there was an error creating your Unibeast drive: Couldn't modify plist

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  1. saeid7ka

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    Oct 17, 2015 at 2:14 PM #1
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    there was an error creating your Unibeast drive: Couldn't modify plist
    HELP ME
     
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    Oct 17, 2015 at 8:05 PM #2
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    Oct 31, 2015 at 10:06 PM #3
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    I had same issue with UniBeast 6.0.1, I first thought it was about disk size so I went out and bought a 16gb usb3 stick (but used old mac with usb2). Ran again and had same issue. Then found danz69's link. In short, I needed to use GUID.

    Check your current drives
    Code (Text):

    diskutil list
    /dev/disk3 (external, physical):
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:     FDisk_partition_scheme                        *15.5 GB    disk3
       1:                  Apple_HFS TRAVELDRIVE             15.5 GB    disk3s1
     
    Here's the command to format a disk
    Code (Text):
    diskutil eraseDisk -h
    Usage:  diskutil eraseDisk format name [APM[Format]|MBR[Format]|GPT[Format]]
            MountPoint|DiskIdentifier|DeviceNode
    I did this:
    Code (Text):
    diskutil eraseDisk HFS+ nasty GPT /dev/disk3
    See now that the drive is using GUID.
    Code (Text):
    diskutil list
    /dev/disk3 (external, physical):
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *15.5 GB    disk3
       1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk3s1
       2:                  Apple_HFS nasty                   15.2 GB    disk3s2
    Here we go, tried again, I've read in a few post where it says to keep open the finder window on "OS X Base System" opened by UniBeast when it's running. Created disk successfully. Disk is now 7,53Gb used so it should work on a 8Gb disk too.
     
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    Thanks that worked perfectly, should be added in unibeast as a possible solution.
     
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    That is noted in the troubleshooting post and in the guides.

    "Format the USB stick as GPT (GUID Partition Table)"
     
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    Feb 6, 2016 at 11:45 AM #6
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    I've tried this and still cannot load unibeast on my drive. The problem is that Disk Utility got a major "overhaul" and now i can't write my drive how i want as per the instructions. I honestly have no idea how to fix this.
     
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    I also had a problem using Disk Utility in El Capitan. I chose GUID, but when the thumb drive was formatted the setup with Unibeast 6 didn't work.

    I was able to get it to work with the command above. But for some strange reason I had to eject the drive first and put it back in.

    Ran 'diskutil list' to find out that the drive was disk4. I could see it wasn't formatted as GUID even though I had selected that option with the OSX Disk Util app.

    I then ran

    diskutil eraseDisk HFS+ nasty GPT /dev/disk4

    Then 'disktutil list' showed the following.

    0: GUID_partition_scheme *16.0 GB disk4

    1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk4s1

    2: Apple_HFS nasty 15.7 GB disk4s2

    After that, unibeast setup worked without a problem.
     
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    Jun 10, 2016 at 12:00 PM #8
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    when I used GUID partition my pen drive is not detected by UniBeast 6.2 but when I switched to apple partition it worked but ended up in "Plist couldn't modify" error.

    Any suggestions ?
     
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    Jul 27, 2016 at 10:25 PM #9
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    Thanks GabLeRoux, it works perfectly for me. After formatting my USB stick 8Gb using Disk Utility, Unibeast 5.2.0 recognizes it perfectly but not Unibeast 6.2.0 for El Capitan install.
    I had to format the USB stick as Master Boot Record with Disk Utility to get it recognized by Unibeast 6.2.0 and while it was on the Select Destination step, I formatted the USB stick as GUID using your code in Terminal. It did the trick
     

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