1 Reply Latest reply: Jun 3, 2012 9:45 PM by BDAqua
akafozzie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I'm trying to create a small password-protected image, and followed the instructions in this article; however, it has been stuck at "creating image" for about 4 hours now and is only 25% done. Ideas?


Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,375 points)

    Hi, tough to tell, but...

     

    Could be many things, we should start with this...

     

    "Try Disk Utility

     

    1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.

    2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu at the top of the screen. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)

    Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.

    3. Click the First Aid tab.

    4. Select your Mac OS X volume.

    5. Click Repair. Disk Utility checks and repairs the disk."

     

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106214

     

    Then try a Safe Boot, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, reboot when it completes.

     

    (Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.)