1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 1, 2012 2:31 PM by noondaywitch
vmpillet Level 1 (0 points)

Hi all,


I have a MBP with 10.6.8 that needs to run the Disk utility

from the install disc. This is the message I get when I run the

Disk Utility from the main OS. But my CD/DVD drive on the MBP does not



Can I run the disk utility from a USB to repair my hard disk somehow?


Thanks !!!



MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Disk Utility, USB
  • noondaywitch Level 6 (8,135 points)

    You can clone your OS to an external HD, boot from the external and use DU from there to repair the internal drive.


    If by USB you mean a thumb drive, it's possible, but you need to install SL on the drive and then boot from it. Which would require a working DVD drive anyway!


    If you can install on a thumb drive from another Mac (using the retail disc), then update it to 10.6.8 that may do the job. Otherwise go with the external HD.