Creating Bootable Image - Need Help :(

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Yamcha, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. Yamcha macrumors 68000

    Mar 6, 2008
    Hi Guys,

    I've been trying to make a bootable ubuntu 10.10 iso, and I've found its impossible using the horribly made disk utility :p. When I attempt to restore the .iso file to a usb drive, the "Restore" button is grayed out, so I'm unable to restore it..

    Hope someone can help, I made a screencast of it :

    I don't know what I am doing wrong, if you guys could help that would be great :]
  2. larkost macrumors 6502a

    Oct 13, 2007
    Your mistake is that you don't restore from a volume to a volume, you restore from an image... as in the image file. Don't mount the image, and just drag the image (.dmg/.iso) file to the same field. And it is a poor workman that blames his tools for his problems.
  3. Yamcha thread starter macrumors 68000

    Mar 6, 2008
    I've already tried that, I get an error "Could not validate source"

  4. Yamcha thread starter macrumors 68000

    Mar 6, 2008
    Well I checked on the ubuntu website, looks like it cannot be done on Mac OS with disk utility, so much for it being a good "tool" :p.. Apple's really good do something about disk utility, This isn't the first time I've had an issue with the restoring to usb

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