View Full Version : Making a backup disc with lion

Sep 9, 2011, 07:35 PM
So I got my iMac late august so Lion was preinstalled on my machine. It's my first Mac so I don't see the fuss over Lion as it seems to be working fine (again no comparison) as it's infinitely still a better experience than windows.

Anyway, because it shipped with lion I didn't get a restore disc as I understand the Recovery HD partition is now the equivalent. My question is how do I burn a recovery disc onto a DVD for safe storage? I like to keep physical copies of operating systems and crucial software, and at some point I'm probably going to be installing an SSD.

Sep 10, 2011, 12:00 PM
Follow these steps. They work for any Mac and will pull down a proper version of the Lion installer. I tried it on my Mini and it worked beautifully: