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Old 05-01-2012, 05:55 AM   #1
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Bootable Disk warrior USB Stick

I have been trying to make a bootable Disk Warrior USB memory stick. The problem appears to be that there are 3 partitions on the bootable Dvd. Using CCC it appears that it is only possible to clone one partition at a time. I tried cloning "Intel - DiskWarrior - Startup" ( see pic ) onto the USB Memory stick, which CCC says will be bootable, but it isn't. When booting the mac, while holding down the Alt key, the Memory stick shows up but wont boot past the grey Apple . I have a feeling that i need all 3 partitions to make it work.

Preferably i should like the entire Disk Warrior disk on the memory stick ( not just the Intel version ), but i don't see how to do this.

Maybe with this partitioning system on disk warrior - it just isn't possible to make a bootable USB drive. If anyone has any idea how to do this - please let me know. Thanks

The memory stick is ' Mac OS Extended ( journaled ) ' & is Guid partitioned. It is 8 GB in size.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:51 AM   #2
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It's very sible to make a able USB - I have one with an OSX installer.

Yes, you need a proper partition table and probably all 3 partitions. Use Disk Utility to opy the entire CD rather than each volume on the DW disc.

And you are attempting to use it on an Intel Mac, yes? PPC Macs can't boot from USB.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:42 AM   #3
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Just to clarify here:
Make 3 partitions on your USB stick using Disk Utility/Partition tab.
Use the Restore tab (still in your Disk Utility), and drag each partition, one at a time, to the Source line, and drag one of the partitions on the USB stick to the destination line, and click the Restore button to copy the partition from the DVD to the respective partition on the USB stick.
You won't be able to use the PPC partition for booting the USB stick, but it might be needed for DW to boot properly.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:42 AM   #4
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I have followed your post to the letter, DeltaMac,.
I now have 3 partitions on the stick. When i boot the mac holding down the Option key, i have 3 boot drives. The first one is the mac & the other 2 are the stick. ( obviously the PPC one doesn't show up.)

The 2 showing are called Intel-Diskwarrior-Startup & DiskWarriorDvd. I have tried them both & nothing happens. ( i have waited 15 mins each time - even the DW disc only takes 7-8 mins to boot, so i cant imagine the stick taking longer ) The grey apple is there on screen, but wont go further. Also the light on the stick is not flashing at all. All very strange. Maybe it is just not possible to boot DW from a memory stick.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:54 AM   #5
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Maybe its because it has to read from both of those partitions at the same time and obviously that isn't possible this way. Just a thought.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:10 AM   #6
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It's possible that the DW boot DVD has custom boot software, that will only boot from the DVD.

Another way to do this is install OS X on that USB stick (your own OS X version installer), then simply copy the DW utility to the Applications folder on that USB stick. It's not the "DW" provided system - but it WILL be a system that boots your Mac - then simply run DW when you feel the need. You could also copy other disk repair/system maintenance apps to that flash drive, to give it more purpose in life....
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:12 AM   #7
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Thats a nice piece of lateral thought DeltaMac - thanks. Good idea.
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