Booting from a secondary Startup Disk: Leopard / Snow Leopard
This is the preferred method as it is the fastest way to run Drive Genius 3. Simply install Drive Genius 3 on this secondary Startup Disk and after booting from it, you can launch Drive Genius 3. This method allows you to launch Drive Genius 3 quickly and run efficiently.
If you do not already have a secondary Startup Disk created, you can use your Mac OS X install DVD that came with your Mac when it was purchased to make one. Follow the steps below to create a secondary Startup Disk:
- Insert your Mac OS X install DVD & restart your system holding down the "C" key.
- When you see the Mac OS X language screen select your language & click the forward arrow to continue.
- Now you are at the Install Mac OS X screen.
- Select the disk you want to install Mac OS X; your options will appear in the window below. Approximate disk space needed for different OS X versions: 10.5 Leopard = 16GB10.6 Snow Leopard = 16GB
- Once the installation is complete, restart your Mac and hold down the "Option/Alt" key.
- When the option menu comes up, you will see your newly created Mac OS X hard drive, which you can now choose as your new startup disk.
- Once you boot from the new hard drive, you can install Drive Genius 3 and utilize all the features on your internal boot volume.
- Booting from a secondary Startup Disk with OS X installed on it
- Booting from the Drive Genius 3 DVD (for older Macs)