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anytoiso for Mac crashes

Posted: 14 Oct 2014, 11:28
by espri
I have just bought and downloaded anytoiso for Mac (and Windows) but my first attempts to use it have not been successful. I wanted to convert a ca. 750GB dmg image of a disk from a QNAP NAS. On the first attempt a message came, something like "Checking file", but then the program just crashed. Since then any further attempt just crashes immediately.

I am using OS X 10.9.5 on a late 2013 iMac.

I have attached a file with the crash data sent to Apple.


Can you help? Thanks.
Eric

Re: anytoiso for Mac crashes

Posted: 14 Oct 2014, 11:44
by espri
Having now looked at the post about 'Converting Large .dmg files', here's some more information that may be useful:

The .dmg image was made using dd from a disk mounted using a Digitus USB-SATA adapter via the Paragon extFS driver. The disk has, I believe, 4 partitions formatted as ext3, Linux Swap, ext3, ext3.

Re: anytoiso for Mac crashes

Posted: 14 Oct 2014, 13:55
by Steven
espri
Could you please share this DMG file to fix the crash?

Re: anytoiso for Mac crashes

Posted: 14 Oct 2014, 14:10
by espri
All 750GB? My (wireless only) broadband acess is only 10GB/month. How do you suggest we go about this?

Re: anytoiso for Mac crashes

Posted: 14 Oct 2014, 14:13
by Steven
Oh..

AnyToISO supports only HFS+ formatted DMG files, images created by dd are not DMG files are already RAW images of corresponding drives. There's nothing you can convert them into.

Update: fixed crash so now it will report an error. New version with this fix will be available soon

Re: anytoiso for Mac crashes

Posted: 14 Oct 2014, 15:21
by espri
I suppose that means that even the new version won't help me. I think you should make that restriction in anytoiso (only HFS+) clear on your web site.

I have just discovered hdiutil and am now trying to use that to do the conversion, as described here: http://osxdaily.com/2007/03/28/easily-convert-dmg-images-to-iso/ (hoping eventually to mount the volume under VMware). We shall see later if the results help me at all.

Re: anytoiso for Mac crashes

Posted: 14 Oct 2014, 16:07
by Steven
Actually we have this info at:
http://www.crystalidea.com/anytoiso-supported-files
http://www.crystalidea.com/dmg-to-iso-c ... dmg-to-iso (in the bottom)

I doubt it's possible to get ISO out of dd image. Looking forward to hdutil results

Re: anytoiso for Mac crashes

Posted: 16 Oct 2014, 09:12
by espri
I think you're probably right about the images I've been trying to use. I certainly have had no success with them.

More recently I have turned to trying to mount the original disk via a Digitus USB-SATA adapter on a Ubuntu Linux running on my Mac under VMware Fusion. To date that hasn't worked either, though the VM does recognise the adapter (as a JMicron USB to ATA/ATAPI Bridge).

The only thing that gives me a vague hope that there might still be something to recover from the disk is that, when attached to the Mac, Disk Utility does show four partitions (ext3, Linux Swap, ext3, ext3), so it looks as though the partition table still exists. Also I have recovered ca. 1700 audio files from the .dmg image, using Disk Drill. Sadly, though, I am actually missing around 10,000 tracks from my iTunes library.

Anyhow, thanks for your help.