Optimizing with Drive 10

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Hockey Nut, Jun 11, 2003.

  1. Hockey Nut macrumors member

    Feb 15, 2003
    Battle Creek
    Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I'm confused.
    I have a DP 1.25 PM that came with a 60 gig HD and has a 120 HD that I added.
    I just purchased Drive 10 which will not let you optimize the drive you boot from.
    So, how do i boot from the 120 gig drive so I can optimize the 60 gig?
    I also have a 12" PB, which obviously only has 1 drive. How do I optimize it?
    Do I have to create a bootable CD? How is this done?

  2. wrc fan macrumors 65816

    wrc fan

    Jan 19, 2003
    In a world where LPs are made like pancakes
    The easiest way (might not be the best, but it's the easiest) is to use target firewire mode.

    For instance, if you want to do it to your tower:
    1) Shut Down tower (but have the PB on)
    2) plug firewire cable into PB and Tower
    3) turn on tower while holding down "T" (which tells it to do target disk mode)
    4) wait for drive to mount on laptop
    5) run drive 10

    to do it to the laptop, boot the laptop in target firewire mode.
  3. pEZ macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2003
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Um - the easiest way should be to put in the Drive 10 CD, and restart while holding down the "C" key.....That way the hard drive is unmounted.....Is there something wrong with this method?
  4. wrc fan macrumors 65816

    wrc fan

    Jan 19, 2003
    In a world where LPs are made like pancakes
    I just figured the person already tried that and it didn't work. heh. Is Drive 10 a bootable OS X CD? Or bootable OS 9? If it's 9, then that would be the problem.
  5. crassusad44 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 30, 2001
    The new version of Drive 10 comes with a bootable OS X CD. Drive 10 was never created for OS 9, and is not meant for use on OS 9 disks.
  6. VegetaPunk macrumors 6502

    Dec 30, 2002
    can you spare the space and but OSX on your other hard drive, it will be a littler more work but this way you can optimize with the latest version of Drive ten, just install it on both of your drives and when you want to optimize just go to start up disk in system preferences and swicth start up disks to the one your not optimizing....

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