copying osx install cd

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  1. Gokhan macrumors 6502a

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    hi

    i would like to make a copy of my very valuable osx install cd on to a blank dvd would anyone be able to shed some light on how to do this i have roxio toast.

    p.s

    no before u judge this ! is for back-up purposes only nothing else people !!!
     
  2. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

    Macmaniac

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    Use toast and select disk duplication, there is a choice between files or a CD, slecect CD. Put in the disk, have toast copy it, then toast will copy the CD onto a new disk.
    Make sure you test it when its done:)
     
  3. OutThere macrumors 603

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    It will be a slow process though, so plan on having an hour+ for the computer to save the DVD to the hard drive, and then make a new DVD.
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    You can do that using Disk Utilities and the Finder.
     
  5. maya macrumors 68040

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    On an iMac G(4)(5), and PowerBooks it might since it has a 4x DVD burner.

    On a PMG5 with an 8x DVD burner that is about 14 mins to burn one DVD Optical and with the SATA HDD, about ~4 minutes to copy. :)
     
  6. TDM21 macrumors 6502a

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    if you want to create an install DVD from you cds then I suggest heading over to macosxhints.com and checking out this link
     
  7. Gokhan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks

    thanks guys i knew i could count on you guys the link looks complicated but the toast option i will give a try thanks !!!
     

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