Install additional utilities on a Lion Recovery flash drive

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Goop, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. Goop macrumors newbie

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    Is there any way to hack a flash drive that's been formatted as a Lion recovery/install drive? I'd like to add Diskwarrior and Drive Genius to the available utilities.

    I replaced the system dmg with a writeable copy but this only allows me to copy the apps over to it. I don't know how to make them appear in that "launch window".
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you're in Lion Recovery, you can't access 3rd party apps.
     
  3. Goop thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That sux. I like the lean OS of the recovery disk. I made a USB boot drive with a full OS on it but it's so bloated with unnecessary stuff I was hoping I could just add my own extras to the other one.
     

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