Lion - unable to scan Resource Busy

tasssos8

macrumors newbie
Mar 4, 2010
2
0
Works great!

Thanks a lot dear friend! That's what is all about being a mac user. Keep things simple and working!


Thank you all for your solutions and help in this forum. It took me a while to figure it all out, but this is what I ended up doing:

1. Open Disk Utility
2. Plug in USB
3. Format USB to Mac Extended (Journaled)
4. Create Partition on USB [GUID for Intel chips, APM for PPC]
5. Unmount created Partition
6. Drag and Drop disk image (dmg or iso) into Disk Utility
7. Open disk image (double click or button in DU)
8. Select opened disk image on left menu
9. Click over to Restore
10. Drag and drop selected image into source field
11. Drag and drop (unmounted) USB partition into destination
12. OK (may have to type in admin passwords and such)
13. Wait
14. Enjoy!
 

briangiles

macrumors newbie
Dec 14, 2013
1
0
San Francisco, CA
**FIXED** Restore Failure – Could not restore – Resource busy error.

*FIXED*

Restore Failure – Could not restore – Resource busy error.

I struggled for about 2-3 hours with an error that was preventing me from creating the image. When I tried to create the disk image.... it would ask for an admin password then ask to scan the image before it writes/creates the disk image. It would immediately stop and give me the error 'ScanDisk Media USB Unable to Scan and that the resource was busy. I finally figured out how to fix it here → https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2199214 . Before you move the .dmg file and select a destination source (your newly created FAT partition on the USB), you need to select from the top Disk Utility Menu: Images → Scan Image for Restore → [xxx.dmg file]. Select your downloaded XXX.dmg firmware download from OWC. It will do a quick scan, then you are able to proceed with the normal procedure. Screen shot here → http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/728/rrkd.png

Here are some more resources for anyone else who is having difficulty↓
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2199214
http://www.123myit.com/2013/05/how-to-fix-restore-failure-could-not-restore-resource-busy-error/
 

shpankey

macrumors regular
Aug 31, 2014
147
212
Oklahoma, USA
*FIXED*

Restore Failure – Could not restore – Resource busy error.

I struggled for about 2-3 hours with an error that was preventing me from creating the image. When I tried to create the disk image.... it would ask for an admin password then ask to scan the image before it writes/creates the disk image. It would immediately stop and give me the error 'ScanDisk Media USB Unable to Scan and that the resource was busy. I finally figured out how to fix it here → https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2199214 . Before you move the .dmg file and select a destination source (your newly created FAT partition on the USB), you need to select from the top Disk Utility Menu: Images → Scan Image for Restore → [xxx.dmg file]. Select your downloaded XXX.dmg firmware download from OWC. It will do a quick scan, then you are able to proceed with the normal procedure. Screen shot here → http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/728/rrkd.png

Here are some more resources for anyone else who is having difficulty↓
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2199214
http://www.123myit.com/2013/05/how-to-fix-restore-failure-could-not-restore-resource-busy-error/
OMG thank you!!! Finally a fix. The other fix wouldn't work for me but this FINALLY did!
 

discosoap

macrumors regular
Mar 20, 2008
110
3
The Netherlands
Thank you all for your solutions and help in this forum. It took me a while to figure it all out, but this is what I ended up doing:

1. Open Disk Utility
2. Plug in USB
3. Format USB to Mac Extended (Journaled)
4. Create Partition on USB [GUID for Intel chips, APM for PPC]
5. Unmount created Partition
6. Drag and Drop disk image (dmg or iso) into Disk Utility
7. Open disk image (double click or button in DU)
8. Select opened disk image on left menu
9. Click over to Restore
10. Drag and drop selected image into source field
11. Drag and drop (unmounted) USB partition into destination
12. OK (may have to type in admin passwords and such)
13. Wait
14. Enjoy!
Thanks, works like a charm !!
 

rodpmaia

macrumors newbie
Jul 29, 2016
1
0
MacBook Pro 15-inch, Mid 2009 (FRESH BUILD)

Newly installed Snow Leopard from apple restoration disk. Then installed Lion from app store. Restored apps from TimeMachine backup.

Trying to created a Hackintosh USB drive. (Please don't sway from topic - important fact is I can no longer create a USB image using Disk Utility)

Let me also say that I've created plenty of USB disk in the past SO I KNOW HOW DISK UTILITY WORKS.

Steps to create USB image:
  1. Partitioning the USB drive.
  2. Drag the .dmg file to the Source
  3. Drag the USB drive to the Destination
The Lion Disk Utility wants to then scan the Source before making the image. After I type my admin password I continue to get a message, "Unable to scan [volume Media]." (Resource busy)

You have mount dmg or iso file on disk utility first !
 

jacques330ci

macrumors newbie
Aug 31, 2016
1
0
Ensure source is selected (and unmounted) in disk list

I had this problem and what worked for me was ensuring that the source disk was selected in the disk list panel on left as well. I had the destination disk selected at left but properly had my source disk in the "source" field and the destination disk in the "destination" field.

The program wants to unmount and verify the source and assumes that whatever you have selected in the list of disks at left is also the source. Pay attention to the id of the disk that is being reported as "busy". If you're getting this error then either your source is selected at left and is currently mounted (unmounting it should work) or you have some other active disk or partition selected in the list of disks at left.

Hope this helps someone.
Thanks SnibbleBits. you da man!
 

shadowPhoenix

macrumors newbie
Jan 5, 2017
1
0
Philippines
Just wanna share, after mounting the image ("the .dmg file"), you must double click on it on the left side, you can skip verification, the ISO file will appear below the .dmg file. Click on that then restore, then drag and drop the partition of the usb thumbdrive on the destination. Your good to go. Enjoy guys! :)
 

MISQ

macrumors newbie
Jul 25, 2017
1
0
Okay I've just been wrestling with this for about an hour and it turned out to be so stupid and easy! I've made an account specifically to reply to this post with a semi-updated version. I say semi-updated because the hard drive I am currently using to create a boot disk is running OSX 10.10 Yosemite.

Okay, here it is step by step:

1. Insert your drive and open Disk Utility
2. Select the drive in disk utility and erase (use either 'erase' or 'partition' tab (see 2.5), use Mac Extended (journaled))
2.5. I was using my soon-to-be internal SSD so there were what looked like 2 drives - 1 nested inside the other. I clicked the parent drive, and used the 'partition' tab, in the drop down I selected '1 partition' and erased it that way.
3. Drag the unmounted .dmg file into the sidebar of Disk Utility and select it (this will automatically set it as the 'source').
4. Drag the destination drive (the drive you just erased / partitioned) into the 'destination'.
5. Hit restore. Follow the prompts and enter your password and let it do it's thing.

The problem was I had the drive selected and was trying to change the source. It was giving the 'busy' error because Disk Utility was 'using' it to display the information about it. When I had the .dmg file selected in the left panel it all worked straight away with no fuss.. I feel stupid!

Hopefully this helps someone who having the same headache I just had!