Why won't Disk Utility work correctly?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ouimetnick, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. ouimetnick macrumors 68020

    ouimetnick

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    I want to make in image of the Snow Leopard Install DVD, and then burn it to my thumb drive. I keep getting that annoying error. What am I doing wrong? Is it not possible to put it on a thumb drive? I want to as the thumb drive is smaller, and because its solid state, it should be faster. What am I doing wrong?

    Here are the links to the screen shots... can't seem to upload to MacRumors at the moment.

    http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/...creenshot2011-02-09at72842PM.png?t=1297298077

    http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/...creenshot2011-02-09at72800PM.png?t=1297298078
     
  2. calderone macrumors 68040

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    Mount it, then drag the mounted image to the source box.
     
  3. ouimetnick thread starter macrumors 68020

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  4. mjsmke macrumors 6502a

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    You cant make the image go to the desktop or you cant drag it to the usb drive?
     
  5. fortunatefiel macrumors newbie

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    In order to restore from an image you first need to highlight the disk image in Disk Utility and go to the Images menu>Scan Image for Restore.

    To bypass this, you can use the original source in Disk Utility>Restore instead of the disk image.

    You can also use another method of duplicating - like Carbon Copy Cloner.
     
  6. calderone macrumors 68040

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    If the image was created properly, you shouldn't have to scan for restore.
     
  7. dyn macrumors 68030

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    Even if the image was created properly you will get the error if you don't open the image (aka mount) first and then drag the corresponding drive (or partition which might be a better way of describing it because that's what it mostly is) to the source box instead of the .dmg file (which is what the OP did).
     
  8. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Sounds like you pirated a bad version. Why don't you actually buy the disk?

    Restore from the original optical to thumbdrive should work.
     

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