Disk Utility on system disk
If I do a disk image of a system disk from that system, I realise there
is unpredictability in the state of actively written files and that to
be realy safe, one should boot from different disk and backup the system
In real life, will the disk utility generally produce a bootable system
drive if it is backing up the active system disk ? (that disk would have
few user data files, mostly statis software and obviously page files
whose data is not important).
When I run it, it doesn't seem to complain about anything. Would it if
it were unable to backup some fil...Disk Utility chokes on disk images
After a clean install and upgrade to 10.3.1 + most recent security
updates, Panther seems OK except that disk images cannot be mounted, nor
can they be created.
Upon mounting, a window is displayed called "Warning", saying "The
following disk images failed to mount", followed by a list of each disk
image I try, listing its name and always the same error number:
I tried 3 or 4 disk images from different sources. Also tried under
different, cleanly created, accounts.
When creating a new image, Disk Utility starts, but then gives the very
same error messag...CDR-W Disk for burning Disk images
Can I use a CDR-W Disk to write disk images (with which burners
normally "close the project") and still erase and use them later?
Somebody said that If I were to burn more than 600 MB of data on a
CDR-W Disk I would render it useless. Is there any truth in this? How
many times can I erase and reuse a CDR-W?
Please help with your answers,
Thanx in advance
Mike Richter, were you born with
"Scam Artist" emblazoned on your face?
----------------------------------...Which disk for system disk
A quick question regarding system disks:
If you had a machine with 2 SCSI disks (one 18GB one 70GB)
which would you use as the system disk?
Would you put all the software on the 70GB disk, along with the user
or put the minimum on the system disk and use the larger disk for
and user files (email etc.)
> A quick question regarding system disks:
> If you had a machine with 2 SCSI disks (one 18GB one 70GB)
> which would you use as the system disk?
> Would you put all the software on the 70GB disk, along with the user
> f...disk image utility, FS II scenery disks
seeing if I can copy data of a C64 Flight simulator II disk image,
save it to PC hard drive (as seperate files)
Is there a utility that will let me do this?
the goal is to get the scenery files and inject them into an
apple II disk image, for use with the apple II version of FS II.
(what got me interested in trying was a post to comp.sys.apple2
On Feb 7, 2:07 pm, aiiad...@gmail.com wrote:
> seeing if I can copy data of a C64 Flight simulator II disk image,
> save it to PC hard drive (as seperate files)
> Is there a utility that will let me do this?
> ...Are "disk images" disk images or not?
I have seen the question "What are disk images" answered numerous times
with the assurance that they are exact sector-by-sector copies of real
physical disks. But my own eyes seem to contradict that apparently
Disregarding the instant .dmg "images" which can be cobbled together in
folders on the desktop, and concentrating on sincere attempts to create
real images of real physical disks with Disk Utility, if .dmg's are real
sector-by-sector copies, how come they shrink in size when files are
deleted from their source-devices to make the "images&quo...Making disk images of NorthStar CP/M disks with Catweasel
Since my last attempt a starting on thread on this subject got
threadjacked, I thought I'd try again. No harm done though, Alan is a
friend from ALPACA and I think it was just an honest mistake or
possibly Google news got confused somehow. Before you flame me,
please note the NorthStar Horizon runs CP/M and thus this subject is
on topic for comp.os.cpm as the tool can be used to recover those
vintage NorthStar CP/M disks. Assuming I ever finish the darned
I have built a prototype disk imaging tool for making disk images for
use in the Dave Dunfield Northstar Horizon simulat...Disk Utility and Disk Repair
With 10.4.9, I thought I could repair the disk right from Disk Utility
instead of using the installation CD. Now the repair button is grayed
out and I can only verify it. Has it always been so and I'm just senile?
In article <Zc8ii.3$4J.firstname.lastname@example.org>, Cris <email@example.com> wrote:
> With 10.4.9, I thought I could repair the disk right from Disk Utility
> instead of using the installation CD. Now the repair button is grayed
> out and I can only verify it. Has it always been so and I'm just senile?
Not sure about your senility, but Disk...Disk images with disk keys??
After years of searching I finally found a program and was able to
sucessfully copy it from the original 5 1/4 disk to an image. It is a copy
protected disk which I used SST to copy. However, now when I try to access it
in an emulator it asks for the original disk. Is there a way around this?
After some research I found out the original has some sort of disk key.
Good...You did to use NIB image for emulator after you have done with
SST Copy. There is only one way to disable copy protection like keys by
modifying assembly language in sector by sector. It is likely to replace...Free
I am getting ready to move and have probably a couple hundred 3.5"
disks from my Apple IIgs days way back when. I also have some 5.25"
disks as well, although not nearly as many. I cannot verify if the
contents of what is on the disks is any good anymore, but I was a
"warez pup" back in the days and the 3.5" disks were archives of stuff
I had downloaded. I would like to donate these as blanks to whoever
wants them. I cannot come to grips with simply throwing them away.
All I ask is that I be paid shipping costs in return.
If you are interested, please contact me by e-mail. Please give my
childhood memories a good home and spare them from the trash heap.
I'd also like to mention that local pickup is available for no cost
what so ever - I am in Pittsburgh, PA -- 15213 zip code, not far from
On Apr 28, 5:24=A0pm, gol...@gmail.com wrote:
> I am getting ready to move and have probably a couple hundred 3.5"
> disks from my Apple IIgs days way back when. =A0I also have some 5.25"
> disks as well, although not nearly as many. =A0I cannot verify if the
> contents of what is on the disks is any good anymore, but I was a
> "warez pup" back in the days and the 3.5" disks were archives of stuff
> I had downloaded. =A0I would like to donate these as blanks to whoever
> wants them. =A0I cannot come to grips with simply throwing them away.
> All I ask is that I be paid shipping co...Disk images, virtual disks etc
I can happily connect an ODS-5 disk to a USB reader and have something
like WinHex read the physical disk to display the ODS signatures,
Is there some way that I can make a container disk look the same? When
I tried to look at the container disk from PersonalAlpha and FreeAXP
using WinHex, they didn't look the same as reading the physical disk in
On Sep 4, 4:12=A0am, Sum1 <n...@real.address.com> wrote:
> I can happily connect an ODS-5 disk to a USB reader and have something
> like WinHex read the physical disk to display the ODS signatures,
...Restoring disk images to floppie disks
I have here an S100 based system that can handle a single 5-1/4 sized
floppy disk drive. I believe the original design was as a
As to why it had a floppy slot in the front, but no drive, that part
escaped me when I bought it from someone who, ah, discovered that I
was interested in these things from within this group.
So should I decide to install a disk drive inside it, and naturally
want to boot CP/M-80 on it, are there any suggestions for this
restoration from the available disk images? (Finding blank disks of
course will be the problem.)
I of course do hap...Copying system disk to standby disk
I have a Tru64UNIX system that has 1 system disk with the root, swap,
usr, var and tmp filesystems on. usr, var and tmp are all in the same
I want to copy the system disk to a standby disk that I can boot off
in the event of the system disk drive failing.
What is the best way to do this?
> I have a Tru64UNIX system that has 1 system disk with the root, swap,
> usr, var and tmp filesystems on. usr, var and tmp are all in the same
> Advfs domain.
> I want to copy the system dis...Disk Copy versus Disk Utility
I downloaded disk images for ffmpegX 0.0.9y and Firefox 3.6.11 using
Firefox 184.108.40.206 and OS 10.2.8.
Both of these disk images result in Disk Copy (OS 10.2.8) giving the
message "No Mountable File Systems".
Would this error message be a result of using this old (OS 10.2.8) version
of Disk Copy to try to mount these disk images?
Joe <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I downloaded disk images for ffmpegX 0.0.9y and Firefox 3.6.11 using
> Firefox 220.127.116.11 and OS 10.2.8.
> Both of these disk images result in Disk Copy (OS 10.2.8) giving the
> ...Disk Utility -- Waiting for the disks to reappear
How long should I wait?
I have a Drobo S that has 3 1Tb drives and 2 3Tb drives. Logical
capacity is 17.59 Tb, based on 5 4Tb drives, I guess. The actual
physical capacity of my setup is about 5.5Tb. It is currently
partitioned into 10 150Gb partitions for nightly backups and a remaining
partition of about 4Tb for photos and music. I originally used Disk
Utility to set up these partitions. While this is not supported by
Drobo, it works and has worked fine for years.
I am trying to split the last partition into 2 2Tb partitions using
Disk Utility. I first deleted ever...Non-System Disk or Disk Error
Gee, after all these Windows folks claimed that modern PC's do not choke
when booting with a non-bootable floppy in the drive, I decided to try it
with the Dell Latitude D600 sitting on my desk. The result:
Non-System Disk or Disk Error
Replace and strike any key when ready
Well, this is better than saying the keyboard is not found - press any key
to continue. :)
Anyway, *of course* I know what to do... but for many users, this is where
And, as I wrote about recently - sometimes this is where they pay, and,
including weekend and emergency rates, pay quite a bit....Best utility to use when Disk Utility won't see the disk?
Best utility to use when Disk Utility won't see the disk?
I can hear and feel the head moving, but no joy.
Walter Bushell <email@example.com> wrote:
> Best utility to use when Disk Utility won't see the disk?
> I can hear and feel the head moving, but no joy.
I've used Data Rescue II to get data from several drives when Disk
Utility and Disk Warrior couldn't help. You can download and run the
trial version to see if there's any hope, then pay for it if and when it
tells you it can salvage things.
My latest dance routine <http://www...Are 3rd party disk utilities better than Apple's disk utility?
Are utilities like Norton Utilities for Macintosh(NUM) or Alsoft's
DiskWarrior better than Apple's Disk Utility?
Are they worth the money and do they find and fix problems that Apple's does
Frequently,maybe half the time, that I perform any action which results in
disk activity, such as launching a program or opening or saving a file,
there is a long pause before I detect any disk activity. During that time,
either the dock icon bounces or the spinning rainbow cursor is on the
window for the program trying to do the disk access. Eventually, the disk
access commences and p...Disk image/real disk weirdness
I got this disk that i/o errors on one file when I read it. Got it to
Advanced Demuffin to a normal DOS 3.3 without error, i/o errors same
place. Pulled it up with ADTpro, it doesn't i/o error there but it breaks
when it would ordinarily do a disk status check (I think). Then I replace
the DOS with UniDOS and it works fine... but when I bring it back to the
hardware it i/o errors as before... very strange.
- btw - it's Word Wizards v1.0, by MECC
On Jan 25, 3:27=A0pm, lyricalnanoha
> I got this disk that i/o errors o...Does Disk Utility come with Mac OS? (new to MAC)
I am looking to help out a friend with some stuff on his new MAC. He
is looking to install a program that is in DMG format.
I read a couple things on this forum and I am wondering if Disk
Utility comes with the MAC OS or is it a seperate program that needs
to be bought and installed?
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In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, varcos
> I am wondering if Disk Utility comes with the MAC OS or is it a
> seperate program that needs to be bought ...Disk Utility Burn
When I put a blank DVD into a Macbook on Snow Leopard, Disk Utility
comes up, pressing the Burn button gets you the file system and
choosing the files wanted mostly does not result in the Burn button
doing anything at all. I have to piss off DU and burn via another
method, easy enough I guess, but what goes on with DU? Is the Burn for
something special like disk images there?
dorayme <email@example.com> wrote:
> When I put a blank DVD into a Macbook on Snow Leopard, Disk Utility
> comes up, pressing the Burn button gets you the file system and...Disk Imaging Utility
When I first started working on this project, I did not think this
would be possible with Visual Basic, but to my surprise, I found enough
information to create a nice imaging tool. The only issue, it only
works with disk volumes. Although, this is still very useful, I would
like to mimic the operation of commercial disk imaging utilities like
Ghost. The commercial products can perform an image or disk to disk
copy of an entire disk and all volumes on the disk. I believe I can use
the following API and control codes, among others, to perform the tasks
I am looking for, put can not find VB exam...Mac Disk Utility
I'm not aware of a decent disk utility for Mac since Norton Utilities 8.0
came out for OS 10.3 and under. Since Norton Utilities is not supporting any
future Mac products, I am forced to find something else.
Would anyone please recommend a disk utility that they have found
particularly useful at fixing disk errors for 10.4 and up, and/or the new
iMac with the Intel chips?
Thanks in advance,
On 2007-06-06 20:54:54 -0500, "Jlen7" <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> I'm not aware of a decent disk utility for Mac since Norton Utilities 8.0
> came out for OS 10.3 a...Making A Disk Image
Just purchased a new 17" MacBook Pro, and will soon be taking it on
I'd like to take a couple of movies with me to watch on the plane, but i
don't want to have to physically take the discs with me.
I tried creating a disk image using Disk Utility, but I got an I/O error
message while creating the image from the DVD...
What am i doing wrong??
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In article <bush-54FC1B.email@example.com>,
Dennis <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Just purchased a new ...