Tag Archive: Disk


Apple Releases Lion Recovery Disk Assistant

On Monday Apple released a new utility called the Lion Recovery Disk Assistant. The new utility is designed to help Mac users running Mac OS X Lion get up and running again if they encounter problems with their boot drive. Although this is a step in the right direction it still doesn�t resolve the concerns people have about having the entire Mac OS X Lion operating system on media that you  [Read More…]

Lion DiskMaker Will Make A Bootable OS X Lion Disk For You In Just One Click

Despite Apple�s best efforts, you can make a bootable install disk of Mac OS X Lion� but it�s not for the faint-hearted, or those who aren�t tech inclined. Luckily, there�s an even easier way to make a bootable OS X Lion disk now. It�s called Lion DiskMaker, and it turns making your own installable Lion USB key drive into a one-click affair.   The program�s in  [Read More…]

How to Make a Bootable Install Disk of Mac OS X Lion

Apple has released Mac OS X Lion in the Mac App Store for $ 30.�Separately, Apple will also begin offering Lion on a USB thumb drive in Apple stores come August. Right now, you can grab Lion from the Mac App Store as a 4GB download. After you�ve downloaded Lion, it would be wise it back up your install app so that you don�t have to re-download it next time you want  [Read More…]

How To Make a OS X Lion Boot Disk

The first question that popped into my head after it was revealed that Lion would be a download only upgrade was “what if I need a boot disk?” I’ve had too many hard drives crash, and had to reinstall too many operating systems to do without a physical boot disk. Plus I’ve never been one to tote around an external bootable hard drive. Thankfully creating a Lion boot disk is quite painless. Egg Freckles posted the  [Read More…]

Buyer Beware New iMacs Hard Disk Not Upgradeable

Click the image to open in full size. Other World Computing, the de facto after market iMac upgrade retailer and servicer, is reporting they are unable to replace the main hard disk in the recently released iMacs. This sucks. A lot. Apple has become increasingly unfriendly toward the do-it-yourself community over the years. While the iMac and other all-in-one devices aren’t inherently designed to be tinkered with, I always held solace in the fact I  [Read More…]