Bootable image?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ashes1991, May 15, 2011.

  1. ashes1991 macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    I've just managed to recover all of my files from a dead HD however I'm having trouble turning these files to a bootable image.

    I've got all my backed up files saved to my desktop, I've formatted my external HD to Mac OS Extended and open Disk Utility go to create new image...etc while it is setting up creating the image (when initializing) it comes up with this message:

    "Unable to create "Root." Operation not permitted" (Root being the name of the back up).

    Has anyone got idea's, advice that can help me turn the back up into a bootable image?

    Thanks

    Ash
     
  2. getz76 macrumors 6502a

    getz76

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    What exactly are you trying to accomplish? How did you recover the files? Did you recover the hidden files as well?

    Do you have your OS X installation disc?
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    to create a bootable image, you need OSx on the image in addition to your own files.
     
  4. ashes1991 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm trying to get it so that my drive is a clone of the one I had before on the broken HD.

    Recovered the files using Stellar Phoenix and guessing I recovered all the files, have the same size data recovered as I had before.

    Thanks

    Ash
     

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