8937 Views 13 Replies Latest reply: Feb 23, 2010 9:54 AM by Tommy Lund1
I dl DMG on Windows all the time.
What I would recommend for you:
don't use or touch the mac hard drive at all for now
can you pull it and put it in USB case
do you have spare drives? one for a new system, one for recovery?
install Mac OS on a new drive.
demo of Data Rescue II from Prosoft to see what it can recover ($99 if you decide to let it work)
Start 'building' a new Mac OS foundation
I don't have at external drive (HD).But as I have read, is it not so easy:
"You need to boot off of a Firewire drive, formatted in HFS+, with the partition map set to "Apple Partition Map" vs. "GUID" which is for Intel Macs only."
what is meant by "partition map set to "Apple Partition Map" - I dont know.
It is easy. Mac OS X won't install to the old PPC PowerMac map.
Intel Macs uses GPT or as Apple says, GUID, which is the default. It is the underlying format of the drive.
Intel Macs can boot off USB.
Thinking backups are strange or difficult, or not needed? No. Luckily I guess Apple Mac OS has TimeMachine which is one step in the right direction but not enough.
Just install OS X to an external USB drive. You are going to need drives no matter what to get back on your system's feet, to boot and work from, and to recover to (it is possible to get by with a partitioned hard drive).
The pdf guide for #1 cloning utility for Mac is SuperDuper. But even Apple Disk Utility (Restore tab) is doable, and there are those HELP menu and tips, instructions - and online.
blog post http://www.shirt-pocket.com/blog/
And if you want to backup and manage PCs and Macs, then something like HP Media Server using Windows Home Server PP3 which supports SuperDuper, TimeMachine, iTunes, as well as for Windows backup and recovery, is top notch.
Every post I have seen in this forum area is related to other topics associated with Windows on Mac, which require newer Intel based Macs.
Yes it is hardware, and pulling the drive to put in a case you already did?
You installed a Mac OS on another drive?
For $500 there is a disk sector copier than will take a drive (no OS) and just remaster it to another drive. Maybe you can find a recovery company. And then always have two backup sets.
What do you mean? with? "pulling the drive to put in a case you already did?"
I do not think there is a reason to start the "Mac OS" on an external drive, because if "Data rescue 3" fail to do that, so will "Mac os" probably also do that?
But, if the hard drive is damaged in the mechanical parts, then "Data Rescue 3" probably still will be able to find the drive. Contrast, if it is an interface problem, so could the hard drive maybe just be moved (to a different interface).
To speak for "The Hatter", he was trying to discern if you followed his earlier advice of removing the hard drive from your PowerBook, and put it in an external drive enclosure.
Whether or not the logic board or the platters have failed on your hard drive, is probably not germane at this point. The best advice any of us can give (and The Hatter already has) is to use a data recovery firm.
Finally, I know of no way to burn a DMG to a bootable disc with Windows. You can burn ISO files, so if you're still trying to crack that issue, I would suggest you look for:
ISO Buster or DMG2ISO
Sorry about the failed hard drive, and best of luck with the data recovery!
I have found out that it is very easy to burn a mac cd from a Windows PC - just convert the DMG to ISO, and then burn it (with some burn tool).
Yes, I may try it on another Mac ..
With respect to a hard drive firm, then it is too expensive in Denmark, it would cost between $ 1000 and $ 2000 - if it is an electronic or mechanical error.
I want to say thanks for the help.