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the image lives where?
Authored by: silicondiode on Feb 03, '03 10:34:26AM

does anyone know exactly where his image file is created (for CDs, DVDs, whatever...)?

i have OS X intalled on an 8GB partition and most of the time i have > 4.5GB free space - but sometimes, i do not and i would like to be able to \'redirect\' this image file to say, my home dir (on a 40GB partition...)



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the image lives where?
Authored by: greed on Feb 03, '03 10:59:38AM

IIRC, the file goes to .../Temporary Items/UID#/Cleanup At Startup
Where UID# is your POSIX UID, and "..." is either empty string, or /Volumes/SomeVolumeWithEnoughSpace.

At least, I found it would automatically switch volumes when the system volume was too full. This was a problem, because LaCie's old FireWire-IDE bridge (CDRW-8x4x16 era) and Maxtor's old FireWire-IDE bridge (original 80GB) do not play well with each other, and it kept putting the master image on the Maxtor FW drive.



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the image lives where? not there...
Authored by: silicondiode on Feb 03, '03 01:21:50PM

i can't find the file. does it have a common name or is it randomly generated?

i checked in every 501, Temporary Items, Cleanup At Startup, tmp folder on my system and every path with those names in them. i would think that it defaults to /tmp/501/Cleanup At Startup but all i have in that folder is com.phasic.PatchNub_00012080 weighing in a 20k...
the search continues...



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the image lives where?
Authored by: ncianca on Feb 03, '03 07:34:26PM

Unfortunately, it doesn't seem possible (without hacking the kernel) to move the location of this image since it lives as a /dev device (e.g. /dev/disk2s2) rather then an actual, user accessible disk file. That's why it's impossible to find the image on the filesystem as well because it doesn't exist as a regular file.



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