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Zahne
May 1st, 2009, 03:45 PM
Hi,

So I'm trying to format my USB flas drive with MAC OSX and followed these steps:

# Download the desired .img file
# Open a Terminal (under Utilities)
#

Run diskutil list to get the current list of devices
# Insert your flash media
#

Run diskutil list again and determine the device node assigned to your flash media (e.g. /dev/disk2)
#

Run diskutil unmountDisk /dev/diskN
#

Execute sudo dd if=/path/to/downloaded.img of=/dev/diskN bs=1m
#

Run diskutil eject /dev/diskN and remove your flash media when the command completes

but when I get to step seven the one where you "execute," the response is always "Unknown file or destination" I input the correct name for the removable media because the ejection was successful but what do i put in for the destination? where do i write that in the code and where should the file be? Also, i wrote the correct .img file name.

Zahne
May 1st, 2009, 04:41 PM
BUMP

This got thrown back to the 2nd page in 20 minutes. I'm sure the answer is right under my nose, a little nudge in the right direction would be much appreciated!:-)

blueridgedog
May 1st, 2009, 04:51 PM
Can you post the actual command you are using and the output and also post the output of


sudo fdisk -l

It is likely that you have a typo in the image name or the disk name.

hatalar205
May 1st, 2009, 05:04 PM
Try easy way. unetbootin (windows version)
http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

gandaran
May 1st, 2009, 05:11 PM
So I'm trying to format my USB flas drive with MAC OSX and followed these steps:
MAC OSX?
use ubuntu, install gnome format or gparted!