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ApplePi-Baker v1.7 Update

ApplePi-Baker v1.7 Update

ApplePi-Baker, the application I developed for Mac OS X user that like to work with the Raspberry Pi, is now available in version 1.7, compatible with (at least) Mac OS X 10.11 beta 3 (El Capitan).

With ApplePi-Baker, you can write an IMG file to an SD-Card, prepare an SD-Card for NOOBS use, and make a backup of an SD-Card.

This new version adds compatibility for El Capitan (Mac OS X 10.11), support for identifying SD Cards that have been inserted in READ-ONLY mode, some improved device information, and an improved Sudo password entry dialog.

Unfortunately, doing compression while reading/writing prevents me from using the authentication dialog provided by Apple, and I had to resort to SUDO usage. On all my Mac’s this did not present a problem, but you, the user, need to be part of the Admin user group for this to work. I’m unsure if this is done by default or not. If users run into issues with this, please report it in the comments (here on the ApplePi-Baker article).

For this reason v1.5.1 will remain available in the downloads – for those users that run into a problem.

See the ApplePi-Baker article or the Downloads Page for download and details.
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  • Aug 12, 2015 - 11:11 AM - Stefan Comment Link

    Waar staat je download file dan? Ik kan het nergens downloaden.



    • Aug 13, 2015 - 2:29 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Stefan,

      Je moet daarvoor het artikel bekijken of even op de downloadspagina kijken, zoals vermeld staat:

      “See the ApplePi-Baker article or the Downloads Page for download and details.”

      Makkelijk over het hoofd te zien … ik hoop dat je ApplePi-Baker nu wel kunt downloaden. 



  • May 11, 2016 - 8:57 PM - w6jhb Comment Link

    I am currently using Apple Pi Baker 1.81 on my iMac with OS X 10.11.4. I have sever 32GB SanDisk cards that work fine on my Raspberry Pi 3. However, I am interested in installing a program that may use more of the disk that I have available. Can I back up my current SD card, restore to a 64GB card, and then use it – all 64GB?

    Thanks, Jim



    • May 12, 2016 - 3:58 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Jim,

      yes you can restore a 32Gb IMG to a 64Gb card, but after that you’d have to boot from the new card and resize the partition.
      Some methods can be found at To resize on the Raspberry Pi check out this section of that article.

      You’ll have to pay very good attention to the starting point of the partition.

      From that article:

      First you need to change the partition table with fdisk. You need to remove the existing partition entries and then create a single new partition than takes the whole free space of the disk. This will only change the partition table, not the partitions data on disk. The start of the new partition needs to be aligned with the old partition!

      Start fdisk:

      sudo fdisk /dev/mmcblk0

      Then delete partitions with d and create a new with n. You can view the existing table with p.

      p to see the current start of the main partition

      d, 3 to delete the swap partition

      d, 2 to delete the main partition

      n p 2 to create a new primary partition, next you need to enter the start of the old main partition and then the size (enter for complete SD card). The main partition on the Debian image from 2012-04-19 starts at 157696, but the start of your partition might be different. Check the p output!

      w write the new partition table

      Now you need to reboot:

      sudo shutdown -r now

      After the reboot you need to resize the filesystem on the partition. The resize2fs command will resize your filesystem to the new size from the changed partition table.

      sudo resize2fs /dev/mmcblk0p2

      This will take a few minutes, depending on the size and speed of your SD card.

      When it is done, you can check the new size with:

      df -h

      Another post that explains this is little bit more extensive can be found on StackExchange.



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