2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 16, 2008 7:28 PM by JongawOlya
JongawOlya Level 1 (0 points)
Hello guys,

I have a .dmg (source image) that I have created from a DVD by myself (read-only format).
I am trying to restore it to a destination and a Restore Failure notification pops-up as follow:

"Restore Failure
Could not find any scan information. The source image needs to be imagescanned/scanned for restore"

I am quite new to Mac. Half of the time, I don't really know what I am doing - but just relying on the 'Help Menu', some research for guides on the internet and most of all read-on most of the posting here in the Apple Forum for what I want to do or might have encountered. Lastly to hopefully also speak the Mac language. For example - What's a disk image? What a .dmg? What's a source image? and etc. ~Lost~

So for this case, I am totally lost as I can't seems to understand what does the Restore Failure notification mean at all as I quote above. What does it mean by the Source image needs to be imagescanned/scanned for restore? What do I do from there? How do I scanned my source image? Is there a steps that I miss out while creating .dmg from the DVD?

Could not find any scan information? What scan information? Where do I go to asked for scan information?

I am so lost that I don't even know the right question to ask or begin with.
I know what I want to do and believe it can be done with Mac. But I just doesn't seems to understand the concept of how it really works yet but to just follow blindly throughout the guides.

So please help me if possible.

Thank you in advance.

Best Regards,

Jon Gan

Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • cdavenport Level 1 (15 points)
    If you open Disk Utility, select the Image in the disk util sidebar, and click on Images > Scan for restore... in the menu bar, it will take care of it for you. After that you can perform a restore as you were trying to do.

    They do this so that disk util can verify your data after the restore to make sure it copied exactly.
  • JongawOlya Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you very much cdavenport.
    It works! and it was successfully restored.
    Thank you thank you thank you.