Creating a Bootable Mac Flash Drive With Drive Genius 3 Running Mountain Lion

Creating a Bootable Mac Flash Drive With Drive Genius 3 Running Mountain Lion
23 Apr 2013

 

Reasoning for a Bootable Mac Flash Drive

It is a good idea to have a bootable flash Drive with Mountain Lion.  It allows you to do unmount the internal boot drive .  The even more important reason to have the bootable flash drive is for emergency booting or repairing of your Mac’s hard drive. This flash drive will act as a backup in addition to being a second start up drive.  If you have any major corruption or have to replace the drive, then that recovery partition would be useless.

 Steps to Creating a Bootable Mac Flash Drive with Drive Genius 3

In order to create a USB flash drive of Mountain Lion using Drive Genius 3 you will need a flash drives 8GB or larger flash drive.

Open Drive Genius 3 and go to initialize. In initialize give the flash drive a name and choose GUID partition then initialize the second flash drive by following the same steps.

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After the flash drive has been formatted now make sure you have the downloaded OS X Mountain Lion Installer.

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Use this installer to start the install process. Follow the prompts and when the installer asks to choose the drive, choose the USB flash drive.

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Then the installer continues and restarts the mac to continue with the install. After the install finishes then setup your user account and then install Drive Genius 3 current version. Then you will have a Mountain Lion startup disk with Drive Genius 3 on it.

Great Utility to Maintain your Mac

Drive Genius 3 is the best utility to maintain your Mac.  Drive Genius 3 can speed up, clean up and optimize your Mac with these award-winning features;  DrivePulse®, Enhanced Defrag, DriveSlim™, Enhanced Repartition are only a few of the award-winning features of Drive Genius 3.

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Abu Saeed

Technical Support at Prosoft Engineering Inc.
My name is Abu. I am a tech support representative for Prosoft engineering. I am Apple Certified and have extensive experience supporting Macs and PCs on all different OS.
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