Technology from Snow Leopard Used on Genius Bar?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by RosieKins, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. RosieKins macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2008
    Recently, I visited a Genius Bar in Manchester to have a problem with my keyboard fixed.

    The Genius inserted an external disk into the USB port, restared, held down my option key and a myriad of options came up including 'live' versions of Leopard and Tiger, a Restore Disc and various others.

    I thought that this technology, ImageBoot, was being released in Snow Leopard - MacNN and Macrumors posted "ImageBoot should let people boot from external storage or a secondary partition, with the option of choosing among several disk images at startup."

    The Genius simply selected the 'live' version of Leopard (which had a screenshot of it as an icon), and it booted just like normal to test Keyboard Viewer.

    How can I use this hidden feature they use with a simple external disk?

  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Probably not, since it is a SNOW LEOPARD ONLY feature. Unless you have SL, you cannot use this.

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