[Pdx-pm] Need a G4 iBook boot disk

Michael G Schwern schwern at pobox.com
Mon Apr 11 20:22:55 PDT 2005

On Mon, Apr 11, 2005 at 03:30:50PM -0700, Michael G Schwern wrote:
> My iBook seems to have developed a bad block or three (at least that's all
> I hope it is) and I want to do a bad block scan.  Unfortunately I don't
> have any CD from which I can boot this thing [1].  So could
> someone bring along to the meeting on Wednesday a 10.3 boot disk or copy 
> of the TechTool Deluxe CD that will boot a G4 iBook so I can do a bad block
> scan?

I found something which can make a boot disk from an existing installation
(BootCD http://www.charlessoft.com/), made one with DiskUtility and TechTool
Deluxe on it, booted off it and did a scan.  Two hours later it informs me
that there are surface defects but it can't fix them and that I should backup
and reformat the drive.

So I don't need the boot CD, thanks to all who replied.

What I do need now is recommendations on a cheap external drive >= 40 gigs.

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