How to use the Lion Boot DVD I create???

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by MacLadybug, May 12, 2012.

  1. MacLadybug, May 12, 2012
    Last edited: May 12, 2012

    macrumors 6502a


    Jun 6, 2008
    Trying to use some of Drive Genius 3 LE's features but they require that you boot from a startup dvd. I followed the instructions to burn a dvd from install Lion app. I thought that I would choose it as my startup... boot up and then be able to choose my Drive Genius app and go to work. Since I've never done this before I obviously am missing a step somewhere.

    Everytime I reboot using the DVD it brings me to a screen that only gives me Lion utility functions... Install Lion, Install Time Machine Backup, etc.

    What is the magic trick to reboot and be able to use my apps? What am I missing?

    Any help is appreciated.
  2. macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    If you already have Lion installed you don't need a DVD, just boot into recovery. If you have Snow Leopard installed just install from the app in SL.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2007
    When they say boot DVD, I think they mean their Drive Genius 3 bootable DVD (probably not included with LE) specifically, and not just any bootable DVD.
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 6, 2008

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