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10.3: Use Disk Utility to manage disk images
Authored by: cilly on Nov 10, '03 11:15:29PM

It is a pain that Apple dropped Disk Copy. I miss a lot of things:

- creating images via Drag and Drop
- creating images of format Mac OS X HFS, HFS+, HFS+ Journaled, HFS+ Journaled case-sensitive, MS-DOS, UNIX.
- creating images of layout single partition, SCSI HD, CD/DVD, no partition map, hard disk, ATA HD

(especially when using Disk Copy with the option: defaults write com.apple.diskcopy expert-mode 1)

Rather than adding an unsupported zip-Archive-option and integrating a crippled Disk Copy into Disk Utility, Apple should have developed Disk Copy further and used it in the context-menu: create image from folder, ignore or not ignore permissions. preserver permissions, preserver partition map ...

Apple just drops the developement before finishing the job on Disk Copy and is starting a new buggy Disk Utility. I have noticed, that verifying images is very buggy, especially if the image is not located on the root partition, if it is located on an external Firewire drive.

The same thing happened with sendmail: Apple was not able to provide a bugfree version, instead they deleted the installation of sendmail in 10.2 with the 10.3 upgrade and replaced it with postfix! But that is another story.

Apple is throwing a sprat to catch a mackerel.

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cilly



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10.3: Use Disk Utility to manage disk images
Authored by: gvitale on Nov 11, '03 08:29:02AM

Apparently, you can still use Jag's Disk Copy in Panther (there was a note in MacFixit.com few days ago)...
I haven't tryed very hard, but I know that it crashes on quit.



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10.3: Use Disk Utility to manage disk images
Authored by: timcrawf on Nov 11, '03 09:19:02AM

Yes, you can use Disk Copy from Jaguar. I read that it wasn't in the Panther build before I installed. So I copied it from my old system, along with Key Caps. It works just fine.
My guess is that you could use Disk Copy from 10,1 or plain old X as well.



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10.3: Use Disk Utility to manage disk images
Authored by: bluehz on Nov 11, '03 07:51:29PM

Every time I tried to use the old Disk Copy it failed.



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