Multitool bootable DVD for Mavericks?

iRock1

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Hi there.

I remember that a few years ago there was a utility disc called "Leo 911 Pro", which was like a multitool bootable DVD for Mac OS X Leopard, including hard disk utilities, apps for memory testing, etc.

It saved me a lot of trouble in a couple of times, so I want to be prepared.

Is something like that for newer Macs and OS X Mavericks?

Thanks!
 

jdechko

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A "utility" installation of Mavericks on a flash drive would be similar in theory. You could install Mavericks and a collection of tools onto a flash drive and just boot into a complete OS X environment.

Not exactly the same thing, but it could still be helpful.
 

iRock1

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A "utility" installation of Mavericks on a flash drive would be similar in theory. You could install Mavericks and a collection of tools onto a flash drive and just boot into a complete OS X environment.

Not exactly the same thing, but it could still be helpful.
Do you mean to install OS X in my flash drive as it was a regular hard drive, and then add all the apps I want there? Does that work? :confused:
 

Fishrrman

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You'd probably do better by building a tool like this yourself.

I would do it onto a flashdrive. If your Mac is equipped with USB3, get a USB3 flashdrive, quite fast. You'll probably need at least 16gb, maybe larger.

Start by doing a "clean install" of Mavericks onto the drive.

Then add apps/utilities as desired.
 

iRock1

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You'd probably do better by building a tool like this yourself.

I would do it onto a flashdrive. If your Mac is equipped with USB3, get a USB3 flashdrive, quite fast. You'll probably need at least 16gb, maybe larger.

Start by doing a "clean install" of Mavericks onto the drive.

Then add apps/utilities as desired.
Ok, I'll try that.