Disk Utility Craziness!

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by csanborn, May 17, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hello-

    I am using 10.8.2 on a macbook air. I created a disk image that is 6.5 gigs big (when you do a get info in it it says the size is 6.5G), imaged from a HD that was 19.5 GB. When you do a get info on the image it says its only using 6.5 gigs of the 19 available. When I try to resore the image using Disk Utility to a thumb drive that is 16gigs big I get an error that says there is not enough space on the thumb drive. The thumb drive is empty, formatted with Mac OS Journaled, and is 16gb. I think whats happening is the restore process is seeing the full 19.5 gigs from the original drive I imaged, and not just the 6.5 gigs of data. Why is that? I thought that the image should only have gotten the data, not the tons of free space? I tried using the resize Image option, but it only lets me resize to 18gigs, not small enough to fit on my 16gb drive. How do I delete all the free space in my image so I can fit it on a 16gb drive?

    Thanks

    Chris
     

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