Booting Drive Genius 2

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Tomasz, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. Tomasz macrumors regular

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    Have people had difficulty booting Drive Genius on the macbook pro (early 2008)? I tried starting the computer while holding 'c' but it doesn't boot properly on to the disk.
     
  2. sl1200mk2 macrumors 6502

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    Which version did you burn to disc? I was making the mistake of using the much smaller install DMG instead of the large ISO. I got this app as part of a larger bundle and the provided install DMG will not boot. You have to purchase the bootable (much larger) DMG / ISO for another $5.

    I think it's pretty silly to charge for this for customers that have already paid for the product or received it as part of a bundle, but that's another discussion.

    I have a feeling you're making the same mistake I did.

    Regards,

    Wayne
     
  3. Tomasz thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think you figured it out. I was also using the dmg file from the bundle. But in the instructions it said you can make a bootable disk by burning an iso of the dmg file.
     
  4. sl1200mk2 macrumors 6502

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    I know... the instructions are confusing. I wasted several CD's burning in Toast and Disc Utility before I figured it out. The bootable ISO is 611MB where the install DMG is only around 30MB.

    Good luck -

    Wayne
     
  5. Tomasz thread starter macrumors regular

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    I contacted the company, and I downloaded the full ISO. It worked like a charm.

    For others that bought the software online, and don't have the full ISO, be sure to get it otherwise you will spend a lot of time booting without any possibility of it working.
     
  6. Tomasz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just so people know, the defragmenting worked but there wasn't much improvement. Programs open faster, but once in the program there is no big advantage. I did like using 'DriveSlim' though. If you got a big performance boost, please let me know.
     
  7. sl1200mk2 macrumors 6502

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    My results were about the same as yours. I was't expecting a big difference though. The file system on OS X does a pretty good job on it's own and defragment really only helps on large files and if you're moving them around quite a bit.

    Regards,

    Wayne
     

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