#3592 - 03/25/0205:46 PMHow do I create a bootable CD?
I know that this is probably a moronic question - but I don't know. I've got problems with 9.2 (see below and thanks for the suggestion) I've downloaded diskwarrior but until the CD arrives in a couple of weeks I've only got the download. How do I get a CD to be bootable? I tried copying and burning a system folder with no luck....<br><br>Thanks...<br><br>
I just got the tip on how to get DW to work from a bootable CD, so here goes.<br><br>First, do all this in OS X, which makes life a lot easier for the CD burned <br><br>First phase: Put your OS 9.2 Installation CD into the CD drive. Once it comes up on the desktop, go to your /Applications/Utilities folder, and open Disk Copy. In the Image Menu, go to the New Image from Device option. The window that comes up will give you several options, and you need to click the triangle for each of them until you find the one that says CD_ROM_Mode_1. Choose that item, and then the Image button will become clickable. In the Save dialogue that then comes up, choose DVD/CD Master under Image Format, and None under encryption When you click the Image button, Disk Copy will put a .dmg file, which will be an exact copy of the installation disk. You can now eject the CD.<br><br>Phase 2: Double click on the .dmg file. The window that opens should have all of the files from the CD you just ejected. Take everything from that window and dump it in the trash except for the System folder and, if you want to keep it, the Utilities folder. All the installation stuff simply trash and flush . Once you've done that, open a Finder window, locate your copy of DiskWarrior, which you just downloaded, and put it into the .dmg image window. If you have other apps you want to put in, do so.<br><br>Phase 3: Run DiskWarrior from the copy you've just put into the .dmg image. If you don't do this, DW will not run from the CD. If you also have Alsoft's Disk Optimizer, and if you want to use it (those are different issues, as anyone who has tried Optimized will tell you), then run Disk Optimizer from a copy in the .dmg image as well. What this does is serialize the application, and the serial number gets stored in the .dmg image. Unless you do this, you'll get a message saying that DW can't run from the CD. (I know I'm repeating myself, but that's because I've dumped many burned versions of DW because I didn't take this step.<br><br>Phase 4: Eject the opened .dmg file. Turn on your CD burner. Open Disk Copy again. Go to the Image menu again, but this time choose Burn. Find the edited .dmg file, where you now have your spiffy bootable System and your spiffy serialized copy of DW, and select that as the image you want to burn. Put in your CD-R, click Burn, and wait till it's done.<br><br>Phase 5: Boot from the CD, and use your DW to fix your life--I mean your HD <br><br>And that's true too.--Shakespeare, King Lear
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