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Using Disk Copy with Home folder on another partition System
After I moved my Home directory to another partition on the disk, I was not able to create disk images with Disk Copy any more because it was aborting the creation with a rather cryptic error 22 (invalid argument). Eventually I found the reason: the missing "Temporary Items" directory on my second disk partition, where my home now lived. Creating a "Temporary Items" directory with read/write permission for everybody in the top level directory of this partition solved the problem.

[Editor's note: I have Users on my boot disk, so I can't vouch for this one -- anyone else have a similar experience to share?]
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never had this problem? ?
Authored by: oem on Jan 28, '03 04:58:37PM

Since I use Osx (version 10.0.1) I never had this Problem, I regulary delete the temporary folder on home directory and this does not affect Disc copy at all. I followed the tips on I've got my home directory on another drive on both my tower and my Ti. Both works fine.
I also made Home directories stored on a distant jaguar server for some other users and they also can use disc copy without a problem. (and don't have a 'visible' temporay Items).

On my personnal machines I uprgraded each time the system (never did a 'clean install') I now run jaguar 10.2.3 on both of them and everything is stillfine. I use DC a lot even to mount .toast images with no problems.

This may be on your config only, at least this does not occurs on mines.

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never had this problem? ?
Authored by: cnadig on Jan 29, '03 04:57:45PM

I might need to clarify this. It was the background disk copy helper application that reported the missing "Temporary Items" folder, thus aborting the creation of the disk image. Mounting an image was never a problem.
Some more tests on external firewire disks showed that this error will occur unless the target disk (where the disk image is created) has a Temporary Items folder.
The main partition (where the OS lives) has user specific Temporary Items folders in /tmp/<pid>, which of course are not visible within the Finder.

Hope that helps,

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Using Disk Copy with Home folder on another partition
Authored by: littlemeow on May 06, '03 10:54:38PM

I had been having this trouble myself for some time with 10.2,
recently upgraded to 10.2.5. I have a similar setup to yours:
Home directories are located on a separate volume, boot
volume home directory entries are soft links.
I tried your fix and it worked beautifully. Thanks.
Apple doesn't seem to have any support info on this, and as you
point out, the error message is meaningless without source code.
Thanks again.

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