10.7 Lion physical copy??

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by rdsii64, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. rdsii64 macrumors regular

    May 14, 2008
    When Lion becomes available in the app store, once we download it, will we be able to burn a physical backup to a dvd?
  2. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

    Feb 26, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    Probably not. There is a work around now, it involves opening the app's package contents and extracting a DMG install file. In the end no one knows what Apple will do until it "ships" in July.
  3. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2005
    Even if not, you could buy a 4GB thumb drive and stick it on there for the next time you need it.
  4. seong macrumors 65816


    Feb 11, 2010
    I don't see any InstallESD.dmg file anymore. There isn't even a folder called SharedSupport.
    To OP; I don't think you can have a physical copy of it anymore (maybe Apple wants to stop people pirating.) However, once you install Lion, you have a small partitioned disk which can be used for emergency purposes, and reinstall Lion if necessary. However, according to 9to5mac, you HAVE to be connected with the internet to do a clean install.
  5. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    If you pirated it, the dmg was already taken out.

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