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HS3-Pi hands-on (part 1)

For OSX people, here’s a little guide to get the HS3-Pi image up and running on your Raspberry Pi. People running another OS please refer to the HS3-Pi install guide.

Format the sd card in ‘Disk Utility’ as msdos.
Then open a terminal window and run the following:

diskutil list

The output will have a Disk\_partition\_scheme entry similar to:

[...]
/dev/disk1
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: FDisk_partition_scheme *8.0 GB disk1
1: DOS_FAT_32 UNTITLED 8.0 GB disk1s1

Find your sdcard, in the above example it’s disk1.
Unzip the downloaded HS3-Pi image and place it somewhere accessible.
Go back to ‘Disk Utility’ and unmount (do not eject) the SD card partition.
Then dd the image to the sd card using something like the following:

dd is dangerous, be careful when using it. Make sure the diskX matches the number above.

sudo dd if=/Users/aUserName/Downloads/HomeSeer-HS3Pi-Image of=/dev/disk1

You may need to wait up to 10 minutes while it copies. There won’t be any progress indicator. You can interrupt dd with CTRL-C, and you’ll see something like:

6654737+0 records in
6654736+0 records out
3407224832 bytes transferred in 3131.851312 secs (1087927 bytes/sec)

Safely remove your SD card and place it in your Raspberry Pi.
No worry, you’ll be able to enjoy a trial period :-).

To continue, please refer to the original reference material:

Also, read more @ HS3-Pi hands-on part 2