Saturday, September 02, 2006

Get to know Disk Utility

At first, I dismissed this as a lightweight system tool, but it turns out this is quite a versatile utility.

You can copy DVDs and create disk images (DMG) files. You can also restore files from those images.

It will check the health of disks (like chkdsk) - I presume it uses something like fsck under unix.

You can also partition the drive and format drives as Mac OS Extended filesystem, MS-DOS (FAT32) or UNIX file system.

[It's not as versatile when you boot the OS X install disk on Intel, see next post]

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