5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 5, 2010 1:09 PM by baltwo
Greg Schneck Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
I had backed up an older G4 with a disk image of the boot disk. I was having severe problems so I reformatted the boot drive and started a restore (using disk utility from startup disk). The restore started fine and ran a while but then "stalled." The "progress" bar stopped and the system just kept "hitting" the Utility DVD install disk non-stop (as shown by disk access light).

Now when I try again, I immediately get a "Restore Failure - Could not validate source - error 254"

The disk image being restored is on a hard drive. I copied it to another drive and tried again with the same result.

This is being done on an old G4 Tower, dual 1 GHz PPC under 10.5.8


(This won't kill me as all my data files are also on my MBP, I just don't want to have to reinstall all my apps, setups, etc.)

G4 PPC, Mac OS X (10.5.8)