Creating the Windows 10 USB installer is fairly simple. The steps are given below.
Use the Disk Utility application to erase the USB flash drive. Choose an ExFAT format and "Master Boot Record" scheme.
Use the Finder application to open (mount) the 64 bit Windows 10 ISO file. The latest release of Windows 10 can be downloaded from this Microsoft website.
If you are ok with creating a temporary shadow file, you can mount it this way:
hdiutil attach -readonly -shadow /path/to/store/the/temporary/file.shadow /Volumes/Backup/Backups.backupdb/MachineName/Latest/Path/To/Image.sparsebundle
For succinctness, that is: hdiutil attach -readonly -shadow <shadowfile> <imagefile>
Note that -readonly is not ...
This question has a comment that FAT32 is not best for Mac. Can you format disc as ExFAT? That would be best if you want this to be cross-platform or HFS+ for Mac only. Reformatting a drive will delete all data on the drive.
Try to extend the size in the last shown screenshot by entering a new size in the field or dragging the white dot to the top in the chart on the left.
If this does not work, you need to manually resize the CoreStorage via the recovery system. Look here how to do it.
Reading the man page of diskutil, I found a command that I thought might provide at least some diagnostics on what was wrong:
When you run this command, it will start monitoring all disk activity and report back to you until you stop it again.
I ran this command and switched off the bricked external drive. Nothing happened.
I switched ...
macOS can't (actually won't - it could), it used to be possible with simple add-ons, but SIP has made most of these unusable.
There are paid options, but not sure if these are still usable with recent macOS.
You can read ext4 with a Linux Os, either a virtual machine, or boot from a live CD or image.
Ok, let us step back for a second here. What OS are you running these commands from, and when was the volume originally partitioned? Although you've not mentioned it, its clear from the screenshots you've posted that (at least, as some point, depending on what you mean by "restoring" the first two), your volume was formatted into a Core Storage "Logical ...
You now have a broken disklayout with broken filesystems on it. That is not a good thing at all.
I would suggest booting into rescue mode on the mac, erase the whole disk and (may not be necessary) set a single partition on it. Then reinstall MacOS to that, restore your time machine backup, and then start a fresh time machine backup so you have that ...
The disk image itself is basically treated as a file by Finder. So, after ejecting the disk image (assuming you had it mounted), all you need to do is delete the disk image like like you would any other file.
For example, right-click on the disk image and select the Move to Trash option and then empty the trash. Likewise, you can just select it in Finder ...
Yes, you can always erase a disk internal or external to set it up clean. The only reason to not erase is if you want to try and recover or back up any data.
I might try to repair a disk from recovery mode once or twice, then I erase to get a clean install.
Yes - internet recovery fails to see an internal drive (or external drive), it's almost always time to swap hardware / repair things.
You could on some rare instance need one last SMC / NVRAM reset and try again on a different network internet recovery if you think the checksum / validation that the boot image is correct was somehow failing at the same time ...
The following solution assumes some comfort with the command line - if you aren't comfortable with it, let me know and i will provide a GUI method.
Referring to your picture,
click on the line that says "Container disk 1"
make a note of the value in the field "physical stores" (let's
assume it says disk0s2)
In spotlight type 'terminal' and hit return to ...
I had a SanDisk USB stick that was giving me this issue when trying to build a bootable disk in Disk Drill. I was able to fix it by doing this:
Insert the drive
Run Disk Utility
Select "Partition Disk"
Partition the disk as ExFAT
After this I was able to use the disk to create a bootable USB. Hopefully this will fix the issue for you as well.
When the Disk Image is created is the time to decide if the image will be compressed (default) read/write or other options. The option you should have now is to Disk Utility:Images:Convert and choose the image you want to be read/write and choose Convert
Both the Disk Utility application and diskutil command do not allow free space to be converted to a new partition. Instead, you are suppose to create new partitions by splitting an existing partition.
So first of all, enter the command given below to reclaim the free space to the existing APFS partition.
diskutil apfs resizecontainer disk0s2 0
Open the ...