View Full Version : Cannot select sparseimage in disk utility

08-06-2007, 05:28 AM
Hope you can help with my problem.

I am trying to restore my Macbook Pro system from the complete backup sparseimage on my usb drive. I initially followed the instructions from the user manual and booted from the install cd -> disk utility etc.. Discovered that you could not drag the source / destination locaton due to the bug with disk utility on the cd.

I obtained a install cd from the latest MacBook Pro Core2 Duo, and after receiving a warning that I could not install the software on my machine selected disk utility anyway. I can confirm that the new version DOES allow you to drag the source and destination in the restore pane. However when I select "Image" for the source the backup the sparseimage file is greyed out. There is no way to select it at all.

How do I restore from this file? Is it corrupt? It was also greyed out in the buggy version of the disk utility. Can I create a normal DMG on my desktop drag the contents of the sparseimage to it and place it on the external drive and restore from that file.

I considered Archive and install but the system cd's are 10.4.5 and Im currently using 10.4.10

Any help appreciated, Ian

08-06-2007, 07:26 AM
You need to open the sparse image first, then drag its volume into the field...

08-06-2007, 10:37 AM
Th sparse image is not selectable in disk utility, it's greyed out

08-06-2007, 11:24 AM
You have to use the Open Image command, which is usually in the Image menu.

08-06-2007, 06:35 PM
Thanks, I will try that and let you know