share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply gumblecosby, Jul 25, 2012 gumblecosby macrumors 6502 Joined: Jun 22, 2010 #14 chenks said: ↑ have downloaded my The solutions here won't work as Mavericks handles that installer differently. Did Apple screw this up with Mountain Lion? It works Reply mickey moused macs says: 3/6/2013 at 6:46 am thank you very much,. http://deftmag.com/could-not/disk-utility-could-not-validate-source-invalid-argument.html
Cheers Matt Reply ↓ Dom on May 29, 2014 at 2:29 pm said: Oh, I feel like an idiot, I thought I tried it that way but I must have just Sign in Share More Report Need to report the video? cbrandt10-23-2012, 05:54 PMoops, you are correct.
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. Notify me of new posts by email. Put the .dmg either on your desktop, or have a finder open in the background with it there. Could Not Validate Source - Device Not Configured Chris Adams 271,134 views 8:22 How to recover data from a hard drive (stuck heads: buzzing, clicking, etc) - Duration: 10:28.
Reply ↓ 123myIT on April 6, 2014 at 1:30 am said: HI Mark Glad that helped you out! Could Not Validate Source - Invalid Argument El Capitan I used the recovery HD because I wasn't sure if the old Leopard disks would mess up the recovery HD. error msg: restore failure-could not validate source - invalid argument dnanian10-23-2012, 08:22 AMAs explained in the User's Guide, you should not select the sparse image file as the source. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2199214?tstart=0 Reply Pat Skinner says: 5/8/2011 at 12:15 am @TNanek: The ability to drag and drop files into Terminal has been around for ages and is a definite time saver, especially for
http://lifehacker.com/251758/mac-tip--how-to-burn-an-iso-or-dmg-file-to-disc. Disk Utility Restore Failure Input/output Error And then immediately ejects the disk again and prompts me for the a disc. LOGIN HERE Register Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress.org Did 123myIT help you fix a problem? Is it possible to see animals from space?
Not the answer you're looking for? website here share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply Roc P., Jul 25, 2012 Roc P. Could Not Validate Source - Invalid Argument Iso I personally despise Disk Utility for disc burning. Could Not Validate Source - Error 252 But with valid commands.
Thanks! this contact form Did you try doing it that way? I am getting this same error. Here's what command I used: ========= sudo asr restore -noverify -source /Users/user1/Documents/disk1.dmg -target /dev/disk2s1 -erase ========= Here's the output: ========= Validating target…done Validating source… Could not detect format of volume on Source Volume Format On Device Is Not Valid For Restoring
It insists on doing some silly ‘image scan' which never actually works, thereby blocking any successful image restore. Let us know a. But now I either get "Invalid argument" or "Error 254". http://deftmag.com/could-not/could-not-open-disk-image-invalid-argument.html By the way, I am using Mountain Lion so I wasn't sure whether to use the OS X install disk or the recovery HD to access disk utility.
Cheers Matt Reply ↓ Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Could Not Repartition Target Device Any help will be appreciated. if its a public file, find an MD5/SHA1 hash and compare yours.
The USB key is formatted as Mac OS Extended (HFS+). This feature is not available right now. It should still work. http://deftmag.com/could-not/could-not-validate-source-error-254.html Reply Pat Skinner says: 5/5/2011 at 11:34 pm @Dresden: sudo asr –noverify –source /Volumes/xxx/osx_leopard_snow.dmg –target /Volumes/osxleopardsnow The xxx is only an example.
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