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Using dd on linux/mac/hackintosh to copy a dmg to USB - Updated May 22, 2018

Posted: Wed May 09, 2018 5:27 pm
by Norton287
The syntax is:
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diskutil list
diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk5
 sudo dd if=nameofdmg of=/dev/rdisk5 bs=1m
 
Replace rdisk5 with the device id of your USB. You need to be in the same directory as the dmg your copying.



Re: Using dd on a hackintosh to copy a dmg to USB

Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 12:16 pm
by korakios
The video is not available :roll: (EDIT:OK now!)
Do you know if it works on Linux? Have never found a way to create a bootable usb drive without transmac or inside a virtual machine

Re: Using dd on a hackintosh to copy a dmg to USB

Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 12:44 pm
by Norton287
Don't know linux, so you'd have to figure it out. I updated the video and it should play now

Re: Using dd on a hackintosh to copy a dmg to USB

Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 12:56 pm
by korakios
To be honest I haven't found a solution ,since years.
All the info on the net is misleading ,since most of the people think that it's a simple dmg to iso process .

I tried on windows a nice free utility in the past "Win32 Disk Imager", but didn't work. If dd works on Linux I'll post here :)
Thanks for the tutorial!

Re: Using dd on a hackintosh to copy a dmg to USB

Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 1:02 pm
by Norton287
no problem

Re: Using dd on a hackintosh to copy a dmg to USB - Updated May 14, 2018

Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 1:42 pm
by korakios
I tried on Linux and the dmg images provided here work with the dd!
Haven't tried with apple's original yet

Re: Using dd on a hackintosh to copy a dmg to USB - Updated May 14, 2018

Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 3:45 pm
by Norton287
Alright!. Thanks for letting me know

Re: Using dd on linux/mac/hackintosh to copy a dmg to USB - Updated May 22, 2018

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:19 am
by kaykay38
dd: /dev/rdisk2: Operation not permitted

What does this mean?