create disk image

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by aStabell, Jun 25, 2004.

  1. aStabell macrumors member

    aStabell

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    OK ok I know I should know how to do this, but I don't. lol. :p So how do you do this.

    BTW I am creating an image for my copy of Myth: TFL so I don't have to do disk swapping
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Disk Utility in the Applictions/Utilities folder. Images -> New Image from the file menu. This is the same program that you use to repair permissions.
     
  3. aStabell thread starter macrumors member

    aStabell

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    thanks mkrishnan I feel kinda dumb not knowing how to do that. Thanks again.
     
  4. aStabell thread starter macrumors member

    aStabell

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    Ok, so I started to create the image and it says invalid argument, when I tried it again the progress bar came up but won't advance. Anyone have any ideas?
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Hmmm... ??? Don't know on this one. Are the Myth discs copy-protected? When I make the image, I get a three deep nest of items in disk util.

    - the combo drive
    - another folder in it that just has the volume size listed
    - a third folder that has the volume name listed

    I click on the 2nd thing and choose create image from device (the last option in the menu).
     
  6. aStabell thread starter macrumors member

    aStabell

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    it works

    thanks mkrishnan, i was cliking on the third disk not the second, but now its working.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Ahh, didn't even expect to have offered a solution. ;)

    But seriously I'm such a disk image dork. Three or four times a year I have to look up on the web how to write or read disk images in this or that OS. Especially linux. You'd think "dd" would be easy enough to remember but.... :D

    I had a weird disk image use just now...I had an old Win MS Office 97 CD. I wanted to make a backup in case I misplace it or it gets scratched up, cuz its an oldie but a goodie.... ;) It wouldn't even open on my Mac!!! Just did a little dance-of-death on the combo drive until I ejected it. :mad: Then I put it on my PC and made a disk image in Linux and FTP'd it back to my Mac. Strangeness..... :(
     

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