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BootCD
BootCD
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BootCD free download for Mac

BootCD

Version 0.6.4.1

Create bootable OS X CDs.

4.5
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This app is no longer supported by it's developer. You can find similar apps here.

BootCD overview

BootCD is a utility to make bootable OS X CD's with your choice of applications on them.

What’s new in version 0.6.4.1

Updated on May 21 2007

Version 0.6.4.1:
  • Hopefully fixes a problem with 10.3.9
  • As of v0.6.4.1, BootCD has been officially retired and is no longer supported by its developer.

Information

License

Free

Size

198 KB

Downloads

88809

App requirements

  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
  • BSD Subsystem installed.* Previously available here
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len-12
len-12
Aug 16 2020
0.6.4.1
5.0
Aug 16 2020
5.0
Version: 0.6.4.1
excellent service
Raveng4
Raveng4
May 24 2007
0.6.4.1
0.0
May 24 2007
0.0
Version: 0.6.4.1
It's ashame to see this great App go. Thanks for developing it Charles.
Ddavidmullin
Ddavidmullin
Jul 4 2006
0.6.4
4.3
Jul 4 2006
4.3
Version: 0.6.4
This tool Rescued a Downed Mac, but it's a lousy way to back up a Hard drive, with most of the CD space taken up by the OS X, OS X took up 500-600MB of that CD space leaving 100-200 MB of space left.
Pleomax
Pleomax
Jun 19 2006
0.6.4
0.0
Jun 19 2006
0.0
Version: 0.6.4
I have found the Jaguar Boot CD maker a very useful utility, try and make it on a fairly new computer if at all possible as this takes much less time than on an old one. I reccomend you set as high a ramdisk as you can (use your discresion) regarding the amount of ram you have available as this will become useful for running the apps placed on the CD on creation. Bear in mind it will take a very long time to boot from an optical drive, especially on an iBook, mac mini or G3 or G5 imac (anything with a slot-drive). The superdrive in the eMac takes a while to load it. You may get confused with adding applications, don't be, it will propt you (the icon will jump on the dock) to add your apps and you can select them one by one and pressing the open button, again, once it has added the first one, it will prompt for the second and so on, remember you can use a USB or firewire device with apps preloaded if you wish whilst it is booted. This is a much better option as CDs only have 700mb storage
Guest
Guest
Oct 9 2005
0.6.4
5.0
Oct 9 2005
5.0
Version: 0.6.4
Tiger version would be nice!
Guest
Guest
Sep 30 2005
0.6.4
5.0
Sep 30 2005
5.0
Version: 0.6.4
When can we have the Tiger version? I want it very badly...
Guest
Guest
Aug 26 2005
0.6.4
5.0
Aug 26 2005
5.0
Version: 0.6.4
Help the developer beta test BootCD for Tiger: http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?t=266681
Guest
Guest
Jun 18 2005
0.6.4
5.0
Jun 18 2005
5.0
Version: 0.6.4
This worked great! And so easy to use. I made a CD with DiskUtility, DiskWarrior, CarbonCopyCloner and some other maintenance tools. And it helped me keep our Macs clean and in good shape. Thanks!
Guest
Guest
May 8 2005
0.6.4
5.0
May 8 2005
5.0
Version: 0.6.4
This is a brilliant programme. I have had no trouble with it ever in Panther. Takes a while but who cares, the end result is a bootable CD with any application on it you like. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE can we have a version that works on Tiger. I'm desperate.
Guest
Guest
May 1 2005
0.6.4
5.0
May 1 2005
5.0
Version: 0.6.4
Worked well for me. Like the author said, it doesn't work with apps like Norton which has files all over the system, but it works well with Disk Utility and TechTool Pro 4.0.4 and those two apps give you just about any test and repair function you'd want. I was able to test and repair my OSX system with those two. What do you want for free?
Guest
Guest
Apr 22 2005
0.6.4
5.0
Apr 22 2005
5.0
Version: 0.6.4
Brilliant. A little slow, but it does exactly what it says on the tin. You can add any applications that currently reside on your hard drive, and run them from the CD, and they work! Well done to the developer. 10.3.9 on a Pismo.
Guest
Guest
Apr 19 2005
0.6.3
5.0
Apr 19 2005
5.0
Version: 0.6.3
I always had to get help from friend's G3s to run Diskwarrior in target disk mode to run it on my G4 AI powerbook, until reading another review below and trying BootCD - worked a treat so now I've full independence again. Just make sure to read the running instructions (eg. burn using Disk utility). Superb results - highly recommended.
Guest
Guest
Apr 12 2005
0.6.1
5.0
Apr 12 2005
5.0
Version: 0.6.1
How about support for DVDs.
Petr1
Petr1
Jan 31 2005
0.6.1
0.0
Jan 31 2005
0.0
Version: 0.6.1
cool, great, free. what else can one wish?
Guest
Guest
Jan 27 2005
0.6.1
5.0
Jan 27 2005
5.0
Version: 0.6.1
BootCD is the best. What more can I say. Thanks, CharlesSoft
Guest
Guest
Jan 26 2005
0.6.1
0.0
Jan 26 2005
0.0
Version: 0.6.1
Excellent! I just created a customized Boot CD for my PowerBook G4 with no problems. The application is very intuitive by itself and the instructions are very helpful in answering any questions. My DiskWarrior CD is up-to-date but will not boot this newer Mac. A paid upgrade would provide a new CD but BootCD provides for a more elegant solution by pulling the resources from the harddisk and by allowing to add custom apps. Needless to say the same $ amount will instead go as a donation to this creative developer!
Guest
Guest
Dec 30 2004
0.6
0.0
Dec 30 2004
0.0
Version: 0.6
I created boot disks for my iMac G4 flat panel and iBook G4. That part went fine. I successfully ran Drive 10 on the iBook, which was my original goal. When it came time to restart the iBook, no go. I did a force shut down and discovered that the Apple menu restart and shut down options did not work at all. Then, to my horror, I found that the exact same thing happened to my iMac, and I didn't even use the boot disk. Just creating the boot disk resulted in the same problem as on the iBook. I have been emailing the developer for a day now but have not hear back. I have done all kinds of fix attempts, including running Cocktail, Disk Repair, Drive 10 (including surface scan) fsck, logging on with a different account, trashing preferences, resetting PRAM and NVRAM
Guest
Guest
Dec 22 2004
0.6
5.0
Dec 22 2004
5.0
Version: 0.6
I work in an environment with a large number of older iMacs. This program only works on about 25% of them.
Diana1
Diana1
Nov 20 2004
0.6
5.0
Nov 20 2004
5.0
Version: 0.6
The best, and the support is wonderful. This is a free software!
Diana1
Diana1
Nov 18 2004
0.6
5.0
Nov 18 2004
5.0
Version: 0.6
When I try to make a bootable CD (add TTPro) and then try to burn it in Toast, it says it can't because the file "master.passwd" could not be accessed. Any suggestions? G5, latest Panther, latest Toast.
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