Spark Local Cloud on Raspberry Pi

Burn to SD card

The Raspberry Pi website has great documentation to setup the SD card properly.

  1. Linux
  2. Mac OSx
  3. Windows

Tips for mac:

To speed up the copying, we should use the raw disk drive instead. Some have gotten 10x improved performance by doing the following:

*adding r to /dev/disknumber to become /dev/rdisknumber which will use it as a raw disk

The full command will look like:

sudo dd bs=1m if=path_of_your_image.img of=/dev/rdisknumber


sudo dd bs=1m if=path_of_your_image.img of=/dev/disknumber

It was indeed faster (the previous took forever)

2825+0 records in
2825+0 records out
2962227200 bytes transferred in 257.177468 secs (11518222 bytes/sec)

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