UDIFandNDIF are image formats used by Apple, and Disk Utility is pretty hopeless with anything that falls outside of these standards. I'm using a 16GB USB drive with two 8GB partitions. mounted the iso and the restore to usb worked with no problems,. ISSUE Hide Question All replies Helpful answers Page 1 of 3 Next last by Topher Kessler, Topher Kessler May 10, 2012 8:17 AM in response to CorporeSano Level 6 (9,866 points) check over here
Please try again later. Click on ‘Restore’ The process should take anywhere from 25-35 minutes to complete. cbrandt10-23-2012, 05:54 PMoops, you are correct. asr restore -source mtlion.dmg -target /Volumes/mtlion/ -erase Reply Håkan Wikström says: 7/27/2012 at 4:08 am Thanks Pat, I somehow missed the -erase part when reading the man page.
Also make sure that the stick is formatted to 1 partition. JBTech17 443,629 views 7:19 OWC SSD UPDATE FIRMWARE - RESTORE FAIL RESOURCE BUSY - SOLUTION HERE - Duration: 2:11. It turns out that Disk Utility employs Apple's ASR utility, stored at /usr/sbin/asr To learn more you can run ‘asr' by itself in Terminal. any ideas why? (it's a 16GB USB stick).
I used a scheduled SuperDuper task. share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply burnhamish, Aug 1, 2012 burnhamish macrumors member Joined: Sep 12, 2007 #19 Ignore the Restore Failure Error Message i.e. "apple disk utility restore failure" Jul 27, 2012 | Systems So you have a DMG that is a proper image, but every time you attempt a restore with the disk Could Not Validate Source - Error 252 Most Liked Posts chenks, Jun 17, 2012 Last edited: Jun 17, 2012 chenks macrumors 6502a Joined: Oct 23, 2007 Location: UK #1 have downloaded my copy of Mountain Lion DP4 (yes
Try your restore using this method and perhaps you will not need to use this terminal method (never worked for me) Reply danielsdesk says: 8/7/2012 at 2:44 pm your solution was Could Not Validate Source - Invalid Argument El Capitan Don't be lame. The USB stick and the ML image both verify fine. Matt share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply Roc P., Jul 25, 2012 Roc P.
Loading... But I managed to install the image on a Hard Drive.. Could Not Validate Source - Error 254 Looking in the system log via theConsole app I suspect this is because internallyDiskUtil tries to run /usr/sbin/asr to verify the image, which fails. $ asr imagescan --source ubuntu-rescue-remix-12-04.iso only UDIF Dmg Invalid Argument Reply Adriaan says: 8/11/2011 at 10:23 am good one, tnx!
Whisky Tango Foxtrot over, BC Reply Roland says: 10/24/2010 at 12:20 pm Saved my life….sort of, thanks a lot. check my blog Restore From Time Machine Backup: You have a backup of your system that you want to restore. Here's the complete right syntax. $sudo asr –noverify –source /Volumes/xxx/osx_leopard_snow.dmg –target /Volumes/osxleopardsnow Reply Pat Skinner says: 2/10/2010 at 9:47 am I'm glad this tip was helpful. @Yannick: Most shells in UNIX Ask in the comments or in our Mac OS X forums. Restore Failure Could Not Validate Source
Another tip for someone who might have the same problem as I did: when I typed the name of the ISO. Reply anon July 26, 2012 at 5:36 am Try turning it off and on again. WAs this the correct assumption? http://sinistro.org/could-not/could-not-restore-invalid-argument-disk-utility-mountain-lion.html why we'll never know, but now the company that popularised the gui, is forcing us all back to the command line to do anything above plebian, im beginning to hate apple.
Reply Matthijs says: 6/11/2014 at 1:41 pm OSX 10.9.3 on a MacBook Air late 2011. Disk Utility Restore Failure Input/output Error Full stack web, React, Angular, iOS, Rails, DevOps. May 10, 2012 8:57 AM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by Thunice, Thunice May 10, 2012 9:06 AM in response to CorporeSano Level 1 (0 points) May 10,
Reply Vian January 24, 2013 at 5:27 am downloaded the mountain lion-but cannot find in apps. Got t working. Entering thesudo command will require your admin password (due to the sudo – Super User do command). "could Not Repartition Target Device" Resulting disk booted perfectly Mahalo for your time and effort!
Reply Hristo says: 5/27/2010 at 8:08 am Great article. Once the disk image is mounted, it can't be added as a source. Note: This allows it to be a bootable disk. have a peek at these guys Up next How to Backup Clone Mac OS X - Clone Hard Disk to SSD Drive (Disk Utility) - Duration: 3:26.
When you need the path, then you can click and drag the appropriate device to the terminal window and its path will be determined and put in the command you're entering. Reply d morgan says: 7/8/2012 at 8:48 pm things like this are exactly why apple need a dressing down, this used to work fine, I have restored the .cdr file to it fails at around 90%-ish of the way thru restoring. May 10, 2012 6:55 PM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by JorgeHPL, JorgeHPL May 10, 2012 7:12 PM in response to CorporeSano Level 1 (0 points) May 10,
Chris Adams 271,134 views 8:22 How to recover data from a hard drive (stuck heads: buzzing, clicking, etc) - Duration: 10:28. Thanks!! Posted on May 21, 2013 by admin This video will show you how to fix Restore Failure could not restore Invalid Argument. You can’t boot Macs from the majority of iso images as they don’t have the necessaryEFI boot loaders – if you are trying to burn a linux iso, then take a
It's possible the files copied properly, but you might want to go through the process outlined above to be on the safe side. Even after usinghdutil to convert the image to UDRO (a UDIF Read-Only image) Disk Utility will still stubbornly refuse to help. Thanks for these instructions. brb with the results...
Reply Kristin says: 7/17/2011 at 1:56 pm This article is old but it looks so useful… any help? Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Post navigation Checkmark for iPhone ReviewNBC Olympics Live Extra for iPad and iPhone Review Most Popular 121.5K 15 How To Understanding Why doesn't anyone mention that you need to mount the image before restoring in the disk utility? What if I re-start with OPTION just to see if it can read the device and give me the option to boot from it?
Disk Utility: Repair or erase a disk using Disk Utility. I like to start from scratch everytime... Reply Martin W March 27, 2015 at 05:38 # This was incredibly helpful, I just wish I came upon this gem of an article before having to trudge through immense amounts May 10, 2012 9:14 AM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by CorporeSano, CorporeSano May 10, 2012 9:39 AM in response to Topher Kessler Level 1 (0 points) May
it fails at around 90%-ish of the way thru restoring. Do not restart yet.