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[How To] Solve "Error native opening file" using DD in Windows platform


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1. if you hv an existing mac partition, make sure the MacDrive or any software which mount the volume is disabled

2. according to http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=6038

Hey I'm pretty sure I have your answer....... I have an Acer Aspire 3000. It is not anything to do with the Extended partitions, it is the fact that there is actually a hidden service/backup partition, formatted as FAT, before the system drive. So, if I have the recovery drive, and then my windows boot drive, and then the temporary drive I wanted to move tiger-x86-flat.img to, it would NOT be:


dd if=c:tiger-x86-flat.img of=\\?\Device\Harddisk0\Partition2 bs=512 skip=63


(if tiger-x86-flat.img was on the C: drive obviously)




dd if=c:tiger-x86-flat.img of=\\?\Device\Harddisk0\Partition3 bs=512 skip=63


as the drive is the third partition, not the second, because that would just be copying to the C: Drive, giving you the error.


Hope this helps.


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