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A fix for failing DiskWarrior CD update burns Apps
When trying to update my DiskWarrior CD to 3.0.1, I got as far as burning the CD and it would fail before it even burned anything. The only option after a failed burn is to quit, so I went looking around and found the image it creates of the updated CD.

It is found in the /tmp/ directory, and will stay there until you hit Quit in the updater, then it will vanish. So if your burn fails through the updater, then before you hit Quit, head over to the /tmp/ directory and copy the image to another location. After quitting the updater, try and burn it using Toast or Disk Utility.
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A fix for failing DiskWarrior CD update burns
Authored by: gatorparrots on Feb 05, '04 11:50:51AM

After I encountered the problem, I just duplicated the file from the /tmp folder to my desktop and gave it a more sensical name -- DiskWarrior-3.01.dmg. Then I quit the updater, which caused the dmg in the /tmp folder to vanish. This left me with a copy of the dmg for burning purposes with Disk Utility.



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A fix for failing DiskWarrior CD update burns
Authored by: Jens Liedtke on Feb 12, '04 11:02:39AM

Using the 3.0.1 update on the original DiskWarrior CD caused some troubles. Using a firewire burner from AOpen CDRW simply stopped the update process with a not explained "Error" message. Changing the burner to a Sony CDRW started the update process but failed to close the disc.

Using the formerly discribed workaround by keeping the temporarily saved disk image within the ".tmp" directory under different name and place resulted a non-bootable CD of about 480 MB size. So I found another way to get a bootable CD:

1. Start the DiskWarrior update with inserted original CD.
2. Save the resulting disk image within the ".tmp" directory with a new name in another place (I used "DW301.dmg" as the new file name) before the updater itself quits.
3. Use the freeware "Damage Isolation 0.1", available from [code]http://www.zerolives.org/?p=software.php[/code] and drag the ".dmg" file onto the script.
4. After a short period of time You will get a new file named "DW301.iso.cdr" which will be self-mounting on the desktop.
5. Now You can use any burning software You like to burn a bootable new DiskWarrior CD containing the 3.0.1 main application at the size of about 650 MB.

I tried this one because all of my external firewire CD burners were not of the type Apple calls "compatible to the Mac OS". But even an original tiBook DVD CD burner wasn´t able to burn a bootable updated DiskWarrior CD.



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