Help! Bootable disk utility DVD

Discussion in 'macOS' started by yopeace, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. yopeace macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2009

    Been searching for the answer to this question, so far to no avail....

    How can I create a bootable disk with Disk Utility on it?

    I need to run Disk Utility to repair my main startup disk on my G5 tower, which is running tiger 10.4.11. I do not have access to the original system installation disks for this computer.

    I also have an early Intel Dual Core tower running Tiger 10.4.11. That machine has Toast Titanium version 8.0.1. Also no access to the system installation disks.

    Any help in creating a bootable disk with Disk Utility on it would be greatly appreciated!
  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Boot G5 using firewire mode.

    Attach to other computer with firewire cable. Use other computer's disk utility.
  3. yopeace thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2009
    will give it a shot. excellent idea.
    if i didn't have the 2nd computer, can you offer suggestion on creating a bootable disk utility cd/dvd?
  4. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020


    Jun 14, 2008
    New Hampshire
    I would have to suggest just ordering a replacement set of System Restore disks for your computer instead. The sets I have ordered from Apple for myself and others run about $32 a set and include everything that shipped with the particular Mac (which is why they get your serial number to insure they are the right disk pair they ship) and the price sure beats the $129 for a retail OSX Installer disk.

    There of course are ways to make a customized bootable disk since in addition to Apple companies like Alsoft (Disk Warrior disk), MicroMat (Tech Tools Pro disk) and others make them, but I have never seen a simple way for users to make a disk of that type. :(

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