11359 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Jan 11, 2011 11:51 AM by Dean
I tried it from root to see if that made a difference.
hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o /monday/monkey.img /test101.iso
I can see a monkey.img.dmg being created in the monday directory. Once the command finishes the file disappears.
I'm I using the command incorrectly. Why is the output file disappearing?
If you're within the realm of what Spotlight indexes, then:
$ mdfind -name source
$ mdfind "kMDItemFSName == 'source'c"
The first is a name search, the second is (also) a name search, and that trailing C is the case-blind switch.
And when in doubt, get out the Big (slow) Hammer and go look for it everywhere:
$ sudo find / -iname source -print
And FWIW, I'd tend to use the construction shown in the man page:
$ hdiutil convert source.type -format UDRW -o destination.type
And have a look at the -verbose or -debug switches on the hdiutil command, to get more details.
Thanks for the start.
I did a search for the name of the destination file. Did not find it. I changed the name of the destination.img file to something unique so i would not get a long list of files.
I tried the quick search and the more complete one.
Next i tried verbose, and debug
Amongst all the lines of data, interestingly verbose came back with
CNDIFDiskImage::convertProbe: format is WRDU
CNDIFDiskImage::convertProbe: format not recognized.
at the end was the following two lines
DIDiskImageConvertWithDiskImage: converter returned 22
hdiutil: convert: result: 22
Whatever you're trying to convert doesn't have a recognized format.
There are about a gazillion different things lumped together and called an "ISO", so that's not a huge surprise.
It's not obvious what format that WRDU might be after some concerted searching, and given how spam-filled and increasingly useless Google is getting. What do you think that disk image is?
It's a small install of linux for a PPC. About 100megs insize. Was trying to see if i could create an install on a FW or USB drive
FWIW, I've used [dd and diskutil|http://labs.hoffmanlabs.com/node/1213] for something similar; for getting Linux and BSD and firewall disk images over onto CF cards and other removable media, for use with embedded devices.
(This was intended to be a reply to the OP.)