DasBoot
DasBoot
2.0

1.7

DasBoot free download for Mac

DasBoot

2.0
13 July 2010

Use iPod, flash drive, portable HD as bootable diagnostic device.

Overview

DasBoot allows you to use iPod, flash drive, portable HD as bootable diagnostic device.

Do you have a nice new portable music player in your pocket? Or perhaps a flash drive or portable hard drive? Why not turn it into a Mac OS X diagnostic, repair, recovery, and maintenance tool? With SubRosaSoft DasBoot™ it's easy. DasBoot allows you to take any third party boot CD (such as those shipped by SubRosaSoft.com Inc, Prosoft Engineering Inc, Alsoft Inc, or Micromat Inc) and quickly create a bootable diagnostic device that contains any of your own utilities that you may wish to install.

You can use your portable music player to boot, check, maintain, and repair Mac OS X computers* as needed without erasing it and taking away your ability to play music or use your device as you always have. With the help of DasBoot™ you get to carry all the tools you'll need in your shirt pocket. But unlike expensive third party alternatives, you'll have plenty of space left over for a multitude of additional utilities as well as ample drive space when you need to recover data.

DasBoot™ allows you to run data recovery applications such as FileSalvage, diagnostic and repair applications, and much more, all from your MP3 player, portable hard drive or flash drive.

SubRosaSoft DasBoot™ gives you the power to create and maintain your own pocket-sized toolkit for your Mac - exactly the way you want - on one portable device and it's totally free!! Just plug it in and all your tools will be at your fingertips.

If you want a forensically sound boot device then please use the MacForensicsLab boot CD. This boot CD is specifically modified for forensics use in that it disables the portions of the operating system that can effect your investigation. In doing so it will effect the operation of non-forensics based tools in order to stop them altering your evidence.

DasBoot has been tested with the following disk utilities and data recovery tools, but will also run many others;CopyCatX, FileSalvage, MacForensicsLab, VolumeWorks, Drive Genius, Data Rescue II, DiskWarrior, Apple Disk Utility, and TechTool Pro.

* Note - Users of DasBoot must have purchased licenses to install the various disk utilities and own an appropriate disk utility bootable CD/DVD to use as the source disk.

DasBoot is free to download and can be freely distributed.

What's new in DasBoot

Version 2.0:
  • Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard compatible
  • Support for the newest Intel Macs
  • Some performance tweaks and bug fixes

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23 DasBoot Reviews

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Nicmart
03 May 2007

Most helpful

I have tried to use Das Boot to install DiskWarrier 4 on a USB flash drive connected to a Mac mini core duo, but DiskWarrier doesn't show as a selectable option. The publisher didn't respond to my support request.
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Version 1.0.2
The-Equalizer
23 March 2015
This doesn't do anything ...Why bother?
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Version 2.0
1 answer(s)
Sanjinko
Sanjinko
01 November 2016
Website clearly says: "NOT COMPATIBLE WITH MAC OS X 10.6 OR ABOVE"

:(
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BMWTwisty
09 February 2011
Dasboot will create a bootable USB version of the Snow Leopard installer disk, FWIW, but that's all. I could not - after more than 12 attempts - get this software to create a bootable DiskWarrior or TechTool Pro USB drive. When I looked at the USB drive contents everything appeared to me as a bootable drive would but it just did not show up as a bootable drive when holding the Option key on my iMac running 10.0.6. Holding the Option key to restart, the USB drive shows up only as a storage device. When I click to select the device the mouse locks up and the Mac restarts. There's supposed to be a Subrosasoft launcher that comes up first if this concept worked but it never does. I even ran DiskWarrior v4.0 on the finished USB drive and it found directory errors which I fixed but still did no good. The USB drive must be formatted correctly, fwiw, to have a GUID partition table which is needed to boot from the device. I'd like to hear what I've not done correctly! I'd give the software 5 stars if it worked on DiskWarrior or TechTool Pro but since it only makes a bootable Mac OS X drive for now I'll give it a 3-star rating. Dasboot is free, however so that helps.
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Version 2.0
Voicebox
18 September 2010
Moving on from my previous post, I still cannot get this seemingly worthless piece of software to work properly; what a waste of time and effort! A pity because on paper it seemed to be a good idea .... The developers comments are conspicuous by their absence from this forum! voicebox
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Version 2.0
Voicebox
18 September 2010
Like a lot of other folks here, I cannot get this software to work! I have a 24" iMac running 10.6.4 I downloaded and installed DasBoot 2.0. I then mounted a Flashdrive and opened DasBoot -it failed to see the Flashdrive! I keep getting the message 'Please insert a valid CD or DVD to use as the source disk' According to the publicity, it should work with a Flashdrive What am I doing wrong? Any ideas would be welcome! voicebox
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Version 2.0
Whitehawk
23 July 2010
Same here, will not boot from a USB stick, tried every way to boot from it, it will show if I hold down option key, but when selected it just freezes the Mac, and if selected in the Startup Disk it goes around in cycles like NICMART said. Real shame, would have liked to have had this available as Disk Warrior isn't ready for my new 2010 Mac mini.
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Version 2.0
Nicmart
15 July 2010
In 2007 I tried to install the first version of DasBoot on a USB flash drive and failed. Now I've tried the same with DasBoot 2.0 and failed again. It took a very long time to install DiskWarrier and a few other utilities on an 8GB stick, but the install appeared to be a success. However, when I tried to boot from the stick, holding down the option key and selecting the stick at boot, it didn't take and reverted to booting from the internal drive. So I tried selecting the USB stick from startup disk prefs, and the iMac (Intel) simply rebooted again and again without mounting. When I had problems in 2007 the developers didn't respond to my request for help. I won't bother to ask this time. They still haven't seen fit to produce any user instructions. DasBoot costs nothing, and in my experience it is worth nothing.
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Version 2.0
outer
14 July 2010
To actually use this with a USB drive requires an Intel platform. PPC users are limited to using Firewire drives.
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Version 2.0
Craigashby
31 March 2009
A 10.5 compatible version would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Version 1.0.2
Va-Yooper
23 December 2008
Do we know when they will have a 10.5 compatible version out? Someone posted here in may that it was coming "soon." Thanks.
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Version 1.0.2
Drdul
02 March 2008
Can confirm that version 1.0.2 does not work with OS X 10.5.2. Cannot see source DVD/CD, nor can it see the destination volume. Bummer.
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Version 1.0.2
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Bipwop
Bipwop
09 April 2008
response from support, Feb 27, 2008: DasBoot is not Leopard compatible yet. We will have a version soon.
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Version 1.0.2
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
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