Windows machine ugh!

        Reply

        Henrik

      • Oct 31, 2015 - 4:05 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        I will look into this, the SD card should not be empty after a restore and having to revert to Windows is not something I’d want to do either.
        Do you have any pointers so I can reproduce this?
        (ie. type of SD card, size, IMG link, etc)

        Reply

        hans

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  • Nov 14, 2015 - 4:39 AM - Edwin Comment Link

    Since a few days Pi Baker 1.5.1 can’t seem to find any of the SD-cards I inserted. In Finder they are visible, so it doesn’t seem to be a problem with the card or the reader. 

    Reply

    Edwin

    • Nov 14, 2015 - 4:40 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Edwin,

      did you by any chance update to El Capitan (Mac OS X 10.11.x)?
      El Capitan changed a few things when detecting devices, in which 1.51 will fail.

      Did you try 1.81 ?

      Reply

      hans

    • Nov 14, 2015 - 4:48 AM - Edwin Comment Link

      Never mind. Got it working again. 

      Reply

      Edwin

  • Nov 18, 2015 - 6:08 AM - Tots Comment Link

    great! lot of help.

    Reply

    Tots

  • Nov 18, 2015 - 10:51 AM - Nestor Comment Link

    Your opening sentence ” After writing the article on “How to get an Operating System on a SD-Card“, I realized that the existing methods and tools were to my liking. ” suggests that you “like” the tools. Shouldn’t that read “… I realized that the existing methods and tools were “not” to my liking. …”?

    Yes, I’m anal that way and actually read and try digest what is said or, maybe in this case, what is / was meant to be said….

    In any case thanks for The ApplePi-Baker ! 

    Reply

    Nestor

    • Nov 18, 2015 - 5:23 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      You’re totally right Nestor!

      I actually very much appreciate that you’ve noticed this – I right away corrected this tiny blunder. 

      Thanks for taking the time to report this and thanks for taking the time to write a thank-you note. It’s very much appreciated!

      Reply

      hans

  • Nov 23, 2015 - 8:22 AM - namor Comment Link

    dear all

    what is wrong if apple-pi-baker does’t see my sd card in 10.11 (even after reformating the card)?

    Reply

    namor

    • Nov 23, 2015 - 9:19 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Namor,

      there are several reasons why you might not see the SD card.

      For El Capitan (10.11), you’d need version 1.81. Version 1.51 might not see the SD card since in El Capitan some internal things have changed. One of them being how the name the SD card.

      Another, less likel reason, is that some users forget to press the “refresh” button after inserting the card, or when the click that button too quick. Your Mac needs a little time to identify the SD card. With some SD cards I’ve noticed that my Mac did not recognize the SD card at all, so I had to eject and re-insert it to be detected.

      ApplePi-Baker should see the SD card when Disk Utility or Finder sees it as well.

      Hope this helps … 

      Reply

      hans

  • Nov 24, 2015 - 2:12 AM - asdf Comment Link

    great tool. makes my life easier ;) thank you very much!

    i’m looking forward to v2 ‘s image shrinking feature !!!!

    Reply

    asdf

    • Nov 24, 2015 - 11:54 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi ASFD!

      Yeah … about that (v2) … I have been toying with it for a bit now. It’s not easy with all the different file systems and security measurements Apple keeps adding to their OS.
      But I’m not giving up! 

      Reply

      hans

  • Nov 24, 2015 - 6:40 PM - Andrew L Waymire Comment Link

    I just downloaded ApplePi, and I used it to create an image file of my Raspberry Pi SD card. The issue that I am having is that when I deploy the image to a new card, my Pi says that the image is corrupt. Has anyone seen this before; and how do I fix it?!?!? I’m at a loss right now…

    Thanks,

    Andrew

    Reply

    Andrew L Waymire

    • Nov 25, 2015 - 8:20 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Andrew,

      let me see if I can help … 

      A few questions:

      1) Did you create a regular IMG or did you use compression? (just to eliminate that compression would be the reason why something went wrong).

      2) Have you used that “new” SD-Card with a RPI image before? Not all SD-Cards are equally in quality and there are a lot of “fakes” circulating (claiming a given size but really not even getting close to the indicated size).

      3) Verify if the “new” SD-Card is at least the same amount of bytes as the one you made a backup from. For example one 8Gb SD-Card is not the same size as a 8Gb SD-Card from a different brand.

      Reply

      hans

      • Nov 25, 2015 - 8:44 AM - Andrew L Waymire Comment Link

        Hans – Thank you for helping. Please see my answers to your questions below…

        1. I created the backup as an IMG file. 

        2. The cards that I am using are identical. Kingston 8GB Micro SD cards that can included in the RP CanaKits that I ordered . The cards were pre-loaded with NOOBS, but I am trying to create a custom image that can be deployed to several other SD cards. 

        3. As mentioned above, the cards and kits that were ordered are all of the same make and size. I have also tried fully formatting a card to assure that overwriting is not part of the issue. Even starting with a ‘blank’ card, i still get the corrupt error after restoring the back IMG to a new card. 

        Any assistance you can provide me with would be greatly appreciated. 

        Thank you,

        Andrew

        Reply

        Andrew L Waymire

        • Nov 25, 2015 - 8:47 AM - Andrew L Waymire Comment Link

          The exact error that I am receiving says, ‘Persistent settings partition seems corrupt. Reformat?’

          Reply

          Andrew L Waymire

        • Nov 26, 2015 - 8:55 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          Hi Andrew,

          Thanks for the info! 

          I’m not sure if you tried other cards – do you have an additional SD-Card, just to make sure the SD-Card is not defective?

          Next thing I’d test is creating an IMG and writing it to another SD-Card using Terminal and “dd” (I found this article to give a pretty good description on how to do this from the command line). Not the way you’d always like to do this, but it might show information that can be helpful.

          Reply

          hans

  • Dec 13, 2015 - 12:58 AM - Jeremy Iglehart - Author: Comment Link

    I just wanted to thank you for making this app – AppliPi Baker is a really need application – I love how well it works.  My favorite part is the progress bar and the estimated time – It’s an excellent app.  Thank you SO SO MUCH!

    -Jeremy

    Reply

    Jeremy Iglehart

    • Dec 13, 2015 - 9:53 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Jeremy!

      Thank you for the kind words and compliments! 
      Comments like these make it so worthwhile working on apps like ApplePi-Baker!

      Reply

      hans

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  • Dec 21, 2015 - 4:00 AM - Thomas Comment Link

    Ahoi!

    WO ist denn nun der Downloadlink??? Auf AlternaticeTo.net sind eine Menge Kram, aber kein Link für Apple-Pi-Baker, nur ein EntZIPer und jede Menge Werbung.

    Thomas

    Reply

    Thomas

    • Dec 21, 2015 - 8:48 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hallo Thomas,

      The download link can be found above, right under “Most recent version (recommended):”.

      If you have seen a misleading “download”link to an unzipper, on Tweaking4All, then please let me know (preferably with the link) as I have filed a complaint with Google that such ads are misleading.

      As far as I know, Alternative.to does not provide download links.

      (sorry for not replying in German)

      Reply

      hans

  • Dec 30, 2015 - 11:53 AM - Chris Comment Link

    Excellent utility, thanks for this!

    I’ve never done a backup with this, but decided to today. I have a 128gb USB drive and it appears to be stuck. The status bar hasn’t changed from “Freezing Pi (Backup)…” It’s been about 10 minutes, I don’t see any files written to my destination folder either. What kind of times should I expect for this process? Should I just wait longer and hope for the best?

    Thanks,

    Chris

    Reply

    Chris

    • Dec 30, 2015 - 1:19 PM - Chris Comment Link

      Update on this one. I originally was backing up to a brand new seagate 2tb disk over usb. I figured I’d instead use my internal disk to see if that would help… it did! Backing up to my desktop as I type.

      The difference is that the new seagate disk is formatted as NTFS. Since I didn’t have an NTFS driver installed yet, my mac could not write to that disk, thus it appeared to hang the process.

      I’m sure once I format that new disk (or install an NTFS driver) all will work just fine.

      Not sure why I didn’t think of this before, but we’re back in business. Thanks again for creating this app!

      -Chris

      Reply

      Chris

      • Dec 31, 2015 - 8:50 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Sorry for the late response Chris! (it’s that season haha)
        And thank you for the nice feedback!

        ApplePi-Baker can indeed be used for any USB drive or SD card – you’re the first one I know of that tried it with a 2Tb disk, but it should work.

        Glad to hear of other purposes for ApplePi-Baker 
        Let me know if you run into issues.

        Reply

        hans

  • Jan 12, 2016 - 8:13 AM - asdf Comment Link

    it doesn’t work on 10.11.2

    Please Update… M-SATA card isn’t recognized… also if a fat32 partition already set…

    Reply

    asdf

    • Jan 12, 2016 - 9:24 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      What do you mean with an M-SATA card?

      ApplePi-Baker is written for USB devices and for integrated SD-Card readers.

      Reply

      hans

  • Jan 13, 2016 - 6:17 PM - maxbcn Comment Link

    Hello and congratulations for the app , is great. But after trying few times to clone my rpi micro sd card, it does not work with me, let me explain it:

    I have a 16Gb card with my RPI system and some programs instaled on it. All that is just a few Mb of space on my card, so is a lot of space free in it.

    I bought yesterday a micro sd card of the same sice 16Gb and same brand , so I try to clone my original RPI system and the programs in to this new one.

    First issue was that keeps telling me that my original IMG of ” masterRPI ” is bigger tha the new micro sd card (IMG file 15.560.867.840 bytes and storage card is 15.548.284.928Bytes , the difference is 12.582.918 Bytes)  , and give me the option to continuing or stop the proces, so I said to continuig whith it . After the monitoring  shows me the message  “Process Finished”  I try to EJECT the card from Diskutil and not work, then I use your app to try to eject and not working too. So I close down the computer , for not extract the card manualy .Then  I try the new clone of my “masterRPI” and the screen in the RPI tell me a Kernel error. Can you help me with this . Thank you

    Reply

    maxbcn

    • Jan 14, 2016 - 4:05 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Maxbcn,

      unfortunately, 16Gb is not 16Gb when it comes to different cars models/manufacturers.
      Your case illustrates this nicely (unfortunately).

      On a 16Gb card, the original is 12 Mb larger than your new card, and these 12 Mb’s could just hold the vital difference for the card to work.

      Unfortunately, I have not (yet) been able to build something to reduce the IMG/Partition size to the bare minimum, due to the unsupported files system (Mac doesn’t read ext file system).

      There are numerous posts and article on how to reduce the partition size of your Raspberry Pi SD card. But none of them will run on the Mac and have to be run on the Raspberry Pi itself – assuming you’re running Raspbian.

      Here is an example script, usually you have to first shrink the filesystem and after that shrink the partition. Quite often, you cannot resize a mounted (running) partition and a Linux machine (this can be a virtual machine, you could use for example GPartEd to resize, more info here) is needed to do this.

      In the end it’s even more complicated than that: tools like ApplePi-Baker and Win32 Disk Imager, read the raw disk, even if parts are empty. So making an IMG from a resized partition will still produce a too large IMG file (in your situation). 

      Reply

      hans

      • Jan 14, 2016 - 4:35 AM - maxbcn Comment Link

        Thank you for your awenser. I will try to reduce my original card to , lets say, 14 Gb and then I will try again.

        Once again excellent and thank you very much

        Reply

        maxbcn

      • Jan 14, 2016 - 4:39 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        You’re welcome! 

        And my apologies that I haven’t found a “great” build-in solution yet … 

        Reply

        hans

        • Jan 14, 2016 - 8:22 AM - maxbcn Comment Link

          Well , Hans, the solution I did is : Today I bought a micro sd card of 32GB and it solve my problem, now I have my “master RPI” img clone ,in a 32Gb card. The diference of price between the two cards is only 5 € , so is not much . 

          You are great !!!!! , THANK YOU

          Marcos

          Reply

          maxbcn

        • Jan 15, 2016 - 5:18 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          Hi Marcos,

          Thanks  … I wouldn’t call myself great, but I’m happy that you’re happy with ApplePi-Baker and a working solution for the issue you ran into. 

          Reply

          hans

  • Jan 14, 2016 - 9:48 AM - me athome Comment Link

    I did  Pi-in-the-freezer six times, of the same sd card, on the same computer, all within 3 hours, no changes were made to the SD card.  The size of each IMG is: 88,080,384 bytes, 729,808,896 bytes, 1,027,604,480 bytes, 3,179,282,432 bytes, 1,350,565,888, and 788,529,152 bytes.

    Each IMG should be identical.  Any idea as to why each is so different?

    Reply

    me athome

    • Jan 15, 2016 - 5:12 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi “Me AtHome”,

      That does not look good! The sizes should remain identical (note: AppelPi-Baker uses “dd” that comes with your Mac, which duplicates a disk byte by byte, without even knowing if it’s anything useful or just empty space).

      So I’m wondering what is going on. I’m seeing in your list 88 Mb, 729 Mb, 1 Gb, 3 Gb, 1.3 Gb and 788 Mb. That cannot be right!

      The only thing I can come up with is that your SD card or SD card reader might not be reliable …
      You could try the “dd” command from Terminal, but it most likely will result in the same weird inconsistency.

      Reply

      hans

  • Jan 14, 2016 - 2:07 PM - Ramsey Comment Link

    Hi –

    As you noted, users also use ApplePi Baker to put images on USB drives.  It would make things even easier if the app would allow the selection of ISO files.  True, it is just a matter of renaming the ISO to IMG, but after trying to load an ISO and then having to stop and go rename it, it might be nice if that didn’t need to be done.

    Thanks.

    Reply

    Ramsey

    • Jan 15, 2016 - 5:16 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Ramsey,

      I was not aware that ISO files are the same as IMG files. Does that really work with any ISO?
      When I read the info online (source), then I can only conclude you’re right … even though I’m skeptical.

      In a next release I could add “ISO” to the selectable sources for restoring an image, unless someone here can tell me that this might not be a good idea … 

      Reply

      hans

      • Jan 15, 2016 - 3:22 PM - Ramsey Comment Link

        ApplePi Baker primarily uses “dd” to copy the img file to the flash drive.  Linux ISO’s are done the same way, except for OSX it is recommended to use “bs=1m” whereas other OS use 4M.

        From this Arch Linux page:  https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/USB_flash_installation_media#In_Mac_OS_X

        This is the command for placing the ISO on the flash drive.  I used to use Terminal, but lately I’ve been using ApplePi Baker.  However, first I have to change ISO to IMG or just add .IMG after .ISO to the file name in Finder.

        dd if=image.iso of=/dev/rdisk1 bs=1m
        Reply

        Ramsey

      • Jan 16, 2016 - 5:16 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Thanks Ramsey!

        In the next release I’ll add “ISO” as a source. 
        Did you test “bs=4m” on a Mac for ISO files? Just curious, why it “bs=1m” is recommended.

        Reply

        hans

      • Jan 16, 2016 - 6:02 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Oh and before I forget; do you happen to now a link where I can download a test ISO file?
        I’d assume that all ISO’s will work, however … not all will result in a bootable image for a Raspberry Pi?
        Do you use it for other purposes besides Raspberry Pi as well?

        Reply

        hans

        • Jan 16, 2016 - 6:50 AM - AndrewS Comment Link

          AFAIK .img files and .iso files are slightly different, which looking at some of the results for https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=iso+vs+img will show you. Basically a .img is a raw-image of a (floppy or) hard disk (also usable on SD cards or USB flash drives), and a .iso is a raw-image of an optical (CD or DVD) disk.

          However (again AFAIK) some LiveLinux DVDs have ISOs which are specially created such that they can be used as .iso files and written to DVD or be used as .img files and written to a USB flash drive, and both methods end up with a bootable media (assuming your computer’s BIOS supports booting from DVD and USB, of course). I remember many years ago, Linux projects (e.g. DamnSmallLinux) used to distribute separate files for the CD installer and the USB installer (and there was also two versions of the USB installer, depending on whether your BIOS treated USB devices as floppy disks or hard disks – but thankfully things are more standardised now)  ;-)

          Since the RaspberryPi doesn’t have a DVD drive, all OSes for the RaspberryPi are distributed as .img files. So for Ramsey to want to use it for .ISO files, he must be using it to write one of the aforementioned ‘special’ LiveLinux ISOs to a USB flash drive, for booting on a regular computer.

          One other “unofficial” difference, is that .ISO files are typically used for LiveLinux or bootable installer images (since CDs and DVDs are read-only), whereas .IMG files can either be ‘fresh ready to go’ images, or they can also be ‘backup’ images, as created by ApplePi Baker :-)

          Reply

          AndrewS

        • Jan 16, 2016 - 10:39 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          Thanks Andrew,

          I was thinking the same thing … but I’ll admit that I haven’t done much with ISO files in the past years, except for making bootable USB media (Windows 10, Linux).

          I don’t think the Raspberry Pi reads the ISO filesystem (9600 or whatever the number is) in a way that you can boot from it either. But then again, ApplePi-Baker is usable for other purposes as well … 

          Reply

          hans

          • Jan 16, 2016 - 11:08 AM - Ramsey Comment Link

            Yes, I was creating a bootable USB drive for Linux on another computer.  Linux ISO’s were designed for CD/DVD usage, but copying them to a USB drive works just fine.  They boot to a fully usable version of Linux.  It is just that since they were designed for read-only media, all files are written to RAM disk and lost after shutdown.  That full environment then provides an installer for installing the Linux onto a device whether that is some sort of hard drive/SSD or a USB drive or flash drive.

            Windows ISO’s can installed the same way, but then additional steps are needed to add a Windows compatible bootloader.

            I could do all of it manually via Terminal, but it is really nice to have a utility that immediately recognizes the available USB device and only requires selecting the source file.  What some utilities do in this situation is provide 2 items in the selection dialog – the default such as IMG and varieties of ZIP, then a second selection in the pop up for “all” files so the user can override the default and select any file at his discretion, regardless of whether it is recommended.

            As far as Linux using bs=4M and OSX using bs=1m, I think it is just a practice developed over time.  There are so many variables that enter into the correct block size, that the numbers are just rules of thumb and are actually different for about every different computer setup.  The “if” input file could be a file on a device or a device itself.  SSD, HDD, flash, USB whether as a source device or a device containing the source file all have different speed capabilities.  Each operating system has different caching schemes which affect the optimum amount of data to read.  The “of” output file or device also has the same speed issues as the source.  One person’s study indicates that for his system, 1M is better than 4M.  And for Linux using GNU dd, the units must be in capital letters (ie 4M) and for BSD dd which is what OSX uses, the units must be in lower case letters (ie 1m).  Anecdotal evidence on OSX says that using /dev/rdisk in the dd command tends to be faster than using /dev/disk.  Here is the study of different block sizes and scripts that can be run to determine the optimum one for your system:  http://blog.tdg5.com/tuning-dd-block-size/

            For testing purposes, any Linux ISO should work.  I happened to be working with Linux Mint the last couple of days.  Note:  if you are using a newer computer with UEFI instead of BIOS, be sure to go to the boot menu and select the UEFI variant or the thing will not boot.  The default is for a BIOS computer.  I got a chance to do this several times because of a problem I was having.  I could boot the USB flash drive just fine.  And then run the installer to place Linux on a HDD.  But then the HDD would not boot.  After a lot of hair pulling, it turns out the SATA cable was crimped which affected the bootability of the SATA drive.  Fixing that solved the problem.  Now I’m waiting for a replacement cable.

            Ramsey

          • Jan 17, 2016 - 5:22 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            Thanks Ramsey!

            Well, I’ll add ISO as a format users can select. I’ll carefully assume that said users will know what to do with it.

            It is pretty cool though to see that ApplePi-Baker is being used beyond it’s original purpose. I like it! 

            Oh and as for block sizes: with all the testing I have done with ApplePi-Baker, I have found the “bs=4m” and using /dev/rdisk give the best/fastest results. When using “bs=1m” things get significantly slower, ditto when using /dev/disk (vs /dev/rdisk).

            hans

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  • Jan 19, 2016 - 3:49 AM - Harjo Comment Link

    Works like a charm! Thanks for sharing it.

    Reply

    Harjo

    • Jan 19, 2016 - 4:16 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Thanks Harjo!

      It’s very much appreciated to get feedback like that! Awesome! 

      Reply

      hans

  • Jan 19, 2016 - 2:52 PM - Marc Comment Link

    Hi I thought that I could do some playing around with my Pi and made a backup with the “Create Backup” button first.
    I’ve chosen a zip as compressed image. After playing and messing up my Pi… I wanted to restore my Pi but restoring the zip didn’t work…
    I unzipped the zip file and saw a file named “-” (450MB) I renamed the file to tmp.img and it became a image. I restored that and It seemed to work…
    But unfortunately  the Pi isn’t booting properly. I still need to hook it up to a hdmi tv to see what’s wrong…

    Reply

    Marc

    • Jan 20, 2016 - 4:15 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      The steps you took should indeed work.
      The “-” filename, as mentioned in ApplePi-Baker, is a limitation of ZIP when piping “dd” output to ZIP.

      The tmp.img you have should work … are you sure the SD card is the same (or larger) size as the original SD?
      Did you test another SD (some SD’s have proven to be quite unreliable)?

      Reply

      hans

  • Jan 24, 2016 - 9:14 PM - BrianH Comment Link

    How do you use your app to install NOOBS on an SD Card? I can install the current Raspbian IMG file using your app perfectly. But if I try to install NOOBS your app prompts me for an IMG file… selecting recovery.img seems to be the only sensible option, but the app sticks at “Baking IMG recipe” unfortunately. :)
    Copying the files per the instructions on raspberrypi.org does not yield a bootable SDcard either. I have tried both methods using both the “Lite” and full NOOBS .zip files. What am I missing?

    Reply

    BrianH

    • Jan 25, 2016 - 3:15 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Brian,

      Setting up a NOOBS requires a particular partitioning of the SD card (FAT32 partition, MBR), which is what ApplePi-Baker does when you click the Prep NOOBS button (see also Raspberry Pi NOOBS). Next step is to download NOOBS from the Raspberry Pi Downloadspage, and extract all the files to the newly created partition of your SD card. Finall you install the SD card in your Raspberry Pi, connect mouse and keyboard to the USB port, and boot the Raspberry Pi.

      When you select install, the proper image will be installed.

      Hope this help 

      Reply

      hans

      • Jan 25, 2016 - 10:25 AM - BrianH Comment Link

        I tried using both the raspberrypi.org recommended formatting app, and your app to format the sd card (a 16gb Amazon Basics model FWIW.) I tried extracting the files from the zip, then copying and I tried extracting the files directly to the root of the sdcard. The odd thing is raspbian works the first time, every time. Oh well, I don’t need NOOBS. I just wanted to give it a try since it wasn’t available when I got my first pi. No big deal.

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        BrianH

      • Jan 25, 2016 - 12:36 PM - BrianH Comment Link

        P.S. Thanks for your app! I love that I can install Raspbian without having to look up those obscure command line paths. :)

        P.P.S. I hope you don’t think I’m trying to be a pain in the ass… I am just trying to figure out why something that seems straightforward, isn’t working out that way. :)

        Reply

        BrianH

        • Jan 26, 2016 - 5:10 AM - AndrewS Comment Link

          Yeah, strange that it hasn’t worked – NOOBS should “just work”. I realise you’re on MacOS, but did you watch the video at https://www.raspberrypi.org/help/noobs-setup/ ? It should be a very simple process to get NOOBS installed :-/

          If you insert the NOOBS SD card back into your Mac after it fails to boot on your Pi, do the contents of the SD card look the same as before? Do you get any visual display at all on your Pi when it fails to boot NOOBS? (rainbow-square, error-messages, etc.)

          Reply

          AndrewS

      • Jan 26, 2016 - 4:54 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Hi Brian,

        Haha, no I do not consider you a pain in the ass haha … these are very legit questions in my opinion.
        The NOOBS proces can be a little confusing. In my opinion a method you’d use only once, the first time you get your hands on a Raspberry Pi. After that you’d probably always use an IMG file instead.

        The obscure command-line is exactly why I wrote this app for myself … haha … cool! 

        Glad you like the app … 

        Reply

        hans

        • Jan 26, 2016 - 5:15 AM - AndrewS Comment Link

          “The NOOBS proces can be a little confusing.”

          IIRC it was designed so that it’d be installable “out of the box” by any computer, without needing exotic tools like dd, Win32DiskImager, ApplePiBaker, etc. Any suggestions on how it could be made less confusing? :-)

          Reply

          AndrewS

        • Jan 26, 2016 - 7:53 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          You’re right about that and to be honest: I wouldn’t know a netter way either. 

          Reply

          hans

    • Jan 25, 2016 - 6:01 AM - AndrewS Comment Link

      If you’re using a “big” card, this might be the reason it’s not working: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/installation/sdxc_formatting.md

      Reply

      AndrewS

    • Jan 25, 2016 - 8:32 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      EHm, nope a “big” card should work just fine as well … a Mac will use probably FAT32, unless I’m wrong and the Mac decides to use exFAT. But I have not run across a large drive, which I formatted FAT32, to be exFAT.

      This Western Digital article kind-a confirms this even for El Capitan (link).

      ApplePi-Baker creates 1 FAT32 partition with a MBR, so I would not expect an exFAT issue with larger drives.

      You could try the suggested method in that link and see if that will work …

      Reply

      hans

      • Jan 25, 2016 - 8:45 AM - AndrewS Comment Link

        Sorry Hans, I wasn’t implying that ApplePi-Baker was doing anything wrong, I was merely replying to the “Copying the files per the instructions on raspberrypi.org does not yield a bootable SDcard either.” part of Brian’s comment ;-)

        “big” SD cards (i.e. over 32 GB) will come pre-formatted as exFAT so you need to use something like ApplePiBaker to reformat them as FAT32 first. (If you simply rely on the official SDFormatter tool, that will convert > 32GB SD cards back to exFAT again)

        Reply

        AndrewS

      • Jan 25, 2016 - 9:43 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Don’t worry Andrew, I didn’t take it as such. 
        But you have some valid info there, exFAT vs FAT32 can be a concern when formatting large SD cards.

        ApplePi-Baker actually removes everything from the SD card, and places MBR and one single FAT32 partition back.
        I actually had to double check that based on the info you provided.
        So no harm in double checking … 

        Reply

        hans

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  • Jan 30, 2016 - 8:25 AM - Wilie Smithj Comment Link

    So put this under “defensive programming for those who have not had their coffe yet”, but if you click on “Restore Backup” without selecting a file, APB hangs.

    Other than the PEBKAC thing, _LOVE_ this program!

    Reply

    Wilie Smithj

    • Jan 30, 2016 - 9:21 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Wilie!

      Thanks for the compliment and the humor! 

      Besides me having to Google PEBKAC (Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair – I like that expression now!),… Ehm I was wondering how you managed to do get APB to crash.

      Which version are you using, v1.81?
      Did you do a restore before?
      When I click cancel when asked to select a file, it just goes back to the main screen.
      Can you tell me the exact steps to reproduce it? I’d like to fix that 

      Reply

      hans

      • Jan 30, 2016 - 11:34 AM - Wilie Smith Comment Link

        OK, it’s worse than that, it won’t do anything with this particular (64G SanDisk SDSDQUIN-064G-G4) card, I’m going to have to fiddle around some more.

        May not be a program error, other than not recognizing bad cards?

        More News As It Happens!

        Reply

        Wilie Smith

      • Jan 31, 2016 - 4:27 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        You could try partitioning and formatting with Disk Utility (of your Mac), just use something like a single partition, and see the card gets recognized properly. I unfortunately do not have 64 Gb SD cards available to test, but I would not expect problems. So it may indeed be a bad card (lot’s of fake ones out there as well).

        Keep us posted! 

        Reply

        hans

    • Jan 31, 2016 - 7:59 AM - William Smith Comment Link

      Works on my laptop, so it must be an issue with my desktop.  Sorry for the problem report!

      Reply

      William Smith

      • Jan 31, 2016 - 8:10 AM - William Smith Comment Link

        FWIW, the ETA is a NEGATIVE number, that’s getting increasingly negative (currently -668), hopefully that’s not a 32 bit counter.  8*)

        Reply

        William Smith

      • Jan 31, 2016 - 8:15 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Thanks William,

        Well, I’d have to check, it usually would be safe to say that one would not want to wait longer than 32,768 seconds (more than 9 hours). Something definitely goes wrong with that – I’ll check into that!

        What kind of card reader to you use on you desktop? Not sure if iMac or Mac Mini have a build in SD card reader.
        Could it be that the reader cannot handle anything beyond regular SD cards – like SDHC (up to 32Gb) or SDXC (up to 2Tb) …?

        Reply

        hans

        • Jan 31, 2016 - 9:01 AM - William Smith Comment Link

          Well, if it’s a 16-bit counter and known-to-be-inaccurate ETA estimation (see http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/estimation.png ) then I’m sure it’ll finish sooner than that.

          I’ve got a late-2014 Mac Mini with built-in card reader (which backed up the image just fine {I hope?}) as my desktop, and a mid-2013 MacBook Air which I’m doing the restore on, so both of those are fully capable of talking to “big” cards.  In fact, I formatted the SD card on the Mac Mini, copied the image.gz file to it, and copied it to the desktop of my MBA to do the restore.

          Both Macs are running 10.11.03 and ApplePi-Baker 1.81.

          And while I was typing this, the restore completed!  Now to see if it actually works.  8*)

          Love the program, and thanks so much for your response on the weekend!

          Reply

          William Smith

          • Feb 1, 2016 - 4:07 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            Haha that cartoon is hilarious! 
            I’ll do some testing soon and see how I can get the negative ETA … you’re probably right about the integer size. But as far as I recall I’m using a TDateTime which should work fine. I’ll check it out!

            Did the restore work?

            (thanks again for the compliment)

            hans

          • Feb 1, 2016 - 6:03 AM - William Smith Comment Link

            Update:  Restored card works just fine.

            Thanks again!

            William Smith

          • Feb 2, 2016 - 3:22 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            Awesome! 

            So I just have to go see if I can get my hands on a 64Gb card, so I can “experience” the negative ETA.
            Thanks William! 

            hans

  • Feb 2, 2016 - 6:57 AM - wat Comment Link

    the program would work great if it would detect my sd card

    Reply

    wat

    • Feb 2, 2016 - 7:05 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Wat,

      would you mind sharing your setup info?
      What kind of Mac are you using? Is it an internal SD card reader, or a USB card reader?
      What kind of SD card are you using? Does your Mac recognize the SD card?
      Does the SD card have anything on it yet (at least an empty partition so you can test if the card works properly)?

      Can you run this in terminal and post the output (if it’s a long output, please use the forum instead):

      diskutil list

      and for the SD-card in that list? (“/dev/disk3” is the SD card, on your Mac it will probably be called differently, for example “/dev/disk2”)

      diskutil info /dev/disk3

      I’d be happy to help out … 

      Reply

      hans

      • Feb 5, 2016 - 3:49 PM - eli watkins Comment Link

        I am currently using a 2014 macbook pro, my mac does recognize my micro hc 32gb card. I have tried using a micro sd adapter with my built in slot and a usb adapter and I have tried using an empty card and it still will not show up on the list on the program. If it effects anything I am using version 1.5.1 because  do not know the password for the new one.

        Reply

        eli watkins

      • Feb 6, 2016 - 2:54 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Hi Eli,

        which version of Mac OS X are you running and could you post the output from the 2 Terminal commands?
        That’s the only way I can check what might be going wrong … 

        If you use 1.5.1 and El Capitan, then it indeed will not work … you’ll need to update to 1.8.1 …

        Reply

        hans

  • Feb 11, 2016 - 9:38 AM - Tobi Comment Link

    Thank you, for that wonderful little app!

    Reply

    Tobi

    • Feb 11, 2016 - 2:46 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Thanks Tobi for taking the time to post a thank-you, it’s much appreciated! 

      Reply

      hans

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  • Feb 27, 2016 - 2:45 PM - Chad Comment Link

    Hi! Thanks for this tool. I’d always wanted to make one but never got around to a UI, just a handful of scripts.

    I notice on El Capitan (10.11.3), ApplePi-Baker is spewing “sudo” processes about every second and they seem to stick around as zombies. This becomes a major problem when the max processes limit is reached and no more processes can be forked. It not only fails the backup/restore (although it reports it finished successfully) it also locks out other apps on the OS. A restart of the computer is the only good way to clean up.

    I like the tool a lot but I have a lot of trouble with this behavior and thought you should know.

    Regards!

    Reply

    Chad

    • Feb 28, 2016 - 5:45 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Thanks Chad for notifying me about that potential issue. 

      Are you sure they stick around as zombies?
      These “extra” processes should only trigger a data refresh, so progress of “dd” can be measured.
      The locking out of other apps is not something I have experienced, could you clarify this so I can mimic what is happening?
      They should stop and disappear right away. Just to be sure, I’ll run a test later today (I’m running El Capitan 10.11.4 beta).

      Any input to reproduce this is most welcome. 

      Reply

      hans

    • Feb 28, 2016 - 5:58 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      I just ran a test (writing a DMG to and SD card) and I can see only 2 “sudo” processes in Activity Monitor.

      Running 

      ps -ax | grep sudo

      does give me indeed a list of zombie processes, adding one about every second.
      I used (had to look it up, so I figured; post it here, someone might find it helpful) 

      ps -ax | grep sudo | wc -l

      to count the number of processes while it’s running.

      However, when I close ApplePi-Baker, after using it, they all disappear instantly.
      I will look into this to see if I can force these processes to be killed right away.

      I’m not sure about the app locking though – my MacBook Pro runs everything just fine while using ApplePi-Baker.

      Reply

      hans

    • Feb 28, 2016 - 6:45 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      I managed to find the culprit as far as zombie processes goes.
      It seems that the process object needs explicit termination each time after I call that exact same object instance, otherwise it keeps creating new processes.
      I’ve modified this in the code, and once a new version is ready for release, it will be included.

      One thing I did observe, only with El Capitan, is that one of the calls appears to be “locking” (beachball) just before it starts – I am assuming it is related to the device becoming ready and available. I’ll dig into that issue some more. Once it starts writing to the SD/USB this temporary “lock” disappears, but a friend just confirmed that the waiting time for unlocking seems to be depending on the speed of the computer it’s running on (slow computer = longer wait).
      Maybe that is what you mean with locking?
      On my MBP this however only affects ApplePi-Baker, and none of the other apps that might be running.

      Reply

      hans

      • Feb 28, 2016 - 5:30 PM - Chad Comment Link

        Wow! Such a speedy and thorough response!! Thanks for that. 

        Yes! ps is what I used. Specifically I did:

        while [ 1 ]; do ps -ax | grep '(sudo)' | grep -v grep | wc -l; sleep 1; done;

        while I was running ApplePi-Baker (well after I started noticing problems).

        Maybe the word “locking” was a bad way to describe it the behavior. Here’s the issue I had…

        When backing up or restoring a “bigger” SD card (32GB, 64GB, etc…) or doing multiple cards without quitting ApplePi-Baker, the time it takes is long enough to generate a number of zombie sudo processes that end up reaching the max processes limit which is 709.

        Use ulimit -a or ulimit -u to find out this number.

        ulimit -u

        Once that limit is reached, you cannot launch any more processes. Applications that are already running will continue to run – unless they try to spawn other processes for updating, authentication, etc… These new processes can’t run since we’re already at the max process limit so the application is stuck insofar as it cannot function correctly anymore until it can spawn the needed processes.

        I didn’t notice this behavior when running a single operation on a single SD card of around 4GB likely because that doesn’t take long enough for me to reach the max number zombie sudos. Also, using compression and decompression increases the time and thus increases the chance of hitting the upper limit.

        Finally, the zombies do go away if I quit the APplePi-Baker app, so that’s a work around unless you’re trying work with a compressed 64GB card. 

        Thanks for looking into this and as I said, I truly do appreciate your app!!

        Reply

        Chad

      • Feb 28, 2016 - 5:53 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Thanks Chad, and you’re welcome! 

        I’ve found a way to get rid of the zombie processes – however, by doing so a kind-a ruined the stability when trying to restore an image. I probably goofed up somewhere in the code, so I’ll have to take a closer look at that.
        But … while doing so I bumped into a quicker start for restoring an image, so once I get stability back to what I like, I most certainly will release a new version. A peak moments it will have 5 processes running, while writing, but they will not increase, and once restore is completed they will all disappear again. 

        Thanks for the “ps” trick! I wasn’t that smart yet, so I just pressed arrow up and enter a few times. Your method is better for monitoring. A little strange that the activity monitor is not displaying the zombies. 

        I’m happy to hear you like the app – it started out with a “toy” for myself, because I was just to lazy to look up the right “dd” parameters. Considering the amount of downloads, I wish I would have thrown it in the App store. But then again, that would be taking the fun away … so I’m keeping it here for free.

        I’ll tinker a little bit more, and I’ll post a message here when I have a new version available.
        Just hope it won’t cause issues with older MacOS versions. With El Capitan some of the commandline statements have changed a little bit.

        Reply

        hans

        • Feb 29, 2016 - 3:39 PM - Jelle Comment Link

          Since you want to keep it free, why not put it on github? Then others can contribute and make pull requests to enhance your nice tool…

          Reply

          Jelle

          • Mar 1, 2016 - 4:52 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            Thanks for the compliment Jelle!

            I have considered putting it in GitHub, but for now my experience with Github is very limited and I’m a little “code shy” … 
            Maybe in the future … thanks for suggesting it though.

            hans

      • Feb 29, 2016 - 1:25 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        If you (or others) would like to, you can test 1.90, which I’ve made available for testing here.
        Any feedback would be appreciated. 

        Reply

        hans

        • Mar 3, 2016 - 8:52 AM - Chad Comment Link

          Hi Hans!

          I was able to use your 1.90 beta and found my issue fixed! I haven’t had a chance to try it with a bigger card yet but I will soon and I anticipate it will work equally as well there. Thanks for addressing the issue and soliciting feedback on the fix!

          Regards!

          Reply

          Chad

          • Mar 4, 2016 - 2:20 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            Thanks Chad!

            I haven’t been able to test larger cards … which reminds me that I should look into that … 
            Thanks for testing though! I’ll be traveling this weekend, but hope to come back at you on Monday .

            hans

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  • Mar 1, 2016 - 10:46 AM - bromerzz Comment Link

    Hans

    Just some feedback for you on your excellent app.

    Used 1.90 to both backup and restore an Openelec 6.0.3 image on SanDisk class 10 card and no problems encountered.

    On OSX 10.11.3.

    Seems quicker than its predecessor.

    Reply

    bromerzz

    • Mar 2, 2016 - 4:09 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Bromerzz!

      Thank you for posting a confirmation! 
      The slight speed increase is what I observed as well, it has to do with how I changed the unmounting of the disk. 

      Reply

      hans

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  • Mar 5, 2016 - 11:43 PM - Jim - Author: Comment Link

    Hi Hans, thanks for making this app available. I had absolutely no success with the Win32 Disk Keeper, and when I heard about your app I was ecstatic. However, I’m having an issue and hope I might bug you to think about what I can do to fix it. I’ve got an RPi v2 that has the default Raspian OS on it with several of my ham radio apps loaded. Works great. My boot disk is a SanDisk 32 GB. I place it in a SD reader attached to my iMac running OSX 10.10.4 and run your app to back it up. That works, no errors. Then I eject my SD card, place a new one (same model, same capacity) in the reader and do the restore. That also works, no error. After it has completed I eject that card and place it in my RPi. Power up the RPi and it fails half way through bootup with the following error:

    End Kernel panic-not syncing: VFS:Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(179,6)

    I have tried different blank, identical SD cards. Have tried two different SD reader/writers. Have tried using a compressed backup and a “normal” img backup. I get the same error every time I put the restored SD card in the RPi and boot it. But if I put my original SD card in, it boots fine. WTF? :-(

    Any ideas?

    Reply

    Jim

    • Mar 7, 2016 - 3:25 AM - hans