I don't want to merge this with the other thread and confuse things. I just need some basic questions answered from a Mac person. Help is greatly appreciated.
I need to make a boot disk for a PC, but via the iMac. It's all I have available. What I need Mac advise on is prepping that disk using Disk Utility.
So in this process I saw the label "/dev/disk1s1 in another app (it doesn't matter what app)... I assumed this referred to the iMac's main drive... I mean, it looks like a top level sort of label to a newbie like me.
But in getting the disk ready using some suggestions about formatting, I used disk Utility to redo the partitions into one large FAT partition labeled BOOTDISK. So far so good.
I decided to verify just for bleeps and giggles, and I got the report below, which is unremarkable except the label in the top line - /dev/disk1s1. Can someone clear up this labelling confusion for me? When I see that in other apps, is it referring to this USB or some other drive, like the mac's main drive?
That is all I need to know. In the other app I need to select a usb drive, the same one I am prepping in this discussion. I thought the app wasn't seeing the USB drive but it looks like it has been all along and the confusion might have just been a label issue.
Verifying volume “BOOTDISK”Checking file system** /dev/disk1s1
** Phase 1 - Preparing FAT
** Phase 2 - Checking Directories
** Phase 3 - Checking for Orphan Clusters
77 files, 7811300 KiB free (1952825 clusters)
Thanks for your help!