Apple Server Diagnostics - Setting Up a Storage Device for Server Diagnostics Installation

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Setup and Installation

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Chapter 2

Setup and Installation


To create and format empty storage device volumes:


Insert the Mac OS X Server Install DVD.


Open the Install Mac OS X Server application, click Restart, and authenticate if

The computer restarts and opens the Mac OS X Server Installer.


Select a language and click Next (right-arrow).


Choose Utilities > Disk Utility.


Select the storage device that you want to set up.

Make sure you select a storage device, and not volumes within the storage device.
Volumes within a storage device are indented one level.


Click the Partition tab.


If the partition map scheme of the storage device isn’t GUID Partition Table and you’re

going to install Server Diagnostics Mac OS X, choose something besides “Current” in
the Volume Scheme pop-up menu, then click Options, select GUID Partition Table, and
click OK.
Changing the volume scheme erases all data on the storage device.


Review the partition sizes and adjust them to meet Server Diagnostics storage


To do this

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Display a partition’s size

Click the partition and review the Size field.

Set the size of the partition

Edit the Size field.

Create more partitions

Select a partition and click the Add (+) button.

Delete partitions

Select it and click the Delete (–) button.

Name a partition

Select it and enter a name in the Name field.
Because this name is used when selecting which
volume to start up Mac OS X from, choose a
name that identifies the volume as being used
for Server Diagnostics.


If you’re installing Server Diagnostics EFI on a volume, select the volume and choose

MS-DOS (FAT) from the Format pop-up menu.
If you’re installing Server Diagnostics Mac OS X on a volume, select the volume and
choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled).


Click Partition.

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Choose Disk Utility > Quit Disk Utility, and then choose Mac OS X Installer > Quit

Mac OS X Installer.

After you finish setting up volumes, you can install Server Diagnostics EFI or Server
Diagnostics Mac OS X. For information, see the following topics: