Backing up Panther OSX cds {help}

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by magneto465, Nov 12, 2003.

  1. magneto465 macrumors newbie

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    Hello
    I tend to loose or ruin my installer cds so I keep duplicates in a safer place then my floor (I kid, I kid). but when I tried to back up Panther installer cds using Disk Copy the .dmg file is 706.1 mb and it wont fit in a cd
    what yalls suggest I do to back backup these isntallers ans still have them work as bootable disks.

    thanks
     
  2. cpjakes macrumors 6502

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    Try Toast

    I backed up mine with Toast, something like 647.6MB for each of the 3 discs. I have never used Apple's Disc Burner/Disk Copy for anything, so I can't help with your specific issue.

    Good luck!

    cpjakes
     
  3. magneto465 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    are you able to use the disks as bootable disks? I've heard that when you use the copy function on toast it doesn't allow for the copied version to be a bootable disk?¿
     
  4. cpjakes macrumors 6502

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    They boot just fine

    I actually backed it up first and then tried the install from the backup. No troubles on a PowerMac G4 or TiBook. That's with Toast 5.2, I'm almost positive that even an earlier version would work too...
     

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