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Use Disk Warrior on a 'too new for CD boot' Mac
Authored by: sjk on Nov 30, '04 12:06:45PM
I used BootCD to create bootable OS X CD disk images, with DiskWarrier copied to them, for an eMac and iMac G5. As expected, using those "Emergency Boot CD"s is much slower than booting from the DiskWarrier CD but successfully allows me to:

  • Run DW from CD on the eMac now that the DW 3.0.2 CD causes a mysterious kernel panic during boot (till isolating its cause)
  • Run DW from CD on the iMac without needing an updated CD from Alsoft (waiting for one that's Tiger-compatible)
  • Run DW when booting in target mode or from a FireWire volume is inconvenient or impossible


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    Use Disk Warrior on a 'too new for CD boot' Mac
    Authored by: lamont_ancient on Dec 02, '04 06:44:37PM

    This seemed like a good idea - I created a BootCD with Diskwarrior on it and started up from it and ran the program. All went well until the end when I got an alert "System extension cannot be used....DiskWarriorPreview.kext...cannot replace the directory".



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    DiskWarrior & BootCD
    Authored by: sjk on Dec 03, '04 02:10:38PM
    I've noticed this warning in the console log when DiskWarrior is started from a regular hard drive:

    rm: /System/Library/Extensions/DiskWarriorATADriver.kext: No such file or directory

    Haven't ever seen one for the DiskWarriorPreview kernel extension and don't know what's triggering it when run from your BootCD disk. Web search doesn't find anything; maybe ask Alsoft about it?

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