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When I try to restore, I get message:

Could not validate source - Operation not supported

haven't seen anything like this on the web

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Could you elaborate on how are you doing it? –  Thecafremo May 17 '12 at 8:20

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As the message says, it can't validate the source, meaning that either you are poiting to a wrong file (such as an alias, por instance) or the image you are trying to restore is corrupted.

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Indeed, the USB stick is irrelevant to this question, the problem lies squarely with the media/image you are choosing to restore from –  stuffe May 17 '12 at 12:04

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