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TOPIC: Basic Profile only creates the Applications Folder, no System.

Basic Profile only creates the Applications Folder, no System. 20 Mar 2012 18:01 #2130

I tried to create the Basic OS X profile on a USB Stick. The process finished without error but in the end only the Applications Folder is created on the stick and no system.

I run 10.7.3 and PTG 3.0.2
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Re: Basic Profile only creates the Applications Folder, no System. 20 Mar 2012 19:48 #2131

Please take a look at the size of the volume on the USB memory stick, and the size of the basic profile, as reported by the TechTool Protogo application. Make sure you are logged in using an administrative account. Try repairing permissions, and if a second attempt fails, please send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , including a link to this thread. You will receive a reply by email.
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Re: Basic Profile only creates the Applications Folder, no System. 20 Mar 2012 20:48 #2132

The size of the stick is 16GB and the basic system requires 11.2GB.
Enough space. I'll try to repair permissions.
Btw the default Intel profile works well.

Thank you for the fast reply!
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Re: Basic Profile only creates the Applications Folder, no System. 20 Mar 2012 21:27 #2133

You are welcome.

If the second attempt fails, please check the All Messages log to see if any errors that appear to be relevant to the attempt to create the Protogo device were recorded. The All Messages log can be read most conveniently using the Console application, located in /Applications/Utilities.
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Re: Basic Profile only creates the Applications Folder, no System. 22 Mar 2012 03:44 #2149

I repaired the permissions successfully and started a second attempt. it failed again.

Here are the Kosole Messages:


21.03.12 21:42:07,167 fseventsd: could not open <</Volumes/Mac OS X-Basis/.fseventsd/fseventsd-uuid>> (No such file or directory)
21.03.12 21:42:07,167 fseventsd: log dir: /Volumes/Mac OS X-Basis/.fseventsd getting new uuid: 797F133B-E1E4-40C4-9E47-F0084C9FF0BE
21.03.12 21:42:07,000 kernel: hfs: Initializing the journal (joffset 0x77000 sz 0x800000)...
21.03.12 21:42:10,847 [0x0-0x32032].com.micromat.protogo: No mount point for /Volumes/Mac OS X-Basis/System/Library/CoreServices
21.03.12 21:42:10,847 [0x0-0x32032].com.micromat.protogo: Can't determine mount point of '/Volumes/Mac OS X-Basis/System/Library/CoreServices' and ''
21.03.12 21:42:12,135 [0x0-0x32032].com.micromat.protogo: Error starting permissions repair for disk5s2 Mac OS X-Basis: Unable to determine the Mac OS X version on the targeted disk (-69831)


Anything helpful?
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Re: Basic Profile only creates the Applications Folder, no System. 22 Mar 2012 05:34 #2150

I have been told that the problem is probably with the German localization, which is looking for Volumes/Mac OS X-Basis rather than Volumes/Mac OS X-Basic. Thank you for your cooperation and insights, which have been very helpful.
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Re: Basic Profile only creates the Applications Folder, no System. 31 Mar 2012 00:16 #2200

This is a more general bug. To reproduce, simply change the name of the disk you are creating to something other than Mac OS X Basic. You'll end up with only an Applications folder.

For a reproducible case, do the following:
  1. Select Mac OS X Basic profile
  2. Add an app to the list of applications to be installed (not sure if this is required)
  3. Change the name from Mac OS X Basic to TechTool Repair Disk

3/30/12 9:20:57.863 AM [0x0-0x581581].com.micromat.protogo: No mount point for /Volumes/TechTool Repair Disk/System/Library/CoreServices

3/30/12 9:20:59.157 AM [0x0-0x581581].com.micromat.protogo: Error starting permissions repair for disk1s3 TechTool Repair Disk: Unable to determine the Mac OS X version on the targeted disk (-69831)
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Re: Basic Profile only creates the Applications Folder, no System. 31 Mar 2012 03:03 #2201

Jascha Lee,

Thank you for your observations.

If you or anyone else interested in this problem would like to try a solution, please send an email message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Thank you.
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Re: Basic Profile only creates the Applications Folder, no System. 14 Jun 2012 22:21 #2528

I can confirm that this issue relates to the name as I have just experienced the same fault; if you change to anything other than the default "Mac OS X Basic" the System is not copied, only the applications.
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