Lion Boot disk/disk recovery tools

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by tigress666, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. macrumors 68040

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    Ok, so on my Snow Leopard disk that comes with my computer it also has hard drive recovery tools and the ability to go into Unix itself.

    Anyone know if I create a Lion boot disk if it will have the same (or at the very least go into a unix shell?)? I ask this because if something goes wrong with my hard drive that would require me to have the boot disk, I'd also like a chance to maybe get stuff off the hard drive (last time my hard drive crashed the recovery tools were pretty useless as they'd hit a bad part of the drive and refuse to do anything more and just not copy anything but I was able to go into a Unix shell and just tell it directly to just copy whatever was copyable).

    I'm wondering if I go to Lion if I lose the ability to look around my hard drive if it crashes enough it won't start up my computer but not enough that I can't get it to spin and be at least readable (That's usually what happens when my HD drive fails in my experience. I've been lucky enough not to have a complete failure. I at least get some warning enough to get my stuff off).

    Yes, at this point I do have a backup drive but still, it's nice to have that option.
     
  2. macrumors member

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    Jun 18, 2011
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    an easier way would be to do what I do

    get a small ext usb HDD mine cost 40 quid and is a samsung 1.8 inch 160gb unit very small and the correct colour

    put a install a Lion install on it ( it works fine ) use that to boot from in a crisis situation


    BTW I have mine set up as
    Part 1 Lion bootable DMG
    Part 2 lion system
    Part 3 files for the use off :D

    that way you can get at your system
     

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