Thanks for the suggestions/tips.
Here is my procedure:
- This time I used a utility to reformat the SD card as FAT32 just to get a clean starting point
- I'm on MacOS so I followed the steps here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/installation/installing-images/mac.md
- Erase the SD cards partition with sudo diskutil partitionDisk /dev/disk2 1 MBR "Free Space" "%noformat%" 100% I have tried this install with and without that step and gotten the same result.
After that step I have this:
Which does not look promising.
Pushing ahead, I unmount the disk: diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk2
And do the copy: sudo dd bs=1m if=2016-02-09-raspbian-jessie.img of=/dev/rdisk2
Then expand the filesystem using raspi-config and end up with:
This should not be that hard. What it the world am I doing wrong???