Diskmaker X

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  1. cool11 macrumors 65816

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    I want to use this tool, to make a bootable sd card with el capitan.
    I use the latest version of diskmaker x, 5.01.
    I have also the installer app of el capitan.

    The application starts, but after a while I see this message, and it seems stuck there forever
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    What is wrong?
    Can you please help me?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I think you are getting that error because you are logged in to a standard account and not as admin account under OS X.
     
  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    You can check to see what kind of user account you have.
    System Preferences, then Users & Groups. There will be a list of your available user accounts (maybe only one, which is OK, too), with the name of the user, and the type of account you have (admin, standard, limited, etc)
    If you have an admin account, then your sudoers file is not correct, and might be corrupted because of a bad OS X install.

    With your previous threads - you still have problem with your OS X install, and the problem with the sudoers file is another symptom of those problems.

    Did you ever run your hardware diagnostics? You were asking about that in your other thread, but you never came back to give the results of that hardware (diagnostics) test.
    I suspect that your RAM may not be completely compatible, and the hardware test MIGHT report a relevant error code.

    The best fix for the sudoers file (unless you want to run a few terminal commands, which may not fix the issue), is to - Reinstall OS X.
    And, unfortunately, that remains your goal for your last couple of threads, and it continues. The sudoers file is just another chapter.
    And, that's why you really need to try checking your hardware with the Hardware Test (or Diagnostics, one of those will be built in to your Mac)
    Come back with the results of that test. You don't even need instructions, just restart your Mac, while holding the D key. It will boot to the hardware/Diagnostics test.
     
  4. cool11 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ok, I will do the diagnostics and I will tell here.
     
  5. cool11 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I just did the diagnostics.

    "No issues found", is what I saw on the screen.

    So, can somebody please help me with this sudo problem of DiskmakerX?
     
  6. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    The fix is short:
    Reinstall OS X.
    If the reinstall of OS X completes, but doesn't help your sudo problem - you will then need to do a clean install (erase the drive, and install OS X as a fresh system.)
    But, I tbink that the simple reinstall of OS X will fix your sudo problem.

    I did see in your other thread that you have now successfully upgraded to OS X 10.11.2
    That's great news!
    It means that you should not need to reinstall OS X again - at least at this point.
     
  7. cool11 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes, I finally did it with 10.11.2. But the problem with sudo remains. As I understand it is not a discmakerx problem.
    So, what can I do?
     
  8. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Read my last post #6
    You still have a problem with your present install.
    So - three possible steps. Stop when Sudo is fixed.
    1. Download and install the combined 10.11.2 updater. If you CANNOT install the combined updater, which is one possible result if you still have problems with the sudo file, then you get the proceed to the next step, which is:
    2. Reinstall OS X. You have (or you should still have) the downloaded 10.11.2 installer app. Best is to use that from a bootable partition, and install it from there. If that doesn't work, maybe because your Sudoers file is still a problem, then you will need to:
    3. Erase your hard drive, and reinstall El Capitan. That WILL fix your problem.
    Be sure to attempt the other choices first....
     
  9. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I never saw you mention if you are in a standard or admin account like I mentioned earlier?
     
  10. cool11 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    My user account is admin account.
     
  11. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    Could it also possible os x 10.11 could be the issue?
     
  12. cool11 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    After so much pain getting 10.11.2 on my system, I don't dare to get into any possible trouble, at least now.
    So, any thought of 'one more installation of osx' of any kind, it is far from possible for me.

    Do you suppose that when 10.11.3 comes out, maybe repairs any possible problem on my system, regarding sudo?
    I can wait. Or I would like any other alternative way.

    I thought of getting an already 'wrapped up' 10.11.2 bootable image from other user, but I want to be sure that I am having a clear osx for any suitable case.

    I hope there are alternatives besides re-installations of osx.
     
  13. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    I'm only going by of an "OS X issue" simple because the fact Diskmaker X works just fine with Yosemite. or possible OS X 10.11.x update. I'll try this tonight.
     
  14. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    DiskmakerX works fine on El Capitan. I have used it to create 5 or 6 USB installers in El Cap. The main issue for the OP is the sudoers file is corrupted, or incorrectly configured, or maybe just missing. The OS X reinstall is what is needed. Booting to the installer will work best from an actual working boot partition. DiskMakerX will make one, but you have to get past the sudoers file (as you have to authenticate to get DiskmakerX to make the installer)
    You COULD make the installer on another Mac. DiskmakerX will work on most recent OS X versions, and you don't have to make the bootable installer on the same Mac where you need to reinstall OS X.

    So - @cool11: Yes, you can make your bootable installer on another Mac. The Mac doesn't even have to support booting to that OS X version. You are simply making the installer. It's possible to use DiskmakerX to make a bootable El Cap installer from any OS X system from Lion OS X 10.7 on.
     
  15. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    Update: DiskMaker X works fine... For me I did a clean install.. So go ahead if u want.
     
  16. cool11 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Any chances of getting 'sudo' things done the right way, after a new osx update, like the 10.11.3 in the near future?
     
  17. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    If your sudoers file may still have issues... That normally doesn't happen all by itself. It is either caused by you, or incidental to something that you have done or installed. It can be caused by system freezes that happen at the wrong moment, requiring you to force a shutdown, etc. etc.
    The "right" way?
    1. Erase.
    2. Reinstall.
    3. Restore from your backup, if you need your files/apps.

    Do you have a problem using sudo if you make a new admin user, then log in to that fresh admin account?
    If sudo works with another admin account, then it's a problem with your normal user account.
    If sudo still refuses your requests, then it's a general system problem. Best fixed with a reinstall - refer to the 3 steps in this post.
     

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