Das Boot: Convert an iPod into a Mac Repair Station

Software that enables you to turn a hard drive into a repair depot is pretty expensive. But this isn't the idea with SubRosaSoft.com's Das Boot. Eseentially Das Boot allows you to turn any storage device into a Mac OS X diagnostic, repair, and maintenance tool.

Using Das Boot is very simple and easy enough for even the noobs out there. You select the drive you want to copy your applications and documents to, and Das Boot does everything for you. When you need to boot from your repair drive you will see a special launcher, which gives you full access to all the applications you have installed. Amazingly handy for helping with the neighbors broken Mac.

So if you haven’t already guessed, yes you can use your iPod as a repair drive! You don't even have to reformat it, just use it as a normal drive and all your data should coexist nicely. This then allows you to run Diskwarrior and other apps onto it, and if needed you can format your drive from the finder. Nice.

Das Boot is freeware and you can get yourself a copy right here.

Comments

19 Responses to “Das Boot: Convert an iPod into a Mac Repair Station”

  1. stipule on April 8th, 2007 9:35 am

    Hmm… On SubRosaSoft page Das Boot is mentioned as freeware not shareware

    btw Dasboot is excellent Software :D

  2. Miles Evans on April 8th, 2007 10:53 am

    You are right. Thanks…Correction made.

  3. Dustin Schau on April 8th, 2007 12:31 pm

    Haha, this software seems useful, but am I crazy in thinking the name is from the movie “Beerfest!?”

    Haha, random comment, I know, but I’m just curious if there’s any connection.

  4. Bruce Anderson on April 8th, 2007 12:40 pm

    Dustin, there’s a German movie called “Das Boot” (and it’s pronounced ‘boat’ if anyone cares) about a U boat during WWII. That’s the source of the name.

  5. stipule on April 8th, 2007 1:21 pm

    and the movie is based on the book with the same title

  6. Bruce Anderson on April 8th, 2007 9:25 pm

    Which is based on WWII, no doubt. :)

  7. stipule on April 10th, 2007 7:17 am

    :D propably ;)

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    [...] The idea behind DasBoot is that you can install any boot CD to your portable device, but since you’re running the programs off a disk rather than a CD or DVD, things are going to move a lot more quickly. Also, if you need to perform some file recovery, you’ll have hard drive space to recover the files with (as opposed to optical media). Granted, you’ll need to have purchased some disk recovery software, like previously-mentioned Disk Warrior, and none of that comes cheap (unless anyone knows of a good free Mac boot/repair utility?). DasBoot is freeware, Mac OS X only. — Adam Pash Das Boot [via MacApper] [...]

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  16. karrysony on August 5th, 2010 3:13 am

    good software !
    my friend advice me use ipod to mac software to do that case

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    what exactly is that?? Is that a software which just reboots your OS or gets your data recovered and Das boot software is freeware to run or to download it on your system.

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