Installing the old Disk Utility on El Cap

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Fried Chicken, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. Fried Chicken macrumors 6502

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    Form follows function;
    At least that's how it should be.

    How do I get the old disk utility back?
     
  2. beebarb macrumors 6502

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    As far as I know, you can't.
    Apparently disk utility throws up a version mismatch error if you try running it on the wrong version of OS X.
     
  3. Fried Chicken thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This kind of Hubris on apple's part makes my blood boil.
     
  4. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Yeah. I hate new one. Way more difficult to use than before.
    But consider disk utility is a core part of system, I don't want to change it.
     
  5. Fried Chicken thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Which is why I want the old one back.
     
  6. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Well, yeah, I understand.
    But wouldn't it be too risky?
     
  7. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a

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    Create a small partition and install Yosemite or another older version of OS X. Boot into your new volume to run the old Disk Utility.
     
  8. Partron22 macrumors 68000

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    I'd make a full backup before testing it the first time; and give the App a thorough workout.
    I doubt it, but something might go wrong.
     
  9. ibarnett macrumors regular

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    Has anyone tried an alternative, such as Stellar Partition Manager?
     
  10. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Or just create a bootable DVD or thumb drive of the Yosemite installer and use its Disk Utility when you need it.

    Or just get used to Terminal.
     
  11. Falcon16 macrumors member

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    I don't understand how the new one is any harder to use than the old one. If anything it's easier to use and makes it that John Q user can partition his drive without having to really understand all sorts of tech.
     
  12. KALLT macrumors 601

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    I agree. I accept that Disk Utility has some bugs at the moment, but overall I like the redesign and find it much clearer.
     
  13. Erdbeertorte macrumors demi-goddess

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    It does not work. I tried to run it from a Yosemite partition and even overwrote the new one with it in El Capitan Utilities. Always got a message that it's the wrong OS.
     
  14. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

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    I would imagine that the Disk Utility has always been hardwired to only run in the proper OS that it was assigned to, even way back to 10.0.x in 2001.

    Reason being that the DU always had a special version used in the installer CD/DVD and recovery partition environment, so DU has always been version-dependent.
     

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