First step is to download and flash our pre-compiled image.
Download Initial Image¶
Initial images come with the Pantavisor BSP plus a set of Linux-based containers that provide basic network connectivity, discovery services and development tools. As with any other of our initial images, there are two options for downloading them:
From Pantacor Hub¶
Raspberry Pi device, the
stable channel and
Pair with this account on first boot. Optionally, select
Configure Wifi connection to make further configuration steps easier.
If you prefer not to register, you can directly use a generic image from our download page.
Now find and download your
Raspberry Pi version in the stable initial images list.
Flash initial image¶
For most users, the Raspberry Pi Imager, which is available for Linux, Mac OS and Windows, can flash our Pantavisor Image on to a micro SD card. Alternatively, check out the command line instructions for Linux and Mac OS to flash your device without additional software requirements.
Raspberry Pi Imager¶
- Download the Raspberry Pi Imager.
- Select the initial image downloaded previously.
- Select your micro SD card and click write.
Firstly, find the SD card device name using
Then, you can use the
dd tool following these steps (remember to substitute
/dev/sdX for the device node corresponding to your SD card, or else you will overwrite the wrong device!):
umount /dev/sdX* gunzip -c arm-rpi3.img.gz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdX bs=32M sync
Mac OS commands¶
For the Mac OS, the first step is to manually extract the
rpi3_initial_stable.img.xz file. Then, find the SD card device name by opening a terminal and running the following command:
You can see on the bottom a 15 GB disk
/dev/disk3 is mounted on
Unmount it and flash it with the
dd tool (remember to substitute
/dev/disk3 for the device node corresponding to your SD card):
diskutil umount /Volumes/BOOT
sudo dd if=arm-rpi3.img of=/dev/disk3 bs=32m sync
Verify the image contents by opening the SD card partition named