Create a bootable USB from .ISO for SSD firmware upgrade

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  1. sou1 so1di3r macrumors 6502a

    sou1 so1di3r

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    SSIA....

    does anyone know how to do this? Been trying for days. Disk Utility says invalid argument, when I try it on windows it says .iso is not valid.


    What can I do? I'm getting it directly from the supplier website... OWC...

    http://eshop.macsales.com/tech_center/OWC/SSD/6G/Mac
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Can you mount the ISO correctly by double clicking it?
    If so, use CarbonCopyCloner (version 3.4.7 is still free and available for download here and works with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion) and clone the image via Source > Restore from disk image to the USB flash memory thumb drive.
     
  3. sou1 so1di3r thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I can't do anything..... is there something wrong with this .iso or am I just completely retarded and can't accomplish this simple task?

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  4. simsaladimbamba

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    You select the actual ISO file in Carbon Copy Clone. Does that work?
     
  5. sou1 so1di3r thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    nope.... :(

    I can "clone" from the mounted .iso but that's not going to help.
     

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  6. simsaladimbamba

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    Excrement, then I am currently out of ideas. Tried OWC support yet?
     
  7. sou1 so1di3r thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    lol no not yet. I'll try to burn it to a DVD I guess but I have to find a friend with a CD/DVD drive. Gonna be a challenge :apple:
     
  8. Knoodles macrumors 6502

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    Bad iso? Have you tried downloading it again? It does happen.
     
  9. Knoodles macrumors 6502

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    Not you. Not the iso. Just tried myself. No go on a usb stick. Burns to a dvd and works. Maybe has something to do with it being an Ubuntu disc? Shows up in Start Up Disk as a foreign OS disc.
     
  10. sou1 so1di3r thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah it has to be this. silly. I guess I have to buy an external CD/DVD writer JUST for this....
     

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