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Use Disk Warrior on a 'too new for CD boot' Mac
Authored by: jelockwood on Nov 30, '04 12:20:21PM

You don't even need a second Mac.

Just keep a pocket FireWire drive around loaded up with the latest Mac OS X and Disk Warrior. All you then need to do is hold down the Option (Alt in Windows speak) key when you turn the computer on and you can select it to boot from. You can then run Disk Warrior from the pocket disk.

You could even use an iPod!

I must admit however on occasion I have used Target disk mode myself instead.



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Use Disk Warrior on a 'too new for CD boot' Mac
Authored by: Hart on Nov 30, '04 12:33:26PM

A slight variation:
I use Carbon Copy Cloner as a backup application, backing up to different partitions on an external FireWire drive. Because I back up my whole drive, any recent backup (I rotate among four) can be used as a startup disk. I keep the latest DiskWarrior on my main drive, so it's also on any backup partition.

When DiskWarrior was updated, the update was free but a new CD seemed expensive. So when I need to use DW, I just restart from one of my backups and run DW from there.



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Use Disk Warrior on a 'too new for CD boot' Mac
Authored by: mswendipaint on Mar 29, '06 11:25:11PM

How do I install os x onto an external firewire drive, preferably without wiping the contents of that drive? I'm running 10.3.9 and have been trying to make a bootable startup device with which to run Disk Warrior, for example. Preventative medicine. I've been using macs since 1988 (used to be the most savvy of the bunch), but fell asleep during the switch to os x and am now working to catch up. Urgh. Thanks ....



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