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.

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


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.

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.