Disks and Disk Images: Disk Utility

Disk Utility (path: /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility) can be used to prepare disks, create disk images, repair volumes, and more. We'll approach Disk Utility from two sides: the disk imaging aspect and disk repair features.

Launching Disk Utility

Disk Utility combines disk repair with disk formatting and partitioning. As with Mac OS 9, you cannot use either of these functions on your startup partition. If you intend to work with only a secondary disk or partition, launch Disk Utility from the Finder. To use Disk Utility to work on your primary disk, follow these steps:

Insert your Mac OS X Install DVD into your computer.
Start (or restart) your Macintosh while holding down the C key.
Wait for the ...

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