Join Christopher Breen for an in-depth discussion in this video Create a bootable installer drive, part of Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Tips and Tricks.
If you've watched my Mountain Lion Essential Training course, you know that…you can boot your Mac into something called the Recovery HD partition.…And this is where you can use some included tools to perform a number of…tasks, including verifying and repairing your hard drive and re-installing Mountain Lion.…The problem with the re-install option, is that the Recovery HD partition doesn't…include include a copy of the installer. Instead, when you choose to re-install OS…10, you're taken to the Mac app store where you have to download it again.…Which can take a long time, given that the thing is several GB.…
And, what happens if you don't happen to have a broadband connection at the time?…You could be in trouble without knowing this trick.…And that trick is creating a bootable Mountain Lion installer on a USB key drive.…You're going to need two things, the first is you'll need a copy of the OS 10…Mountain Lion installer, which I have here on the desktop.…And you're also going to need a key drive of 16 GB or larger.…
- Creating smarter Smart Mailboxes
- Sharing and delegating calendars
- Syncing Google contacts
- Discovering hidden tricks within contact headings
- Scheduling startup and shutdown
- Copying files via Bluetooth
- Using a remote disc
- Creating password-protected archives
- Creating a bootable installer drive
- Repairing your keychain
- Resetting your login password
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Mail Tips
2. Calendar Tips
3. Contact Tips
4. System Preference Tips
5. Finder Tips
6. Tips for Troubleshooters
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