Creating disk images in mac osx with DD and diskutil

Posted on Mon 20 January 2014 in misc

I keep forgetting the diskutil commands so I've dumped them in the this post. To use dd in mac you have to remember to umount the volume first (as everything gets auto mounted)

mount - find the path for the mounted volume i.e /dev/disk3s1 (diskutil list) is also useful sudo diskutil unmount /dev/disk3s1 - unmount it sudo dd bs=512k if=imagefile.img of=/dev/disk3