10.7 Lion physical copy??

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

  1. rdsii64 macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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