Can I use Disk Utility from an old OS DVD?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by SpookTheHamster, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

    SpookTheHamster

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    I'm getting massively long boot times on my MBP with a progress bar showing. From what I've been able to gather this could be due to a corrupt disk, and Disk Utility in OS X agrees that my disk needs repair.

    However, I'm not near my Snow Leopard DVD, I only have my Leopard DVD. Can I use Disk Utility on the Leopard DVD to repair a disk with Snow Leopard installed?
     
  2. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

    bmcgonag

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    Since they both use HFS+ format, I would think it would be fine. Not sure any actual file replacement is done during disk repair. Could be wrong.
     
  3. Denarius macrumors 6502a

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    I suspect it will be fine, but interested to hear either way.
     

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