Once we get Tails Installer into Debian, Mac users without a DVD would be the last ones to have to go through the command line instructions.
Furthermore, new models of MacBook Pro, and even iMac don't have DVD drive anymore. MacBook Air never had one to beginning with.
#2 Updated by intrigeri over 4 years ago
(Posting again on the correct ticket.) I've been told that diskutil (sic?) on OSX allows one to do the same thing as dd, but in a GUI. Once we ship a hybrid ISO, this means the bootstrap can be done without the command line, and in turn this very ticket becomes not so much of an emergency as it currently seems to be.
#4 Updated by sajolida over 4 years ago
I tried Disk Utility and it doesn't work with our ISO (even isohybrid). It returns "Could not validate source". Apparently Mac only accept some format of ISO images, as explained on:
#9 Updated by mercedes508 about 3 years ago
- Status changed from Resolved to Confirmed
- Assignee set to sajolida
I'm not sure this is relevant anymore, but I tried those three tools:
- UNetbootin https://unetbootin.github.io/
- Mac Linux USB Loader https://sourceforge.net/projects/mlul/
- RPi-sd card builder https://alltheware.wordpress.com/2012/12/11/easiest-way-sd-card-setup/
And my results are (using USB and a Tail-2.0 iso):
- UNetbootin: the USB wasn't recognized by the software even though it was formatted in FAT32
- Mac Linux USB Loader: installed Tails in a strange way, wasn't able to clone&install on another USB
- RPi-sd card builder: worked fine, very simple. But need to be modified, it only advertises for SD card and the translation isn't all good (in english), and it looks dedicated to Rasperry Pi. But it went fine installing Tails 2.0 on a USB, and then cloning&installing it on another USB which worked as well.
#10 Updated by sajolida about 3 years ago
- Status changed from Confirmed to Resolved
- Assignee deleted (
Thanks for all the investigation! So the only one that works is RPi-sd card builder which is a "closed source application which requires your root password" according to http://elinux.org/RPi_Easy_SD_Card_Setup#Run_an_App_.28Only_with_graphical_interface.29.
The same page also mentions Pi Filler which is open source but not available after Yosemite, so not a solution either.
Still, seeing these tiny apps for Mac it gives a bit of hope that doing a graphical equivalent of `dd` on Mac sounds relatively easy to do.